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Maybe This Is The Reason Neanderthals Went Extinct

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Science

Why did the Neanderthals suddenly go extinct 40,000 years ago? We may never know for certain the answer to that provocative question. But a remarkabl...

'The Bone Labyrinth,' A Conversation With James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is the New York Times-bestselling author known to millions of fans for his speculative adventure fiction. His novels take readers to unknown worlds, and across eons of time, reminiscent of books by Michael Crichton, H.G. Wells, and Isaac Asimov.

Can We Clone a Neanderthal?

Quora | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science

Not with the technology available right now. In the next few years, it may be possible to come close, but there are a number of scientific limitations and ethical concerns that arise when you start thinking about this process.

Joe Satran

New Study Argues Neanderthals May Have Cooked With Yummy Herbs | Joe Satran | Posted 04.18.2015 | Taste

As you've surely figured out by now, especially if you're Facebook friends with any Crossfit enthusiasts, the fastest-growing diet of the past few ye...

A Neanderthal Foreign Policy

John Feffer | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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.

Cave's Strange Artwork Said Created By Neanderthals

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

It looks like a game of tic tac toe, but engravings found deep inside a cave in Gibraltar might be a Neanderthal masterpiece. At more than 39,000 year...

Here's How Long We Canoodled With The Neanderthals

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Science

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stocki...

Is Testosterone A Barrier To Making Art?

artnet | artnet News | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. By Alexander Forbes Bronze statue Hellenistic Ruler (2nd century BCE). Photo: Via Wikimedia C...

Ancient Ear Raises New Questions About Human Evolution

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Science

The remains of an ancient human in China not thought to be Neanderthal has an inner ear much like that of humans' closest extinct relatives, accordin...

Prehistoric Poop Yields Big Surprise About Neanderthals

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Science

Meat-heavy "paleo diets" have been all the rage in recent years. But if you really want to eat like a caveman, you may have to eat more veggies than y...

PHOTOS: 'Pit Of Bones' Skulls Confirm Neanderthals' Stepwise Evolution

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science

The emergence of Neanderthals is just as mysterious as their disappearance about 30,000 years ago. A study of skulls from a possible burial pit in nor...

Extinction and the New Human

Daniel Levine | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Daniel Levine

We often justify our culture by referring to the ideals of our "forefathers," by which we mean the political, enterprising men who wrote our Constitution. But our true ancestors were the Neanderthals.

Evidence Paints Surprising New Picture Of Neanderthal Intelligence

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No offense, but your ancestors probably were no brighter than a Neanderthal. That's ...

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...

Were Scientists Wrong About Early Humans?

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science

Modern humans may have dispersed in more than one wave of migration out of Africa, and they may have done so earlier than scientists had long thought...

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...

Human Or Neanderthal?

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

A few fragmentary bones thought to be the remains of Neanderthals actually belonged to medieval Italians, new research finds. The study is a reanaly...

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...

Old Bones Bring New Thinking About Neanderthal Life, Death

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Are modern humans the only species that has ever dug graves? New research suggests the answer is no: Neanderthals also may have intentionally buried ...

Fossil Find Rewrites Timeline Of Human Evolution

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

The discovery of a 1.4-million-year-old hand-bone fossil reveals that the modern human ability to make and use complex tools may have originated far e...

Cave Dig Brings Another Big Surprise About Neanderthal Life

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

New research suggests that Neanderthals kept a tidy home. During excavations at a cave in Italy where a group of our closest known extinct relatives...

Bone Shard Found In Cave Yields Record-Setting DNA

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 12.07.2013 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have reached farther back than ever into the ancestry of humans to recover and analyze DNA, using a bone found in Spain t...

Mystery Species Amped Up Ancient Sex, DNA Analysis Shows

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science

The ancient genomes, one from a Neanderthal and one from a different archaic human group, the Denisovans, were presented on 18 November at a meeting a...