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Neanderthals had the capacity to perceive and produce human speech

Neanderthals had the capacity to perceive and produce human speech

Neanderthals - the closest ancestor to modern humans - possessed the ability to perceive and produce human speech, according to a new study ...
How 'great' was the great oxygenation event?

How 'great' was the great oxygenation event?

Around 2.5 billion years ago, our planet experienced what was possibly the greatest change in its history: According to the geological recor...
New insights into an ancient protein complex

New insights into an ancient protein complex

Cells rely on membranes to protect themselves from the outside world. But these membranes can't be fully closed because nutrients and ot...
The human brain grew as a result of the extinction of large animals

The human brain grew as a result of the extinction of large animals

A new paper by Dr. Miki Ben-Dor and Prof. Ran Barkai from the Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University proposes an or...
Four-wheeled Processional Chariot found in Pompeii

Four-wheeled Processional Chariot found in Pompeii

The Archaeological Park of Pompeii and the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Torre Annunziata announce the discovery of an extraordinary find, w...
Under climate stress, human innovation set stage for population surge

Under climate stress, human innovation set stage for population surge

Climate alone is not a driver for human behavior. The choices that people make in the face of changing conditions take place in a larger hum...
Hidden scenes revealed in Etruscan paintings

Hidden scenes revealed in Etruscan paintings

Scientists using a new technique have uncovered the colourful and once-hidden scenes in paintings of the ancient Etruscans, a group of peopl...
Tenth century Buddhist monastery found in Jharkhand

Tenth century Buddhist monastery found in Jharkhand

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has unearthed a Buddhist monastery, believed to be at least 900 years old, buried under a mound in ...
Ancient Egyptian manual reveals new details about mummification

Ancient Egyptian manual reveals new details about mummification

Based on a manual recently discovered in a 3,500-year-old medical papyrus, University of Copenhagen Egyptologist Sofie SchiĆødt has been able...
Humans 'hastened collapse and extinction' of woolly mammoth

Humans 'hastened collapse and extinction' of woolly mammoth

Woolly mammoths would have lived another 4,000 years in some parts of Eurasia if it weren't for human hunters, according to a new study....

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