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neanderthal differences

Ancient humans may have been better at breathing than we are today

October 31st, 2018

It might be tempting to imagine our ancient ancestors as simply less sophisticated versions of ourselves, but scientists know that there are some very big differences between modern humans and the bipeds that roamed Earth tens of thousands of years ago. A new study published in Nature Communications makes this point abundantly clear. In creating …

homo erectus lazy

Ancient human ancestors went extinct because they were lazy

August 10th, 2018

In news that should surprise absolutely no one, scientists now believe an ancient ancestor of modern humans died off because they were too lazy for their own good. In a new study published in PLOS One, archaeologists present some incredibly interesting findings, including the fact that Homo erectus was a big ‘ol slacker. According to …