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“Human Ancestors”

Jul 7, 2014 04:43 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Neanderthals may have interbred more widely than thought, if an inner ear with the species' traits are any sign.
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 27, 2014 03:28 PM ET // Discovery News
Chimps are very much like humans, from giggling to grieving.
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 16, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Agata Blaszczak Boxe, LiveScience
A herpes virus that infects humans originated in chimpanzees before it jumped into early human ancestors, according to a new study.
Jun 9, 2014 07:05 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Human faces look the way they do today because our ancestors fought a lot, according to a new theory bolstered by an analysis of our skull bones. Continue reading →
May 27, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Human muscle metabolites diverged from chimpanzees even more than human brain metabolites.
May 15, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The girl skeleton found by divers in Mexico's Eastern Yucatan Peninsula is 12-13,000 years old and shows a genetic link to modern Native Americans.
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