Sunset on the Tapajós River, deep in the Amazon rainforest, in Brazil. Scientists are warning that if human beings continue to mine the world’s wildernesses for resources and convert them into cities and farms at the pace of the previous century, the planet’s few remaining wild places could disappear in decades. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

The last wilderness areas on earth are disappearing at a rapid and shocking rate, according to new findings published in Nature magazine. Global rese(...)

A jawbone with teeth recently discovered at Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel In Israel, dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago. Photograph: Tel Aviv University/EPA

The discovery of a prehistoric jawbone in a cave in Israel forces scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest humans came to populate the plane(...)