The human brain got so big because life was tough in ancient Africa

The human brain got so big because life was tough in ancient Africa

Why humans have such big brains: Scientists claim ancient ‘ecological’ challenges like finding food and lighting fires made us intelligent New study suggests our remarkable intelligence was fuelled by adversity Previous research has suggested social complexity or diet were to blame Scientists…

Stradivarius violins mimic the ‘brilliance’ of human speech

Stradivarius violins mimic the ‘brilliance’ of human speech

Secret behind the sweet sound of Stradivarius violins revealed: Scientists say the 300-year-old instruments mimic human speech Violins have long been rumoured to imitate the sounds of human singers  Acoustic analysis revealed that Amati violins imitate the deeper tones of men  The…

A third of the world’s protected areas at risk from human pressure  

A third of the world’s protected areas at risk from human pressure  

Humans are destroying a THIRD of the world’s protected land by building roads, farms and even entire cities inside areas set aside for wildlife Huge swathes of land around the world are earmarked as ‘protected areas’  Human expansion is putting these environmental spaces…

Fox spotted carrying HUMAN HAND as grisly trail of body parts discovered in murder probe for missing gran Julie Reilly

Fox spotted carrying HUMAN HAND as grisly trail of body parts discovered in murder probe for missing gran Julie Reilly

The gruesome trail of body parts were made during a murder investigation for missing gran Julie Reilly. A human thigh is also believed to have been found by stunned residents close to a torso in the same area of Glasgow. Julie, 47, was…

Inside the bizarre world of human-chimp hybrids known as HUMANZEES – as a renowned scientist claims one was born in a Florida lab before being killed by panicked doctors

Inside the bizarre world of human-chimp hybrids known as HUMANZEES – as a renowned scientist claims one was born in a Florida lab before being killed by panicked doctors

A HUMAN-chimpanzee hybrid was born in a Florida lab 100 years ago before being killed by panicked doctors, claims a renowned scientist. Evolutionary psychologist Gordon Gallup coined the term “humanzee” which refers to a human-chimp crossbreed – a scientifically possible hybridisation which…