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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...

Will We Be the Next Extinction?

Geri Spieler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Geri Spieler

While modern man, as we know it, she says, arrived in Europe about 40,000 years ago, we may go the way of the Dodo bird if we don't change our ways.

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 ...

How Long Did Neanderthals Nurse? Old Tooth Yields Answer

| Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By Michael Balter Most child health experts agree that a minimum of 6 months of breastfeeding is essential for the welfare of growing babies, alt...

Neanderthal Bones Discovered In Coastal Cave

Posted 04.02.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/01/2013 08:45 AM EDT on LiveScience A trove of Neanderthal fossils including bones of chi...

Were Our Ancestors Sexually Promiscuous?

Posted 04.02.2013 | Books

Adapted from Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuke. Copyright © 2013 by Marlene Zuk. Used wit...

ReThink Review: The Croods - Caveman or Superman?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When is a cavemen not a cavemen? In the case of the new animated movie The Croods, it's when the family of "cavemen" in question looks cosmetically like Neanderthals but seem to have the powers of superheroes.

Brain Structure May Have Contributed To Neanderthals' Demise

Posted 05.13.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/12/2013 08:25 PM EDT on LiveScience Neanderthals' keen vision may explain why they couldn't ...

Ancient Bone Raises New Questions About Early Humans

Posted 02.07.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/06/2013 05:24 PM EST on LiveScience Scientists have unearthed a jawbone from an ancient huma...

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."

Monkey Study Puts Neanderthal Sex In Spotlight

Posted 12.10.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 12/10/2012 09:35 AM EST on LiveScience A bundle of recent genetic studies have suggested modern humans ha...

Most Human?

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

What does it mean to be pure Homo sapiens? I thought I knew. No one could be pure human unless we all are, so therefore we all are pure Homo sapiens. It would have to be either all of us or none of us, biblically, won't it?

Why Do We Like to See Food on Fire?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 12.29.2012 | Food
Anneli Rufus

Flambéed dishes and drinks mix primal fury and campfire comradeship with old-school elegance -- that taken-up-a-notch flair (or, more accurately, "flare") that tells us we are having something special. It's good to get primitive sometimes.

Who Killed The Neanderthal?

| Posted 09.23.2012 | Science

By Michael Balter About 40,000 years ago, a huge volcanic eruption west of what is now Naples, Italy, showered ash over much of central and Eastern ...

Did Neanderthals Have A Veggie-Heavy Diet?

Posted 07.19.2012 | Food

New research into the diet of Neanderthals is changing the long-held conception that the European hominins were strictly meat-eaters. A study publi...

Why Neanderthals Sported Arms Like Popeye

Posted 07.19.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/18/2012 05:04 PM EDT on LiveScience The unusually powerful right arms of Neanderthals...

The Worst History Channel Acting Jobs the Apocalypse Has to Offer

Andy McDonald | Posted 09.05.2012 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Few people have it worse in these end times than character actors in dramatic TV portrayals and reenactments on the History Channel or the Discovery Channel.

DNA Study Shows Color Of Neanderthal Eyes

| Traci Watson | Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

In museums around the world, reproductions of Neandertals sport striking blue or green eyes, pale skin, and gingery hair. Now new DNA analysis suggest...

'Unique' Fossil Discovery May Reveal New Human Species

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/14/2012 11:09 AM EDT on LiveScience Mysterious fossils of what may be a previously unknown...

PHOTOS: Meet Your 'Cave Parents'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Science

What did our 'cave parents' look like? Without a family album going back 7 million years, it can be tough to imagine them, especially when all we see ...

Research Suggests Humans Had Sex With Extinct Related Species

Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

New research suggests that early humans mated with both Neanderthals as well as Denisovans, a recently-discovered early human species. Genomes fro...

The Wrong Stuff

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.04.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

"You're not qualified to have adult children if you don't have a basement," Tim said. "Where are they going to put their stuff?" "In the garage," I replied.

Research Shows Neanderthals Cooked And Ate Vegetables

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A new study contradicts an earlier theory that the early humans were carnivorous. ...

Mammoth Calf, Ancient Art Work Displayed At Neanderthal Museum In Germany (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A stunning new German exhibition is shedding new light onto the prehistoric era. Displayed at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, the exhib...

The Adventures of Ozzy and Sanity

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

In the early '80s, shortly after a music trade magazine I'd been editing bit the bullet, a honcho at mega-label CBS Records hired me to help with the ...