December 30, 2016
The presidential election took center stage, but our readers were also fascinated by everything from particle physics and rage disorder to autism in girls and the polar vortex
Source: The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American
October 5, 2016
A lucky find changes the story of how Channel Islands mammals came to be so small
Source: The Making of California’s Mini-Mammoths – Scientific American Blog Network
September 25, 2016
The first comprehensive genomic study of Indigenous Australians has revealed that they are indeed the direct descendants of Australia’s earliest settlers and diverged from their Papuan neighbors about 37,000 years ago.
Source: Unprecedented Genomic Study Shines Light on Ancestry of Indigenous Australians | Genetics, Paleoanthropology | Sci-News.com
September 15, 2016
Reconstruction is based on studies of a spectacular fossil from China, preserved with skin and pigments intact
Source: Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created | Elsa Panciroli | Science | The Guardian
December 30, 2015
From an ancient sponge ancestor to the Carolina Butcher, scientists learned a lot about life on Earth this year.
Source: 12 amazing fossil finds of 2015 | Science News
December 28, 2015
Artifacts uncovered by the Cerén dig suggest Maya citizens enjoyed certain freedoms when trading and making societal decisions
Source: Archaeological Finds in El Salvador Tell a Whole Different Tale about Maya Society – Scientific American
November 26, 2015
Human and Neanderthal skulls appear to have evolved by “chance”, developing due to genetic drift rather than natural selection.
Source: Neanderthals & humans evolved by accident via genetic drift – EvoAnth
November 22, 2015
Another week goes by, another boat load of research on our ancestors. Here are the highlights: With all the excitement
Source: Top human evolution discoveries of last week (22/11/15) – EvoAnth