human evolution

Digging Up The Genetic Origins Of Inner Asia’s Mummies

Genomic analysis of the Tarim Basin mummies has revealed their origins as a local group in China’s Xinjiang region, rather than a migratory population.

New Human Lineage Discovered In Indonesian Cave

By analyzing fossil genetics, researchers have uncovered a new human lineage, expanding the narrative of ancient Southeast Asian populations.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s June 2021 Roundup

Across Asia, scientists are uncovering the paths walked by ancient animals and looking for new ways to tackle dengue and climate change.

Dragon Man Discovery Rewrites Evolutionary History

The ‘Dragon Man’ skull uncovered by researchers from China could be a new species more closely related to modern humans than Neanderthals.

Monkeys With Human Gene Show Improved Cognitive Performance

Researchers in China have improved the working memory and reaction time of transgenic monkeys bearing a human gene that regulates brain development.

An Evolutionary Trade-Off For Walking Upright

A research group in Japan has revealed that walking upright has made humans more prone to limb ischemia than mice.

Indonesian ‘Hobbits’ May Have Come From Africa

The findings of a new study suggest that Homo floresiensis was likely a sister species of Homo habilis rather than a descendant of Homo erectus.

100,000 Year-Old Skulls Shed Light On The Origins Of Modern Humans

The ancestors of modern humans had features that resembled Neanderthals, according to a study of skull fragments found in China.

Fossils Suggest Hominids Had Larger Range Than Previously Thought

Australopithecus afarensis fossils found near Nairobi show that the range of ancient hominids extends to the east of the Great Rift Valley.

Laotian Fossils Reveal The Diversity Of Ancient Humans

Fossils from Laos bearing both archaic and modern human traits demonstrate the diversity of early humans.