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Is it time to change the way we talk about human evolution?
The human ancestor Homo bodoensis just got a new name—and it could shake up some old ways of thinking.
We finally know why we grow wisdom teeth as adults
Other primates have them too, but ours come in a lot later in life.
These footprints could push back human history in the Americas
But knowing for sure isn't easy.
The debate over ‘Dragon Man’ shows that human origins are still kind of messy
Scientists in the field disagree about whether this represents an entirely new species, but it's exciting no matter what.
Puppies are born ready to communicate with people
We have pups at "hello."
Humans may have arrived in the Americas 15,000 years earlier than we thought
New animal bones discovered in Coxcatlan Cave may push back the arrival date, but the evidence is still unclear.
How the pandemic has helped and hurt animals around the world
The effects were both good and bad, but the main takeaway is how vulnerable tourism-dependent animals can be.
Half of the Earth is still free from human impact, but it’s not all good news
Many ecosystems are still at the brink.
Anthropologists have identified the earliest evidence of Homo sapiens in Europe
Tools and pendants found with the 45,000-year-old remains might have inspired later Neanderthals.
Humans started transforming Earth a lot earlier than we thought
Hundreds of archaeologists pooled their data to get the big picture.