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Image of the Day: New Kid on the Block
Staff | Mar 5, 2017
Ancient skulls discovered in China may belong to a new hominid species that possessed both modern human and Neanderthal characteristics.
Natural Selection Kept Neanderthal DNA in Modern Humans
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 29, 2016
Interbreeding with Neanderthals appears to have reintroduced genetic sequences related to innate immunity that had been lost as humans migrated out of Africa.
Advantages of Neanderthal DNA in the Human Genome
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 10, 2016
The retention of ancient hominin DNA in modern human genomes may have helped our ancestors adapt to life in diverse environments.
Evolution May Have Deleted Neanderthal DNA
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 8, 2016
Natural selection may be behind the dearth of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans.
Common STD May Have Come from Neanderthals
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2016
Cross-species trysts likely spread human papillomavirus (HPV) to
, according to new research.
The Neanderthal in the Mirror
Lydia Pyne | Aug 1, 2016
Our evolutionary cousin is no longer a blundering caveman. Recent research has painted a picture of a human ancestor with culture, art, and advanced cognitive skills.
Staff | Aug 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2016 issue of
Book Excerpt from
Lydia Pyne | Jul 31, 2016
In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.
New Timeline for
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2016
The ancient human may have lived around 900,000 years ago—much more recently than first estimated.
Neanderthals Built Structures Underground
Bob Grant | May 31, 2016
A new analysis of stalagmites stacked deep within a French cave suggests that the ancient hominin was capable of planning and carrying out construction projects.