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Homo Floresiensis Facial Reconstruction Revealed
2012-12-12 06:09:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the major features of the Australian Archaeological Association's (AAA) Conference at the University of Wollongong this week was the unveiling of the face of Homo floresiensis — popularly known as the "Hobbit." Hosted by UOW´s Centre for Archaeological Science, which was created in 2010 to develop, integrate and apply modern scientific methods to the questions of human evolution, the conference consists of over 400...

2012-12-08 05:01:34

Bliss Baby & Maternity.com is now an authorized retailer of Joovy Products! (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Bliss Baby & Maternity.com is now offering Joovy baby products! Joovy is a company that dedicates themselves in producing merchandise for baby care. Joovy has been in the baby care industry for years and have answered many of the needs of parents regarding the safety of their children. The company concentrates on research and development to provide the safest products for babies...

Grass Was Quite Yummy For Early Human Ancestors
2012-11-14 05:23:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our ancestors about 3.5 million years ago had a diet that mainly consisted of tropical grasses and sedges, according to a new study. Scientists reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that they extracted information from the fossilized teeth of three Australopithecus bahrelghazali individuals, which were the first early hominins excavated at two sites in Africa. "We found evidence suggesting that early...

Ancient Lucy Spent Some Of Her Time In Trees
2012-10-26 06:23:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have known that Australopithecus afarensis — the species of the well-known Lucy specimen — was an upright walking species, but they debate whether or not A. afarensis spent much of its time in trees. A comprehensive answer to this question has been unavailable because a complete set of A. afarensis shoulder blades has never been available for study. Professor David Green of Midwestern University and Zeresenay...

2012-10-25 04:01:52

Relationship therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil weighs in on the debates, and how the presidential candidates can gain more trust from the American public. (PRWEB) October 24, 2012 Charisma, rhetoric, and "winning" a debate isn't enough to sustain change. Relationship therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil notes that people see this in their personal lives, and it can also play out on the national stage. "People who are charismatic, convincing people often have tendencies toward narcissism," she...

Digital Media And Social Networking In The Teen World
2012-10-23 06:18:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Experts have looked into whether the digital age is altering a teenager's social development, and reported their findings in the Journal of Adolescence. In a new study from the University of Washington, researchers show that digital media is helping teens reach developmental milestones, like gaining a sense of belonging and sharing personal problems. Adolescents have been gaining access to Internet-connected technologies more and...

2012-10-03 23:03:06

Babywearing International, Inc. is leading the world in celebration of the fifth annual International Babywearing Week, October 8-14, 2012. Babywearers around the world will be gathering during the week to educate about, practice, and celebrate the tradition of babywearing. International Babywearing Week is sponsored by OnyaBaby, Britax USA, Sakura Bloom, and Ergobaby. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 Babywearing International, Inc. is leading nonprofit organizations all around the...

2012-10-03 23:02:41

One of the web's foremost article writing service, ArticlesOnTap.com, has just announced that it will be teaming up with American Institute of Health Care Professionals. (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 One of the web's foremost article writing service, ArticlesOnTap.com, has just announced that it will be teaming up with American Institute of Health Care Professionals, the nation's most respected organization for those in health care who are seeking continuing education in hard to find programs...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'