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Fascinating Breakthrough on Indonesia's 'Land of Hobbits'

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

It was a new species of hominids, primitive humans from about 15,000 years ago, reconstructed from a heap of fragmented bones found on site, including a skull and thigh bones belonging to a subject termed LB1.

Mystery Of Prehistoric 'Hobbit' May Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.06.2014 | Science

Were scientists all wrong about prehistoric "hobbits?" When researchers unearthed fragments of several ancient skeletons on the small Indonesian is...

Evolution, Humanity & God

Beth Green | Posted 07.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Beth Green

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost of us still, consciously or unconsciously, cling to the belief in a perfect God. Why?

Tiny Fossils May Yield Big Insights Into Human Origins

| Posted 05.14.2013 | Science

By Michael Balter Researchers debate when language first evolved, but one thing is sure: Language requires us not only to talk but also to listen. A...

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Eerie Avatar Brings Prehistoric Child To Life

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science

"We began to realize with some clarity that we had made a remarkable discovery." That's celebrated paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey talking about...

What Rare Fossil Find Reveals About Early Humans

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Lucy, it turns out, had company – another prehuman that also walked but spent more of its time in trees. Until now, there was no...

Fossil Lucy And Grandfather: NEW Discovery Made Of Early Hominid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Scientists may have found the great, great, great, etc., grandfather of the famous fossil Lucy. A new partial skeleton of an early...

What We Don't Know Is Thrilling

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

It's what we don't know about our ancestors that's the most thrilling. Nothing in the fossil record, no matter how many dozen specialists study it, explains the trait that makes us human.

PHOTOS: Ardi - Earliest Human Ancestor Revealed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Check out these recently released images of Ardi, the earliest discovered "human ancestor." (All captions and images courtesy of Science Magazine/...