Yeti debate swirls: Study reveals origin of mysterious hairs

March 19, 2015 12:29 PM

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Yeti debate swirls: Study reveals origin of mysterious hairs

Eliécer Gutiérrez, a researcher who helped debunk a recent study on the yeti, with bear skulls at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. (Molly McDonough)

The yeti, a legendary shaggy, bipedal beast from the Himalayas, made headlines last year when a geneticist said he had solved the mystery of its origins. But now, scientists have found the hair samples used in that study didn't come from a mysterious animal, but rather from the Himalayan brown bear.

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