'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   

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Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'

Scientists say the possible homeland of all humans alive today is an area south of the Zambesi River.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: botswana genetics human-evolution fossils

Neanderthal 'glue' points to complex thinking

A Neanderthal tool from the Netherlands bears traces of ancient "glue".

By Paul Rincon | Oct. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

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Israel cave bones: Early humans 'conserved food to eat later'

Prehistoric humans had not previously been thought capable of such dietary planning.

BBC Science News | Oct. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: archaeology human-evolution israel

Giving birth two million years ago was 'relatively easy'

Why is human childbirth so long and difficult? Scientists may have the answer from studying fossils.

By Helen Briggs | Sept. 18, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: evolution childbirth fossils pregnancy

'All bets now off' on which ape was humanity's ancestor

The discovery of an ancient skull in Ethiopia underlines the complexity in the evolution of humans.

By Pallab Ghosh | Aug. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

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Denisovans: Primitive humans lived at high altitudes

Scientists find evidence an ancient human species called a Denisovan lived at high altitudes in Tibet.

By Paul Rincon | May 1, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

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Homo luzonensis: New human species found in Philippines

There's a new addition to the family tree: an extinct species of human that's been found in the Philippines.

By Paul Rincon | April 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: archaeology human-evolution philippines

When did the kangaroo hop? Scientists have the answer

According to new fossils, the origin of the famous kangaroo gait goes back 20 million years.

By Helen Briggs | Feb. 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

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