ancient humans
Life Scientists Honored
Life Scientists Honored
Karen Zusi | Nov 9, 2015
Breakthrough Prizes of $3 million each go to five researchers in the life sciences, recognizing their pioneering work in optogenetics, disease-associated mutation analyses, and ancient DNA sequencing.
New <em>Homo</em> Species Found
New Homo Species Found
Bobby Bascomb | Sep 10, 2015
Researchers describe H. naledi, an ancient human ancestor of unknown age that may have buried its dead.
Behind the <em>H. naledi</em> Find
Behind the H. naledi Find
The Scientist Staff | Sep 10, 2015
See scientists at work near the site where a new Homo species was recently found.
Week in Review: June 22–26
Week in Review: June 22–26
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2015
Neanderthal-human hybrid discovered; the neurobiology of fear behavior; and an insulin patch that responds to high glucose levels in mice
Kennewick Man Was Native American
Kennewick Man Was Native American
Jef Akst | Jun 18, 2015
Genomic analysis suggests that the skeleton’s closest living relatives are Native American after all.
New Legs to Stand On
New Legs to Stand On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2015
Reconstructing the past using ancient DNA
Arctic Expansion
Arctic Expansion
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 2, 2014
Genetic analysis reveals the history of the earliest human migrations in the region.
When the Neanderthals Disappeared
When the Neanderthals Disappeared
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 20, 2014
Analysis of 40 European archaeological sites suggests a gradual extinction of Neanderthals over thousands of years.  
Ancient Skeleton Sheds Light on Native American Roots
Ancient Skeleton Sheds Light on Native American Roots
Anna Azvolinsky | May 15, 2014
Analysis of approximately 12,000-year-old human remains supports the idea that modern Native Americans evolved from ancestors who migrated out of Asia.
Week in Review: February 10–14
Week in Review: February 10–14
Tracy Vence | Feb 14, 2014
First Ancient North American genome; cannabinoids connect hunger with olfaction and eating; biotechs explore crowdfunding; confronting creationism