Wow. Ive just spent the last couple days going through the paleoanthropology news that broke in 2013 and I must say it was a banner year. There were so many exciting new findings that bear on scientists understanding of just about every chapter of humanitys seven-million-year sagafrom our ancestors first upright steps to the peopling [...]
Image: A mussel shell engraved by Homo erectus between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago Credit: Wim Lustenhouwer, VU University Amsterdam Source: Kate Wong’s World’s Oldest Engraving Upends Theory of Homo sapiens Uniqueness on Observations These scratches may not look like much but they predate the existence of our species, Homo sapiens, and upend any claim [...]
This is a jumping spider, and it is unusual in more ways than just its looks.
New research shows that humans and dogs have very similar voice-sensitive brain regions, which may help explain our intense bonds with these furry, four-legged friends
It is not in the least bit controversial to picture humans* within the context of the placental mammal group that we belong to, the primates.
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