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“Human Ancestors”

Jul 23, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Some like it hot, but woolly mammoths and giant sloths didn’t, helping to explain why these animals and other big beasts from the last Ice Age went extinct.
Jul 21, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The image of what the first human migration out of Africa looked like has just radically changed, with new evidence suggesting that short, ape-like humans were the first to leave.
Jul 21, 2015 01:46 PM ET // AFP
A single Siberian migration about 23,000 years ago later branched into today's distinct native American groups.
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.
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