Top Scientific Discoveries of 2011

For years, anthropologists suspected that Homo sapiens cross-bred with Neanderthals before our closest ancestor went extinct.

via Top Scientific Discoveries of 2011 | Wired Science | Wired.com.

One story I got from the Open-source Intelligence side of things was that Humans mated with the Neanderthals, and one of the genetic outcomes was a super-large brain. My assumption at the time was that these mutated-Neanderthals killed off the guys pictured here.

As this story may suggest, they probably killed off the other Humans as well, ha!

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