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Bird study sheds light on human speech-language development

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 12:36

A new study has shown for the first time how two tiny molecules regulate a gene implicated in speech and language impairments as well as autism disorders.

Making stone tools helped shape human hands

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 12:21

The way our hands look today has been shaped by our behaviour over millions of years, say scientists.

Demise of elephants led to rise of modern man

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 16:03

The disappearance of elephants 400,000 years ago led to the appearance of modern humans in the Middle East.

Evidence of diet differences between Homo erectus

Last Updated: Monday, June 20, 2011, 18:34

The researchers examined the dental microwear of teeth from several specimens of Homo habilis found at Olduvai Gorge between 1995 and 2007 excavated by a team from Rutgers University led by Robert J. Blumenschine.