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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave already famous for fossils of these extinct cousins of our species is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead - and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa, the latest evidence of humankind's complicated genetic ancestry.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is on track to meet just two of its targets aimed at improving the lives of its Indigenous people, including increasing life expectancy and improving literacy, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's last woolly mammoths, sequestered on an Arctic Ocean island outpost, suffered from serious genetic defects caused by generations of inbreeding that may have hampered traits such as sense of smell and male fertility in the doomed population.
KUCHING (Bernama): Sarawak’s Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry plans to bring back more than 100 ancient human skeletons about 40,000 years old, excavated from Niah Caves and currently in Florida, United States, by next month at the latest.
But another scientist says our selfish genes are under evolutionary pressure to maximise their own propagation.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) promoted unity in diversity along with rekindling interest in ancient Chinese pictographs and dough dolls, during its Chinese New Year open house.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia Day celebrations on Sunday saw thousands of people flock to beaches and music festivals, but festivities were clouded by the tragedy of bushfires which have killed 33 and destroyed hundreds of homes.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is unique because its multiracial population can come together to celebrate cultural diversity in peace, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
BALING (Bernama): The National Heritage Department has found more than 100 prehistoric Paleolithic artifacts estimated to be 17,000 years old in several caves in Gunung Pulai here.