Gene flow from India to Australia about 4,000 years ago
Long before Europeans settled in Australia humans had migrated from the Indian subcontinent to Australia and mixed with Australian aborigines.
Lao skull earliest example of modern human fossil in Southeast Asia
An ancient skull recovered from a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northern Laos is the oldest modern human fossil found in Southeast Asia, researchers report. The discovery pushes back the clock on modern ...
Over 65 million years North American mammal evolution has tracked with climate change
Climate changes profoundly influenced the rise and fall of six distinct, successive waves of mammal species diversity in North America over the last 65 million years, shows a novel statistical analysis led ...
Study reveals why timing of bird migration is changing
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found out why birds are migrating earlier and earlier each year.
Hitchhiking virus confirms saga of ancient human migration
A study of the full genetic code of a common human virus offers a dramatic confirmation of the "out-of-Africa" pattern of human migration, which had previously been documented by anthropologists and studies of the human genome.
Songbirds may have 'borrowed' DNA to fuel migration
A common songbird may have acquired genes from fellow migrating birds in order to travel greater distances, according to a University of British Columbia study published this week in the journal Evolution.
How to migrate: Young whoopers stay the course when they follow a wise old bird
Scientists have studied bird migration for centuries, but it remains one of nature's great mysteries. How do birds find their way over long distances between breeding and wintering sites? Is their migration ...
Scientists have found new evidence to show how early humans migrated into Europe
Humans originated in Africa. But what route did they take as they began to disperse around the world 60,000 years ago? A new professor at the University of Huddersfield has played a key role in finding the answer to one ...
Monarch butterflies migration path tracked by generations for first time
Everyone knows all about the epic breeding journey taken each year by generations of monarch butterflies between Mexico and Canada, right? Not so fast, say researchers including University of Guelph biologists.
New research reveals that people who migrate to wealthier countries aren't any happier
Do migrants from Eastern European countries become happier once they have settled in Western Europe?
Malaria in the Americas presents a complex picture
(Phys.org) —Human migrations – from the prehistoric epoch to the present day – have extended cultures across the globe. With these travelers have come unwanted stowaways: mosquito-borne parasites belonging ...
Lionfish found following the current trend
In findings published today in the Marine Ecology Progress Series, researchers have found that ocean currents may explain why the Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans living in the Atlantic is yet to mak ...
Migrating animals add new depth to how the ocean 'breathes'
The oxygen content of the ocean may be subject to frequent ups and downs in a very literal sense—that is, in the form of the numerous sea creatures that dine near the surface at night then submerge into ...
Migration patterns reveal much about US population, research finds
(Phys.org) —The drop of Detroit's population is well documented, but a Michigan Technological University researcher says there is a surprising kernel of information in the decline.