Scientists May Have Found a Key Shift Between The Brains of Humans And Neanderthals

Scientists May Have Found a Key Shift Between The Brains of Humans And Neanderthals

Scientists experimenting on mice have found evidence that key parts of the modern human brain take more time to develop than those of our long extinct cousin, the Neanderthal. Like the hare and the tortoise, slow and steady is the winner here. The extra time is caused by protein differences that also appear to reduce … Read more

Digging Deep: New study shows how climate informed hominin evolution

Digging Deep: New study shows how climate informed hominin evolution

It has been common knowledge that climatic shifts, in particular the transition from the warm and wet Pliocene (5.3-2.6 mya) to the cold and dry Pleistocene (2.6 mya – 10 kya), played a key role in the evolution and dispersal of the Homo genus. However, palaeoclimate records are few and far between, making it difficult … Read more