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Evolution & Human Origins

We bring you all the latest news and discoveries relating to human origins and evolution. The more fossils that are unearthed, the more researchers admit that there is much that is still unknown about the evolution of humans.

Dinosaurs Extinction affecting other species

Why Dinosaurs Extinction didn’t affect other species similarly?

We all know that dinosaurs do not exist anymore and we are familiar with the theory saying that dinosaurs became extinct more than 60 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period (146 to 65...
Caves of Atapuerca - Spain

Archaeologists Seek Answers to Human Origins in the Caves of Atapuerca, Spain

Dozens of archaeologists are undertaking excavation work in the caves of Atapuerca in Spain to find remnants of our ancient ancestors dating back more than a million years. It is hoped that the caves...
Our Brains are shrinking

Our brains are growing alarmingly smaller, showing evidence of devolution

In the past it was believed that a larger brain meant more intelligence. Indeed, according to evolutionary theory, the brain should grow bigger as a species evolves. However, rather alarmingly,...
DNA Sequencing Microchip - Mars

DNA Sequencing Microchip Could Detect Earth-Like Life on Mars

A team of scientists have proposed a new method for determining whether life on Earth could have originated on Mars or, in fact, whether Earth could have dispatched life to Mars via a meteorite. The...
Extraterrestrial virus

New Giant Virus Found on Earth may have Ancient Extraterrestrial orign

A virus found underwater off the coast of Chile and in a pond in Australia is the biggest virus ever discovered – up to ten times the size of other viruses – and only six per cent of its genes...
Hobbits - Ancient Human Species

New Evidence Confirms ‘Hobbit’ was Ancient Human Species

In 2003, the remains of an early human species, Homo floresiensis, were discovered on the island of Flores in Indonesia and were dated to have lived between 95,000 and 17,000 years ago. Nicknamed ‘...
Neanderthals more sophisticated than currently believed

Were Neanderthals more sophisticated than currently believed?

Neanderthals were once considered to be subhuman brutes with low intelligence and capable of communicating through little more than a series of grunts. However, research fuelled by a fascination into...
Lake Vostok, Australia

The Mystery of Lake Vostok

Lake Vostok is located in Antarctica and is a subglacial lake hidden under the ice. It is the largest of all subglacial lakes in Antarctica and exists 4,000 meters under the surface of ice. Andrei...
agriculture farming iran zagros

Evidence suggests agriculture evolved independently throughout the world

Domestication of plants in agriculture was developed at least 10,000 years ago, according to a new study. It was when ancient humans decided to take control of their food production by introducing...
Mysterious skull found in Australia Could Rewrite History

Mysterious skull found in Australia Could Rewrite History

Australia may need to revise its history books after the mysterious skull of a white man found in New South Wales was found to date back to the 1600s, long before the arrival of Captain James Cook in...
Pyrenean glass snails - human migration

Tracking Human Migrations through … snails

How is it possible for snails in Ireland to be genetically the same as snails in France? Well probably they didn’t travel thousands of miles including sea on their own. Scientists believe that this...
World’s Oldest Full Genome

World’s Oldest Full Genome Revealed by Scientists

A new study published in the journal Nature has reported on the oldest ever full genome which comes from a 700,000 year-old horse leg bone leading to the question of how far back we can go in...
Scientists Discover Evolutionary Leap

Scientists Discover Evolutionary Leap 500 Million Years Ago

A team of scientists investigating the functions of the ancestors of genes has discovered two mutations that led to an evolutionary leap 500 million years ago. The latest study, published in the...
Human Origins Sumatra Volcanic Eruption

Humans Did Not Live in Asia Before Sumatra Volcanic Eruption 74,000 Years Ago

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has refuted a recent theory that modern humans lived in Asia prior to the great volcanic eruption in Sumatra 74,000 years...
Diet responsible for human evolution

Change of diet may be a key to human evolution

The debate between Darwinians , Creationists and now the Panspermians to explain the origin of man has been going on for decades and every week, new evidence is presented to try to prove either one...
Tarsier Primates

The oldest primate skeleton discovered

According to Darwin’s theory , humans are evolved from primates (monkeys, apes etc) – or at least we are somehow related to primates. Even though the evolution theory is not flawless it makes sense...

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