Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

What makes humans unique? Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that may allow for more precise comparisons between the DNA of modern humans and that of our extinct ancestors.

Remains of mammoth uncovered in Mexico

Mexican experts are carefully digging up fossils of a Pleistocene-era mammoth believed to have been cut to pieces by ancient humans.

Researchers discover four dinosaurs in Montana

A team of paleontologists from the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture excavated four dinosaurs in northeastern Montana this summer. All fossils will be brought back to the Burke Museum ...

Fossil finger records key to Neanderthals' promiscuity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fossil finger bones of early human ancestors suggest that Neanderthals were more promiscuous than human populations today, researchers at the universities of Liverpool and Oxford have found.

Global warming triggered the evolution of giant dinosaurs

The word "dinosaur" tends to evoke giant animals with massive bodies, long necks and tails, and tiny heads. These "quintessential dinosaurs" actually represent one prominent subgroup of the Dinosauria, the so called Sauropoda ...

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