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Photos reveal pre-death likeness of Egyptian mummies

Montreal - Newly released photos depict how ancient Egyptian mummies actually looked prior to death, even going so far as to give a detailed look at the "hair styles" of the day.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

New evidence shows that humans mastered fire 1 million years ago

A new discovery in South Africa has turned up evidence that our ancestors had a grasp on how to use fire much earlier than previously thought.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 5 comments

Study says Neanderthals' demise came from breeding with humans

A new study supports the hypothesis that interbreeding with modern humans contributed significantly to the disappearance of the Neanderthals.
In the Media by Albert Baer

Report: evolution of language supports human’s African origin

Auckland - A study carried out on the diversity of speech units or phonemes in 504 languages around the world has concluded that human speech has a single origin located in central and southern Africa.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Machu Picchu archaeological treasures returning from Yale Special

Lima - The first batch of archaeological pieces taken from the iconic pre-Columbian site known as Machu Picchu, and held “on loan” at Yale University, will return to Peru later this month after a century-long controversy about ownership.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Tooth analysis prove extinction of Neandertals not due to diet

Washington - Researchers from George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institute discovered sufficient evidence disproving the accepted theory that the extinction of the Neandertals was partly due to their diet.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco

Scientists discover 3.2 million-yr-old Hominid Special

Cleveland - Meet Lucy's great-grandfather Kadanuumuu, who was found in Ethiopia recently. Scientists say the early hominid skeleton confirms human-like walking is more ancient then we had previously known. Have we found another piece of the missing link?
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Of Hobbits and Men

J.R.R. Tolkien is considered by many to be the father of modern fantasy writing. His tales of middle earth, of hobbits, orcs, trolls, wizards, and men have become classic literature and best selling movies. Could there have actually been real hobbits?
In the Media by Mr Garibaldi - 9 comments

Men with deeper voices have more kids: study puts reproductive traits in key

This has some way to go before being called a definitive finding. Researchers have been studying the Hadza people in Tanzania, largely because their culture doesn’t practice birth control, so there is “no bias” in the figures.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

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