Scientists have unearthed two ancient fossils that could better help explain how the split between apes and monkeys occurred. The discoveries, dating back 25 million years ago, are the oldest of their kind.
A look at two-million-year old early homonin ear bones from South Africa revealed some interesting qualities that have researchers from Binghamton University and Texas A&M saying ear bones could be a vital clue in our evolutionary history.
Scientists have uncovered yet another link in the human evolutionary tree: a 2-million year-old ancestor with a mixture of humanoid and apelike qualities that allowed it to climb trees as well as travel large distances on foot.
We may make fun of them as less-evolved, but Neanderthals are an important link in human evolution. In an effort to understand them better, scientists have just completed and released the first in-depth sequencing of a Neanderthal genome.
While many among our seven billion choose to bicker and argue about tiny differences between one fellow human being and another, the fact remains that we are the same species, and are, in fact, more like each other than anything else on this planet. Enter a new study from Harvard scientists, who have determined that a single gene mutation out of China is responsible for thick hair and a different set up of teeth.