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Humans were once an endangered species

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in the U.S. have calculated that 1.2 million years ago, at a time when our ancestors were spreading through Africa, Europe and Asia, ...

dateJan 21, 2010 in Evolution report
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Draft version of the Neanderthal genome completed

In a development which could reveal the links between modern humans and their prehistoric cousins, scientists said Thursday they have mapped a first draft of the Neanderthal genome. Researchers used DNA fragments ...

dateFeb 12, 2009 in
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Big toe's big bone holds evolutionary key

Our skeletons hold tell-tale signs that show that human bipedalism – walking upright and on two feet – are unique to humans especially when compared to our closest living relatives, apes. Exactly when ...

dateMar 13, 2015 in Evolution
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