With its publication in the journal Human Evolution a few weeks ago, a scientific paper lit up the science blogosphere. The paper asks, “Why should ...
For the planet's 7.6 billion people, 500 million house sparrows, or 100,000 sandpipers, genetic diversity "is about the same," Mark Stoeckle from the ...
There's no such thing as a 'pure' European—or anyone else
Almost all living people outside of Africa trace back to a single migration more than 50,000 years ago
"Neo” skull of Homo naledi from the Lesedi Chamber. (John Hawks/University of the Witwatersrand)
The story of human evolution in Africa is undergoing a major rewrite
It traces the lineages of women going back eight generations. At the top is the ancestral generation with eleven individuals. I have colored the arrows for ...
A trio of upright walkers: Lucy (middle) and Australopithecus sediba (left and
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Models of the skulls of human ancestors
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A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies FindA Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find
Common European traits like pale skin evolved relatively recently in central and southern Europe.
It's a common misconception that humans evolved from apes. In fact, we both evolved from a common ancestor—and we're both still evolving.
How could humans have evolved and still be in the “Image of God”?
How Science and Genetics are Reshaping the Race Debate of the 21st Century
Illustration by Umberto Mischi for TIME
A quest to understand how human intelligence evolved raises some ethical questions.
A likeness of “Cheddar Man,” Britain's oldest complete human skeleton, at the Natural History Museum. Genetic evidence showed that he was dark-skinned and ...
DNA Study Finds Aboriginal Australians World's Oldest Civilization
Evidence of common descent
Prehistoric fossils suggest modern dogs evolved from a single population of wolves
A view looking south of the Jebel Irhoud site in Morocco. Shannon McPherron, MPI EVA Leipzig
How Humans Became Meat Eaters
He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, at the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He claims to have made the world's ...
The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight.
Speaking of Evolution, in Non-Threatening Tones. For two years, researchers from the ...
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A modern human and a Neanderthal skull facing each other. Photo by hairymuseummat modified by DrMikeBaxter/Wikimedia Commons
A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade
Traveling person with a luggage filled with bacteria
The dominant male in a gorilla group services a harem, hogging all the sex with
Illustration of a woman examining strands of DNA joining her to a couple and a man
Creation of Adam, fresco painted by Michelangelo (1475-1564), Sistine Chapel. “
Climate Effects on Human Evolution
The fossil remains which have caused all the consternation. Jochen Fuss, Nikolai Spassov, David R. Begun, Madelaine Böhme/via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA
Photograph of Charles Darwin by Maull and Polyblank for the Literary and Scientific Portrait Club (1855) via Wikimedia Commons.
Scientists Confirm All Humans Descended From Two People
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But humans and chimpanzees evolved differently from that same ancestor. All apes and monkeys share a more distant relative, which lived about 25 million ...
Meet Denny, the ancient mixed-heritage mystery girl | Science | The Guardian
Students prepare a stew over an open fire at the stone age park near Albersdorf,
Scientists are struggling to learn more about bedbugs, which have returned with a vengeance in recent years, partly because they have evolved resistance to ...
Michelangelo, “Creation of Adam” (detail), Sistine Chapel Ceiling (1508
The Taung Child was killed by an eagle about three million years ago.
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Humans and Neanderthals had sex. But was it for love?
Image: Close up of two people clasping hands
A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved
Looks like I really am a softy, after all
(Please note, arrows pointing to the Indonesian islands of Flores and Java were inadvertently switched.)
The geologic time scale from 650 million years ago to the present, showing major evolutionary
CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing complex
Tim White (gesturing to Alisera men) has to deal with drought, disease and armed villagers to conduct research. (Ann Gibbons)
How Long Have Humans Been On Earth?
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An ancient canine skull at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Scientists are still debating exactly when and where the ancient human-canine ...
Sorry David Attenborough, we didn't evolve from 'aquatic apes' – here's why
All of your 3 billion base-pairs were copied down over the generations from ancestors. A small number of these DNA base-pairs change through mutation in ...
Neanderthal Genes Help Shape How Many Modern Humans Look
An artist's concept of an asteroid impact hitting the early Earth. Just one of many ways we could all die! Don Davis / NASA