Wanted: An "extremely adventurous female human" to give birth to a…

German magazine Der Spiegel has just published an interview with geneticist George Church in which he talks about his work as a biologist and his idea of making humans resistant to all viruses. But he also addresses a topic we've discussed before: The idea of cloning a Neandertal. » 1/18/13 4:20pm 1/18/13 4:20pm

When did humans and Neandertals stop having sex?

Anthropologists are pretty sure that Neandertals and humans interbred — and DNA analysis backs up this idea. But we don't know the date ranges involved — including when the two groups stopped hooking up. » 10/05/12 3:00pm 10/05/12 3:00pm

Europe's earliest cave art may be the work of Neandertals, not humans

Were Europe's first artists Neandertals? An international team of archaeologists says it's a strong possibility. Improved dating techniques have revealed that the practice of cave painting began at least 40,800 years ago, around the same time that modern humans arrived in Europe. » 6/14/12 12:05pm 6/14/12 12:05pm

It's Official: Some Of You Are Human-Neandertal Hybrid Babies

Early humans mated with Neandertals, and modern human DNA was changed forever by it. New genetic evidence, announced today, proves that most humans share 1-4% of their DNA with Neandertals. Unless you're from Africa, in which case you're Neandertal-free. » 5/06/10 3:48pm 5/06/10 3:48pm

New Evidence That Neandertals Wore Shell Jewelry And Painted

Scientists have long debated whether Neandertals were as sophisticated as the early homo sapiens who lived alongside them. New evidence from a 50-thousand-year-old Neandertal campsite suggests they were our ancestors' mental equals, wearing jewelry and painting with homebrew pigments. » 1/09/10 5:05pm 1/09/10 5:05pm