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2014-01-10 10:42:58

An Oxford University study has concluded that our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago mainly ate tiger nuts (grass bulbs) supplemented with the odd grasshopper and worm An Oxford University study has concluded that our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts. Tiger nuts are edible grass bulbs still eaten in parts of the world today. The study published in...

Humanlike Features Discovered In 4.4M-Year-Old Ardipithecus Skull
2014-01-07 06:54:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The 4.4-million-year-old African species Ardipithecus ramidus, or "Ardi," is the focus of one of the most hotly debated issues in current human origins research. Scientists want to know how Ardi, an unusual primate, is related to the human lineage. The study, published in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), shows that although Ardi possessed a tiny brain and a grasping big toe for climbing...

Scientists Discover 4M-Year-Old Horse Fossil In Ethiopia
2013-12-12 13:58:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a new species of a small horse that lived 4.4 million years ago in Ethiopia. The Eurygnathohippus woldegabrieli fossils were found in the Gona area of the Afar region in 2001. The ancient horse was among a diverse array of animals that lived in the same areas as the ancient human ancestor Ardipithecus ramidus, or Ardi. The ancient horse species was about the size of a small zebra and had three-toed hooves....

2013-12-09 23:02:10

What's the Impact of PIAAC on health & health literacy? Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 “Adults with lower levels of skills in literacy are more likely to report having a fair to poor health than those with higher proficiency, even when account is taken of education attainment and other background characteristics,” reports Eugene Owen, PIAAC National Project Manager, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in discussing the new PIAAC report, a comprehensive look...

2013-12-06 23:26:00

A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered. Researchers...

Partial Skeleton Discovery Suggests Ruggedly Built, Tree-climbing Human Ancestor
2013-12-06 06:35:35

University of Colorado Denver A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered. Researchers found a partial skeleton -- including arm, hand, leg and foot fragments -- dated to 1.34 million years old and belonging to Paranthropus boisei at the Olduvai Gorge World Heritage fossil site in Tanzania. The find, published in the latest...

2013-11-07 23:28:10

Walmart has a new destination for expectant and new moms; the Loving Moments by Leading Lady exclusive Maternity to Nursing Collection delivers stylish, affordable apparel that mom can wear from pregnancy through nursing. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Loving Moments by Leading Lady proudly announces Walmart’s new Maternity line that features maternity essentials that are functional, fun, and affordable for all moms. Loving Moments’ Maternity Collection complements the...

Study Finds Some Parents Are Happiest When Kids Come First
2013-11-01 13:03:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are so-called “helicopter parents” or “tiger moms” benefiting from caring for their developing child? Or are they self-centered “Mommy Dearests” – pushing their child to make up for their own unhappiness? Despite whatever affect this parenting style might have on children, a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, has found parents who consider themselves child-centric do derive...

2013-10-31 23:38:20

New parents are often confused and concerned about their babies' sleep: bedsharing, breastfeeding, night waking and sleep training are common parent concerns. The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep offers guidance to parents and practitioners, and provides a summary of recent research on many aspects of mother-infant sleep. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 New parents often worry about their babies' sleep. Is bedsharing safe or does it increase the risk of SIDS? Is sleep...


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....

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Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.