News Articles about Everyday Life

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

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 live up to 19 years longer than intact males...

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...

16 October 2011

Children are more likely to seek assistance in a task than chimpanzees, suggesting that a motivation to work together...

15 September 2011

Getting hitched and having children causes mens' testosterone levels to drop, painting a very different...

15 September 2011

Humans have evolved to develop an over-inflated sense of our own abilities, scientists have discovered. This bullish...

14 September 2011

The UK is a world-leader in applying geological knowledge to investigate crime. Using the strong UK base as a starting...

02 September 2011

Men are generally better at spatial awareness than women. But is this gender difference a result of nature or nurture...

26 August 2011

Whilst haute cuisine would appear to be a modern human trait, new research suggests that the art of cooking could well...

25 August 2011

Research suggests that early hominids of the species <i>Homo erectus</i>, which lived between 1.8 and 1.5...

04 August 2011

Humans descend from a line of sun-lovers, researchers have shown. A new technique can reveal the historical density of...

19 June 2011

By learning from pterosaurs we may be able to make aircrafts more manouverable.

10 June 2011

A Nature paper reveals an exciting fossil story that shows some very strange extinct marine invertebrates called...

26 May 2011

People who take part in or attend 'cultural' activities tend to have better physical and mental health...

22 May 2011

Gossip you hear about others affects whether you even see them, a new study has shown.