Scientists have long thought that the 340 victims of Mount Vesuvius died instantly. But a new analysis suggests they suffered a slower demise.
In one study, at least 85 percent of Neanderthal tools appeared to be made for a user whose right side was dominant.
A handful of genes could explain why sickle cell trait leaves some athletes at risk, and others perfectly healthy.
Juvenile canines might have been a cheaper alternative to full-grown dogs.
New evidence suggests that meat wasn’t the key to dramatic cerebral growth.
Some scientists think the Kabwe skull could be an evolutionary link between humans and Neanderthals. It hasn’t left the U.K. in nearly a century.
Uncommon tongues are more likely to last when young people are actively speaking them.
Not only written narratives have stood the test of time.
How human culture shaped canine evolution
In the race for intelligence, one key evolutionary moment may have separated primates from other mammals.
The booming popularity of the Amazonian hallucinogen can be great for business in remote communities, but it has a dark side.
New evidence from two caves in Western France deepens an old mystery about our fellow hominins.