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New research suggests modern humans lived in Europe 10,000 years earlier...

Ludovic Slimak, Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès; Clément Zanolli, Université de Bordeaux; Jason E. Lewis, Stony Brook University (The State University of...

A taste for sweet – an anthropologist explains the evolutionary origins...

Stephen Wooding, University of California, Merced The sweetness of sugar is one of life’s great pleasures. People’s love for sweet is so visceral, food...

When did we become fully human? What fossils and DNA tell...

Nick Longrich, University of Bath When did something like us first appear on the planet? It turns out there’s remarkably little agreement on this question....

Archaeological discoveries are happening faster than ever before, helping refine the...

Elizabeth Sawchuk, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York) and Mary Prendergast, Saint Louis University – Madrid In 1924, a 3-year-old child’s skull...

Examining how primates make vowel sounds pushes timeline for speech evolution...

Thomas R. Sawallis, University of Alabama and Louis-Jean Boë, Université Grenoble Alpes Sound doesn’t fossilize. Language doesn’t either. Even when writing systems have developed, they’ve represented...

Your big brain makes you human – count your neurons when...

Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Vanderbilt University Here’s something new to consider being thankful for at the dinner table: the long evolutionary journey that gave you your big...

Softer, processed foods changed the way ancient humans spoke

Steven Moran, University of Zürich and Balthasar Bickel, University of Zürich The human capacity for language divides our species from the rest of the animal...

Fossil jawbone from Israel is the oldest modern human found outside...

Rolf Quam, Binghamton University, State University of New York New fossil finds over the past few years have been forcing anthropologists to reexamine our evolutionary...

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Why are Russian media outlets hyping the Mueller investigation?

Cynthia Hooper, College of the Holy Cross Four major Russia investigations are underway in Washington, along with at least six related federal inquiries. Anxiety currently...