That Time A '70s Cult Scifi Movie Got An Oscar (For A Different Movie)

The movie Starcrash, is remembered mostly as a lesson in how not to do space opera. What most people don't remember it as is Oscar-winning. But it was. Except, the award was given seven years after its release and was issued in the name of a different movie. How did it happen? Here's the story. » 11/28/14 4:40pm 11/28/14 4:40pm

Evidence Challenges the "Out of Africa" Timeline of Human Evolution

One dominant idea among evolutionary biologists is that Homo sapiens left Africa about 60 or 70 thousand years ago, spreading across the world from there. It's called the "out of Africa" theory. But now, more evidence is challenging it. » 8/11/14 11:40am 8/11/14 11:40am

Does the African genome hold the secrets of a previously unknown…

Researchers have just finished performing the most comprehensive genetic analysis of modern day Africans ever. And they've turned up some absolutely incredible results. » 7/26/12 11:22am 7/26/12 11:22am

Our ancestors may have originated in Asia, not Africa

Researchers working in the swamplands of Myanmar have discovered several fossilized teeth from a new species of primate that lived 37 million years ago. If this turns out to be for real, their findings could rewrite the book on the evolutionary origins of monkeys, apes — and even humans. » 6/05/12 11:33am 6/05/12 11:33am