Australopithecus

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Name: Australopithecus
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Science doesn’t disprove God: Where Richard Dawkins and new atheists go wrong

Excerpted from Advances in paleontology and physical anthropology since the nineteenth century have brought us close to an understanding of how the human species has evolved over many millions of years—from fish to reptiles, to early mammals, to primates, ... [Published Salon - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

With human ancestors, the devil is in the details

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 ... [Published Boing Boing - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Long in the Tooth - NYTimes.com

Photo Credit Victoria Roberts Q. Why, after 5,000 or so years under ice, would the teeth of the so-called Iceman of the Alps[1] still look pretty good? How long do teeth last?A. Frozen or unfrozen, teeth are usually the longest-lasting remains of a body ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Ancient boy died surprisingly young

CALGARY, Alberta —  A nearly 2-million-year-old Australopithecus sediba skeleton from South Africa belonged to a boy who was just 7.5 years old when he plunged to his death in an underground cave, Harvard University’s Adeline Le Cabec reported on April ... [Published Science News Online - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Human 'missing link' fossils may be jumble of species - life - 09 April 2014

ONE of our closest long-lost relatives may never have existed. The fossils of Australopithecus sediba, which promised to rewrite the story of human evolution, may actually be the remains of two species jumbled together. The first fossils of A. sediba ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot the oldest complete Australopithecus

After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old.In a paper published ... [Published Terra Daily - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 2 reports

'Little Foot' Fossil May Be Direct Ancestor Of Modern Humans, Scientists Say

After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old.PARIS— He may be called ... [Published Huffington Post - Mar 18 2014]
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First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 2 reports

New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot the oldest complete Australopithecus

After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old.In a paper published ... [Published Brightsurf Science News - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

3-Million-Year-Old 'Ape Man' May Beat 'Lucy' As Earliest Human Forefather

"No longer are the Australopithecus of East Africa, like Lucy, the sole candidates,” Laurent Bruxelles, a paleontologist from France's National Institute for Archaeological Research, told AFP .Bruxelles and a team of scientists from France and South Africa ... [Published International Business Times - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

Small-Boned 'Little Foot' Believed To Be Human Ancestor

Scientists believe a fossil specimen known as "Little Foot" could be an example of humans' ancestors.Discovered in a pit in South Africa in 1997, Little Foot is the most complete specimen of the Australopithecus hominid family ever unearthed, the AFP ... [Published Auto World News - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 16 2014 - 3 reports

3 Milion Years Old: Little Foot Is The Oldest Complete Australopithecus

After 13 years of excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, researchers conclude that it is probably around 3 million years old, refute previous dating claims that suggested it is younger.  The Sterkfontein ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Mar 16 2014]
First reported Mar 16 2014 - Updated Mar 16 2014 - 1 reports

We'll all soon know why babies laugh

Scientists have recently launched a huge study to find out what makes a baby laugh and why.The study, conducted at Birkbeck University's Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development , have received answers about children and their behavior from nearly 1,500 ... [Published Siasat Daily - Mar 16 2014]

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Regardless, Berger says that Been and Rak's observations make sense if A sediba really was a transitional species between Australopithecus and Homo. "A central tenet of evolutionary theory is that variation within taxa becomes variation between taxa as species diverge" he says. With anatomy in flux, it is possible that one A sediba had an Australopithecus-like spine and Homo-like jaw, while another had a Homo-like spine...
"No longer are the Australopithecus of East Africa, like Lucy, the sole candidates,” Laurent Bruxelles, a paleontologist from France's National Institute for Archaeological Research, told AFP ."
"We are putting Little Foot and South Africa back in the running" Bruxelles said

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Science doesn’t disprove God: Where Richard Daw... [Published Salon - Apr 19 2014]
With human ancestors, the devil is in the details [Published Boing Boing - Apr 18 2014]
Long in the Tooth - NYTimes.com [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 15 2014]
Ancient boy died surprisingly young [Published Science News Online - Apr 14 2014]
Human 'missing link' fossils may be jumble of s... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 09 2014]
Human 'missing link' fossils may be jumble of s... [Published New Scientist - Apr 09 2014]
Sony’s cassette Walkman: The greatest gadget of... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 20 2014]
New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot th... [Published Terra Daily - Mar 20 2014]
'Little Foot' Fossil May Be Direct Ancestor Of ... [Published Huffington Post - Mar 18 2014]
Human ancestor’s skeleton is 3m-yr-old [Published Asian Age - Mar 18 2014]
New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot th... [Published Brightsurf Science News - Mar 17 2014]
3-Million-Year-Old 'Ape Man' May Beat 'Lucy' As... [Published International Business Times - Mar 17 2014]
Homo habilis Vs. Homo erectus [Published Buzzle.com - Mar 17 2014]
Small-Boned 'Little Foot' Believed To Be Human ... [Published Auto World News - Mar 17 2014]
Little Foot Is The Oldest Complete... [Published Red Orbit - Mar 17 2014]
3 Milion Years Old: Little Foot Is The Oldest C... [Published Scientific Blogging - Mar 16 2014]
Human ancestor's skeleton is 3-million-year-old [Published Times of India - Mar 16 2014]
A meeting of minds, on the mind, with Aaron Bec... [Published Philly.com - Mar 16 2014]
We'll all soon know why babies laugh [Published Siasat Daily - Mar 16 2014]
Little Foot, Our Oldest Ancestor, Is Older Than... [Published International Science Times - Mar 15 2014]
Watson Goes to Africa [Published Beyond Search - Feb 26 2014]
[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea I... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
Is Richard Dawkins Growing Up? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 15 2014]
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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 ...
3 Milion Years Old: Little Foot Is The Oldest C... [Published Scientific Blogging - Mar 16 2014]
After 13 years of excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, researchers conclude that it is probably around 3 million years old, refute previous dating claims that suggested it is younger.  The Sterkfontein ...
Watson Goes to Africa [Published Beyond Search - Feb 26 2014]
Is big data the key to boosting Africa’s economic prowess? IBM seems to think so, and it is sending in its AI ambassador Watson to help with the continent’s development challenges. Watson is IBM’s natural language processing system that famously won ...
[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 ...
Is Richard Dawkins Growing Up? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 15 2014]
The FSM slayer  turns to  essentialism: If, like Aristotle, you treat all flesh-and-blood rabbits as imperfect approximations to an ideal Platonic rabbit, it won’t occur to you that rabbits might have evolved from a non-rabbit ancestor, and might ...
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