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Shift in scientific consensus about demise of Neanderthals

Shift in scientific consensus about demise of Neanderthals

It is still unclear how the Neanderthals died out. For long, one theory seemed most likely: the emergence of the highly intelligent Homo sap...
Bahamas were settled earlier than believed, settlers dramatically changed landscape

Bahamas were settled earlier than believed, settlers dramatically changed landscape

Humans were present in Florida by 14,000 years ago, and until recently, it was believed the Bahamas—located only a few miles away—were not c...
New technology allows scientists first glimpse of intricate details of Little Foot's life

New technology allows scientists first glimpse of intricate details of Little Foot's life

In June 2019, an international team brought the complete skull of the 3.67-million-year-old Little Foot Australopithecus skeleton, from Sout...
Mammal ancestors moved in their own unique way

Mammal ancestors moved in their own unique way

The backbone is the Swiss Army Knife of mammal locomotion. It can function in all sorts of ways that allows living mammals to have remarkabl...
How much longer will the oxygen-rich atmosphere be sustained on Earth?

How much longer will the oxygen-rich atmosphere be sustained on Earth?

Earth's surface environments are highly oxygenated - from the atmosphere to the deepest reaches of the oceans, representing a hallmark o...
Origin of life: The chicken-and-the-egg problem

Origin of life: The chicken-and-the-egg problem

A Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich team has shown that slight alterations in transfer-RNA molecules (tRNAs) allow them to sel...
Neanderthal and early modern human culture co-existed alongside older traditions for 100,000 years

Neanderthal and early modern human culture co-existed alongside older traditions for 100,000 years

The Acheulean was estimated to have died out around 200,000 years ago but the new findings suggest it may have persisted for much longer, cr...
Deep dive into bioarchaeological data reveals Mediterranean migration trends over 8,000 years

Deep dive into bioarchaeological data reveals Mediterranean migration trends over 8,000 years

A team of international researchers led by a Florida State University assistant professor has analyzed reams of data from the Neolithic to L...
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...

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