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The number of bacteria on the raw meat spiked to potentially dangerous levels within 24 hours, but roasting the meat over
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"What was meant by the person who did this, we simply don't know," Joordens told Nature News. "It could have been to impress
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(editing by David Stamp) LONDON (Reuters) - Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their
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But while it is tempting to conclude that these findings demonstrate interbreeding between Neanderthals and archaic humans
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McVean agreed with Hawks' analysis. If the size of the ancestral population of both humans and chimps was very large, then
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Their theory, published in the journal Biological Reviews, is presented as an alternative to a long-standing notion that
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But Andy Herries, a dating expert at La Trobe University near Melbourne, Australia, who led one of the teams that came up
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Lots of mating? The research team's computer simulations of modern-human intermingling with Neanderthals suggest about 40
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How old is our most common male ancestor? A new study indicates that the guy scientists call "Y-chromosomal Adam," or "Genetic
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Follow us @livescience, Facebook & Google+. Original article on LiveScience. A strong-jawed extinct relative of humans called
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The scientists also discovered that the Denisovans interbred with an unknown human lineage, getting as much as 2.7 to 5.8
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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 earlier than scientists previously thought, researchers say.
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A key anatomical feature of the modern human hand is the third metacarpal, a bone in the palm that connects the middle finger
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Dr. Yonatan Sahle, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Berkeley’s Human Evolution Research Center
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The recent discovery of a fantastically complete early Homo skull from Dmanisi, Georgia (dated to about 1.8 million years old) has set off a proverbial "bomb" in the paleoanthropological community.
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The earliest, now-extinct human lineages, once thought to be multiple species, may actually have been one species, researchers now controversially suggest.
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Modern humans, Homo sapiens, are the only living member of the human lineage, Homo, which is thought to have arisen in Africa
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Martin and his team also believe both discoveries offer an important step forward in understanding the complexity and diversity
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Almost every man alive can trace his origins to one man who lived about 135,000 years ago, new research suggests. And that ancient man likely shared the planet with the mother of all women.
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Y chromosome The rest of the human genome contains tiny snippets of DNA from many other ancestors — they just don't show