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Apr 21, 2014 05:30 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Modern humans may have dispersed in more than one wave of migration out of Africa, and they may have done so earlier than scientists had long thought.
Apr 21, 2014 02:07 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, IEEE Spectrum
The first detailed picture of genetic variation among Neanderthals indicates they may have lived in small, isolated groups that had little contact with each other.
Mar 17, 2014 02:55 PM ET
Human evolution happened slowly over the course of thousands and thousands of years. Are we still evolving today? Trace discusses a few recent findings showing how humans, even in the past 5,000 years, are continuing to evolve!
Mar 10, 2014 11:00 AM ET
Could Neanderthals, long thought to be unable to vocalize, actually talk to each other? Trace is here to tell you about a tiny bone found in Neanderthals and modern humans that might hold the answer.
Feb 27, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The ancestors of Native Americans may have lived on and around the Bering Strait for about 10,000 years before streaming into the Americas.
Feb 25, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Without protective fur to safeguard against sun damage, our ancestors went from pale-skinned to dark-skinned.
Feb 24, 2014 12:12 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Climate may have caused the near-extinction of Neanderthals long before modern humans came to be, new research shows. Continue reading →
Feb 11, 2014 06:13 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Strange, elongated skulls found in South America are spawning theories about unknown humans and aliens. But why?
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