DENISOVANS

  • Tibetans inherit 'super athlete' gene to live at high altitude July 3, 2014

    Beijing: Tibetans are able to live at high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of human they helped push to extinction, according to a new study. This is the first time a gene from another species of human has been shown unequivocally to...
  • Higgs boson discovery biggest scientific breakthrough of 2012 December 21, 2012

    London: The capture of the most wanted subatomic particle in physics Higgs boson has topped the chart of the year's ten biggest scientific breakthroughs. Scientists had been chasing the Higgs boson, nicknamed the 'God particle' for more than four decades. In July the team from the European nuclear research...
  • DNA code of human relative discovered December 23, 2010

    New York: Scientists have recovered the DNA code of a human relative recently discovered in Siberia, and it delivered a surprise: This relative roamed far from the cave that holds its only known remains. By comparing the DNA to that of modern populations, scientists found evidence that these "Denisovans" from...