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    Study: Neanderthal’s Eyes ‘Too Large’

    Reconstructed Neanderthal in German museum. (Martin Meissner/AP)

    You guys, my eyes are, like, huge. A new study released by the Proceedings of the Royal Society B journal Wednesday proposes that Neanderthals became extinct because of their large eyes. The research concludes that this feature cost them high-level processing as they dedicated a larger amount of time to seeing in the dark. While they were busy being big-eyed, Homo sapiens were able to sneak in and create “warmer clothes and develop larger social networks” that were crucial to survival in the Ice Age.

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