Anthropology

15 December 2016

Two new sets of footprints, left by an ancient human relative over three and a half million years ago, have been...

28 October 2016

New research shows how small lies escalate over time unveiling the biological basis for the slippery slope of...

14 October 2016

Scientists have developed a gene editing system with the potential to cure the inherited blood disorder sickle cell...

07 October 2016

New research suggests that living forever is off the cards

18 August 2016

Empathy may make us learn faster when it comes to helping others, new research suggests.

04 August 2016

A genetic change that rendered modern humans resistant to the effects of smoke may explain why we flourished while...

29 July 2016

Harnessing the power of fire may have unwittingly led to the evolution of tuberculosis, according to a new study out...

25 February 2016

A genetic analysis of Australian aborigines confirms when their earliest ancestors first arrived on the Antipodean...

25 September 2015

A man paralysed has been able to walk again thanks to a new brain-muscle interface device developed by scientists in...

24 September 2015

Sitting has been deemed the new smoking, but is fidgeting now the new standing?

11 September 2015

A cave crammed with fossil remains of a previously undiscovered human ancestor suggests that these primitive people...

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21 August 2015

Scientists thought language was processed in one side of the brain, until they studied whistled languages…

28 July 2015

A landmark study showed that de-working Kenyan children boosted school attendance. Now a second look is shedding doubt...

30 June 2015

Fossils of a primitive turtle, thought to be the missing link in the evolution of the modern-day turtle, have been...

16 June 2015

Chimps have a fondness for beer and barbecuing, just like humans...

07 May 2015

Do you suffer from back pain? Blame your ancestors!

12 March 2015

Scientists have revealed we do the more socially acceptable human equivalent of dogs when they greet each other.

13 February 2015

Human languages tend to have more happy words than sad ones...

27 January 2015

Humidity and temperature are key factors in the ability to form complex tones.

17 November 2014

People choose not to harm others even when it costs them money, a new study shows.

14 November 2014

The environment people live in can predict their religious beliefs, says biggest global study of its kind.

06 November 2014

Healthy, intelligent or both for your CEO or leader? Researchers in Amsterdam have found out the answer...

02 October 2014

A brain area formerly relegated to controlling only a few functions might underpin the evolution of human intelligence...