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Photos Of Einstein’s Brain Reveal Areas That May Have Made Him A Genius
2012-11-16 09:34:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The name “Einstein” has long been synonymous with the term “genius.” The man behind that attribution, the late Albert Einstein, has been the center of attention for decades, as scientists and physicists try to decipher the inner workings of his intellectual being. Now, a new study, led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, has found that portions of Einstein´s brain are...

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2009-02-02 07:55:00

A set of bones discovered in 2003 have sparked a five-year feud in the scientific world.The bones, discovered inside Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores, were believed to be the skeleton of an extinct human species called Homo floresiensis, or "Hobbits."The first report on the discovery appeared in the Journal Nature in 2004.  In the report the authors wrote "here we report the discovery, from the Late Pleistocene of Flores, Indonesia, of an adult hominin," thus declaring a...

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2007-09-20 15:50:00

WASHINGTON -- Scientists, wringing their hands over the identity of the famed "hobbit" fossil, have found a new clue in the wrist. Since the discovery of the bones in Indonesia in 2003, researchers have wrangled over whether the find was an ancient human ancestor or simply a modern human suffering from a genetic disorder. Now, a study of the bones in the creature's left wrist lends weight to the human ancestor theory, according to a report in Friday's issue of the journal Science. The wrist...

2006-08-22 04:51:58

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Skeletal remains of a homonoid nicknamed "hobbit" and found in a cave on a remote Indonesian island are from an ancestor of human pygmies still living there today, scientists say. Previous researchers concluded in 2004 that the remains on Flores island represented a new species of human, "Homo floresiensis," which was about 3-feet tall with brains roughly the size of grapefruits. But in an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this...

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2005-03-03 13:30:00

Scientists working with powerful imaging computers say the spectacular "Hobbit" fossil recently discovered in Indonesia had distinctive brain features that could justify its classification as a separate - and tiny - human ancestor. The new report, published Thursday in the online journal Science Express, seems to support the idea of a human dwarf species marooned for eons while modern man spread across the planet. Detractors of the theory, however, said the computer models were unconvincing....


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