News Articles about Everyday Life

News stories about human life, archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology, philosophy and history of science...

25 February 2016

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

02 October 2015

The colours of extinct animals have been revealed for the first time as ancient pigments are unlocked from fossils...

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...

21 August 2015

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

14 August 2015

Five hundred year old graffiti provides clues about how society was impacted by climate change.

28 July 2015

A fossil snake unlike any other has been discovered - it has 4 legs! Could this settle some arguments about the...

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!

28 April 2015

Remains from a Stegosaurus burial site have led to gender identification. But how do you sex a dinosaur?

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.

22 January 2015

Herculaneum scrolls read for first time in 2000 years thanks to X-ray technology.

15 December 2014

Universities exaggerate their research findings in press releases, leading to embellishment in the media.

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.

07 November 2014

Fossil pregnant horse with placenta and unborn foal unearthed by researchers.

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...

04 September 2014

Up to a quarter of the world's existing languages are facing the threat of extinction, says UK scientists.