Researchers work on the archaeological site in Spain, known as Porto Maior, where the tool deposits were found.
Eduardo Méndez Quintas
New tools add to an emerging view of the past as a turbulent “Game of Thrones” style scenario, with distinct early human ancestors living in Eurasia before Homo sapiens arrived.
Yes emerging technologies can pose risks - but regulation must focus on outcomes of the technology, not the technology itself.
When we include someone (or something) in our moral circle we feel a sense of moral obligation for their treatment. But the factors determining who is in or out are more complicated than you may think.
Banning the whip in Australian horse racing would only deter a minority of race enthusiasts from gambling or watching any events.
Even though you don’t think of your mobile phone as being anything like a microscope, it’s got almost all the parts you need.
The InSight Lander mission to Mars is preparing for launch in May 2018. But there are seven (or eight) other planets to explore: why have we such a hang up on Mars?
A man who had the chip of a transport card inserted in his hand has had his card cancelled. He plans to take legal action against Transport for NSW, but does he have a case?
Black holes may come in many sizes, but there's still a gap in the middle. The hunt is on to solve the mystery of where are the intermediate size black holes.
Predicted job losses from the rise of the robots vary widely. So rather than worry about robots taking over, we should learn to work with them and use them as intelligent tools.
Demand for energy storage is increasing – both in Australia and around the world. But issues with the production of lithium-ion batteries mean the search is on for alternatives.
Bigger galaxies tend to dominate the smaller, when the two collide. But the pending battle between our Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy might be a much fairer fight than we previously thought.
The mozzies are coming! A mosquito emoji will be available on your devices in mid 2018, providing a new angle for communicating the science and health implications of these very dangerous insects.
Right now, for the second time since 1931, there is no minister directly responsible for science in Australia.
As politicians grapple with the fall-out from social media missteps, the public turns back to traditional media for trustworthy news.
Many living vertebrates have the ability to detect electric fields, especially in other animals when hunting. But what can the fossil record tell us about the origins of this sensory system?