Australopithecus

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Name: Australopithecus
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Australopithecus hoosierensis

Contrary to accepted opinion, Indiana is not populated by and large by Homo sapiens , but rather, by a deceptively human-appearing species of nasty, stupid, erect-walking ape, . Australopithecus hoosierensis differs markedly from its cousin, Australopithecus ... [Published Examiner.com - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Anthropology Prof. John Hawks and UW-Madison students dig up crucial remnants of early hominids

Despite being from Kansas, Dr. John Hawks had never seen storms like he experienced in South Africa."They had lightning like I've never seen it," says the University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropology professor. "One day, the science tent nearly blew over ... [Published Isthmus Daily Page - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Eyrie with a view into past

IT "was an evil brief", grins University of the Witwatersrand palaeontologist Lee Berger, talking about the steel "lab" erected out in the bush where his son Matthew found a fossilised clavicle in 2008.Matthew Berger’s find, at the age of nine, led to ... [Published BDlive - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Tourists to gain access to excavations for hominid bones in South Africa

Paleoanthropologist Prof Lee Berger, who discovered the Australopithecus sediba, peers into the Cradle Of Humankind site in South Africa. Photograph: Barcroft MediaWith brio and a brown fedora that have earned comparisons with Indiana Jones, Professor ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

The prehistoric hand axe gets a 21st century makeover: Designers combine world's oldest tool with modern technology

About 1.4 million years ago the ancestors of modern man constructed what is believed to be the first-ever tool: the hand axe.And now designers of reimagined what those primitive tools might be like if they came face to face with modern architecture.The ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

7 Awesome Discoveries Made by Kids

By Elizabeth Palermo, Staff WriterDate: 02 September 2014 Time: 12:32 PM ETPaleontologist, biologist, astronomer: These might sound like job titles for grown-ups, but adults aren't the only ones who fill these important roles.Children — with their endless ... [Published LiveScience.com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Taung Child was not as advanced for his age as thought

One of South Africa’s most famous fossil finds, the Taung Child, is still a candidate as a modern human ancestor, despite new evidence showing that it does not have modern human-like skull features, experts say.Identified nearly 90 years ago by University ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Taung, metopism, and hominin brain evolution [Anthropology]

Ralph L. Holloway a , 1 , Douglas C. Broadfield b , and Kristian J. Carlson c , d , e a Department of Anthropology, Columbia University , New York, NY 10027; b Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University , Boca Raton, FL 33431; c Evolutionary ... [Published PNAS - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

The raw facts behind raw food

THERE seems to be some consensus that eating raw food is the best way to remain healthy and overcome various ailments. There is probably some degree of truth in this – but also some bizarre misconceptions.The uncooked ideaIn a nutshell, one can say raw ... [Published Brunei Times - Aug 17 2014]
Entities: Calorie, Diet, Vegetables
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

The original meaning of laughter, smiles and tears

About four thousand years ago, somewhere in the Middle East — we don’t know where or when, exactly — a scribe drew a picture of an ox head. The picture was rather simple: just a face with two horns on top. It was used as part of an abjad , a set of characters ... [Published Aeon Magazine - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

The raw facts behind raw food

Before you embark on that raw food diet or go palaeo, consider the human evolution ...I FELT a little funny writing up this article – not funny in a ha-ha way, just a wry sort of funny, like the look between good pals who’ve spotted someone inappropriately ... [Published thestar.com.my - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

I Don’t Love Lucy: The Bad Science in the Sci-Fi Thriller

Now there are three Lucys I have to keep straight: The 3.2 million year old Australopithecus unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974; the eponymous star of the inexplicably celebrated 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy; and, most recently, the lead character—played by Scarlett ... [Published TIME.com - Jul 28 2014]

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"They had lightning like I've never seen it," says the University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropology professor. "One day, the science tent nearly blew over in the storm. We were holding the tent, five of us inside. I had the middle pole and was pushing against it as hard as I can because the wind is pushing it the other way. I remember thinking, 'Lightning is going to strike this thing.'"
"It was a very, very, very, very important brown hole that I had to make something out of" says Nel

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Australopithecus hoosierensis [Published Examiner.com - 20 hours ago]
Anthropology Prof. John Hawks and UW-Madison st... [Published Isthmus Daily Page - Sep 17 2014]
Eyrie with a view into past [Published BDlive - Sep 11 2014]
Tourists to gain access to excavations for homi... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 05 2014]
The prehistoric hand axe gets a 21st century ma... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 04 2014]
7 Awesome Discoveries Made by Kids [Published LiveScience.com - Sep 02 2014]
Taung Child was not as advanced for his age as ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 28 2014]
Taung, metopism, and hominin brain evolution [A... [Published PNAS - Aug 26 2014]
The raw facts behind raw food [Published Brunei Times - Aug 17 2014]
The original meaning of laughter, smiles and tears [Published Aeon Magazine - Aug 13 2014]
The raw facts behind raw food [Published thestar.com.my - Aug 10 2014]
I Don’t Love Lucy: The Bad Science in the Sci-F... [Published TIME.com - Jul 28 2014]
My Take [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 23 2014]
With human ancestors, the devil is in the details [Published Boing Boing - Apr 18 2014]
[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea I... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
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I Don’t Love Lucy: The Bad Science in the Sci-F... [Published TIME.com - Jul 28 2014]
Now there are three Lucys I have to keep straight: The 3.2 million year old Australopithecus unearthed in Ethiopia in 1974; the eponymous star of the inexplicably celebrated 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy; and, most recently, the lead character—played by Scarlett ...
With human ancestors, the devil is in the details [Published Boing Boing - Apr 18 2014]
See the notches at the top of these two casts of ancient hominid mandibles? If you were a paleoanthropologist, you would spend your days arguing about the shape of those notches and their deeper possible meanings. In 2010, the scientists who found ...
[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea I... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
Something for everyone and much to infuriate you. I esp. dislike attemptsto explain away free will, causation, space, time, and so on. They shouldbe explained, not explained away. I read them all pretty carefully, exceptthe articles on cancer, for I don't ...
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