Footprints were left behind by members of the Australopithecus afarensis species in an archeological site in Tanzania. How did the tracks hint that Lucy's kind was polygynous?
Ancient December 15, 2016
The human ancestor Lucy the Australopithecus climbed trees regularly, scans of her arm and thigh bones revealed. Why did the creature climb trees frequently despite an ability to walk upright?
Ancient December 1, 2016
It all ended for Lucy after a tree fall. An analysis of the early human ancestor’s bones revealed that falling off a tree caused her death.
Ancient August 30, 2016
The world celebrates the 41st anniversary of the discovery of Lucy the Australopithecus in Ethiopia. Google Doodle recognizes this triumph in human evolution history and dedicates its home page to the most complete fossil of Australopithecus afarensis ever unearthed.
Earth/Environment November 24, 2015
New research shows that chimps rotate their torsos as much as humans. That means early hominids did, too.
October 7, 2015
Lucy the Australopithecine was not alone in Ethiopia millions of years ago. A newly discovered species of human ancestor was also there at the same time — so how did they get along?
May 27, 2015
The famous skeleton of Lucy, a 3.2-million-year-old human ancestor, includes a bone that shouldn't be there, researchers say. Although of the right age, the vertebra bone is likely that of a baboon and not part of Lucy at all, they say.
Animals April 13, 2015
A newly discovered fossil in Ledi-Geraru in Ethiopia is 2.8 million years old. Its dating reveals that the human family may have emerged 400,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Animals March 5, 2015
You may not know his name at first, but chances are you've seen one of his amazing movies such as 'The Fifth Element' or the recently released 'Lucy'. Luc Besson is his name and the notoriously shy director has opened up in a Reddit AMA.
Movies/TV Shows August 31, 2014
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