Surprising research: Prehistoric hyenas and humans share migration patterns

Prehistoric humans left Africa for the first time about 2 million years ago. The research community has been aware of this for some time. Now, novel research reveals that hyenas apparently did the same thing.advertisement ‘Our new study shows that prehistoric humans and hyenas left Africa at approximately the same time. And like humans, spotted […]

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Driven by Earth’s orbit, climate changes in Africa may have aided human migration

Earth (stock image).Credit: © robert / Adobe Stock In 1961, John Kutzbach, then a recent college graduate, was stationed in France as an aviation weather forecaster for the U.S. Air Force. There, he found himself exploring the storied caves of Dordogne, including the prehistoric painted caves at Lascoux.advertisement Thinking about the ancient people and animals who […]

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Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland

Water coming over road in Kemah, Texas during Hurricane Harvey (stock image).Credit: © eric / Adobe Stock When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast in 2017, displaced residents flocked inland, trying to rebuild their lives in the disaster’s aftermath. Within decades, the same thing could happen at a much larger scale due to rising sea […]

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