The oldest nuclear DNA ever recovered in Africa shows that people who lived in what is now Morocco 15,000 years ago were related to populations from both within and outside of the continent.
New evidence of early human technological advancements dates to a period in eastern Africa when our ancestors faced an unpredictable environment and were evolving into Homo sapiens.
An investigation of primate sleep patterns finds that humans are apparent outliers. We sleep shorter, yet often deeper, than our closest animal relatives.
The process critical to all complex life on Earth dates to around 3.8 billion years ago, according to new studies, putting into question prior theories about our planet's earliest organisms.
The Late Jurassic dino-bird could fly short distances and in bursts, similar to modern pheasants.
The Toba eruption in Indonesia 74,000 years ago was so massive that its debris, including glass shards, likely fell atop a site inhabited by humans 5,592 miles away.
The first nuclear genome for an extinct moa species begins a new chapter in research on these big bygone birds, possibly improving the chances that they will one day be resurrected.
The shared gestures suggest the primates — as well as humans — may have inherited the traits from a common ancestor.
New research suggests the middle Cambrian Period, once thought to lack plant life, was very green and much like modern-day Iceland.
A seemingly gory prehistoric site in Sweden may be something else altogether: a sacred burial for revered people.