Miniproteins that may be key to human evolution appeared "out of nowhere"
Scientists have discovered many new microproteins that are coded for in parts of our DNA previously thought to be empty.
Man holding his penis as he fights leopards is oldest ever narrative scene
The stone carving was found in an ancient communal building in Turkey from the Neolithic period around 11,000 years ago.
Fish trap dating back 11,000 years in Alaska reveals migration secrets
Ancient humans are thought to have crossed into the Americas via a land bridge between modern-day Russia and Alaska.
Fact check: did AI predict humans evolving into cyborgs in viral video?
Artist Fabio Comparelli responded to the social media hype surrounding his work, which some claim showed the demise of humanity.
Black Death made humans evolve
Scientists have found evidence for genetic adaptation to bubonic plague. But this rapid evolution may have come at a great cost.
Cold Comfort: Neanderthals Chilled Out in Summer By Heading North
Scientists have discovered that Neanderthals showed remarkable flexibility to environmental changes around them and would travel to where they were most comfortable.
Human Brains Shrank 3,000 Years Ago—Ants Could Tell Us Why
Researchers found similarities between the shrinking of human brains and the reduction of brain size caused by the specialization of roles in ant societies.
This Weird Anatomical Feature Shows Humans Are Still Evolving
And researchers estimate that by 2100, most people will have it.
Homo Erectus Used Variety of Stone Tools for Hundreds of Thousands of Years
Some researchers consider Homo erectus to be the immediate ancestor of our own species, Homo sapiens.
The Image of Evolution as a March of Progress Is Wrong. Here's Why
The march of progress is the idea that evolution always results in increased complexity.
Early Humans Lived Through Ancient Supervolcano Eruption, Scientists Find
Discovery at an archaeology site in India gives clues to human migration across east Asia and into Australia.
Neanderthal Remains Uncovered at Famous 'Flower Burial' Site
"In recent years we have seen increasing evidence that Neanderthals were more sophisticated than previously thought," researcher Emma Pomeroy said.
The 'Ghost' of an Unknown Human Species Has Been Found in West Africans
The genetic marker is similar to what is seen with modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans.
Last of the Homo Erectus Driven to Extinction by Climate Change
The latest known fossils belonging to extinct human species dated to between 117,000 and 108,000 ago.
Human Faces Evolved Through 'Self-Domestication,' Genetic Study Suggests
Researchers find evidence that genes involved in Williams-Beuren syndrome may have helped our faces become more slender.
The 'Last Necklace Made by the Neanderthals' Discovered in Spanish Cave
Researchers say the discovery adds weight to the idea Neanderthals were capable of symbolic behavior.
Study: Botswana's Prehistoric Makgadikgadi Lake is Birthplace of Humanity
DNA suggests prehistoric wetland called the Makgadikgadi-Okavango, south of the Great Zambezi River, is the birthplace of humanity.
Prehistoric Humans Were Storing Bone Marrow to Eat Later
Animal remains found in a cave in Israel that was occupied by hominins suggest these ancient humans had the foresight to store high-calorie food.
How Homo Floresiensis Evolved into a 'Hobbit' in a Blink of an Eye
Computer simulation shows 300,000 years is more than enough time for a new human species to arise.
Face of Ancient Human Ancestor That Lived 3.8 Million Years Ago Revealed
The near-complete skull of a male Australopithecus anamensis was discovered in Ethiopia's Woranso-Mille excavation area.
Oldest High Altitude Human Settlement Ever Discovered in Ethiopia
Scientists find hunter gatherers used the site for thousands of years.
Mystery Population of Humans Were Living in Europe 210,000 Years Ago
Skull discovered in a cave in Southern Greece has been identified as Homo sapiens.
Paleolithic Murder Where Victim's Skull Was Bashed in Discovered
Researchers say skull found in a Transylvania cave is clear evidence of interpersonal violence among ancient Europeans.
Two Million Years Ago, Humans Were Eating 11-Foot Tall, 1,000-Pound Birds
Remains belonging to one of the biggest birds that ever lived have been discovered in a cave in Crimea.
Neanderthal Site Where Our Ancient Relatives Lived for 10,000 Years Found
Researchers say their findings at the 'Ein Qashish site show open-air sites may have been more important to Neanderthals than previously thought.
Chimps Shine Light on Mystery of How the First Humans Dug for Food
Using tools to dig for food underground was once thought to be a behavior unique to humans.
Modern Humans and Neanderthals Diverged Earlier Than Previously Thought
Previous estimates based on DNA analysis suggest the two species diverged between 300,000 and 500,000 years ago.
Our Ancient Cannibal Ancestors Saw Humans as an Easy Meal
Cannibalism was a highly profitable survival strategy for our ancient ancestors, according to a study.
Evolution Is a Brutal, Uncaring Opponent That We Need to Outmanoeuvre
Our ancestors were subjected to full-strength, undiluted, CFC-free, pure-organic, additive-free natural selection. The biggest recipients were young children, for which evolution had the greatest appetite of all.
Homo Absurdus: We No Longer Deserve the Title of 'wise Human' Homo Sapiens
Mankind now a species that spends its whole life trying to convince itself that its existence is not absurd.