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September 1, 2015

Human Body Has Gone Through Four Stages of Evolution

Aug. 31, 2015 — Research into 430,000-year-old fossils collected in northern Spain found that the evolution of the human body's size and shape has gone through four main ... read more

June 18, 2015 — DNA from the 8,500-year-old skeleton of an adult man found in 1996, in Washington, is more closely related to Native American populations than to any other population in the world, according to an ... read more

Data Bank Launched for Global Access to Ancient DNA

June 17, 2015 — Medical and other researchers and science teachers around the world will be able to compare ancient DNA from humans from thousands of years ago with the genetics of modern day humans, thanks to a new ... read more

Ancient DNA Sheds Light on How Past Environments Affected Ancient Populations

May 28, 2015 — For the first time, a study shows that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Although scientists are confident that all modern human populations can trace their ancestry back to Africa, the route taken out of Africa is still unclear. New genomic analyses of people currently ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Research into lethal wounds found on a human skull may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history--some 430,000 years ago--and offers evidence of the earliest funerary practices in ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A new relative joins 'Lucy' on the human family tree. Scientists have discovered a 3.3 to 3.5 million-year-old new human ancestor species. Upper and lower jaw fossils recovered from the ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Despite a billion years of evolution separating humans from the baker's yeast in their refrigerators, hundreds of genes from an ancestor that the two species have in common live on nearly ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Dogs' special relationship to humans may go back 27,000 to 40,000 years, according to genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone. Earlier genome-based estimates have suggested that the ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Scientists working in the desert of northwestern Kenya have found stone tools dating back 3.3 million years, long before the advent of modern humans, and by far the oldest such artifacts yet ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Their migration spanned half the globe and their culture was spread across the Pacific and Indian Oceans; but in Madagascar, the ancient Indonesians left behind a ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Archaeologists have found evidence suggesting leprosy may have spread to Britain from Scandinavia. The team examined a 1500 year old male skeleton, excavated at Great Chesterford in Essex, England ... read more

May 11, 2015 — When it comes to winning evolutionary fitness races, the tortoise once again prevails over the hare. Scientists have found that limiting migrations among populations of bacteria produced better ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have discovered new insights into the appearance of humans' common ancestor. It will help to construct a natural system of the animal kingdom, through which the classification of ... read more

DNA Suggests All Early Eskimos Migrated from Alaska's North Slope

Apr. 29, 2015 — Genetic testing of Inupiat people currently living in Alaska's North Slope is helping Northwestern University scientists fill in the blanks on questions about the migration patterns and ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Lucy and other members of the early hominid species Australopithecus afarensis probably were similar to humans in the size difference between males and females, according to new ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The demise of Neanderthals may have nothing to do with innovative hunting weapons carried by humans from west Asia, according to a new study. The researchers say their findings mean that we may need ... read more

Common Back Problems May Be Caused by Evolution of Human Locomotion

Apr. 27, 2015 — A common spinal disease could be the result of some people's vertebrae, the bones that make up the spine, sharing similarities in shape to a non-human primate. The research suggests that the ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to molt when they outgrow their skins. Studies on sea urchins ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Scientists are coming to grips with the superior grasping ability of humans and other primates throughout history. In a new study, a research team found that even the oldest known human ancestors may ... read more

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