A TAU team hypothesized that humans evolved modern traits as an adaptational response to the need to hunt progressively smaller and quicker prey.
The small whale, named for a pharaoh, provided big insights for scientists about the evolution of whales.
The researchers believe that humans maintained a tiny population of only 1,300 adults for at least 100,000 years.
The researchers found primitive cell-like membranes in hydrothermal vents, which may reveal how life began on unhospitable Earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.