Tag Archives: human evolution

Neanderthals of a Certain Age

Whatever advantages fully modern humans enjoyed over their Neanderthal neighbors, lifespan was not among them, according to a new study of the longevity of our Pleistocene predecessors.

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Looking for Atlantis

A new thesis puts the explanation for the sudden appearance of sophisticated late-prehistoric coastal settlements underwaterin the Persian Gulf, to be specific, which up to 7,500 years ago would have been a vast oasis in the midst of the arid ice ages.

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The descent of poo

A study of the microbes in the guts of our closest relatives gives new meaning to the gut-check, finding that the mix of bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract is determined not solely by diet, but by evolution as well.

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