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How much evidence is enough to declare a new species of human?

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The announcement of a new species of ancient human (more correctly hominin) from the Philippines, reported today in Nature, will cause a lot of head-shaking among anthropologists and archaeologists.

The First Cave Art from the Balkans May Date Back 30,000 Years

2 weeks ago from Live Science

In a first, archaeologists have discovered Upper Paleolithic cave paintings in the Balkans.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

2 weeks ago from UPI

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, British authorities said.

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Archaeologists who discovered fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines say they plan more diggings and...

Famous birthdays for April 11: Joss Stone, Ethel Kennedy

2 weeks ago from UPI

Singer Joss Stone turns 32 and Ethel Kennedy turns 91, among the famous birthdays for April 11.

Four counties seek death penalty against alleged Golden State Killer

2 weeks ago from UPI

Prosecutors from four California counties unanimously decided Wednesday to seek the death penalty against the man accused of being the Golden State Killer and the East Area Rapist.

Bones found in Philippines may belong to previously unknown human relative

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Thirteen fossil bones and teeth excavated in a cave in the Philippines represent an enigmatic previously unknown human species, scientists say.

Archaeologists identify first prehistoric figurative cave art in Balkans

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Archaeologist have revealed the first example of Paleolithic figurative cave art found in the Balkan Peninsula.

Fossils Are Filling Out the Human Family Tree

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

The more fossils we find, the more we learn that many kinds of humans have lived on Earth.

New species of early human found in cave in the Philippines

2 weeks ago from UPI

Scientists announced the discovery of a new species of ancient human, Homo luzonensis, on Wednesday.

New species of early human found in the Philippines

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines, proving the region played a key role in hominin evolutionary history.

Photos: Newfound Ancient Human Relative Discovered in Philippines

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The newfound hominin Homo luzonensis lived about 67,000 years ago in what is now the Philippines.

New Species of Early Human Is Even Smaller Than the 'Hobbit'

2 weeks ago from Live Science

The ancient bones and teeth of a previously unknown human relative — one that was even smaller than the so-called Hobbit — have been discovered deep in a cave on...

In Philippine cave, scientists find bones and teeth belonging to a new human species

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a species of long-lost cousins of modern people who evidently lived tens of thousands of years ago, around the time...

Patriots sign TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

2 weeks ago from UPI

The New England Patriots have signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Fossils of enigmatic extinct human species found on Philippine island

2 weeks ago from Reuters:Science

Thirteen fossil bones and teeth excavated in a cave in the Philippines represent an enigmatic previously unknown human species, probably small in stature and possessing an unexpected mix of archaic...

Matter: An Ancient Human Species Lived in This Island Cave

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Archaeologists in the Philippines have turned up the bones of a previously unknown species, Homo luzonensis, further expanding our family tree.

Giant sea cumcumber species named after H.P. Lovecraft creature 'Cthulhu'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Scientists have discovered a new extinct species of sea cucumber thanks to an exceptionally preserved fossil found along the coast of England.

'The Lion King': Scar confronts Simba in new trailer

2 weeks ago from UPI

Scar sends Simba away from Pride Rock in the newest trailer for Disney's upcoming remake of "The Lion King."

New species of early human found in the Philippines

2 weeks ago from Physorg

An international team of researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines, proving the region played a key role in hominin evolutionary history.

A new hominid species has been found in a Philippine cave, fossils suggest

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

Cave fossils found in the Philippines come from a newly discovered member of the human lineage, researchers say

Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave

2 weeks ago from Physorg

For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama. These inscriptions reveal evidence of secluded ceremonial activities at a...

Archaeologists identify first prehistoric figurative cave art in Balkans

2 weeks ago from Physorg

An international team, led by an archaeologist from the University of Southampton and the University of Bordeaux, has revealed the first example of Palaeolithic figurative cave art found in the...

Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave interpreted

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama. These inscriptions reveal evidence of secluded ceremonial activities at a...

Fingerprints of Venus Transformation May Be Hidden in Plain Sight

2 weeks ago from Space.com

The transformation of a water-rich Venus to an overheated world may be preserved in its complex geological features.

When people downsize to tiny houses, they adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Interest is surging in tiny homes – livable dwelling units that typically measure under 400 square feet. Much of this interest is driven by media coverage that claims that living...

Mapping Armaggedon: Earth's looming tsunamis and mega-quakes

2 weeks ago from Physorg

As villagers along the Sunda Strait were finishing their meals on the evening of 22 December last year, they had no idea of the cataclysmic event that awaited them.

Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California's tule fog

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The Central Valley's heavy wintertime tule fog – known for snarling traffic and closing schools—has been on the decline over the past 30 years, and falling levels of air pollution...