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Neanderthals’ genetic footprints are evident in humans of today

Remnants of Neanderthal DNA found in modern humans are associated with diseases including Type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease, lupus and cirrhosis of the liver,...

Neanderthals kept their homes organized & tidy

Scientists have found that Neanderthals organized their living spaces in ways that would be familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows...

Why men’s noses are bigger than women’s

Human noses come in all shapes and sizes. But one feature seems to hold true: Men’s noses are bigger than women’s. A new study from...

Archaeologists rediscover the lost home of the last Neanderthals

A record of Neanderthal archaeology, thought to be long lost, has been rediscovered by UCL scientists working in the Channel island of Jersey. The study,...

Study: No known hominin is ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans

The search for a common ancestor linking modern humans with the Neanderthals who lived in Europe thousands of years ago has been a compelling...

Neandertals, not modern humans, made first specialized bone tools in Europe

One day in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius was sorting through tiny bone remnants in the University of California, Davis, paleoanthropology lab when she...

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