Scientists double the number of Neanderthal genomes, gleaning new tribal insights

Cheeky new details concerning the interbreeding between Neanderthals and our own species.

Neanderthals were compassionate caregivers, researchers suggest

They took care of their community members without expecting anything in return.

Early modern humans formed complex social networks to avoid inbreeding as early as 34,000 years ago

The findings partially explain why humans were more successful than Neanderthals.

Neanderthal and modern humans shared long childhoods

Yet another sign that the two species from the same Homo genus were very similar to one another.

Neanderthals were distilling tar 200,000 years ago well before humans

Neanderthals were far more complex than meets the eye.

Early Neanderthal DNA suggests a modern human-related dispersal from Africa as early as 220,000 years ago

New insight into the evolution of Neanderthals but also into a common ancestral lineage.

Pretty rock found in Croatia points at Neanderthals’ softer, artistic side

*nods geologically*

Interbreeding with Neanderthals gave us some good genes, but also diseases

We’re still finding the fruits of this interspecies love affair.

Modern humans lost some of their smoke-resistance genes and we don’t know why

So remember, don’t smoke kids.

Did Neanderthals and humans share the same hearing?

The study might help answer whether neanderthals were capable of the same communication abilities as humans.

Stunning cave findings show Neanderthals made fire way before humans

Deep inside the Bruniquel Cave in France, a set of man-made structures 336 meters from the entrance lie as evidence to the former populations which inhabited the cave. These are among the oldest structures created by humans, and they have quite a story to tell about some of our ancestors. Until now, the earliest dated structures go back to only 38,000 years — found

Genetic research confirms that non-Africans are part Neanderthal

There has been a long standing debate regarding the Neanderthal people, and what kind of legacy we carry from them. Recently, a study conducted by an international team of researchers led by Damian Labuda of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center showed that a part of the human X chromosome originating

Are you smarter than a Neanderthal ?

Usually, we tend to think of Neanderthals as being our bigger and stronger but not-so-intelligent cousins, but that may very well not be true; it has been shown on several occasions that Neanderthals were quite smart, and they could figure out a whole lot of things by their own, without immitating humans. In recent years, it is believed that the