Posts Tagged ‘hominid’

The Ability to Throw

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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When you watch a pitcher wind up and throw a fastball down the middle, you’re seeing millions of years of human evolution and adaptations in action.

Tiny Bone, Millions of Genes

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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A small pinky bone, tens of thousands of years old, offers as complete a genome sequence as living humans.

Hunter-Gatherer Genes

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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What can the genes of three hunter-gatherer populations in Africa tell us about human origins?

Homo rudolfensis

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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What can new fossil discoveries tell us about our human lineage? Zeray Alemseged tells us…

Claw or Nail?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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What’s the difference between a claw and nail? Perhaps human origins!

The Original Mama’s Boy

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
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Chemical analysis of fossilized teeth shows our early male ancestors never roamed too far from home.

Human Fossil Discovery

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin… Fossil remains from China seem to radically change what we thought we knew about our species’ arrival in East Asia.

Human Tool Use

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
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The Academy’s Zeray Alemseged reveals his latest discovery—human tool use dating back to 3.4 million years ago.

Agreeing on Climate Change

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
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Scientists find plenty of things to disagree on, but climate change isn’t one of them.

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