Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism

The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.

The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.

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The First Modern Humans Came from What Is Now Botswana: Study
The First Modern Humans Came from What Is Now Botswana: Study
Kerry Grens | Oct 28, 2019
Mitochondrial DNA and other factors place our ancestors in southern Africa 200,000 years ago.
Neanderthal DNA in Modern Human Genomes Is Not Silent
Neanderthal DNA in Modern Human Genomes Is Not Silent
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2019
From skin color to immunity, human biology is linked to our archaic ancestry.
Infographic: History of Ancient Hominin Interbreeding
Infographic: History of Ancient Hominin Interbreeding
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2019
See when and where our ancestors may have interbred with Neanderthals and Denisovans.
<em>A. anamensis</em> Hominin Skull Could Recast Our Human Family Tree
A. anamensis Hominin Skull Could Recast Our Human Family Tree
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2019
Researchers say the skull belongs to an Australopithecus species once thought to be a predecessor to “Lucy,” but now that relationship is murky.
Gene Mutation Could Explain Humans&rsquo; High Risk of Heart Attack
Gene Mutation Could Explain Humans’ High Risk of Heart Attack
Shawna Williams | Jul 23, 2019
Mutating a gene called CMAH in mice so it’s nonfunctional, as in humans, upped the animals’ chances of developing heart disease, a study finds.
Image of the Day: Side Salad
Image of the Day: Side Salad
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 2, 2019
Bonobos eat their aquatic greens, perhaps to get their daily dose of iodine.
Image of the Day: Tactile Information
Image of the Day: Tactile Information
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 28, 2019
Thicker calluses don’t dull sensitivity in feet.
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans&rsquo; Past
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Jef Akst | Jun 6, 2019
Sequences from dozens of ancient remains from Siberia reveal the closest ancient relative of Native Americans found outside of North America.
Metabolism Hits a Ceiling in Athletic Endurance Feats
Metabolism Hits a Ceiling in Athletic Endurance Feats
Shawna Williams | Jun 5, 2019
In long-distance, physically taxing events, the amount of energy athletes can expend appears to peak at about 2.5 times their metabolic resting rate—a maximum likely dictated by how many calories they can digest.