Monster supersoldier ants created by genetic scientists

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Scientists created the monster ants in the laboratory by activating ancient ancestral genes.

Monster ‘supersoldier’ ants with huge heads and jaws have been created by activating ancient genes. Scientists believe the monster ants may be a genetic throwback to an ancestor that lived millions of years ago. (Pics)

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Humans and Neanderthals Co-existed with Another Humanoid Species

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Denisovans co-existed with early humans and Neanderthals.

A single finger bone found in this Siberian cave led to an amazing discovery. Early humans and Neanderthals co-existed with another humanoid species called Denisovans. And many present-day humans carry genes that prove our ancestors had children with Denisovans, too.

 

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Ardi: Oldest Human Ancestor 4.4 Million Years Old

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Ardi – First Ape Woman

She lived at the dawn of a new era, when chimps and people began walking (or climbing) along their own evolutionary trails.  This is Ardi – the oldest member of the human family tree we’ve found so far.  Short, hairy and with long arms, she roamed the forests of Africa 4.4million years ago. (Pics)

 

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New Evidence Humans Are Related To Orangutans

New Evidence Humans Are Related To Orangutans

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps 

New evidence underscores the theory of human origin that suggests humans most likely share a common ancestor with orangutans, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh and the Buffalo Museum of Science. Reporting in the June 18 edition of the Journal of Biogeography, the researchers reject as “problematic” the popular suggestion, based on DNA analysis, that humans are most closely related to chimpanzees, which they maintain is not supported by fossil evidence .

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Comb Jellies Were Our First Ancestor

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Ladies and gentlemen, meet your ancestor – in fact the ancestor of all animal life on Earth – the comb jelly.

Biologist Casey Dunn of Brown University and colleagues used DNA data from various species to determine that the comb jelly (Ctenophore), which emerged some 600 million years ago, is our true ancient ancestor.

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