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Progress in addressing a severe skin disease that affects dogs and humans

July 10, 2018

Think of the skin as a kind of raincoat for the inner organs. With its densely packed layers…
Study: Two ancient populations that diverged in the Americas later ‘reconverged’

June 1, 2018

A new genetic study of ancient individuals in the Americas and their contemporary descendants finds that two populations…
Natural selection still at work in people

April 18, 2018

Evolution has shaped the human race, with University of Queensland researchers finding signatures of natural selection in the genome that…
Fossil finger points to new understanding of earliest human migration

April 10, 2018

The discovery of an 88,000-year-old fossilised human finger in Saudi Arabia is rewriting the history of the first…
Agriculture initiated by indigenous peoples, not migrant farmers

March 28, 2018

Small scale agricultural farming was first initiated by indigenous communities living on Turkey’s Anatolian plateau, and not introduced…
Reduced mammal movement in human landscapes may affect ecosystem functions

February 2, 2018

Around the globe, mammals move distances two to three times less in human-modified landscapes than they do in…
First large-scale ancient genomes study from sub-Saharan African skeletons lifts veil on prehistoric populations

September 25, 2017

The first large-scale study of ancient human genomes from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identities…
Fossil ape skull confirms African origin of apes and humans

August 10, 2017

The discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all…
New look at archaic DNA rewrites human evolution story

August 9, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the ancestors of modern humans diverged from an archaic lineage that gave…
In saliva, clues to a ‘ghost’ species of ancient human

July 26, 2017

In saliva, scientists have found hints that a “ghost” species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material…
Cave discoveries hint at how modern humans outlasted Neanderthals

June 19, 2017

Archaeologists researching a cliffside cave site in the Czech Republic have discovered evidence of stone tools and suspected…
Humans tested as planet warms and species move ‘poleward’

April 3, 2017

Climate-driven change in the distribution of animal and plant species poses emerging challenges for humans, an international study…
Bag-like sea creature was humans’ oldest known ancestor

January 31, 2017

A tiny sea creature identified from fossils found in China may be the earliest known step on an…
Researcher finds clues to early civilization in southeastern U.S.

May 16, 2016

The discovery of stone tools alongside mastodon bones in a Florida river shows that humans settled the southeastern…
History on Ice

May 3, 2016

About 45,000 years ago, in the midst of the last ice age, modern humans began arriving in what…
Anthropology in the archipelago

March 3, 2016

About 1.1 million years ago, an ancient species of human may have stood atop an island mountain in…
Neanderthal DNA influences human disease risk

February 15, 2016

Neanderthal DNA present in the human genome can affect certain health-related traits in people of European ancestry, according…
Early human ancestor lacked jaws of a nutcracker, study finds

February 9, 2016

Research published in 2012 garnered international attention by suggesting that a possible early human ancestor had lived on…
Human handouts could be spreading disease from birds to people

October 30, 2015

People feeding white ibises at public parks are turning the normally independent birds into beggars, and now researchers…
Ancient babies boost bering land bridge layover

October 29, 2015

University of Utah scientists deciphered maternal genetic material from two babies buried together at an Alaskan campsite 11,500…
Fossil trove adds a new limb to human family tree

September 12, 2015

Working in a cave complex deep beneath South Africa’s Malmani dolomites, an international team of scientists has brought…
UA Researcher in PBS Series on Early Humans

June 23, 2015

About 200,000 years ago, our ancestors took their first steps on the African savanna. Today, 7 billion of…
Deciphering the demise of Neandertals

April 24, 2015

Researchers from the University of Bologna, Italy, and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany,…
New study suggests ways to avoid catching diseases from pets

April 21, 2015

As new medical diagnostics become available, researchers are increasingly discovering situations in which pets can transmit diseases to…
Study considers how coalition-building by Old World monkeys may have promoted development of human social structures

March 30, 2015

Despite his yellow teeth, orange eyes and odd spiky ‘do, the crested black macaque is undeniably engaging, not…
Living African group discovered to be the most populous humans over the last 150,000 years

December 5, 2014

New genetic research reveals that a small group of hunter-gatherers now living in Southern Africa once was so…
Dominant people can be surprisingly social

November 21, 2014

In contrast to the lay stereotype, dominant people prove to be avid social learners, just like dominant individuals…
Recalled Yogurt Contained Highly Pathogenic Mold

July 9, 2014

Samples isolated from Chobani yogurt that was voluntarily recalled in September 2013 have been found to contain the…
New Technologies Making It Easier To Protect Threatened Species

May 30, 2014

Human actions have pushed extinction rates to 1,000 times faster than the natural rate, but a new Duke…
Researchers create methylation maps of Neanderthals and Denisovans, compare them to modern humans

April 22, 2014

A Neanderthal skeleton, left, compared with a modern human skeleton. Credit: American Museum of Natural History A team…
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