The invention of fire has been narrowed down through thorough analysis of Koobi Fora, in Africa, now confirmed to be one of the oldest hearths
A new set of Homo naledi fossils have been recovered from Rising Star Cave. They come fro the Lesedi Chamber, near the entrance.
Persistence hunting is a technique our ancestors may have used to hunt. But it also costs a lost of energy. New research investigates whether it is worth it
Homo naledi is the most recent species to join the human family. And since its discovery a couple of years ago it seems to be doing its best to mess up our understanding of that family. Notably, it looks quite old, but it isn’t. A
Graecopithecus freybergi is an ape from Greece and Bulgaria. New research says it might be our distance ancestor, contrary to the idea we evolved in Africa
Another week, another bunch of cool discoveries about our ancestors. Here are the highlights. Remmeber, you can get these live by following me on twitter or facebook. What makes humans unique? Only 28 changes separate the muscles of chimps and humans in the head, neck
New research suggests the power to detect if someone has a disease with their nose alone. But does this work hold up to scrutiny?
A reader wrote in to ask whether the “historical science” behind evolution is reliable. I explain that, contrary to what many creationists claim, it is. And they even admit it.
Homo naledi age has finally been discovered, revealing that the species is much younger than expected. What could explain this?
Australopithecus sediba shares many features with humans and apes. New research suggests this might just be because the fossils found are immature.