Anthropology
Monday 27 April, 2015

Human dispersal and the evolution of languages show strong link

dispersal of phonemes

Geneticists have famously tracked small differences in the human genetic code to trace the evolution and spread of humans out of Africa.  More...

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Interior of the Manot Cave in Israel's Galilee, where a 55,000-year-old skull sheds new light on human migration patterns.
Credit: Amos Frumkin / Hebrew University Cave Research Center
By BioNews On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to the first modern Europeans

The discovery of a 55,000-year-old partial skull in Northern Israel provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa.   More...

climate change and language
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers say that languages with complex tones are  More...

Stone Age man
By BioNews On Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools: Study

Researchers from University of Montreal have discovered a multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era,  More...

brian richmond bone study
By BioNews On Friday, December 26th, 2014
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Our ancestors had stronger bones, says study

Researchers have found that low-bone density is a modern phenomenon caused probably by humans’ shift from a foraging  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Bug-eating helped early humans build bigger brains

An insect-rich diet when regular food sources were scarce was the secret behind early humans developing bigger brains with higher-level cognitive skills  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Secret ‘password’ helps young birds not to breed other chicks

Brood parasites lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving them to raise their chicks, but host birds are not easily fooled  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 26th, 2012
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Butterflies with darker wings have greater ability to fly

Monarch butterflies who have dark orange wings fly further than those with light orange wings, a new study has revealed  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Ants rely on chemical trail for calling emergency back up

Brazilian “big-headed” ants use chemical trails to draw others into helping them carry food, a new study has revealed  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
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Cockroaches essential to our planet for converting nitrogen into fertiliser

They are the most despised of all insects, but an Indian origin biologist has said that cockroaches are essential to the survival of our planet’s delicate ecosystem  More...