The traditional view of early-human dispersal is outdated as new research is revealing a much more complex picture of Homo sapiens.
Hunter-gatherers maintain storytelling traditions that predate organized religion, yet have a similar effect in helping to instill values among social groups.
Numerous Bronze Age artifacts, including King Tut's dagger and Shang Dynasty axes, contain iron from meteors, suggesting that iron smelting did not occur during this bronze-centric period.
Life before the dawn of agriculture in the Near East turns out to have been far more complex — and comfortable — than previously thought.
Researchers evaluated supposed Yeti excrement, hairs, and other remains and concluded that the myth is likely rooted in scary encounters with bears.
Dogs and raccoons are among the most intelligent animals on Earth, according to a new investigation of mammal brains.
The neurotransmitter dopamine appears to be central to human identity, but surprisingly links our brains with those of macaques.
Nomads migrating into Europe during the Stone Age may have brought the plague, setting the stage for epidemics like the Black Death, which killed at least 25 million people.
The seamless, collective movement of schooling fish, as well as flocking birds, is advantageous to a group, protecting it from predators and helping it find food.
Most blue whales are "right-handed," but new research finds they may be acting like lefties under challenging conditions caused by humans.