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Human Origins In The News 2008

December 2008

"Out of Africa" Came Mostly Men, Geneticists Say
World Science

Neanderthal Genome Already Giving Up Its Secrets
New Scientist

November 2008

Rare Fossil Find Sheds Light on Evolution of Women
New Scientist

DNA Chunks, Chimps and Humans: Marks of Differences Between Human and Chimp Genomes
Science Daily

Last Of His Kind? Researchers Complete Mitochondrial Genome Of Ancient Mummy, The Tyrolean Iceman
Science Daily
University of Leeds press release

October 2008

Two Legs Good
At the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting, researchers presented a single bone, the thighbone of an ancient australopithecine from Galili, Ethiopia, that may add an interesting piece to the puzzle of how our famed ancestor "Lucy's" two-legged gait evolved.
Science

Gorilla Study Gives Clues to Human Language Development
University of Sussex press release

The Thrill of the Hunt Is Not Lost on Bonobos
The New York Times

Leading Geneticist Steve Jones Says Human Evolution Is Over
The Times Online
Tom Feilden's blog @ BBC News (includes an audio interview with Steve Jones)

September 2008

Brainy Babies and Risky Births for Neandertals
Science

July 2008

Linnean Society celebrates seminal evolution papers
Nature

June 2008

Louisiana Opens School Door for Opponents of Evolution
Science

The other beetle-hunter
Nature

May 2008

Science teaching must evolve
Nature

China was an Ancient-Ape Paradise
Science News

Ancient DNA From Frozen Hair May Untangle Eskimo Roots
Science

April 2008

Tanzania takes steps to save ancient human prints
Nature

Aligning Conservation Priorities Across Taxa in Madagascar with High-Resolution Planning Tools
Science

DNA From Fossil Feces Breaks Clovis Barrier
Science

Australopithecus Not Much of a Nutcracker
Science

Archaeology: Bones, isles and videotape
Nature

March 2008

Pacific 'dwarf' bones cause controversy
Nature

Hobbit was 'a cretin'
Nature

The first hominin of Europe
Nature

Communicative Signaling Activates ‘Broca's’ Homolog in Chimpanzees
Current Biology

Archaeology: Facing up to the past
Nature

February 2008

Tool Use Is Just a Trick of the Mind
Science

HIV's ancient legacy
Nature

January 2008

Why We're Different: Probing the Gap Between Apes and Humans
Science

Fears for oldest human footprints
Nature