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A Neanderthal Foreign Policy

John Feffer | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
John Feffer

It's still not entirely clear why Neanderthals died out. They might have been simply absorbed through interbreeding. They might not have had sufficient numbers to compete for scarce resources. Or perhaps it had something to do with climate.

Ancient Bones Show Neanderthal 'Stereotype' All Wrong

Inside Science | Joel N. Shurkin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

(Inside Science) - Neanderthals, the now-extinct cousins of modern humans, have a reputation of living lives that were brutal, primitive and short. Th...

EXPLAINED: Why Neanderthals, Modern Humans Are So Different

Reuters | Sharon Begley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderth...

Did Neanderthals Give Europeans Their Fat?

| Ann Gibbons | Posted 04.03.2014 | Science

Neanderthals and modern Europeans had something in common: They were fatheads of the same ilk. A new genetic analysis reveals that our brawny cousins...

LOTS Of Neanderthal DNA May Hide In Modern Humans

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.29.2014 | Science

At least one-fifth of the Neanderthal genome may lurk within modern humans, influencing the skin, hair and diseases people have today, researchers say...

What We Learned About Human Origins In 2013

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi, | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the possibility that the earliest humans were actually all one species were among the human-e...

Tiny Bone Reveals Shocking Truth About Neanderthal Sex

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the genetic changes that separate modern humans from their closest extinct relatives are amon...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Your DNA Contributes To Humanity's Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

Our human lineage is not actually linear. In fact, it's more of a branching tree, telling the story of our origins in Africa and our migrations throug...

Fossilized Toe Yields Detailed Map Of Protohumans' DNA

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science

BERLIN — Researchers in Germany said Tuesday they have completed the first high-quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome and are making it fre...

Communicating Science, Caveman Style

David Rejeski | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
David Rejeski

The headline in the Britain's Daily Mail tabloid was hard to miss: "Wanted: Adventurous Woman to Give Birth to Neanderthal Man, Harvard Professor seeks Mother for Cloned Cave Baby."

Geneticist Clarifies 'Neanderthal Baby' Comments

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- A prominent genetics expert from Harvard Medical School wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He is NOT looking for a woman to bear a N...

Surprising Way Your Neanderthal Genes May Affect You

Garret LoPorto | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Garret LoPorto

The DRD4 7R gene makes you think like a Neanderthal. If you've got it, you're sensation-seeking, risk-taking, impulsive, and creative. We're ADHD, bipolar, and have addictive personalities.