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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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Humans are evolving more quickly around the world, but local cultural and environmental factors are shaping evolution differently on different continents, according to new research.

December 11, 2007
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Human pygmies around the world are smaller than average because they tend to live very short lives, in some communities as little as 16 years, a new study says.

December 10, 2007
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The discovery, detected in hominid remains found in Turkey, could shed new light on the roles of climate, health, and evolution in ancient human migration, experts say.

December 7, 2007
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The version of a human gene that allows for advanced language was also present in Neandertals, suggesting the species had the capacity for speech, a new study says.

October 18, 2007
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Our ancient human cousins made it to Siberia, a new DNA study reveals. And scientists are wondering if the species might have reached China and Mongolia as well.

October 1, 2007
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Sudden catastrophic climate change didn't doom our human cousins 30,000 years ago, according to the latest research on the controversial topic.

September 12, 2007
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Humans evolved larger brains than their primate cousins in order to develop complex social skills such as maintaining friendships, a new study suggests.

September 6, 2007
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Ancient cave formations found in Israel provide the first concrete evidence that a change in rainfall allowed early humans to migrate out of Africa, experts say.

August 29, 2007
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England's gene pool has shrunk considerably since the days of the Vikings, possibly due to two deadly, centuries-old plagues that wiped out large parts of its population.

August 8, 2007
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A newly found jawbone and skull suggest two early human species co-existed, challenging the widely accepted linear theory of human evolution.

August 8, 2007
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An unusual skull found in a Romanian bear cave has provided more evidence for the controversial theory that modern humans and Neandertals interbred.

August 2, 2007
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The packet of genetic code that increases the odds of being a southpaw is also linked to certain mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, a new study says.

August 1, 2007
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Neandertals and other early human species that lived outside Africa are not among our direct ancestors, a new study says.

July 18, 2007
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Artifacts that may be the earliest evidence of modern humanity in India suggest that humans there survived a giant volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago.

July 5, 2007

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