Tag: Human

‘Homo’ only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size...

Andalusian researchers, led by the University of Granada, have discovered a curious characteristic of the members of the human lineage, classed as the genus...

Chimp empathy key to understanding human engagement

In their latest study about empathy, Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers Matthew Campbell, PhD, and Frans de Waal, PhD, have shown chimpanzees exhibit...

Combination of sensory signals draw mosquitoes in for a bite

It may seem like mosquitoes will bite anything with a pulse, but they’re actually quite strategic in picking their victims. A new study from...

Written all over your face: Humans express four basic emotions rather...

Human beings are emotional creatures whose state of mind can usually be observed through their facial expressions.A commonly-held belief, first proposed by Dr Paul...

Israelis find reeaaaally old fireplace hearth

It's generally reckoned that early man "discovered" fire somewhere around a million years ago, but it's still unclear when he began to control and...

There you are! Dogs recognize faces from images, prefer each other

Humans have specific brain mechanisms involved in face processing, which focuses attention to faces and recognizes the identity of faces remarkably quickly and accurately....

Humans may be the exception when it comes to aging

We humans get weaker as we age, and then finally we die.That's not normal across all species, and in fact some organisms don't seem...

Shark, human proteins stunningly similar

Despite widespread fascination with sharks, the world’s oldest ocean predators have long been a genetic mystery. The first deep dive into a great white...

Neanderthals kept their homes organized & tidy

Scientists have found that Neanderthals organized their living spaces in ways that would be familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows...

Scientists create an implantable slimming aid

Humankind has a weight problem – and not only in industrialized nations: The growing prosperity in many Asian or Latin American countries goes hand...

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