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A newly analyzed jawbone is the first confirmed Denisovan fossil found anywhere outside Siberia.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Drought-tolerant ingredients and local sourcing of brewing containers meant the beer could flow even in tough times.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Fossils from 50,000-67,000 years ago represent Homo luzonensis, discovered in a cave on the island of Luzon.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Analysis of trash mounds shows how a regional hub collapsed after the onset of the Late Antiquity Little Ice Age.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Indoor temperature and moisture in the U.S. is closer to climates in Africa than to anywhere else on Earth.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Ancestors of modern humans may have scavenged calorie-rich bone marrow from already dead animals.

Thomas Garlinghouse, Contributor

Image of several large stones standing upright near the seashore.

New research suggests the idea of stone megaliths was spread by a mysterious seafaring culture from northwest France.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A genetic variant linked to cold sensation and migraine headaches may have helped people survive in northern climates.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

New theory views lullabies as a signal to babies that parents are giving all they can.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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