The thorny side of antelope evolution in Africa

2016-09-07 11:46

The arrival of medium and large antelope on African soil coincides with the evolution of thorn trees in the African savanna, according to research by the University of the Witwatersrand.

Homo Naledi and the evolution of man: What do you tell your kids?

2015-09-11 11:42

Is there a right way to explain evolution to your child?

Chimps have mental skills to cook - study

2015-06-03 10:59

They're not likely to start barbecuing in the rainforest, but chimpanzees can understand the concept of cooking and are willing to postpone eating raw food, even carrying food some distance to cook it rather than eat immediately,

Could vitamin C therapy cure a cold?

2015-01-28 10:19

Because humans don't produce their own vitamin C, it is important that we get enough of this vital nutrient on a regular basis.

Your nose knows fatty foods

2014-01-27 13:48

A study suggests that people's sense of smell is adept at gauging the fat content of food.

Monkeys rely on faces for recognition

2013-11-19 10:18

Humans are crazy for Facebook, but research suggests that primates have been relying on the face to tell friends from competitors for the last 50 million years.

Mechanisms of human foot not unique

2013-08-21 15:13

The mechanisms of the human foot are not unique and have a lot in common with the feet of other great apes, according to research.

Humans learned to throw 2m years ago

2013-06-26 21:51

The ability of humans to throw may have appeared nearly 2 million years ago.

'The religion of evolution is a myth'

2013-05-21 16:45

"When teachers tell you that evolution is a fact, always remember that it’s just a theory."

Environmental change triggers rapid evolution

2013-04-09 08:41

New research overturns the common assumption that evolution only occurs gradually over hundreds or thousands of years.


Bloodthirsty brains – new research challenges view of human intelligence

2016-09-01 09:14

Researchers in South Africa and Australia have published findings that challenge commonly held views on the evolutionary development of the human brain.

It’s ‘pseudo science’: Motshekga stands by his views on Homo naledi

2015-09-11 11:36

The Homo naledi discovery has barely seen the light of day and already an ANC MP has challenged scientists for a debate on the “whole truth about evolution”.

Why a curvaceous booty drives men wild

2015-03-24 10:31

Just what is it about a little junk in the trunk that drives men wild?

Cancer in dogs dates back 11 000 years

2014-01-27 14:26

Transmissible genital cancer affects dogs, and it first appeared in a single dog that lived about 11 000 years ago.

Sexual remorse different for men and women

2013-11-27 12:36

A study found that men tend to bemoan missed sexual opportunities, while women fret over one-night stands.

1.8M-year-old skull gives glimpse of our evolution

2013-10-18 09:40

The discovery of a 1.8 M-year-old skull indicates that our family tree may have fewer branches than some believe, scientists say.

Paleo diet: not a diet of logic

2013-07-12 14:30

Eating meat as we do equals ecological disaster in the long run, experts have warned.

Elephant tooth evolution rooted in grass

2013-06-26 20:29

Once they developed a taste for grass, the ancestors of today's elephants swiftly broadened their leaf-only diet and placed their progeny on a new evolutionary track.

Not all chins created equal

2013-04-16 08:08

New research suggests facial preferences differ among populations.

Chimps show evolution of teamwork

2013-03-20 08:20

Scientists have found that working together has its evolutionary roots in our nearest primate relatives – chimpanzees.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.