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Human Origins In The News

January 2014

Studies Show a Little Bit of Neanderthal in Us All
New York Times

'Ardi' Skull Reveals Links to Human Lineage
ASU News

December 2013

Neanderthal Burials Confirmed as Ancient Ritual
National Geographic
New York Times

At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries
New York Times
Nature News

Scientists Push Back the Clock on Early Human Finds
Popular Archaeology

November 2013

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans
National Geographic
PLOS ONE

Ancient DNA offers clues to Native American ancestry
Nature
New York Times

October 2013

Skull Fossil Suggests Simpler Human Lineage
New York Times
Science Magazine

September 2013

A Long-Simmering Debate About Walking on Two Legs, Solved
Slate
National Geographic Phenomena

How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle to Stay Healthy in Modern Times
NPR
Harvard Gazette
The Guardian

December 2012

Fluctuating Environment May Have Driven Human Evolution
e! Science News

Fighting May Have Shaped Evolution of Human Hand
BBC News

The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2012
Scientific American Blogs

Origin of Intelligence and Mental Illness Linked to Ancient Genetic Accident
Wellcome Trust

November 2012

Human Evolution Enters an Exciting New Phase
Wired Science

Museum Human Origins Expert Makes Most Influential List
Natural History Museum News

Y Chromosome an "Evolutionary Marvel"
CBS News

Stone Tools Point to Creative Work by Early Humans in Africa
New York Times
The Economist

Flexible Learning System Allows Humans to Keep Up with Linguistic Change, Researchers Find
Phys.Org

October 2012

3.3-Million-Year-Old Baby Shows Lucy’s Species Hung Out in Trees
Scientific American Blogs

How Grandmothers Gave Us Longer Lives
PBS NewsHour

The Most Spectacular Mutation in Recent Human History
Slate

Our Big Brains May Make Us Prone to Cancer
New Scientist

Is Human Nature Fundamentally Selfish or Altruistic?
Time

Eating Meat Made Us Human, New Skull Fossil Study Suggests
NBC News

September 2012

In Prehistoric Britain Cannibalism Was Practical and Ritualistic
Scientific American Blogs

Humans Hunted for Meat 2 Million Years Ago
The Guardian

Apes Enjoy Slapstick Humor
Discovery News

Conflict and "Boom-Bust" Explain Humans' Rapid Evolution
BBC News

Early Cannibalism Tied to Territorial Defense?
Smithsonian Blogs

"Benign" Malaria Key Driver of Human Evolution in Asia-Pacific
redOrbit

August 2012

Genome of Extinct Human Reveals Brown-Eyed Girl
CBS News/LiveScience

Generation Gaps Suggest Ancient Human-Ape Split
ScienceNOW

Study Casts Doubt on Human-Neanderthal Interbreeding Theory
The Guardian

Early Human Ancestors Had More Variable Diet
Science Daily

Kenyan Fossils Rekindle Debate over Early Human Diversity
Scientific American Blogs
National Geographic

Evolutionary Battle of Sexes Drives Human Height
NBC News

July 2012

Genetic Data and Fossil Evidence Tell Differing Tales of Human Origins
New York Times

500-Million-Year-Old "Mistake" Led to Humans
Discovery News

A Bone Here, a Bead There: On the Trail of Human Origins (A Conversation with Chris Stringer)
New York Times

Study Says Chimpanzees Use "Human-Like Gestures"
BBC News

Early Human Ancestor, Australopithecus sediba, Fossils Discovered in Rock
Science Daily

June 2012

Human Ancestors Ate Bark—Food in Teeth Hints at Chimplike Origins
National Geographic News
New York Times

Dolphins, Humans Share 'Brainy' Genes
Discovery News

Out of the Mouths of Primates, Facial Mechanics of Human Speech May Have Evolved
Princeton University

Did Neandertals Paint Early Cave Art?
ScienceNOW

Bonobo Genome Completed: The Final Great Ape to Be Sequenced
Science Daily

OP-ED: Evolution’s Sweet Tooth
New York Times

An Asian Origin for Human Ancestors?
ScienceNOW
MSNBC

How Infectious Disease May Have Shaped Human Origins
Science Daily

May 2012

Female Choice Key to Evolutionary Shift to Modern Family
Science Daily

40,000 Years Ago: Live, from the Cave — Flutists!
MSNBC

Humanity's Best Friend: How Dogs May Have Helped Humans Beat the Neanderthals
The Atlantic

The Genes Behind Human Intelligence also Made Us Vulnerable to Autism
io9

Bipedalism, Birth and Brain Evolution
The Guardian

A Duplicated Gene Shaped Human Brain Evolution… and Why the Genome Project Missed It
Discover Blogs
New Scientist
Nature

Signals of Natural Selection Found in Recent Human Evolution
Wired Science
The Independent

April 2012

Early Humans Linked to Large-Carnivore Extinctions
Nature

For Most Of Human History, Being An Omnivore Was No Dilemma
NPR

Chimpanzee “Nests” Reveal when Hominids First Left the Trees
io9

Majority-Biased Learning: In Humans and Chimpanzees Knowledge Is Transmitted Within a Group by Means of a Majority Principle
Science Daily

Teamwork Builds Big Brains
ScienceNOW
Discovery News

Humans Tamed Fire by 1 Million Years Ago
Scientific American Blogs
Discovery News
The Guardian

March 2012

"Lucy" Wasn't Alone? Had Neighbors in Trees, Fossil Foot Suggests
National Geographic

What Chimps Could Tell Us About How Humans Started Walking on Two Legs
Smithsonian Blogs

Human Fossils Hint at New Species
BBC News
Phys.Org

Publication of the Gorilla Genome Opens Window onto Human Evolution
Wellcome Trust
National Geographic

February 2012

European Neanderthals Were on the Verge of Extinction Even Before the Arrival of Modern Humans: Study
Phys.Org

Oceans Set Stage for Human Evolution
Science News

Why Some Wild Animals Are Becoming Nicer
Wired Science

Entire Genome Of Extinct Human Decoded
redOrbit

Chimps Can Get Inside Others' Heads Just Like Humans
LiveScience

Human Brains Wire Up Slowly but Surely
ScienceNOW
The Economist

January 2012

The Scientists Behind Mitochondrial Eve Tell Us About the "Lucky Mother" Who Changed Human Evolution Forever
io9

Neanderthal Lives Led to Languages?
USA Today

Make No Bones About it - Scientists Discover How Human Skulls Really Evolved
CORDIS

Back Trouble? Blame Evolution
Science Blog


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