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The discovery of unusual skeletal remains on the islands of Palau suggests that the so-called 'hobbits' found several years ago in Indonesia may have been dwarf humans, not a separate species.
Paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall discusses our human origins in Masters of the Planet.
Leakey talks about the origins of Homo sapiens, and their uncertain future.
Genetic analysis of DNA from a single prehistoric finger bone may point to a new branch of the human family tree.
Are the 'hobbit bones' found in an Indonesian cave from a different species, or from modern humans suffering from bone deformations?
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.