Flores bones show features of Down syndrome, not a new 'hobbit' human
In October 2004, excavation of fragmentary skeletal remains from the island of Flores in Indonesia yielded what was called "the most important find in human evolution for 100 years." Its discoverers dubbed ...
Hebrew University researchers map Israel's deepest cave
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered the deepest cave in Israel. Located near Israel's border with Lebanon, the cave was recently mapped by researchers from the Cave Research ...
Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest
It's a given that, in numbers terms, the 20th Century was the most violent in history, with civil war, purges and two World Wars killing as many as 200 million people.
Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard (Update)
A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help—a sheriff's search-and-rescue team.
'Ice man' mummy may have been at risk of heart disease
Roaming the high Alps more than 5,000 years ago, the individual whose preserved mummy became famous as the "Ice Man" no doubt had a very tough and active lifestyle.
How dinosaurs shrank, survived and evolved into birds
That starling at your birdfeeder? It is a dinosaur. The chicken on your dinner plate? Also a dinosaur. That mangy seagull scavenging for chips on the beach? Apart from being disgusting, yet again it is a ...
Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds (w/ Video)
A new study involving scientists from the University of Southampton has revealed how massive, meat-eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs evolved into agile flying birds: they just kept shrinking and shrinking, ...
Lead in teeth can tell a body's tale
Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss.
How teeth explain the tree of life
Clues contained in mice teeth have allowed scientists to reconstruct evolutionary history in the laboratory.
Fragment of Ice Age ivory lion gets its head back
Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany, ...
Scientists reproduce evolutionary changes by manipulating embryonic development of mice
A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have been able experimentally to reproduce in mice morphological changes which have taken millions of years to occur. Through ...
Violent aftermath for the warriors at Alken Enge
Denmark attracted international attention in 2012 when archaeological excavations revealed the bones of an entire army, whose warriors had been thrown into the bogs near the Alken Enge wetlands in East Jutland ...
Dinosaurs doing well before asteroid impact
A new analysis of fossils from the last years of the dinosaurs concludes that extra-terrestrial impact was likely the sole cause of extinction in most cases.
World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission
The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said Monday.