Neanderthals Were Artists
A new study, published in the journal Science, proposes Neanderthals, and not modern humans, like us, were responsible for creating world’s oldest known cave paintings. The researchers, led by scientists at the UK’s University of Southampton and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, say that their findings suggest our closely related prehistoric ancestor may […]
Scientists Discover How Marine Mammals Hold Their Breath for Long Periods
Special properties of an oxygen-binding protein in the muscles of marine mammals, such as seals, whales and dolphins, are the reason these animals can hold their breath underwater for long periods of time, according to a new study. Many of these mammalian divers can hold their breath underwater for over an hour, while land-based mammals, […]
Stonehenge Mystery Solved?
As crowds converged on Stonehenge last week for the summer solstice, a new study based on 10 years of archaeological investigations revealed the ancient monument was built to unify all of the people of Britain. For years, experts have tried to uncover the many mysteries of Stonehenge, one of the world’s most famous prehistoric sites, […]