By Christine Hsu | Feb 01, 2013 10:44 AM EST
A leading scientist says that the human phenomenon of emotional crying is hugely important and developed as a way for humans to communicate how they feel before the emergence of language.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 23, 2013 09:19 AM EST
A leading geneticist from Harvard Medical School has created a master plan to bring back the long-extinct Neanderthals. All he needs is an "extremely adventurous female human" to serve as surrogate mother to deliver a cloned Neanderthal baby.
By Makini Brice | Nov 21, 2012 05:18 PM EST
Researchers believe that they have found the definitive difference between humans and other primates, and they think that the difference all comes down to a single gene.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 22, 2012 04:27 PM EDT
Learning to cook may have helped the human brain grow, and may have led to the invention of tools, culture and civilization, scientists claim.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 17, 2012 05:19 PM EDT
Scientists have found why no matter how hard you try, the sound of a crying baby is almost impossible to ignore.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 05, 2012 01:59 PM EDT
Modern Europeans may have interbred with Neanderthals as recently as 37,000 years ago, after modern humans with advanced stone tools expanded out of Africa, according to a new study.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 04, 2012 02:03 PM EDT
A piece of a child's skull, believed to be 1.5 million years old, offers some of the earliest evidence that early humans were hunters who ate meat regularly, according to scientists.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 01, 2012 04:37 PM EDT
Early humans may have lived in harmony with Neanderthals and possibly even interbred with them, according to new research.
By Makini Brice | Sep 24, 2012 04:38 PM EDT
Recently, the University of California, Berkeley has added a new power to the human eye. Researchers discovered a compound lining the cornea that easily battles various harmful microbes. The new knowledge could help scientists develop inexpensive new antimicrobial drugs.
By Makini Brice & Nikki Tucker | Sep 07, 2012 11:13 AM EDT
What is ENCODE, and what does it mean?
By Makini Brice | Aug 30, 2012 02:45 PM EDT
Researchers have managed to map an entire genome of a human ancestor and also suspect that there are more species that existed in the past that we have not yet found, particularly in Asia.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 29, 2012 04:02 PM EDT
Men are significantly more likely to lie than women, with the average male telling three lies a day or 1,092 a year compared to women who only lie twice a day or 728 times a year, according to new research.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 24, 2012 04:36 PM EDT
Like modern humans, most Neanderthals were right handed, leading scientists to believe that they have had the capacity for speech, according to new findings.