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Jun 26, 2015 01:33 PM ET // AFP
400-pound Shabani is being compared to Zoolander, with its manly good looks and model poses.
Jun 22, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The finding of a cross-breed suggests that interbreeding with Neanderthals was more common than previously thought.
Jun 2, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
It doesn't take much coaxing to get a chimp to pull out a pot or pan and cook, finds a new study.
May 27, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The early human species lived in Ethiopia 3.3 to 3.5 million years ago.
May 27, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Murder dates back to at least the Middle Pleistocene, according to a new study that suggests early Neanderthals weren’t always a peaceful bunch.
May 21, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Two modern dog breeds share DNA with a prehistoric Siberian wolf, suggesting that the ancestry of today’s dogs runs much deeper than previously thought.
May 20, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The earliest known stone toolkit could write a whole new chapter in the book of human evolution, especially since the tools were not even made by our genus.
May 13, 2015 12:30 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
It's not easy to stomach the fact that humans and our ancestors practiced cannibalism for hundreds of thousands of years.
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