Here Are Some Essential Survival Skills We've Lost From Our Ancient Ancestors

The basic structure of the human brain has remained essentially unaltered for tens of thousands of years, but the information processed within it has changed dramatically over time. Today, we require an entirely new set of skills to get by, but at the expense of our ancient know-how. Here are some essential skills… »9/23/15 2:00pm9/23/15 2:00pm


Why Does It Matter If Homo sapiens Had Sex With Neanderthals?

Evidence has been piling up for a while that early humans in Europe had children with the Neanderthals who had been living there for probably 500 thousand years before humans arrived. Very few Neanderthal genes are left in humans today, so what difference does it make? A lot, both genetically and philosophically. »4/02/14 11:48pm4/02/14 11:48pm

This skull pushes back human occupation of Southeast Asia and Australia by 20,000 years

An ancient skull found in a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northern Laos has revised our conceptions of when humans first occupied Southeast Asia and Australia. The skull, which is the oldest modern human fossil ever discovered in that part of the world, shows that ancient humans inhabited diverse habitats far… »8/21/12 11:00am8/21/12 11:00am