Humans news stories
The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’.
Connecting the humanities — especially the arts — with current scientific research relating to ecology and non-human life is direly needed.
All languages from the Torres Strait to Bunbury, from the Pilbara to the Grampians, are descended from a single ancestor language that spread across the continent to all but the Kimberley and the Top End.
The Toba eruption, as we’re learning, wasn’t nearly as bad for humans as we thought—and it may not have produced a volcanic winter at all.
Taking a pointed view of a historical subject, director Laura Scozzi’s fully-choreographed interpretation of the opera by Philip Glass brings ancient Egypt into the 21st century and delivers food for thought.
An ancient city. The world’s oldest map. The first painting of an exploding volcano. But now it seems a famed British archaeologist has faked some of his work.
The voiceover includes Morgan Freeman, Brian Cox, Carl Sagan, and David Attenborough. Each second represents 22 million years, which really puts into perspective how old our universe is.
DNA suggests that the women whose elongated skulls have been unearthed were high-ranking “treaty brides” from Romania and Bulgaria, married off to cement political alliances. Yet others are skeptical.
A study of 46,000 people found evidence for the first time that genes have a role in how empathetic we are. And it also found that women are generally more empathetic than men.
Cellulose fibers can take on remarkable characteristics, including a strength-to-weight ratio that’s about eight times that of steel.
A Mayan justice system has been in operation in Guatemala for centuries and some indigenous communities think it’s more effective than the Western one.
Most of Scott’s genes did indeed return to normal after a brief time back here on Earth, but not all of them.
We salute the work of some extraordinary women on International Women’s Day 2018, which is themed: “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives.”
A conference held at the RPS London headquarters provided a rare insight into the history of cosmetics, from Ancient Egypt to the 20th century.