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Compared with the backbone of Neandertals, the human spine, shown from the back (left) and side (right) may have a bit more curve in it because of differences in specific genes between the species, a new study shows.

Early Roman plumbing made of lead pipes and taps, such as the segment shown here, increased levels of the metal in the city's drinking water but probably not to concentrations that would have been hazardous to human health, scientists say.

BARE BONES  Differences between the skeletons of modern humans (back) and Neandertals (front) may stem from the way the groups use some genes involved in bone growth. Chemical modifications of DNA may have dialed down the activity of these genes in Neandertals, leading to stocky frames. 

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