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Ancient bone carving could change the way we think about Neanderthals

Evidence continues to mount that our Neanderthal brethren may have been more sophisticated than we give them credit for. Artsy even. And researchers point...

‘Dragon man’ fossil may replace Neanderthals as our closest relative

A near-perfectly preserved ancient human fossil known as the Harbin cranium sits in the Geoscience Museum in Hebei GEO University. The largest of Homo...

Researchers: Culture drives human evolution more than genetics

Researchers found that culture helps humans adapt to their environment and overcome challenges better and faster than genetics. Tim Waring and Zach Wood found...

Strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil hints at rapid evolution after mass extinction

This is Sclerocormus parviceps, the newly described marine reptile. Credit: Copyright Da-yong Jiang Two hundred and fifty million years ago, life on earth was in...

240-million-year-old fossils indicate how dinosaurs grew from hatchlings to adults

In this artist's rendering of the Asilisaurus kongwe, the animal is shown as it would walk and move about. The stripes are artistic license,...

Computer scientists find mass extinctions can accelerate evolution

At the start of the simulation, a biped robot controlled by a computationally evolved brain stands upright on a 16 meter by 16 meter...