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A dying language in Siberia shares its mother tongue with dozens of Native American languages, according to a new linguistic analysis.

March 26, 2008
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Humans are about to become a majority urban species for the first time. Does this trend mean poverty or prosperity for the world's urban dwellers?

March 13, 2008
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Humans crossed the Bering land bridge 22,000 years ago but couldn't escape ice there for thousands of years, according to a combined genetic and archaeological analysis.

March 13, 2008

A study suggests 95 percent of Native Americans can trace some DNA back 20,000 years to just six women.

March 13, 2008
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Thousands of human bones have been discovered on the Pacific island, some of which are ancient and indicate inhabitants of particularly small stature, scientists have announced.

March 10, 2008
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Scientists can determine where you've lived by studying your hair, which holds the unique chemical signature of the water you've been drinking, a new study has found.

February 26, 2008
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The largest study yet of genetic variation between and within dozens of populations reveals surprising insights into human migrations and evolution.

February 21, 2008
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European-Americans are less genetically diverse and have more potentially harmful genetic variations than African-American populations, according to a new study.

February 20, 2008
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Asians en route to the Americas were thwarted by glaciers on the Beringia land bridge that used to exist near present-day Alaska, a new study claims.

February 14, 2008
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Head lice picked from thousand-year-old Peruvian mummies suggest the pesky parasites accompanied modern humans on their first migration out of Africa, a new study says.

February 8, 2008
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Some of Egypt's greatest treasures have ended up in foreign countries, including the Rosetta Stone, which unlocked the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Now Egypt wants the artifact back—if only for a visit.

January 29, 2008
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Polynesians and Micronesians show little genetic relation to other South Pacific islanders, suggesting the two groups hail from island-hopping East Asians.

January 17, 2008
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Neandertals in western Europe were ravaged by an increasingly hostile climate rather than an invasion of modern humans, according to new research.

January 3, 2008
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Bamboo-dependent pandas competed with ten-foot apes—and maybe even early humans—for food and territory in ancient China, scientists familiar with new fossils say.

December 28, 2007
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Monkeys can do basic addition, say researchers, who compared the animals' performance to that of humans.

December 19, 2007

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