Modern language and speech can be traced back to our last common ancestors shared with Neanderthals some 500,000 year ago, according to scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
Mexican scientists are currently examining a complete fossil of a lizard that has remained entombed in a chunk of amber for some 23 million years, according to a recent report in La Jornada en Linea.
Horses originated approximately 2 million years before originally believed, according to scientists who sequenced the genome of a 700,000-year-old relative of the modern-day horse preserved in the permafrost of Canada's Yukon Territory.
The ability to throw an object with great speed and accuracy is a talent held by one member of the animal kingdom alone: humans. And now, a new study shows just how that skill came to be.
The death of individual species is a problem, but so is a lack of new, emerging species, reports a study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
For the first time, researchers have conducted an analysis of the musculature of a 380 million-year-old armored fish, which has led to a surprising discovery: the fish boasted strong abs.
Hominins, the early forebears of humanity, may have started walking upright in order to better navigate the rugged landscape of East and South African.
The evolution of the human brain is not, contrary to popular belief, a matter of the size of the frontal lobes, argues anthropologist Robert Barton of Durham University in his new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Early hominins’ middle ear structure may have looked a lot like that found in humans today, according to a new study led by Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam.
Bats that feed on nectar get help from erect bristles that spring from the tip of its tongue, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Early members of the Homo genus, perhaps Homo erectus, appear to have loved to snack on antelope and wildebeest brain tissue, according to a study published in the online journal PLOS ONE.
Louisiana’s Senate Bill 26 was tabled on a 3-2 vote in the Senate Committee on Education on May 1, effectively killing the bill in committee, according to New Orleans' The Times-Picayune.
While working in the mountains of Ethiopia, Thore Bergman of the University of Ann Arbor said he would often find himself looking over this shoulder to see who was talking to him. The answer, it turned out, was the gelada baboon.
Researchers have now found fossilized remains of two crocodiles during research at Panama Canal that may provide link between the crocodiles now found in North and South Americas.