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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Ethiopian fossil reveals face for ancestor of famed ‘Lucy’

A fossil from Ethiopia is letting scientists look millions of years into our evolutionary history – and they see a face peering back.

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Disturbed brings ‘adventurous and eclectic’ new album to Spokane Arena

The “Evolution” tour also features In This Moment.

Chinese find suggests human relatives left Africa earlier

Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought.

Study offers new look at why our brains evolved to be so big

Why do people have such big brains? Some researchers asked a really powerful brain – a computer – and got back a surprising answer.

Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species

A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown.

New Florida law lets any resident challenge what’s taught in science classes

Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry will make it harder to teach evolution …

The oldest known relative of dinosaurs was unusual, experts say

The 245-million-year-old fossils were some of the strangest ones Sterling Nesbitt had ever seen. Their bodies looked like crocodiles – stout and muscular, with four sturdy legs. But their necks …

Evolution always wins: University of Idaho video game uses mutating aliens to teach science concepts

“Darwin’s Demons,” a video game created at the University of Idaho, uses mutating aliens to teach students about natural selection and evolution.

As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies, study says

As a group, mammals average a lethal violence rate against their own of about three killings of their own species in 1,000 deaths. The “root” violence rate of early humans …

Harvard professor: ‘It is natural and normal to be physically lazy’

Even those with the best of intentions often struggle to motivate themselves to work out. There’s almost always a powerful temptation to do something, or anything, else. This can feel …

Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American

The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to a tribe …

Dinosaurs were declining long before asteroid hit, study indicates

Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.

100 years ago in Spokane: Man’s faithful dog summons help

Charles Carlson, a Northern Pacific section foreman, was working on the Hangman Creek bridge when “an ordinary black and brown dog” arrived and began jumping up and down.

Research shows oxygen could have caused prehistoric growth

Many scientists would say life on Earth has a complex but single blueprint. For example, many animals have left hand and right hand parts that are mirror images of each …

Polar oceans full of life

BANGKOK, Thailand – The polar oceans are not biological deserts after all. A marine census released today documented 7,500 species in the Antarctic and 5,500 in the Arctic, including several …

10 Million-Year-Old Ape Face Found

Anthropologists have a new snapshot for the human family album, and she’s got a face only a mother could love: gaping, squarish eyes, a protruding mouth and not much of …