How the extinction of larger animals drove humans to become smarter - study

A TAU team hypothesized that humans evolved modern traits as an adaptational response to the need to hunt progressively smaller and quicker prey.

Ancient fossil sheds light on how whales made move to water

The small whale, named for a pharaoh, provided big insights for scientists about the evolution of whales.

Humanity once came dangerously close to extinction, study suggests

The researchers believe that humans maintained a tiny population of only 1,300 adults for at least 100,000 years.

How did the first stages of evolution start? - study

The researchers found primitive cell-like membranes in hydrothermal vents, which may reveal how life began on unhospitable Earth.

Skull found in China points to an unknown human species

This 300,000-year-old skull found in China has traits of both humans and other more distantly-related hominids, implying a new branch on the human evolutionary tree could have lived there.

Why males have lower-pitched voices - study

A new study finds that large group size and mating systems in which males have multiple mates drove the evolution of lower-pitched voices in primates.

Humans' ancestors, dogs, bats may have coexisted with dinosaurs – study

Primates, whom humans evolved from, rabbits and hares, dogs and cats were shown to have evolved just before the mass extinction, so they coexisted with dinosaurs.

Ohio researchers use CAT scan to test felines’ sense of smell

The authors said that their findings deepen their understanding of how the evolution of more convoluted channels enabled mammals’ - especially cats’ - enhanced sense of smell.

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