Posts Tagged ‘humans’

Skull Shakes Family Tree

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
skulls, homo, erectus, sapien, habilis, rudolfensis, ergaster, humans, hominins, zeray alemseged

By Molly Michelson The discovery of a very complete skull in Dmanisi, Georgia is shaking up the human family tree. Last week in Science, researchers reported finding a Homo skull with both an intact cranium and mandible (lower jaw). A finding so complete is quite rare, and this particular specimen displays characters and features that [...]

Friday Roundup

Friday, October 18th, 2013
communication, humans, elephants, monkeys, marmosets, African, pointing, conversation, polite, language, toothpicks, Homo, Neanderthal, current biology

This week’s offerings of science news headlines include smart elephants, polite marmosets and ancient toothpicks.

Signs of Life

Friday, September 20th, 2013
methane, mars, nasa, curiosity, cosmic, comets, martians, microbes, microbial, life, earth, rivers, routes, early, humans, migration, out of africa

Buried ancient rivers and missing martians– our Friday round-up of science headlines!

Spicy!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
pottery, cooking, humans, spices

When did food start to taste good?

A Bone to Pick

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
bones, humans, neanderthals, max planck, tools, tool-making

Maybe we ought to rethink those cavemen jokes– new evidence finds sophisticated Neanderthal tools that pre-date human arrival.

Mouse Memories

Monday, July 29th, 2013
mice, mouse, brain, memories, fake, false, humans, optogenetics

Scientists are implanting false memories into mice to determine how humans create them.

Early Human Diets

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
humans, hominins, Zeray Alemseged, teeth, diet, australopithecus, afarensis, dikika, ancestors, plants, homo, anthropology

The old saying “You are what you eat” takes on new significance in the most comprehensive analysis to date of early human teeth from Africa.

Au. Sediba and our Family Tree

Monday, April 15th, 2013
humans, hominins, apes, fossils, skeleton, teeth, dental, sediba, africanus, afarensis, australopithecus, lucy, selam, zeray alemseged

Hominin fossils shake up the family tree!

Sweet Potato Travelers

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
sweet potatoes, polynesian, humans, explorer, archeology

What genetic differences in sweet potatoes can tell us about human movement.

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