A genetic analysis has shown that Northern European people are a mixture of two very different ancestral populations - and one of these populations is related to Native Americans.
A study published in Nature this week, has found that the majority of human genetic variation occurred in the past 5000 to 10,000 years, relatively recently in evolutionary terms.
When people make music together their brain activity synchronizes - even when they aren't playing the same notes.
The Grand Canyon is dramatic enough today - but imagine it with roaming dinosaurs. It now appears that it's been around for 70 million years, a good 65 million longer than believed.
The reason herbivore dinosaurs got so big was their environment, not their diet, researchers say.
By cracking the genetic code of wheat, scientists may have made a big step toward securing global food supplies.
University of Massachusetts Amherst geoscientists have used a biomarker from human feces to establish the first human presence, the arrival of grazing animals and human population dynamics in the Arctic Circle.
Bigfoot is not only real, it's the product of breeding between human females and an unknown hominid, and should be given human rights - if a Texas DNA researcher is to be believed.
Scientists have discovered a group of microorganisms capable surviving one of the toughest environments on our planet: ancient bacteria living under 65 feet of ice at the bottom of a brine-filled lake in Antarctica.
It's always been a bit of a mystery as to how life began on a molecular level. Theories tend to involve a network of molecules that have the ability to work together to jumpstart and speed up their own replication.
Researchers at Durham University have concluded that multi-touch, multi-user desks successfully boost student skills in mathematics.
While many dog-owners may marvel at their pet’s human-like ability to understand new words; research by scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, suggests that dogs learn words in a fundamentally different way to us.
The first wings on feathered dinosaurs were pretty useless, new research shows, meaning they'd have found it hard to take off and fly at low speeds.
Mechanical engineers say they've found a way of adapting invisibility cloaking techniques to protect oil rigs and ships from rough waves.
The universe may be structured a lot like the human brain and even the internet, and similar laws may govern its growth.
They don't buy a sports car or get Botox - but it appears that chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis just as humans do.
Scientists have examined newly-discovered photographs of Albert Einstein's brain, and discovered several unusual features that they say may help explain his genius.
It sounds like something dreamt up by a science fiction writer, but scientists have created a walking 'bio-bot' made from rat heart cells and hydrogels, using a 3-D printer.
Our ancestors were attaching spear points to wooden hafts as long ago as 500,000 years - a good 200,000 years earlier than thought.
Scientists from the University of Arizona have released a video of the leggiest animal on Earth, the millipede Illacme plenipes, which has 750 legs.