Bigfoot genome sequenced? There are skeptics
Study indicates Neolithic people from Near East migrated to Europe via island hopping
Virus DNA first found in Neanderthal genome identified in modern humans
DNA study on mummies suggests climate instability drove ancient Peruvians to migrate
Southern Europeans have North African genes
Bigfoot hair samples mostly from bears, wolves
For those who believe in the yeti, the news can only be described as, well, abominable. Science has cast its methodical eye on samples of hair reputed to have been left by the Himalayan snowman of legend... ...
Unique microbes found in extreme environment
Researchers who were looking for organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth have found a hardy few. A new DNA analysis of rocky soils in the martian-like landscape on some ...
Researchers reconstruct mitochondrial genome of Middle Pleistocene cave bear
Polar bear evolution tracked climate change, new DNA study suggests
A whole-genome analysis suggests that polar bear numbers waxed and waned with climate change, and that the animals may have interbred with brown bears since becoming a distinct species millions of years ago.
Indonesian 'Eves' colonised Madagascar 1,200 years ago
Several dozen Indonesian women founded the colonisation of Madagascar 1,200 years ago, scientists said on Wednesday in a probe into one of the strangest episodes in the human odyssey.
New DNA tests say head isn't French King Henri IV
Three years ago, French researchers declared that a centuries-old mummified head was that of the beloved King Henri IV. But now a new study says, "Non!"
World's rarest whale seen for the first time
A whale that is almost unknown to science has been seen for the first time after two individuals—a mother and her male calf—were stranded and died on a New Zealand beach. A report in the November 6th ...
A new glimpse into ancient human history
Analyzing DNA from four ancient skeletons and comparing it with thousands of genetic samples from living humans, a group of Scandinavian scientists reported that agriculture initially spread through Europe because farmers ...
What did our ancestors look like?
A new method of establishing hair and eye colour from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...