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Did better mothering defeat the Neanderthals?

More and more research shows that Neanderthals were as inferior in cognition as originally thought. A five-year project out of Kochi University of Technology in Japan examines factors that contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals, and posits that the … Continue reading

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The Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets

He’s the most important human skeleton ever found in North America—and here, for the first time, is his story.

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A Western Lowland gorilla holding her infant from the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP-UNEP). For a long time, the claim in the human literature was that humans are the only primates in which mothers have eye contact with their infants. … Continue reading

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