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April 6, 2018

 

Hungry Enough To Eat Partially Digested Food

Scientists recently discovered that neanderthals would eat chyme, a mixture of partially digested food and stomach acid found in animals' stomachs.

January 8, 2018

 

Tar reflecting sunlight

Neanderthals Used Tar As Glue

The oldest archaeological sites showing tar use are about 200,000 years old.

April 28, 2017

 

This guy was most likely a ocean voyager.

Neanderthals On The Seas?

Neanderthals were more sophisticated than how they're often portrayed in popular culture.

May 12, 2016

 

brain scan

Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

June 20, 2012

 

About 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

What Happened To The Neanderthals?

Scientists have found evidence that by the time modern humans arrived in Europe, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

February 10, 2012

 

Modern medicine vs Neanderthal genetics

How Neanderthals Fought Disease

Modern preventive medicine has saved millions of lives. You'll be surprised to hear that Neanderthals may have helped ancient humans prevent disease with genes.

April 22, 2008

 

Left Exposed to Extinction

The Neanderthals were smart, tough, and well-adapted to the cold where they lived in regions north of Africa, so what happened to them?

August 7, 2007

 

Giving Neanderthal a Hand

Were Neanderthals right or left handed? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 3, 2004

 

Sometime Cavemen

Did cavemen actually live in caves? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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