Early Humans News
May 6, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 8:31pm EDT

More Early Humans News
May 6, 2015

Mar. 17, 2015 — The language used in the switches that turn genes on and off has remained the same across millions of years of evolution, according to a new study. The findings indicate that the differences between ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — An international research team has shed new light on the diet of some of the earliest recorded humans in Sri Lanka. The researchers analyzed the carbon and oxygen isotopes in the teeth of 26 ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — Krapina Neandertals may have manipulated white-tailed eagle talons to make jewelry 130,000 years ago, before the appearance of modern humans in ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — Researchers have extracted and sequenced tiny bits of DNA remaining in the teeth of 300-year-old skeletons in the Caribbean. From this data, they were able to determine where in Africa the ... read more

Mar. 9, 2015 — Recently released research on human evolution has revealed that species of early human ancestors had significant differences in facial features. Now, scientists have found that these early human ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — For decades, scientists have been searching for African fossils documenting the earliest phases of the Homo lineage, but specimens recovered from the critical time interval between 3 and 2.5 million ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — The precise dating of ancient charcoal found near a skull is helping reveal a unique period in prehistory. The Manot Cave, a natural limestone formation, had been sealed for some 15,000 years. It was ... read more

Feb. 26, 2015 — How was human evolution and migration influenced by past changes in climate? Researchers hope to find ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — A French-Kenyan research team has just described a new fossil ancestor of today's hippo family. This discovery bridges a gap in the fossil record separating these animals from their closest ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — Neanderthals divided some of their tasks according to their sex. A new study analyzed 99 teeth of 19 individuals from three different sites (El Sidron, in Asturias - Spain, L'Hortus in France, ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — Until a few months ago different scientific articles dated the disappearance of the Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) from Europe at around 40,000 years ago. However, a new study shows that these ... read more

Fewer Viral Relics May Be Due to a Less Bloody Evolutionary History

Feb. 2, 2015 — Humans have fewer remnants of viral DNA in their genes compared to other mammals, a new study has found. This decrease could be because of reduced exposure to blood-borne viruses as humans evolved to ... read more

Jan. 29, 2015 — A study of gene regulation in 20 mammals provides new insights into how species diverged millions of years ago. The findings demonstrate how methods and tools for genetic analysis of humans and mice ... read more

Jan. 29, 2015 — Large-scale genetic changes that marked the evolution of pregnancy in mammals have been identified by an international team of scientists. They found thousands of genes that evolved to be expressed ... read more

Jan. 29, 2015 — A skull provides direct anatomical evidence that fills a problematic time gap of modern human migration into Europe. It is also the first proof that anatomically modern humans existed at the same ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — Genetic variations associated with some modern maladies are extremely old, scientists have discovered, predating the evolution of Neanderthals, Denisovans (another ancient hominin) and contemporary ... read more

Tracking DNA Helps Scientists Trace Origins of Genetic Errors

Jan. 27, 2015 — Scientists have shed light on how naturally occurring mutations can be introduced into our DNA. The study, which focuses on how DNA replicates every time a cell divides, helps to make clear ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — New research suggests pre-Homo human ancestral species, such as Australopithecus africanus, used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought. The distinctly human ability for ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — A new computational method has been developed to identify which letters in the human genome are functionally important. Their computer program, called fitCons, harnesses the power of evolution, ... read more

Human Mode of Responding to HIV Vaccine Is Conserved from Monkeys

Jan. 15, 2015 — The antibody response from an HIV vaccine trial in Thailand was made possible by a genetic trait carried over in humans from an ancient ancestry with monkeys and apes, according to a study. ... read more

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014