Neanderthals may have diseases carried out of Africa

Neanderthals may have diseases carried out of Africa

There is evidence that our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals and exchanged genes associated with disease.

High-protein diet to blame for Neanderthals' extinction?

High-protein diet to blame for Neanderthals' extinction?

The extinction of Neanderthals took place at the same time as the beginning of the demise of giant animals or "Megafauna" in Europe, the researchers pointed out. 

Here`s how diet helped us evolve

A new study has revealed how diet helped shape our evolution.

Mystery `hobbits` not humans like us: Study

Mystery `hobbits` not humans like us: Study

Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.

Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

The virtual 3D ancestral skull bears early hallmarks of both species.

Increase in body size didn't drive human evolution: Study

Increase in body size didn't drive human evolution: Study

Challenging prevalent theories, a new study suggests that the earliest members of the Homo genus (which includes our Homo sapiens species) may not have been larger than their ancestors in the hominin species.

Humans may become cyborgs within 200 years: Professor

Humans may become cyborgs within 200 years: Professor

Humans may "upgrade" themselves to become cyborgs within the next 200 years, merging man and machine to potentially live forever, according to a Hebrew University professor.

How long can Earth's technological civilization last?

How long can Earth's technological civilization last?

A new study has provided a deeper insight into what could be the average lifetime of species like humans, who are extremely technologically advanced.

Neanderthals were not 'subspecies' of modern humans

 A new study has revealed that Neanderthals were not subspecies of modern humans rather they were a distinct species separate from Homo sapiens.

Learn why homo sapiens survived when others could not

Only we, the Homo sapiens, who lived side by side with Neanderthals and Denisovans of Siberia survived and a study offers fresh insights into what gave the modern man the advantage over other extinct humans.

Stone-tipped spears predate human existence by 85,000 yrs

The remains of the world`s oldest known stone-tipped throwing spears are so ancient that they actually predate the earliest known fossils for our species by 85,000 years.

1.8m-year-old skull suggests early man was single species

A well-preserved adult male skull, dating back to 1.8 million years ago, suggests that early man was a single species with individuals that could look quite different from each other.

Last Neanderthals and modern humans did not coexist in Iberia

An international study has questioned a theory, which held that the last Neanderthals persisted in southern Iberia at the same time that modern humans advanced in the northern part of the peninsula.

Scientists find clue to Neanderthal extinction

Researchers, studying ancient DNA, have suggested that most Neanderthals were largely extinct 50,000 yrs ago.

New look at fossils yields oldest modern Europeans

A fresh look at fossilized remains has turned up a surprise: the earliest modern people in Europe.