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Apr 23, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Ancient teeth from Italy suggest that the arrival of modern humans in Western Europe coincided with the demise of Neanderthals.
Apr 20, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Neanderthals may have gone extinct because anatomically modern humans used fire to cook their food, meaning they could get by on fewer resources.
Apr 15, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The prominence of the chin may simply be a side effect of the rest of the face evolving to be smaller.
Apr 10, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
A woman dies five days after taking title of world's oldest human (must have been the stress). But what does the future hold for longevity?
Mar 4, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The very first human dates to at least 2.3 million years ago, a new study concludes, suggesting that the origins of our genus could go back 3 million years ago.
Mar 4, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Newly unearthed remains push back the origin of our genus by an incredible 400,000 years.
Feb 26, 2015 02:45 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region.
Feb 26, 2015 11:15 AM ET
Some of us are tall, some of us short, some just average height. Clearly, save the occasional exception, our species seems to have hit a height, er, ceiling? What keeps us from being fee-fi-fo-fumming giants?
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