Ancient man apparently enjoyed roasted tortoise. Researchers studying Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv have discovered that our ancient ancestors had a taste for tortoise.
Researchers carried out a detailed study of the 'Meselson effect' where chromosomes in asexual organisms can evolve independently from each other and become quite distinctive over time. A parasite called 'Trypanosoma brucei gambiense' was used to carry out the study.
It turns out that harmful mutations may have accumulated during early migrations out of Africa. Researchers have found that if humans migrated in small bands, then these groups progressively accumulated slightly harmful mutations.
Scientists have made some new discoveries concerning Iceman Otzi's heritage. Researchers have taken a closer look at the genetic history of a man who lived in the Eastern Alps over 5,300 years ago.
A frozen mammoth carcass reveals that humans were in the Arctic far earlier than expected.
Scientists discovered 118,000-years-old stone-aged tools on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Your feet allow you to run and jump and walk. Now, scientists have found that the only reason we have feet that allow us to walk upright is due to a genetic tweak that occurred long ago.
Scientists are continually unearthing new facts about humans from the mummified remains of Otzi, the Copper Age man. Now, scientists have found a bacterium in his stomach that's in half of all humans today.
Prehistoric human populations may have actually grown in the same way-whether they were in North America or Europe.
Scientists have used new digital techniques to predict the structure of evolution in the lineage of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals in order to better understand what our ancient ancestor looked like.
Bonobos may have entered the Stone Age. For the first time ever, scientists have seen bonobos making sophisticated use of pre-agricultural tools in a way that's similar to what archaic pre-humans once did.