Neanderthals weaned babies young, study suggests

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Neanderthals may have started weaning their young from seven months of age and transferred them to solid food by just over a year, according to a new fossil tooth study.

Rock art

Rock art may last up to 60,000 years

Friday, 19 April 2013

The world’s largest collection of rock art engravings could also potentially be home to some of the oldest, Australian researchers have found.


Ancient king’s hat holds clues to Korean alphabet

Thursday, 28 February 2013

A hat which belonged to South Korea’s most revered monarch King Sejong has been recovered more than 500 years after it was looted by Japanese invaders.

Michael Ibsen, a descendant of England's king Richard III, with a plastic model based on a CT scan the king's skull

King Richard III’s face revealed

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The face of England’s king Richard III was revealed for the first time in more than 500 years, following a reconstruction of his skeleton found underneath a carpark.

Genes European Jews_Cosmos science magazine

Genes settle debate over origin of European Jews

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Jews of European origin are a mix of ancestries, with many hailing from tribes in the Caucasus who converted to Judaism and created an empire that lasted half a millennium, according to a gene study.

Indians broke Australian isolation

Indians broke Australian isolation 4,000 years ago

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

People from the Indian sub-continent migrated to Australia and mixed with Aborigines 4,000 years ago, bringing the dingo with them.

DNA test sheds light on mystery deaths_COSMOS science magazine

DNA test sheds light on mystery deaths

Monday, 14 January 2013

A new DNA test can restore at least part of the identity of long-dead people who left no trace of their image, scientists report.

Spark of multicellular life two billion years old_COSMOS science magazine

Spark of multicellular life two billion years old

Thursday, 1 July 2010 - 2 comments

Scientists unveiled fossils from west Africa Thursday that push back the dawn of multicellular life on Earth by at least 1.5 billion years.

Aboriginal folklore leads to meteorite crater_COSMOS science magazine

Aboriginal folklore leads to meteorite crater

Thursday, 7 January 2010 - 40 comments

An Australian Aboriginal ‘Dreaming’ story has helped experts uncover a meteorite impact crater in the outback of the Northern Territory.

9 August 2007 Evolution of Homo genus thrown into doubt_COSMOS science magazine

Evolution of Homo genus thrown into doubt

Thursday, 9 August 2007 - 29 comments

The discovery of two fossils has challenged the belief that our early human ancestor Homo erectus evolved from Homo habilis and suggests they co-existed.


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