Quantcast
Long-Term Climate Factors Led Early Humans Into Patchwork

Long-Term Climate Factors Led Early Humans Into Patchwork Evolution

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past, scientists concluded many of man’s defining qualities, such as legs made for walking upright and a large brain, evolved all at once. But according to a new study in the journal...

Latest Hominina Stories

2014-07-07 08:29:36

LONDON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- You were born barefoot... My story with barefooting goes back to 25th March 1975. No, I wasn't some radical hippy back then - in fact, it was coincidentally both the start of my barefoot journey AND the day I was born. Later, when I had developed the powers of speech, I asked my mother "Were you, too, born barefoot?" And, as it turns out, she was. Further investigation established that my grandparents and great-grandparents alike...

“Mosaic Pattern” Of Cranial Evolution Supported By Study Of Neanderthal Skulls In Spain
2014-06-20 08:27:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Analysis of several skulls found in a Spanish cave reveal that the trademark facial features of the Neanderthals appeared prior to their braincases, lending new support to the “mosaic pattern” theory that the long extinct human predecessors did not evolve their defining characteristics all at the same time. The study, which appears in the journal Science, uses new data obtained from 17 fossilized human skulls obtained from...

2014-06-11 16:26:37

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voters made a historic decision in South Carolina yesterday as 79% of Republicans called for a personhood amendment to the state constitution that would guarantee equal protection under the law to preborn children, from the moment of conception. The landslide majority, gathering nearly a quarter of a million affirmative votes, is the largest show of support by percentage in any public vote held on personhood. "The sweeping...

2014-06-11 12:27:05

NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions of Americans contemplate the perfect gift to bestow on their dads this year, the best gift for Millennial dads might just be a day off. Not a day off from work - although many would probably appreciate that - but instead, a day off from the responsibilities of being a dad. Findings from the 2014 DDB Life Style Study indicate that Millennial dads, despite deriving great happiness from raising their children, actually struggle with the...

violence shaped the male face
2014-06-09 11:14:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Throughout history, men have had a well-earned reputation for violence and a new study in the journal Biological Reviews has concluded that masculine facial features evolved as a result of that violence. The new study focused on the faces of our australopith ancestors and how those faces evolved to protect us against punches. "The australopiths were characterized by a suite of traits that may have improved fighting ability,...

2014-05-29 23:07:26

The M.O.M. Method is an innovative Web-based program that empowers kids to become more self-reliant, so “helicopter parents” can stop hovering. It is the first comprehensive, parenting resource to offer a powerful combination – time and task management tools for kids with a practical, step-by-step parenting guide for moms and dads. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The M.O.M. Method (Manage and Organize Myself) has launched nationwide with the first comprehensive, Web-based...

2014-05-08 12:27:21

Mother's Day -- isn't just for biological mothers anymore BEAUFORT, S.C., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This May marks the 100(th) anniversary of Mother's Day in America. Mothers deserve all the flowers and chocolates that come their way each May. But so do countless other women who open their hearts and share their wisdom without genetic ties. And for Mother's Day 2014, those "other mothers" are stepping up and sharing the spotlight with biological moms.Sometimes it takes a...

2014-05-06 23:15:55

Mariner Biomedical announced the launch of Kaiderma Skin Care™, a new line of science-based natural skin therapies containing novel marine, and botanical, functional ingredients. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Mariner Biomedical, Inc. announces the introduction of Kaiderma Skin Care™. Kaiderma™ is a new line of natural therapeutic skin care products formulated with unique marine, and botanical, functional ingredients. The new products were first introduced on April 26, 2014....

2014-03-25 08:27:40

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Once just a popular term, the word "selfie" has made itself legitimate once it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013 and it has legitimate benefits too! Research shows that taking a selfie has many positive effects. It is an empowering act that celebrates regular people and allows a person to control their image online. They take it, they post it, and they have the power to choose how they look. (Photo:...

Fossil Skeleton Of Australopithecus Is Older Than Previously Believed
2014-03-17 04:51:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thirteen years of meticulous excavation by South African and French scientists has shown that the nearly complete fossil skeleton of Australopithecus, nicknamed Little Foot, is most likely around 3 million years old. Professor Ron Clark from the University of Witwatersrand led the study, which refutes previous dating claims that suggest Little Foot is younger. The findings, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Human...


Latest Hominina Reference Libraries

Australopithecus garhi
2013-11-29 11:38:51

Australopithecus garhi is a gracile australopithecine species whose fossils were discovered in 1996 by a research team led by Ethiopian paleontologist Berhane Asfaw ad Tim White, an American paleontologist. The remains are believed to be a human ancestor species and most likely the direct ancestor to the human genus Homo. Tim White was the scientist to find the first of the key A. garhi fossils in 1996 within the Bouri Formation found in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression....

Australopithecus africanus
2013-11-29 10:55:07

Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine that lived between roughly 3.03 and 2.04 million years ago in the later Pliocene and early Pleistocene. Au. africanus was of slender build and was thought to have been a direct ancestor of modern humans. Fossil remains signify that Au. africanus was considerably more like modern humans that Au. afarensis, with a more human-like cranium permitting a larger brain and more humanoid facial features. This hominid has only been...

Homo floresiensis
2013-09-16 13:06:40

Homo floresiensis Homo floresiensis, or Flores Man, nicknamed “hobbit” and “Flow”, is an extinct species in the genus Homo. The remains of an individual that would have stood about 3 feet in height were uncovered in 2003 on the island of Flores in Indonesia. Incomplete skeletons of nine individuals have been recovered, including one complete cranium. These remains have been the focus of intense research to establish whether they represent a species distinctive from modern humans....

More Articles (3 articles) »
Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
Related