Climate Change Killed the ‘Siberian Unicorn,’ Study Says
This Eurasian giant weighed 7,700 pounds and likely had the largest horn of any rhino, extinct or living.
DNA From Ancient Skeletons Is Changing What We Know About Our Ancestors
"We should be humble, and not think that our gut impressions of the world around us are reliable."
Our Ancestors Engaged in Cannibalism for Fun and Profit, Not Just for Calories
Human flesh isn’t as nutritious as mammoth meat. But our ancestors occasionally ate each other anyway.
Dental Plaque Reveals Some Neanderthals Devoured Rhinos, Others Nibbled on Moss
The Neanderthal medicine cabinet was stocked with pain-killers and antibiotics.
Evolution is Not What We Thought
The things we thought we understood about Europeans are coming unstuck as we examine the genes of more ancient people.
Neanderthal Inbreeding Made Some Humans Weaker Today
Harmful mutations in Neanderthals' genome left some humans today with a genetic burden.
Human-Borne Diseases May Have Contributed to Neanderthal Extinction
Sorry for the genital herpes, Neanderthals.
The Original Paleo Diet Was Full of Carbs
In another blow to the idea that our paleolithic ancestors solely survived on berries and gazelle steaks, a new study argues that humans developed their big brains precisely because we ate starches.
Human-Neanderthal Lovemaking Was Short-Lived
But the winters that followed it were not most definitely not. Upshot: early Europeans were tough as hell.
A Prehistoric Poo Made Me Think About the Paleo Diet
A recently discovered fossilized turd suggests that early humans ate their veggies with their meat. Perhaps the paleo crowd had it right all along, but should we really follow early man's example, considering the neanderthals went extinct?
The Oldest Human Poop Ever Discovered Reveals What Neanderthals Ate
The 50,000-year-old sample was collected by hand.
Neanderthals Weren't Dumb
There's nothing in the fossil record or in archaeological finds that suggests Neanderthals were in any way inferior to modern humans of the time.