Did Neanderthals die out before modern humans arrived in Europe?

New radiocarbon dating suggests that Neanderthals may not have lived alongside Homo sapiens in southern Europe as thought - let alone interbred with us.

DNA study confirms existence of Bigfoot. Really?

Bigfoot is not only real, it's the product of breeding between human females and an unknown hominid, and should be given human rights - if a Texas DNA researcher is to be believed.

Humans bred with Neanderthals after leaving Africa

Humans last interbred with Neanderthals well after they spread out of Africa, a genetic analysis has shown.

Denisovan DNA shows link with modern humans

By sequencing the genome of an ancient human with unparalleled accuracy, scientists have for the first time revealed the relationship between her species and our own. In 2010, Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck

Humans didn't breed with Neanderthals

Just as we were all getting used to being part-Neanderthal, Cambridge University scientists say we might not be, after all.

Neanderthal 'sister species' interbred with us

A mysterious sister species to Neanderthals once roamed Africa, interbreeding with human ancestors.

More people have Denisovan genes than thought

Genes from non-human hominids are more common in present-day humans than thought, a new genetic analysis shows.

Ancient humans interbred with other species

Our ancient human ancestors interbred with other early hominids as well as Neanderthals, new research indicates.       

Non-Africans really are part-Neanderthal, says team

New genetic research appears to confirm that the ancestors of modern non-Africans interbred with Neanderthals.

Neanderthal genome sequenced - and they interbred with us

Scientists have sequenced the complete Neanderthal genome, and discovered that modern humans are as much as two percent Neanderthal ourselves, thanks to comparatively recent interbreeding.