Tagged With Human Evolution

13 discoveries in the last year have fundamentally altered our understanding of human history


Ancient humans interbred with a mysterious archaic population 700,000 years ago, a study found — it's the earliest known mating between different human species


A handful of recent discoveries have shattered anthropologists' picture of where humans came from, and when



A group of our Homo erectus ancestors suffered a mysterious mass death more than 107,000 years ago. It's their last appearance in the fossil record.


Every person alive today descended from a woman who lived in modern-day Botswana about 200,000 years ago, a new study finds


A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.



A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history


All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common


300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like us could rewrite the human origin story


What humans will look like in 1,000 years


Colonizing Mars could spark a new branch of human evolution -- and isolate colonists from Earth forever


Humans are at the forefront of what could be the first major shift of evolution in over a billion years



Scientists have discovered exactly why humans are drawn towards cute things


Scientists just discovered humans share most of their DNA with this creepy ocean worm


This map shows where researchers can legally do the work that could create the first designer baby


Scientists are raising important questions about the discovery of a new human ancestor



2 hikers crawled through an impossibly tiny cave and discovered a new human ancestor that defies everything scientists know about evolution