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“Human Ancestors”

Oct 7, 2015 09:45 AM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
A recently unearthed extinct human species had hands and feet adapted for a life both on the ground and in the trees.
Sep 25, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Our ancestors apparently had a lot to say 2 million years ago, even if they said it quietly.
Sep 12, 2015 04:34 AM ET
There's a new ancient rock star on the scene and its name is Homo naledi, a 3-million-year-old set of bones found in a cave in South Africa that's being touted as a new human species. How did scientists determine that it belonged in the genus Homo?
Sep 10, 2015 05:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A deep chamber within a South African cave has just yielded a new member of early human lineage – and the species seem to have buried their dead.
Aug 19, 2015 09:05 AM ET // AFP
A tiny bone from the little finger of a human ancestor in East Africa is the oldest 'modern' hand bone ever found.
Aug 7, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Voters nearly always prefer politicians with deep voices, a new study finds. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Is an animal a predator, or someone’s likely dinner? The shape of its pupils can answer that question, even for humans.
Jul 23, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Some like it hot, but woolly mammoths and giant sloths didn’t, helping to explain why these animals and other big beasts from the last Ice Age went extinct.
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