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A dental plaque deposit on this Spanish Neanderthal’s teeth reveals consumption of poplar, a source of aspirin. Photograph: Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC

A lack of dental care has given researchers an opportunity to see what Neanderthals had for breakfast. The Australian and UK scientists also discove(...)

A photographer takes pictures of the reconstruction of Neanderthal man’s ancestor displayed in Halle, eastern Germany. Photograph: Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images

Neanderthals are our nearest extinct human relatives. When our ancestors first left Africa for Eurasia about 60,000 years ago, they encountered anoth(...)

A photographer taking pictures of a reconstruction of a Neanderthal man ancestor displayed  at the Prehistoric Museum in Halle,  Germany. Photograph: Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images.

Scientists believe they can pinpoint with greater accuracy when the Neanderthals disappeared from Europe to be replaced by modern humans. The studies (...)

A geep – a cross between a goat and a sheep – on a farm in Co Kildare, with a sheep

What do you get if you cross a sheep and a kangaroo? A woolly jumper. I’m joking, but even if you tried to make such a cross it wouldn’t work. The spe(...)