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2011-08-26 05:05:08

Sexual encounters with Neanderthals produced offspring who inherited vital genes that have helped modern humans combat illness and disease.


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honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.