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Neanderthals disappeared earlier than we has first thought, finds new study
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Neanderthals disappeared earlier than we has first thought, finds new study

Instead of carbon dating, these scientists used collagen to find out the real date of the bone fossils to determine the age,

In David Attenborough's warning about the Earth's future, a lesson for liberals who have failed to unite for the planet's cause
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In David Attenborough's warning about the Earth's future, a lesson for liberals who have failed to unite for the planet's cause

The ability of some types of stories, such as those rooted in religion and nationalism to unite large numbers of people, has outstripped the ability of other stories, which are rooted in ideas of equality and emancipation, to bring people together.

Neanderthal genes passed down makes some people more prone to COVID-19 infection, a new study proposes
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Neanderthal genes passed down makes some people more prone to COVID-19 infection, a new study proposes

The Neanderthal gene was found highest in Bangladeshi ancestry, with 63 percent of its population carrying at least one copy of the risk variant.

Researchers find genes of mysterious human species that interbred with Africans thousands of years ago
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Researchers find genes of mysterious human species that interbred with Africans thousands of years ago

Not much is known about this ghost population other than they seemed to diverge from the evolutionary line around 650,000 years ago.

Infertility in young women may have driven the Neanderthals to their extinction
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Infertility in young women may have driven the Neanderthals to their extinction

Fossils are scarce and the answer to why the women started having fewer babies is still up for debate.

Fossils found in Spain show humans diverged from Neanderthals earlier than assumed
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Fossils found in Spain show humans diverged from Neanderthals earlier than assumed

Sima de los Huesos cave fossils might be the ancestors of the Neanderthals according to their DNA.

Scientists find that Neanderthal genes the reason behind shape of human skull
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Scientists find that Neanderthal genes the reason behind shape of human skull

Humans have unusually round skulls and brains compared to our ancient ancestors.

Europe's cold dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals, study finds
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Europe's cold dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals, study finds

Climate shifts that replaced forest with shrub-filled grasslands favoured sapiens: Researchers

Prehistoric fossil of woman shows parentage from two extinct species of humans
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Prehistoric fossil of woman shows parentage from two extinct species of humans

The new study is the first to identify a first-generation child of Neanderthal and Denisovan parents

A new study offers a unique explanation for why we outlived our extinct cousins
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A new study offers a unique explanation for why we outlived our extinct cousins

The researchers describe our ancestors as a species that moved to inhabit a variety of environments.

Ancient stone age tools found in Tamil Nadu suggest reframing of ‘Out of Africa’ theories
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Ancient stone age tools found in Tamil Nadu suggest reframing of ‘Out of Africa’ theories

New evidence suggests that a Middle Palaeolithic culture was present in India around 385,000 years ago — roughly the same time that it is known to have developed in Africa and in Europe.

House passes bill to ban nude photo sharing in the military
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House passes bill to ban nude photo sharing in the military

The House has unanimously approved legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos without getting their consent.

Neanderthals and humans interbred 100,000 years ago: Study
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Neanderthals and humans interbred 100,000 years ago: Study

Neanderthals may have been mating with modern humans 100,000 years ago, tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought, a new study based on several different methods of DNA analysis has found.

Stop arguing over meat: If our ancestors were pure vegetarians, we would still be primates
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Stop arguing over meat: If our ancestors were pure vegetarians, we would still be primates

Don't blame meat for the evils in the world; don't despise meat-eaters. Don't argue like charlatans that your ancestors were pure vegetarians who balked at the idea of eating meat; because if they did, you would have been an ape.

Neanderthals didn't die out because of modern humans: study
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Neanderthals didn't die out because of modern humans: study

Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of modern humans who lived in Europe and Asia, did not disappear because of humans, a promising study reveals.