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Life as Our Ancestors Lived It

Paul Ekman | Posted 01.11.2017 | Science
Paul Ekman

January 11, 2016 In most of the time human beings have lived on Earth, it was in circumstances very different from those we encounter now. I learned ...

Stone Age Humans Probably Used These Special Rocks To Hunt

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.19.2016 | Science

Maybe they weren’t tools after all. Scientists have taken a fresh look at common prehistoric stone objects long thought to have been simple hand too...

Paleo Meat Meets Modern Reality

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Those trying to have their side of beef and eat it, too, often talk about narrowing the gap between modern meat, and the kind of meat we "should" all eat. Pure meat. Ethically raised, free to range, well fed, organic, and all that.

Bone Broth and Magic Beans

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

So there you have it. If you like bone broth, sip bone broth -- although I do think you are obliged to consider the lives, and deaths, that spawned those bones. Cruelty has no place on the menu of decent people, whatever our gustatory inclinations.

'Very Special' Stone Age Axe Discovered

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.29.2014 | Science

Archaeologists have unearthed an incredibly rare flint axe from the Stone Age that just may have been used in an ancient ritual. The 5,500-year-old...

Rare Footprints Discovered In Denmark

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.14.2014 | Science

Archaeologists in Denmark say they've discovered two extraordinary sets of human footprints dating back 5,000 years. The first of their kind to be...

Whole Grains and Half-Witted Notions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whole grains have figured prominently in human diets for roughly 15,000 years. They figure prominently in the diets of the healthiest populations alive today. And unlike the mostly extinct choices of our Stone Age ancestors, they are available to us today.

'Text to Ya Later!': In Defense of the Phone Call

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 01.10.2015 | Technology
Michelle Kennedy

Remember the days when you'd fall in love with someone and talk on the phone late into the night? Staring up at glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling, you believed those effortless hours of conversation confirmed you two were meant to be.

Caveman Campsite Unearthed At Site Of New Embassy

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 05.31.2014 | Science

Construction is underway on the south side of the Thames River in London's Battersea neighborhood on a shiny crystalline cube that will house the new ...

LOOK: 'Swedish Atlantis' Artifacts Found

Posted 01.30.2014 | World

Divers exploring a bay off the coast of Sweden have uncovered artifacts from people who lived in the region during the Stone Age. The team of diver...

Beating on Wheat and Raining on Grains: What's Really Making Us Fat and Stupid?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The reality is that we can't eat the foods our Stone Age ancestors ate, because their foods don't exist now, and our foods didn't exist then. The best we can do is approximate the native.

Snail Study Points To Mysterious Migration In Ancient Europe

| Sid Perkins | Posted 06.22.2013 | Science

A variety of snails common in western Ireland may have been transported there by humans during the Stone Age, a new study suggests. Cepaea nemoralis, ...

Carcasses Help Pinpoint Humans' Earliest Use Of Spears

| Posted 05.19.2013 | Science

By Heather Pringle Archaeologists have long debated when early humans began hurling stone-tipped spears and darts at large prey. By throwing a spear...

Ancient Europeans' Strange Gene Shift Has Scientists Puzzled

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/23/2013 11:16 AM EDT on LiveScience The genetic lineage of Europe mysteriously transformed ab...

Suggestive Carving Unearthed In Stone Age Ruins

Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 03/27/2013 09:57 AM EDT on LiveScience Some remarkable traces of Stone Age life were unearthed recently i...

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 4: Polar Bears in the Sahara

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have a natural environment. And a world of fast-food drive-through restaurants, fax machines, escalators and email is not it. The nutritional environment we live in is toxic to us. The effects of that toxicity are rampant chronic disease and epidemic obesity.

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 3: Then and Now

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Only by knowing Mik-tal's endowment to us can we hope to meet the challenges of the modern world. Our efforts to find our way home begin by knowing where home is, and where we are now. Our efforts to achieve dietary health begin by knowing ourselves.

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 2: The Way We Are

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This particular morning in mid-April was quite chilly, although clear. In fact, the early suffusion of sunlight was promising a day of great beauty. Not that Michelle was listening to such promises. Far too busy. And besides, the climate inside was always perfect.

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 1: The Way We Were

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The issue of personal responsibility for health and weight control comes up frequently in my professional circles, generating strong and opposing views. I have addressed this theme recently -- and many times in the past -- and expressed my own opinions.

WATCH: Murder Mystery Unearthed At Bottom Of Ancient Well

Posted 11.09.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/08/2012 02:44 PM EST on LiveScience More than 8,000 years ago, a 19-year-old woman a...

Modern Diet Study Sheds New Light On Ancient Eating Habits

Posted 10.27.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 10/26/2012 06:58 AM EDT on LiveScience That image of a caveman gnawing on a hunk of bison mea...

Deadly Artifact Suggests Ancient Civilization Is Way Older

Posted 07.31.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 07/30/2012 03:08 PM EDT on LiveScience The late Stone Age may have had an earlier sta...

Occupy The Neolithic?

| Michael Balter on 28 May 2012, 3:00 PM | Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

Even the most democratic societies are rife with social and economic inequalities, as the current tension between the poorer "99%" and the richest "1%...

'Unique' Fossil Discovery May Reveal New Human Species

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/14/2012 11:09 AM EDT on LiveScience Mysterious fossils of what may be a previously unknown...

Downtime for the Stone Age Brain

Michael Taft | Posted 09.04.2011 | Travel
Michael Taft

Several weeks passed in this way, and I slowly became quite happy. Every day was a good day. My brain was emptying out of thought content, and instead was filling up with silence.