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Ancient Incest Uncovered in Neanderthal Genome

Data from fossil toe bone points to surprising interbreeding among early humans.<p><b>Data obtained from a Neanderthal woman's toe bone points to incest and inbreeding among early humans, an international genetics team reported on Wednesday.</b><p><b>The fossil's genetic map, or genome, reported from Denisova cave</b> …

Anthropology

What a Habitable Planet Twice the Size of Earth Would Be Like

To date, astronomers have catalogued over 1,000 exoplanets — some of them rocky and parked within their host star's habitable zone. But a good …

Astronomy

Oldest ever human DNA found in Spain, raises new questions about evolution

<i>Artist's interpretation of the human ancestors who lived near Sima de los Huesos.</i><p>A fossil discovered in a Spanish cave has given researchers the oldest human DNA found to date. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, the DNA comes from a femur bone and is believed to be around 400,000 years old. But while …

Perpetu Lets You Decide What Happens To Your Online Accounts After You Die

One day each of us will pass on and be no more. We will cease to be, expired stiff and bereft of life, our metabolic processes part of history. Most of us don’t like to think about joining the choir invisible or, for that matter, what will happen to our online profiles once we become ex-people. A …

Google Wallet Cards Arriving Now, But Consumer Benefits Remain Unclear

Those who signed up for the new Google Wallet debit card at the end of November are now receiving their cards in the mail, following the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. This MasterCard-powered prepaid debit card allows you to link your online Google Wallet balance to a real, plastic card you …