The Nobel for Svante Pääbo is an attempt to redefine modern man
DNA can be a bridge to true social relationships; if we have an awareness of the common sources of our origin, then a sense of unity will arise …
Signs of butchery in the Siwalik Hills of India 2.6 million years ago make the story of human evolution more intriguing than ever
China’s Dragon Man belongs to a new species of humans
The hominid was a male, about 50 years old, who had a high energy lifestyle
`It is perfectly possible that Homo genus evolved in Asia'
Bernard A Wood is University Professor of Human Origins at the Centre for Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University, USA.…
Climate change and us: What really shaped human evolution last 2 million years
Climatic shifts determined where food was available, driving migration and adaptations, according to the study
What would happen if humans had flat feet?
The transversal arch, absent in modern-day gorillas and chimpanzees, developed in humans around 3.4 million year ago
When did humans first go to war?
Although the first modern Europeans may have been the first humans capable of organised warfare, we can’t say this behaviour was …
Global environmental change alters grasslands
Grasslands store 30 per cent of the world's carbon making them crucial in combating climate change
Here’s how genetics helped crack the history of human migration
Humans evolved in Africa, spread across the world, and then it gets messy. Luckily advances in genetic sequencing have helped …
‘Humans won’t go extinct; but they are at a crucial point’
Down to Earth spoke with Nathan H Lents, professor of biology at John Jay College, the City University of New York about the past, present and …
Ape-men of Flores: Gregory Forth talks about academia’s bias against testimonies of local people
Forth has concluded that a latter-day Homo floresiensis or another hominin, appears to be the best explanation for the Lio ape-man, and says he …
Ancient DNA helps reveal social changes in Africa 50,000 years ago that shaped the human story
Around 20,000 years ago, foragers in some African regions were almost exclusively finding their partners locally
Botswana is humanity’s ancestral home, claims major study – well, actually …
Mitochondrial DNA comes almost only ever from mothers, so the story of its inheritance is much simpler than the histories of other genes
Analysis of tooth found in Laos proves that the Denisovans did exist beyond Siberia
Denisovans were first identified in a Siberian cave; but their genes existed in several Asian and Oceanic groups, thus intriguing scientists
How much evidence is enough to declare a new species of human from a Philippines cave site?
There is no reason to expect human evolution to have been any different to the evolution of other animals
Andhra’s 247,000 year old cache: Who had such advanced stone tools?
A study adds to evidence that modern humans may not have necessarily introduced advanced stone tools to India
‘Changing climatic conditions induce vegetation changes, which shapes human evolution’
DTE speaks with professor Rajeev Patnaik to understand the relationship of evolution with climate
How smart were our ancestors? Turns out the answer isn’t in brain size, but blood flow
Skulls hold clues to intelligence, says this physiology professor