Fred Spoor

May. 29, 2015

Chew on This: Jaw Fossils Provide Evidence of New Hominin

Scientists uncover evidence of new hominin species in the Afar region of Ethiopia.

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, lucy, hominin, family tree, paleontology, fossils, evolution, human evolution, nature, fred spoor, Australopithecus deyiremeda, Australopithecus afarensis

Mar. 06, 2015

Fossil Jaw Turns Back Clock on Human Evolution

A newly discovered fossil jaw pushes the date of Homo's evolution back to 2.8 million years ago.

homo sapiens, homo, australopithecus, science express, brian villmoare

Aug. 10, 2007

New Fossil Find

New fossil finds shake up the human family tree.

hominids, evolution, human origins


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Cephalopod Spectacular


Mystery Box

Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\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.

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