Neanderthals buried their dead, a new study finds. Studying remains found at La Chapelle-aux-Saints cave in southwestern France, study author William Rendu found bones buried in pits that were not naturally formed. The study, "Evidence supporting an intentional Neanderthal burial at La Chapelle-aux-Saints," was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Researchers have found the earliest example of a bone which is key to the way the human hand functions. The a 1.4 million-year-old bone gives humans the ability to make and use tools, and millions of years ago it gave human ancestors the same ability. The bone, the third metacarpal, was discovered in West Turkana, Kenya.
A recently recovered Japanese World War II mega-sub, the I-400, was sunk in 1945, and was left hidden underwater because the U.S. did not want its advanced technology to fall into the hands of the Soviets.
Facial recognition techniques used for security surveillance are being expanded with increased "soft" biometrics development, according to the U.S. government's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, which put out a call for researchers to work toward dramatic improvements in recognition technology.
An archaeological team led by Lee Berger have found over a thousand fossils in the Rising Star cave in South Africa's Cradle of Humankind. At least one hominin skull was found among the many fossils. The cave is located about 30 miles from Johannesburg.
Genomic analysis of the remains of a 3-4-year old boy buried 24,000 years ago reveals a previously unknown genetic link between Europeans and Native Americans, casting new light on human migration to the Americas.
King Tut's death more than 3,300 years ago has been a mystery since British archaeologists discovered his tomb in 1922. But high-tech research tells the unusually specific narrative of the boy pharaoh's stranger-than-fiction end.
Scientists in Turkey found 4,000-year-old brain tissue inside four Bronze Age skeletons. The brains were boiled in their own skulls, preserving them nearly intact until their discovery in 2006 and 2010.