Ethical issues attend the creation of animal-human chimeras.
July 23, 2015|
Two genetic studies seeking to determine how people first migrated to North and South America yield different results.
July 23, 2015|
July 15, 2015|
New research suggests that the form of the human hand has been around for a lot longer than previously thought.
June 12, 2015|
Piecing together scraps of DNA from a 400,000-year-old hominin femur
June 1, 2015|
As the science of paleoanthropology developed, human evolutionary trees changed as much as the minds that constructed them.
May 28, 2015|
Researchers in Ethiopia unearth a previously unknown species of hominin, which roamed Africa at the same time as “Lucy.”
May 26, 2015|
Researchers unearth 3.3 million-year-old stone flakes in Kenya, forcing a reimagining of the emergence of such technologies in the ancestors of humans.
May 18, 2015|
When both men and women in hunter-gatherer societies have a say about where their families live, whole communities benefit from increased diversity, a study shows.
February 1, 2015|
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2015 issue of The Scientist.
April 16, 2014|
Modern hunter-gatherers have more diverse microbiota in their guts than do urban Europeans, but lack a few notable species.
February 1, 2014|
Researchers are zeroing in on the origin of syphilis and related diseases, which continue to plague the human population some 500 years after the first documented case.