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2006

Published Dec 19, 2006 12:00 AM
Researchers at the University of Oslo, Norway, have discovered a completely new group of organisms that includes some of mankind’s most distant relatives. When the entire genome of this microscopic organism has been mapped, we will know even more about evolutionary events that took place one billion years ago.
Published Nov 30, 2006 12:00 AM
A new archaeological find in Botswana shows that our ancestors in Africa engaged in ritual practice 70,000 years ago — 30,000 years earlier than the oldest finds in Europe. This sensational discovery strengthens Africa’s position as the cradle of modern man.