Anthropology

The ability of dinosaurs to survive icy cold helped them dominate the planet.
  Because dinosaurs were already adapted to polar environments, they may have survived cold winters during the end-Triassic extinction even...
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A new analysis of more than 4,000 ancient and contemporary human genomes
A new study of over 4,000 ancient and modern human genomes reveals how common such "founder events" were throughout human history...
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Europe's largest land predator discovered on the Isle of Wight
Anthony Hutchings created this illustration of a White Rock spinosaurid. Credit: UoS/A Hutchings   Research led by paleontologists at the U...
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How ancient, recurring climate changes may have shaped human evolution
 The development of Homo sapiens and Neandertals is linked to a contested predecessor, according to shifting environments. According to a ne...
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North America’s oldest skull surgery dates to at least 3,000 years ago
 A man's regeneration of bone implies he survived a hole scraped out of his forehead. According to a new study, the first known occurren...
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Social mingling shapes how orangutans issue warning calls
 "Kiss-squeaks" among red apes reveal how social situations shape vocal variation. In low-density groups, orangutans (like the one...
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A Denisovan girl’s fossil tooth may have been unearthed in Laos
 A molar adds to suspicions that the mysterious hominids inhabited Southeast Asia's forests According to scientists, a newly discovered ...
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Scientists find brain cells of a young man who died 2000 years ago "bright thing in the skull"
  A team of Italian researchers has found a discovery, the first of its kind in the world, where they documented the presence of brain cells...
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