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DNA from Neanderthals can make Covid more severe

Paris - Covid-19 patients with a snippet of Neanderthal DNA that crossed into the human genome some 60,000 years ago run a higher risk of severe complications from the disease, researchers have reported.

Following Neanderthals' footsteps to learn how they lived

Washington - Like modern humans and primates, Neanderthals -- our closest evolutionary cousins -- are thought to have lived in groups, but their size and composition have been difficult to infer from archeological and fossil remains.

How were Neanderthals different? New remains give pointers

Leioa - A review of remains, originally recovered from a leading Neanderthal archaeological site in France over 40 years ago, highlights the differences between Neanderthals and humans.

Ancient skull found in Israel documents migration from Africa

Tel Aviv - Modern humans came out of Africa 60,000 to 40,000 years ago, beginning a migration that eventually was to lay the foundation for our modern world. Now scientists in Israel have found a fossil that documents that journey.

When did Neanderthals become extinct?

By analyzing ancient remains across Europe, a team led by investigators have pinpointed the timing the Neanderthals’ extinction to between 39,000 and 41,000 years ago.

Brains vs brawn, how early humans developed

Research suggests that early humans made an evolutionary trade-off, giving up muscular strength to fuel bigger brains. This is not the view, however, shared by all biologists.

What gave modern humans an advantage over Neanderthals?

Modern humans (Homo sapiens) lived alongside Neanderthals. What was it in the genetic makeup of humans that gave them the advantage to survive, whilst Neanderthals did not?

Video: Scientifically-accurate 'Flintstones' changes the story

"Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones..." is a familiar song from most peoples' childhoods. However, some experts decided to point out that the whole show is completely inaccurate scientifically and then corrected the issue in animated video form.

400,000-year-old bone raises new questions on human evolution

A fossilized thigh bone found by scientists in a cave in Spain turned out not to be from a Neanderthal as they had expected, but from a Denisovan, a different group of extinct early humans.

Neanderthals take having a neighbor over to dinner to a new level

Barcelona - Back in 1994, a cache of bones was discovered at El Sidrón cave, around 50km from the city of Oviedo in Asturias, northern Spain. These bones have been the subject of scientific studies ever since and now forensic techniques are giving some answers.

Harvard geneticist suggests cloning Neanderthals for diversity

A genetics professor at Harvard University says scientists have developed the technology to clone long extinct Neanderthals. He says the only obstacles are laws prohibiting cloning and finding a human female who is willing to carry the baby.

New study says modern humans, not Ice Age, killed Neanderthals

New evidence in the longstanding debate over what caused extinction of Neanderthals suggests that competition with early members of modern human species who migrated from Africa and not major climate changes caused extinction of Neanderthals.

Research suggests Spanish cave paintings created by Neanderthals

Spain has some of the most ancient cave paintings in the world with three sites in particular recognised as World Heritage sites for the antiquity of the paintings.

Op-Ed: Recent science discoveries confirm Neanderthal humanity

For many years, Neanderthal people were falsely portrayed as brutish and primitive ape-men, but with every new science discovery, anthropologists learn that Neanderthals were completely human.

Op-Ed: Early humans were more advanced than previously believed

For many years, Darwinian science illustrators depicted early humans as apelike and primitive. However, as paleo-anthropologists discover more information, their evidence points toward more advanced prehistoric human populations.

Neanderthals built homes from mammoth bones, new study says

Moldova - Researchers have discovered a 44,000-year-old Neanderthal house in eastern Ukraine. The house is made from mammoth bones. This finding contradicts the widely held view that Neanderthals were primitive nomads who took shelter in the nearest cave.

Study says Neanderthals' demise came from breeding with humans

A new study supports the hypothesis that interbreeding with modern humans contributed significantly to the disappearance of the Neanderthals.

Scientists: Modern, archaic humans interbred

A study led by University of Arizona (UA) researchers found evidence archaic forms of the genus Homo, such as Homo erectus ("upright man") and Homo habilis ("tool using man"), and Homo sapiens interbred before any modern human migrations out of Africa.

Study: Humans took down neanderthals

Neanderthals became extinct about 30,000 years ago, a study suggests that it may well be us humans who wiped them out.

Makeup And Neanderthals

Maybe Neanderthals weren't so different from modern man. New discoveries point to towards early man and makeup. Francesco d'Errico from the University of Bordeaux has found lumps of pigments left behind Neanderthals across Europe.

Some Neanderthals were redheads, fair and with freckles

Studies of Neanderthals bones find that they may have had pale skin, with red hair similar to modern humans and some had freckles in their hair. They also speculate they may have had a spectrum of red hair, from auburn to red to strawberry blonde.

Neanderthals May Have Turned to Cannibalism in Attempt to Survive

Starvation and cannibalism were part of everyday life for a population of Neanderthals living in northern Spain 43,000 years ago, a study suggests.

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3-D reconstruction of the auditory ossicle of a two-year-old Neanderthal.
3-D reconstruction of the auditory ossicle of a two-year-old Neanderthal.
University of the basque Country

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