Recently discovered remains could take modern humans back more than 300,000 years.
Dogs are known as man's best friend—and studies suggest they can even show compassion for their owners in distress.
Among the group studied by Dutch researchers, 67 percent of workers at mink farms developed the coronavirus.
Richard Stutt of Cambridge University said the widespread use of face masks combined with physical distancing and minor lockdowns may help to manage the pandemic and re-open economic activity.
It is not a coincidence that Neanderthals vanished just at the time, when Homo sapiens started to spread into Europe" said research lead Axel Timmermann, director of IBS Center for Climate Physics.
The facial hair may serve a similar function to a lion's mane, scientists believe.
A new book reveals a real-life "Lord of the Flies" that demonstrates that we can be good to each other even under the most dire circumstances.
"It is like finding a new fossil of a long-lost ancestor," researcher Chris Petkov said.
Scientists, religious leaders and entrepreneurs are calling to "flatten the curve" of climate change's negative effects, as the COVID-19 lockdown has seen air quality skyrocket and industrial pollution decline.
Researchers also found evidence indicating that Neanderthals collected volcanic pumice stones.
Research adds to evidence showing how archaic species shaped modern humans.
Traditionally, scientists thought Australopithecus' larger brain size meant it was smarter than modern great apes, but new research suggests that assumption is wrong.
The animal rights organisation says one definition describing an "inhuman" person as "brutish or beastlike" is derogatory to animals.
The findings could provide the foundation for new approaches to repair joint tissues and possibly even entire human limbs.
Researchers reconstructed atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations dating back 2.5 million years.
Scientist studied tiny, transparent fish to learn more about sleep.
Humans and our primate ancestors have been making and using stone tools for millions of years.
These supernovae showered the Earth with cosmic rays between around 8 million and 2.6 million years ago, potentially leading to an uptick in lightning strikes and, consequently, wildfires.
Scientists were surprised to find the genitalia of female dolphins are packed full of nerves.
Almost all animals of the 162 classified as threatened were in danger because of humans hunting the creatures for food or body parts.
The results could have important implications for understanding when humans and other great apes diverged in evolutionary terms.
It is unclear whether the inhabitants of Earth would be able to adapt to and survive this new climate.
As people mature, their type might change.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have been working to alter the genome of patients who suffer from the deadly genetic disorder Hunter syndrome.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he fears today's music is losing its "humanity" and spiritual element as algorithms take over for human curators in services such as Spotify.