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The discovery of Homo floresiensis: Tales of the hobbit

Nature - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:45

The discovery of Homo floresiensis: Tales of the hobbit

Nature 514, 7523 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/514422a

Author: Ewen Callaway

In 2004, researchers announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis, a small relative of modern humans that lived as recently as 18,000 years ago. The ‘hobbit’ is now considered the most important hominin fossil in a generation. Here, the scientists behind the find tell its story.

Categories: General, Nature

Human evolution: Small remains still pose big problems

Nature - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:45

Human evolution: Small remains still pose big problems

Nature 514, 7523 (2014). doi:10.1038/514427a

Author: Chris Stringer

Ten years after the publication of a remarkable find, Chris Stringer explains why the discovery of Homo floresiensis is still so challenging.

Categories: General, Nature

Emergency planning: Be prepared

Nature - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:45

Emergency planning: Be prepared

Nature 514, 7523 (2014). doi:10.1038/514430a

Authors: Jennifer K. Pullium, Gordon S. Roble & Mark A. Raymond

Scenario-based training for disasters is better than just drawing up a paper plan, say Jennifer K. Pullium and colleagues.

Categories: General, Nature
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