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Modern Humans Lived Alongside Extinct Giant One-Horned 'Siberian Unicorns'

Siberian unicorns existed around the time modern humans made it to Eurasia. Scientists revealed that the changes in the environment were to be blamed for the rhinos' extinction.

Ancient November 28, 2018

Cold Climate Played Part In Driving Neanderthals To Extinction

Scientists believe that they have found the answer to the mystery of the sudden extinction of Neanderthals 40,000 years ago. Stalagmite layers revealed that Europe experienced cold and dry climate that might have wiped off Neanderthal populations.

Ancient September 1, 2018

Ancient Fossil Had Mixed Parentage: Neanderthal Mom And Denisovan Dad

A fossil found in Russia proved that Neanderthals and Denisovans had intermingled and interbred tens of thousands of years ago before they went extinct. Neanderthals and Denisovans are the closest relatives of modern humans.

Ancient August 23, 2018

Neanderthal DNA Still Affects Your Health And Looks Today

Neanderthals are believed to have died out 40,000 years ago. Yet through their Neanderthal DNA, they still have a say in the health and appearance of modern humans, reminds a new study.

Ancient February 25, 2017

Genetic Incompatibilities Kept Lineage Of Modern Humans And Neanderthals Apart

Despite overlapping DNA, modern humans and Neanderthals are genetically distinct from each other because of a missing chromosome. The genetic differences may have discouraged interbreeding between both groups.

Animals April 10, 2016

Ancient DNA From Pit Of Bones In Spain Offers Earliest Genetic Evidence Of Neanderthals

DNA from hominin bones that were found at a Spanish excavation site offers earliest genetic evidence of the Neanderthals. The findings could mean that the homo antecessor and not the homo heidelbergensis could be the common ancestor of modern humans, Denisovans and Neanderthals.

Animals March 16, 2016

Neanderthals, modern humans co-existed for 5,000 years

Neanderthals may have co-existed with modern humans for over 5,000 years in Europe. Scientists say that Neanderthals and modern humans were involved in interbreeding as well.

August 23, 2014

Modern humans, Neanderthals have hairline-thin genetic difference: Scientists

Using genetics, scientists have found key differences between Neanderthals and modern humans. The new findings show that the differences between the two species is more than skin deep.

April 24, 2014

'Genetic switches' spelled the difference between Neanderthals and modern humans

Scientists have discovered that genetic switches controlling the activation of certain genes resulted in the differences between Neanderthals on modern humans. The switches caused differentiations in the DNA between the two species.

April 19, 2014

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