Ancient DNA reveals family of Neanderthals living in Siberian cave
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00:54 Siberian cave offers first-ever glimpse into Neanderthal family
By analysing ancient DNA recovered from bone fragments found in two Siberian caves, researchers have identified a set of closely related Neanderthals: a father and daughter, as well as several other more-distant relatives. The work suggests that Neanderthal communities were small, and that females may have left their families to join other groups.
Research article: Skov et al.
News and Views: The first genomic portrait of a Neanderthal family
09:14 Research Highlights
The robotic falcon that frightens nuisance flocks, and how climate change could lead to power loss in low-income households.
Research Highlight: Plagued by problem birds? Call RobotFalcon!
Research Highlight: Loss of power looms for some families as climate changes
12:32 Briefing Chat
We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, assessing why women are cited less often than men in physics, and uncovering a long-lost star-map from ancient Greece.
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