Neanderthal 'skeleton' is first found in a decade

Researchers describe the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.

By Paul Rincon | Feb. 18, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: iraq islamic-state-group archaeology human-evolution university-of-cambridge

'Ghost' human ancestor discovered in West Africa

Mysterious archaic hominins may have interbred with early humans in West Africa, scientists say.

BBC Science News | Feb. 14, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: human-evolution

Neanderthals 'dived in the ocean' for shellfish

Until now, there's been little evidence our evolutionary relatives could swim.

By Paul Rincon | Jan. 15, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: italy human-evolution

Homo erectus: Ancient humans survived longer than we thought

An ancient ancestor of modern humans survived into relatively recent times in South-East Asia.

By Paul Rincon | Dec. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: geology indonesia human-evolution fossils

Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

By Paul Rincon | Dec. 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: evolution wildlife animals genetics dna united-states hunting genome catalonia spain extinction birds

DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan

Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.

By Helen Briggs | Dec. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: animals whales human-evolution

Grandmother killer whales boost survival of calves

The "grandmother effect" was even stronger with grandmothers that had gone through the menopause.

By Kelsey Vlamis | Dec. 9, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: evolution menopause conservation

Siberia: 18,000-year-old frozen 'dog' stumps scientists

Scientists say the specimen could represent an evolutionary link between wolves and modern dogs.

BBC Science News | Nov. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: evolution siberia russia dogs

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.

By Helen Briggs | Nov. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: evolution animals human-evolution orangutans fossils

Climate change alters Highland red deer gene pool

Scientists say they have seen "evolution in action" in the Highlands because of warmer temperatures.

BBC Science News | Nov. 5, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: evolution animals isle-of-rum

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