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Cancer on a Paleo-diet? Ask someone who lived 1.7 million years...

Metatarsal (a) and (b) surface rendered models show medullary spongy bone infill and clear focalized cortical destruction near the periosteal margin; also evident on...

Before animals, evolution waited eons to inhale

Reinhard used computational modeling to track oceanic dissolved oxygen concentrations globally.Credit: Chris Reinhard / Georgia Tech A couple of times in four billion years, evolution...

Ancient feces provides earliest evidence of infectious disease being carried on...

These are 2,000-year-old personal hygiene sticks with remains of cloth, excavated from the latrine at Xuanquanzhi. Credit: Hui-Yuan Yeh. Reproduced from the Journal of Archaeological...

Neanderthals in Germany: First population peak, then sudden extinction

Neanderthal depiction (stock image). Neanderthals lived in the Middle Paleolithic, the middle period of the Old Stone Age. This period encompasses the time from...

Ancient ‘Deep Skull’ from Borneo full of surprises

Bones from the 37,000 year old Deep Skull from Niah Cave in Sarawak.Credit: Curnoe A new study of the 37,000-year old remains of the "Deep...

Massive vertebrae sheds new light on Alamosaurus sanjuanensis

This is a drawing of the skeleton of Alamosaurus sanjuanensis compared to a 180cm (5ft 11") human. Based on reconstructed skeleton exhibited at the...

Ancient DNA analysis explains spread of domestic goats from fertile crescent...

Ancient goat bone used for DNA analyses (from Göytepe).Credit: Image courtesy of Nagoya University Nagoya University-based researchers analyze ancient DNA of Neolithic domestic goats to...

New support for human evolution in grasslands

Humans are believed to have evolved in east Africa, as the landscape changed from forest to grassland. Here, children cross the Turkwel River in...

Research proves Aboriginal Australians were first inhabitants

Griffith University researchers have found evidence that demonstrates Aboriginal people were the first to inhabit Australia.The work refutes an earlier landmark study that claimed...

Lucy had neighbors: A review of African fossils

The left half of the lower jaw of Australopithecus deyiremeda (BRT-VP-3/14), a 3.5 to 3.3 million-year-old human ancestor species discovered by the Woranso-Mille project.Credit:...

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