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Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:34 AM

While it has long been known anatomically modern humans originated in Africa, scientists have until now been unable to pinpoint the precise location of our species' birthplace

Paano babaguhin ng Homo luzonensis ang kasaysayan ng mundo?

Apr 27, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Ang pagkatuklas sa Homo luzonensis ay nangangahulugan na lumalawak ang evolution map at family tree ng species ng tao

DISCOVERY. An international multidisciplinary team led by Armand Mijares discovered a new human species, the Homo luzonensis, from an excavation site inside Callao Cave in Penablanca, Cagayan. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

5 reasons why 2018 was a big year for palaeontology

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Some of the big events included some major fossil finds, a new understanding of our reptile ancestors, and a major controversy whose outcome could rewrite human history

 The dinosaur Ledumahadi mafube - reconstructed in this illustration - made headlines in 2018. Viktor Radermacher

There is no such thing as forever – even with rice

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 8, 2017

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:33 AM

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Homo sapiens 100,000 years older than thought – studies

Jun 08, 2017 - 7:28 AM

A groundbreaking fossil discovery in Morocco obliterates two decades of scientific consensus that our forefathers emerged in East Africa about 200 000 years ago

Cave markings 'bring Neanderthals closer to us'

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Markings dating back 40 000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought researchers say

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientificly based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Cesar Manso/AFP

Humans, Neanderthals shared Europe for millennia – study

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Neanderthals shared Europe with modern humans for as long as five millennia until they died out 40 000 years ago – ample time for cultural exchanges and interbreeding

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientifically-based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Cesar Manso/AFP

Fowl play: Neanderthals were first bird eaters

Aug 09, 2014 - 10:30 AM

The study suggests that the doves found in a cave in Gibraltar may have been butchered and then roasted – the first evidence of hominids eating birds

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientificly based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSO

Man vs ape: Much more similar than you think

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Click around the infographic below and see just how much humans have in common with the great apes

graphic by Emil Mercado

Ability to throw was key evolutionary step - study

Jun 27, 2013 - 1:44 PM

The shoulder may have been one of mankind s greatest evolutionary successes allowing us to kill prey by hurling spears or rocks

PITCHING IT. A study released June 26, 2013 says our shoulder may have been one of humankind's greatest evolutionary successes. In this file photo, New York Yankee pitcher David Phelps fires a second inning pitch during his game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle, Washington, USA on 09 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Dan Levine

Were 'hobbit' hominids island dwarfs?

Apr 17, 2013 - 10:57 AM

Was Homo floresiensis or the Man of Flores a separate species?