Contribute Now
NOVA | Decoding Neanderthals | Science & Technology | WMHT

NOVA | Decoding Neanderthals

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

What happened when the first modern humans encountered Neanderthals 60,000 years ago? In 2010, a team led by geneticist Svante Paabo announced that they had reconstructed much of the Neanderthal genome and the analysis showed that modern humans and Neanderthals had interbred, leaving a small signature of Neanderthal genes in everyone outside Africa today. NOVA explores the implications of this exciting discovery. Were Neanderthals really mentally inferior, as inexpressive and clumsy as the cartoon caveman they inspired? NOVA examines a range of new evidence for Neanderthal self-expression and language, suggesting that we may have underestimated our long-vanished cousins.

Can scientists unravel the mysterious phenomena that lurk between Earth and space?

PBS Nature News

About

From the filmmakers who brought viewers the spectacular 3-part miniseries, “Penguins: Spy in the Huddle,” comes this...

Animated GIFs

The post Animated GIFs appeared first on Nature.

NOVA scienceNOW News

Five Reasons to Eat Insects

Save room for bugs! They're the future of green cuisine.