The intermixing of modern humans and Neanderthals is back in the news: BBC News - DNA yields secrets of human pioneer. DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals. The genome sequence from a thigh bone found in Siberia shows the first episode of mixing occurred between 50,000 … Continue reading Maybe we’ve found Neanderthals, and they are us.
I reported on this yesterday, but Nature has put out a video with more information that is well worth checking out. As a bonus, it demonstrates how to pronounce Laniakea! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo h/t Matthew Cobb at Why Evolution Is True