What archaeology tells us about the music and sounds made by Africa’s ancestors
Research in music archaeology in southern Africa has just begun. Available evidence dates back from around 10,000 years ago, from the Later Stone …
Did a hunting technique make humans more artistic than Neanderthals?
Throwing spears from long distances to hunt big prey helped evolve hand-eye coordination in humans, which also allowed them to make art in caves, …
Anatomy of happiness
Stefan Klein explores the complex interplay between positive and negative emotions
'For small creatures such as we' review: The importance of being ritualistic
Sasha Sagan’s book is principally the experience of a secular individual who can appreciate rituals’ beauty and importance as an …
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 strategy needed to build new roads to minimise environmental damage: study
Researchers identify areas where new roads have most potential benefit, areas where road building should be avoided
When did Homo erectus die out?
A fresh look at the demise of an ancient human species over 100,000 years ago
New antimicrobial toolkit by WHO, OIE, FAO aims to fill data gaps
Their report called for implementation of standards on antimicrobial use in a comprehensive manner across all five stages of the antimicrobial …
Evolution: why it seems to have a direction and what to expect next
A dominant, intelligent species like humans will always be bad news for many of the other species on the planets where they evolve
Humans and mice are similar, yet different creatures, says study
Research will help experts to better test medicines meant for humans on mice
Let's take a less bigoted view of history
With DNA adding to the slippery narratives about the past; historians, archeologists, and geneticists need to collaborate if we are to take a …
What genes do we share with fruit flies, roundworms?
Study comparing the human genome with that of fruit flies and roundworms can offer insights into how the information in the human genome …
Reverse land use change to prevent zoonoses like COVID-19: UNCCD
Land use degradation creates ground for zoonotic disease like COVID-19 as the interaction and physical distance between animals and humans …