Lee Berger

Sep. 09, 2011

Examining Ancient Fossils for Clues to Human Origins

Paleoanthropologists discuss recent research on the physical features of an ancient hominid.

hominid, homo, fossil, berger, anthropology, paleoanthropology

Mar. 14, 2008

A New Species, or Just Small Humans?

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.

flores, pygmy, dwarf, human evolution, hominid, skeleton, fossils, anthropology


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Happy National Moth Week!


Mystery Box

The Myth of the Woolly Bear

\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.

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