News Articles about Everyday Life

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

22 May 2014

This week, a farm worker in Argentina stumbled upon a bone belonging to the largest dinosaur to have ever walked the...

30 January 2014

DNA from modern humans and Neanderthals reveals ancient interbreeding of the two species...

12 January 2014

Fossilised remains have revealed that ancient marine-dwelling dinosaurs and turtles used the pigment melanin for...

10 December 2013

Scientists have used new techniques to extract and analyse DNA from the oldest bones of human ancestors, dating from...

04 December 2013

DNA from humans ancestors alive 400,000 years ago have had their mitochondrial DNA sequenced.

10 November 2013

Chimps use similar conceptual metaphors to the human "top of the tree" or "bottom of the pile" to...

07 November 2013

Australian archaeologists have found part of a fossil from an ancient platypus that was a metre long.

20 October 2013

Blood from the last meal consumed by a mosquito 46 million years ago has been identified inside a fossilised mosquito...

10 October 2013

Awarded annually for Chemistry, Physics and Medicine, what are the Nobel Prizes?

26 September 2013

A mummified body known as the Cashel man was recently found to be the oldest so called ‘bog body’ with intact skin...

19 September 2013

This week, salvage experts have been trying to raise the capsized Costa Concordia...

15 August 2013

New research suggests that the soil around ancient human remains has much to tell us about how those people died.

04 July 2013

The first example of humans using flowers to mourn has been uncovered by Israeli archaeologists...

27 June 2013

Did homeowners with a poor command of maths cause the global financial crisis, US researchers are wondering...?

06 June 2013

Parents are subconsciously selecting names that linguistically portray bigger and stronger for boys, and more petite...

23 May 2013

Why penguins have lost the power of flight have been revealed by new research on other aquatic birds...

16 May 2013

Early farming evolved among cultures who developed property rights, new research suggests...

25 April 2013

Marilyn Monroe and Barry White had it sussed decades ahead of the science, but now revealed: how you sound reveals your...

11 April 2013

Hunter-gatherers living in glacial conditions produced pots for cooking fish, giving us a greater insight into how...

10 April 2013

A chance discovery in Yunnan province in China has yielded one of the oldest and most interesting collection of...

28 February 2013

It has been a busy week for open access...

07 February 2013

A team led by Paul Renne at the Berkeley Geochronology Center in California have shed new light on the asteroid impact...

18 December 2012

Cheese-making got started at least 7000 years ago, a new study from Poland has shown...

18 November 2012

Bright light exposure at night harms your health and your memory, even if you think you are sleeping normally...