Mole rat dental structure similar to a shark
Facial structure of men and women has become more similar over time
Research from North Carolina State University shows that they really don't make women like they used to, at least in Spain. The study, which examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four ...
Oldest subarctic North American human remains found
(PhysOrg.com) -- A newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska contains the cremated remains of one of the earliest inhabitants of North America. These remains may provide rare insights into the burial ...
Fossil finger records key to Neanderthals' promiscuity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Fossil finger bones of early human ancestors suggest that Neanderthals were more promiscuous than human populations today, researchers at the universities of Liverpool and Oxford have found.
'Hobbit' island colonised much earlier than thought
Flores, the Indonesian island where skeletal remains of famous "hobbit hominids" were found in 2003, was colonised by humans much earlier than thought, scientists said on Wednesday.
Fossil remains in museum found to be 165 million year old marine super-predator
Tooth development and weaning in chimpanzees not as closely related as once thought
For more than two decades, scientists have relied on studies that linked juvenile primate tooth development with their weaning as a rough proxy for understanding similar developmental landmarks in the evolution ...
Paleopathologist finds gigantism in third century Roman skeleton
Unique Neandertal arm morphology due to scraping, not spearing: study
(Phys.org) -- The traditional image of Neanderthals as gritty people who spent most of their time out hunting might not be entirely accurate, according to a new study revealing that they may have had to devote ...
New study shows early North Americans lived with extinct giant beasts
(Phys.org) -- A new University of Florida study that determined the age of skeletal remains provides evidence humans reached the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age and lived alongside giant extinct mammals.
Eggs of enigmatic dinosaur discovered
(Phys.org) -- An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur in Patagonia.
Preserved bone of Pterosaur found in stomach of Velociraptor
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered a bone from a pterosaur (giant flying reptile or 'pterodactyl') in the guts of the skeletal remains of a Velociraptor (small predatory theropod dinosaur) that l ...
'Speed gene' in modern racehorses originated from British mare 300 years ago
Scientists have traced the origin of the 'speed gene' in Thoroughbred racehorses back to a single British mare that lived in the United Kingdom around 300 years ago, according to findings published in the scientific journal ...
2,000-year-old burial box could reveal location of the family of Caiaphas
In Jerusalem and Judah, ancient limestone burial boxes containing skeletal remains called ossuaries are fairly common archaeological finds from the 1st century BCE to the 1st century AD period. ...