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Stress, Neanderthals and us | Natural History Museum

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Did Neanderthals cope better with stress than modern humans? Watch our animated film to find out.

The stresses of daily life, from fending off hyenas to squeezing on the tube, may be more similar than you think for Britons today compared to one million years ago. Many people in Britain today carry about two per cent of Neanderthal genes in their DNA. Maybe it's thanks to our early relatives that we can face the daily grind.

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Watch our films about our permanent and temporary exhibitions and take a virtual tour of the Museum.

Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story Play

Open from 13 February to 28 September 2014, the Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story exhibition tells the dramatic story of ancient Britain, its changing landscapes and the people who lived here. This major exhibition showcases more than 200 specimens, objects and life-size models. Find out more at: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/britainmillionyears.

Wildlife in the UK Play

Discover the incredible diversity of the UK's wildlife and what to look for on your seasonal walks around the countryside. Find out more about the UK's wildlife on our website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/uk-biodiversity

If you need something identified, post it to our Identification forum: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/identification

The diversity of life on Earth Play

Museum scientists in the Life Sciences Department are researching the diversity of life on Earth by studying species, ecosystems and environments.

The Earth and its history Play

Museum scientists in the Earth Sciences Department are studying the origins of the planet, the earth's resources and the evolution of life.
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