You Are Directly Related To This Rat

After a six year study, scientists have decided that all mammals born from wombs like your mum’s are related to this rat-sized, insect-eating fellow.

The New York Times has the full story.

Behold, your beady-eyed ancestor:

human rat ancestor

Photo: Illustration by Carl Buell

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