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Discovering our Last Common Universal Ancestor[discovery.com]Oct 05, 2011
 
   Ruling out multicellular organisms, theories regarding LUCA (our Last Common Universal Ancestor) imply that the organism looked similar to archaeum and did not tolerate extreme heat.
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Cross breeding with Neanderthals boosted immunity in modern humans[bbc.co.uk]Aug 27, 2011
 
   Cross breeding with Neanderthals boosted immunity in modern humans.
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Mammalian Missing Link Found In China[sciencemag.org]Aug 24, 2011
 
   A fossil from 160 million years ago found in China is pushing back the time frame of supposed mammalian evolution by an extra 30 million years.
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Worlds Oldest Fossils Show Sulfur-Based Microbes Lived 3.4 Billion Years Ago, Presenting a New Target for Astrobiology[popsci.com]Aug 22, 2011
 
   Worlds Oldest Fossils Show Sulfur-Based Microbes Lived 3.4 Billion Years Ago, Presenting a New Target for Astrobiology.
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Live Birth For Ancient Sea Reptiles[discovery.com]Aug 12, 2011
 
   A new discovery shows that ancient sea reptiles actually gave live birth, as opposed to eggs as was previously assumed. The fossil of a Plesiosaur stems from around 78 million years ago and actually contains the embryo within.
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Homo Sapiens, Neanderthals...Denisovans?[newscientist.com]Aug 10, 2011
 
    A new hominid group known as the Denisovans might have walked the earth with both Neanderthals and modern Homo sapiens. Having split off from Neanderthals over 300,000 years ago, all three groups might have interbred but were distinct in their own ways.
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Hobbit. Deformed Human or New Species?[nature.com]Aug 08, 2011
 
    New research is pointing towards the possibility that the skulls found in Indonesia that were originally dubbed a new species Homo floresiensis were merely humans with developmental disorders.
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Big Brains Because We Exercise[physorg.com]Aug 05, 2011
 
    Scientists from the University of Arizona and the University at Albany have theorized that humans and primates have evolved their larger brain sizes due to a capacity for endurance exercising. Because brains are expensive to maintain, we were able to let ours grow as we were able to keep on feeding it.
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Modern Humans Outnumbered Neanderthals[arstechnica.com]Jul 29, 2011
 
    Analyzing data from southern France, archaeologists from Cambridge University have determined that, through land usage, Neanderthals were simply outnumbered by up to 9 to 1 by modern humans. This may add to the explanation of why they disappeared so quickly.
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