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Jul 2, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Denisovans, a prehistoric species of human, passed beneficial DNA to Tibetans, who then helped push Denisovans to extinction. Continue reading →
Jun 25, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
A look at 50,000-year-old Neanderthal poop in Spain shows these early humans were omnivorous.
Jun 2, 2014 07:01 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Unborn fetuses have an unusual reaction when mom's stressed: They touch their faces with their left hand. Continue reading →
May 27, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Human muscle metabolites diverged from chimpanzees even more than human brain metabolites.
Apr 30, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Think Neanderthals were inferior to Homo sapiens? Think again.
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 Choi, LiveScience
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 25, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Emily Sohn
Does the exploding use of exclamation marks indicate the end of the linguistic world as we know it? Not necessarily.
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