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Ancient sex between different human species influences modern-day health

When Homo sapiens left Africa and encountered the Homo neanderthalensis in Europe, the two ancient hominins did the obvious thing and had sex...
100-Year-Old Galapagos Giant Tortoise To Be Released After Saving His Species

100-Year-Old Galapagos Giant Tortoise To Be Released After Saving His Species

Diego, a 100-year-old Galapagos tortoise, has been credited for single-handedly saving his subspecies through a breeding program at the San Diego Zoo, and...
Through random drift or selection, the female-lineage traces back to a single female, known as Mitochondrial Eve. In this example of human origins over five generations colors represent extinct matrilineal lines and black the matrilineal line descended from mtDNA MRCA. (ChrisTi / CC BY-SA 3.0)

New Findings Change the Theories of Human Origins

The evolution and spread of Homo sapiens is perhaps one of the greatest mysteries in all of science. Until recently, it was...
Detailed casts of the 12 skulls found at Ngandong.

A fresh look at the demise of an ancient human species

Imagine your child asked you, “When did grandma die?” and you could only respond, “It was probably a while ago, but it could...
Trump’s Border Wall Puts Eight Species At Risk of Extinction In Arizona

Trump’s Border Wall Puts Eight Species At Risk of Extinction In Arizona

President Donald Trump’s construction of his border wall has placed eight endangered or threatened species on the path to extinction in Arizona, according...
Neanderthal traits

Ancient humans procreated with at least four other species

Fifty-thousand years ago, humans’ romantic horizons extended far beyond other boring Homo sapiens. That’s according to a July 2019 study that describes how...
Ancient whale species sheds light on shift from limb- to tail-powered swimming

Ancient whale species sheds light on shift from limb- to tail-powered swimming

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Modern whales use their tails to swim, but their earliest ancestors, a group of semi-aquatic species known as protocetids,...

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