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Family History Boom blamed on TV

Family history is becoming increasingly popular here in the UK and many believe it's because of television shows like Who Do You Think You Are? - Sarah Jessica Parker being the latest star to appear in the hit BBC series. It's always interesting to find out about our past - where we come from, who we are. People enjoy digging up their family secrets and seeing if they have any interesting ancestors...

Neanderthals are our closest evolutionary relatives

A study that took place in Germany over several years has shown that Neanderthals are our closest evolutionary relatives and not chimps as previously thought. This discovery came whilst attempting to map the complete caveman genetic code. The team of 56 researchers from the Max Planck school ground fossils before comparing the scientific make-up to that of the chimpanzee.

Study Shows Darwin’s Ancestors were Unhealthily Close

For such an important scientist you would have thought that Charles Darwin would have known better when it came to picking a mother for his children but his choice of partner may be the reason why three of his 10 children died so young: Darwin's wife was also his cousin...

Director Spike Lee discovers interesting family history

Award winning director Spike Lee got the shock of his life when he was introduced to his long lost cousin, an elderly white woman from Atlanta, Georgia. Lee took part in the TV series "Who do you think you are? U.S" expecting to find out more information about the lives of slavery that his ancestors experienced but what he actually found was that he is descended from slave owners...
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