A 100 year old Neanderthal skeleton was plagued with health conditions like scoliosis. Their continued survival shows Neanderthals cared for their sick.
When humans arrived in a region it was often bad news for local animals. However, the mammoth escaped our wrath. Were ancient people protecting the animals?
Research on which paw cats prefer to use reveals females end to be right-handed, males left-handed. More importantly, these discoveries challenge many hypotheses we had about why hand preferences might evolve.
The Neanderthal extinction has often been explained by innate differences between our species. However, new research suggests our success may have been due to circumstance rather than birth.