News Articles about Everyday Life

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

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...

11 November 2012

Delicate stone arrowheads dating from 71,000 years ago have been unearthed in South Africa, providing the earliest...

30 September 2012

Eunuchs - men who were castrated as children – live up to 19 years longer than intact males, according to research by...

12 August 2012

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered and analysed some remarkable stone age tools that they say are the...

15 July 2012

The claim that people tend to look in one direction - up and to the left - when they are being honest, and a different...

28 June 2012

Make no bones about it, dinosaurs were warm-blooded, new research has revealed.

29 April 2012

One of archaeology's greatest questions, "did farming move across Europe with knowledge or people?" is...

29 April 2012

The timings of supernova explosions close to Earth marry up with epochs in the planet's history when the diversity...

01 March 2012

Otzi, the Tyrolean iceman frozen in a glacier for 5300 years until his 1991 discovery, was brown-eyed, prone to heart...

01 March 2012

Throughout history, a "gentleman" was something the lower classes deferred to and aspired to be. But now new...

11 December 2011

Bedding 77,000 years old has been uncovered at a cave site in South Africa....

25 November 2011

The world's oldest tackle, together with evidence of deep-sea fishing 40,000 years ago, has been unearthed in East...

04 November 2011

Dr Robert Massey brings us up to date with what's been happening at the Royal Astronomical Society...