Computer model simulates Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to leadership and despotism
Tongue-in-cheek 'Kardashian-index' raises awareness of cult of celebrity in sciences
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 ...
Physicist creates ice cream that changes colors as it's licked
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Brain of world's first known predators discovered
An international team of paleontologists has identified the exquisitely preserved brain in the fossil of one of the world's first known predators that lived in the Lower Cambrian, about 520 million years ...
Meet the gomphothere: Archaeologists discover bones of elephant ancestor
An animal once believed to have disappeared from North America before humans ever arrived there might actually have roamed the continent longer than previously thought – and it was likely on the list of ...
SAGE investigation wises up to signs of rigged review
Preserved tracks in Alaska park suggest duck-billed dinosaurs lived in Arctic year-round
Closer look at ancient giant sea scorpion suggests poor vision limited its hunting abilities
Ancient arachnid brought back to life (w/ Video)
A stunning video based on fossils of a 410-million-year-old arachnid – one of the first predators on land – recreates the animal walking.
Fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog identified
Meet perhaps the tiniest hedgehog species ever: Silvacola acares. Its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columb ...
Research Reveals Tonga's Role as Pacific Trade Hub
Discovery of Neandertal trait in ancient skull raises new questions about human evolution
Re-examination of a circa 100,000-year-old archaic early human skull found 35 years ago in Northern China has revealed the surprising presence of an inner-ear formation long thought to occur only in Neandertals.