Homo sapiens

 
Climate shift killed off dinosaurs
Climate shift killed off dinosaurs
Finding out what killed off the dinosaurs has been one of science’s greatest quests. In a geological blink of an eye, a species, which had...
These troglodytes had more brains than brawn
These troglodytes had more brains than brawn
Long thought of as thick-skulled brutes, Neanderthals were already building complex underground structures by firelight 176 500 years ago, said a...
From the cradle to the grave? #Naledifossils
From the cradle to the grave? #Naledifossils
They moved the bodies in one at a time, from the old with their worn teeth to newborn babies. If they had been modern humans, the Dinaledi Chamber...
The fine art of the Neanderthals
The fine art of the Neanderthals
Several times in the past 10 years scientists have had to rewrite the textbooks on Neanderthals, the last species of human to go extinct. Once the...
Ape genes show we have gorillas in our midst
Ape genes show we have gorillas in our midst
Our ancestors made the evolutionary split with gorillas around 10-million years ago, but we still share a remarkable number of genes with the great...
Homo erectus was first master chef
Homo erectus was first master chef
The first ancestor of modern humans to have mastered the art of cooking was likely homo erectus, which evolved around 1.9-million years ago,...
You owe your grandparents big time
You owe your grandparents big time
Thirty-thousand years ago the human species had a senior moment. Numbers of adults reaching the age of 30 began to rise dramatically. Very soon...
Kenya fossil footprints show modern feet
Kenya fossil footprints show modern feet
Anthropologists have uncovered ancient fossil footprints in Kenya dating back 1,5-million years, the oldest evidence yet that our ancestors walked...
The incredible journey taken by our genes
The incredible journey taken by our genes
Sixty thousand years ago, a small group of African men and women took to the Red Sea in tiny boats and crossed the Mandab Strait to Asia. Their...

Client Media Releases

New chairperson of NWU Council announced
Sanral welcomes court judgment for e-toll debt payment
Business Intelligence in the digital era
MTN commemorates Human Rights Day
Pragma to again host Student Training Programme
Eastern Cape's Cobuqua people launch their blog