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Ancient, Neanderthal-like skulls discovered

Seventeen skulls excavated from Spain’s Sima de los Huesos and thought to be around 430,000 years old are the oldest specimens with Neanderthal features uncovered to date.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Brains vs brawn, how early humans developed

Research suggests that early humans made an evolutionary trade-off, giving up muscular strength to fuel bigger brains. This is not the view, however, shared by all biologists.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

What gave modern humans an advantage over Neanderthals?

Modern humans (Homo sapiens) lived alongside Neanderthals. What was it in the genetic makeup of humans that gave them the advantage to survive, whilst Neanderthals did not?
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Toxic nanoparticles could be entering human food supply

Concerns have been expressed about the use of silver nanoparticles as a pesticide for farming, which could lead to toxic particles entering the food chain.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New technique to create transparent brains

Researchers have developed a solution that turns tissues transparent. It is hoped that the technique will be used to view neuronal circuits in the human brain, as part of the examination of conditions like Alzheimer's disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Humans getting dumber over the years?

Human IQ is on a decline since the Victorian era, and humans today are probably getting dumber over the years, a new study suggests
In the Media by Enozia Vakil - 3 comments

Video: Chimps show better working memory skills than humans

Researchers have found that chimps have a superior short term memory than humans in symbolic representation tests. This is significant because short term memory skills are an important element in IQ tests that purportedly measure "intelligence."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

New study says modern humans, not Ice Age, killed Neanderthals

New evidence in the longstanding debate over what caused extinction of Neanderthals suggests that competition with early members of modern human species who migrated from Africa and not major climate changes caused extinction of Neanderthals.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

New study claims humans evolved from primitive species of shark

A new study says all jawed vertebrates, including humans, evolved from a species of shark that lived about 300 million years ago. Scientists came to the conclusion after analysis of a 290-million-year-old fossil braincase.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Recent science discoveries confirm Neanderthal humanity

For many years, Neanderthal people were falsely portrayed as brutish and primitive ape-men, but with every new science discovery, anthropologists learn that Neanderthals were completely human.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 5 comments

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

How birds explain irrational decisions

Researchers studied decision-making by European starlings. The research may help figure out why humans and animals exhibit irrational decisions.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Artificial blood for humans developed from pre-historic mammoths

Blood from pre-historic woolly mammoths is now helping scientists advance modern medical procedures. New artificial blood for humans will be based on the reduction of each patient's body temperature.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

Gadgets to outnumber humans by 2015

A recent report estimates that within four years the amount of gadgets connected to the Internet will be twice the world's population.
In the Media by Christopher Bates

Malaria originated in gorillas and not chimpanzees: Study

Researchers have discovered that the most common form of human malaria—Plasmodium falciparum—may have originated in western lowland gorillas. The closest genetic match between malaria that infects humans and one that infects gorillas has been found.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh

Evidence for interbreeding with Neanderthals, only Africans pure

Leipzig - An international team of scientists have successfully sequenced the Neanderthal genome, and the evidence shows that humans in Europe, Asia and Papua New Guinea carry Neanderthal genes - while African peoples are 100 percent human.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 26 comments

New evidence suggests megafauna no match for humans

Claims are being made by researchers, who say that there is new evidence, that humans were actually responsible for the extinction of Australia's megafauna.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Animals Share Morals With Humans

It's often been suggested what sets humans apart from other animals is the ability to have morals. That theory is being disputed by some scientists that have observed humans are not alone in morals.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 9 comments

Is the Dead Sea Dying?

A research team from the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany reports the water levels in the Dead Sea – the deepest point on Earth – are dropping at an alarming rate with serious environmental consequence.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The War Of Intolerance That Will Not End

Can the world expect a more peaceful 2009? If the past week is any indicator then the answer is no, and it's about to get worse. It's the way of man to lean towards violence instead of peace.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 9 comments

Kangaroos are genetically similar to humans

After completing a genetic map of kangaroos, Australian researchers have found kangaroos share many of the same genes with humans, and some are even arranged in the same order as human genes.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 6 comments

Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Through resolution 47/196 adopted on 22 December 1992, the General Assembly declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Human-caused Changes In Winds Result in Drier, Warmer Springs In US Southwest

Human-driven changes in the westerly winds are bringing hotter and drier springs to the American Southwest, according to new research from The University of Arizona in Tucson.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

New Bacterial Species Found In Human Mouth

A new species of bacteria has been discovered in the human mouth. This discovery could help scientists understand tooth decay and gum disease and may lead to better treatments.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 3 comments

Study: Humans took down neanderthals

Neanderthals became extinct about 30,000 years ago, a study suggests that it may well be us humans who wiped them out.
In the Media by Aditi Chengappa - 1 comment

Schizophrenia: Costly By-product Of Human Brain Evolution

Research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology adds weight to the theory that schizophrenia is a costly by-product of human brain evolution.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Human Influences Challenge Penguin Populations

Warming in the Antarctic, as well as commercial fishing, mining, and oil and gas development at lower latitudes, has led to declines in many penguin species.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Study: Humans Have Been Messing with Mother Nature for 11,000 Years

As global warming alarmism comes to its head, some scientists have avoided the hype and have done studies all their own. One study suggests that global warming caused by humans dates back 11,000 years and saved the world from an Ice Age.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 36 comments

Scientist: Humans can see into the future

A cognitive scientist says humans have the ability to peer into the future for one-tenth of a second and predict events before they occur.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

Researchers Prevent Deadly Genetic Disease In Zebrafish

By injecting a customized "genetic patch" into early stage fish embryos, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were able to correct a genetic mutation so the embryos developed normally.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments
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This finding comes from a recent study that revealed the closest  genetic match between malaria that...
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This finding comes from a recent study that revealed the closest genetic match between malaria that infects humans and malaria that infects gorillas. The result contradicts previous studies that point to chimpanzees as the potential reservoir of malignant malaria.

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