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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.

01 August 2014

People are quick to judge, as researchers identify facial features that people associate with personality traits in a...

18 July 2014

Dental plaque found on ancient skeletons has provided clues to our eating habits at the dawn of agriculture.

18 July 2014

Your genetic make-up determines who you make friends with, new research has revealed.

12 June 2014

This week a computer reportedly passed the ‘Turing test’. But what does this actually mean for artificial intelligence?

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...