World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2020

DNA study detects mysterious human 'ghost' species

Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa, the latest evidence of humankind's complicated genetic ancestry. The study indicated that present-day West Africans can ...

Neanderthals not incompetent dimwits: study

World / Science & Health May 3, 2014

Neanderthals not incompetent dimwits: study

by Will Dunham

No offense, but your ancestors probably were no brighter than a Neanderthal. That is the message a pair of researchers have delivered after analyzing archaeological evidence detailing the capabilities of Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relatives, compared to the early modern humans who first crossed ...