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Article ID: 706739

Understanding our early human ancestors: Australopithecus sediba

Dartmouth College

The fossil site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, discovered by Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in August 2008, has been one of the most productive sites of the 21st century for fossils of early human ancestors or hominins. A new hominin species, Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba), was named by Berger and his colleagues, following the discovery of two partial skeletons just under two million years old, a juvenile male individual-- Malapa Hominin 1 (MH1)-- and an adult female, Malapa Hominin 2 (MH2). The skeletons are under the custodianship of the University of the Witwatersrand, where they are being kept.

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18-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST
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Article ID: 706694

Cornell College Education Professors Explore Women’s Impact on Enlightenment

Cornell College

Two of Cornell’s education faculty are adding the finishing touches to a study that explores how a learning theory could be the missing piece to understanding how women advanced Enlightenment thought.

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17-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 706688

Carrington explores love, murder in new book

Cornell College

Cornell College Assistant professor of German Studies and History Tyler Carrington knows a thing or two about love in Germany at the turn of the 20th Century. He has studied it extensively and now has written a book, “Love at Last Sight” that he calls a professional historical thriller.

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17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 706638

Nanovic Institute awards Laura Shannon Prize to Max Bergholz

University of Notre Dame

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has awarded the 2019 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Max Bergholz for his book “Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community”.

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17-Jan-2019 9:40 AM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 706631

Martin Luther King III Inspires Hope, Respect at Commemoration for His Father

Cedars-Sinai

On what would have been his father’s 90th birthday, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the celebrated civil rights leader, addressed a capacity crowd in Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium, taking them on a stirring journey through his childhood, his father's legacy and his vision for a united America. Downloadable video is available.

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17-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706520

National Geographic spotlights Tulane professor’s work

Tulane University

Article provides much more detail about the findings than had previously been revealed.

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15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 706436

Fossil deposit is much richer than expected

University of Bonn

It has long been known that a quarry near the Dutch town of Winterswijk is an Eldorado for fossil lovers. But even connoisseurs will be surprised just how outstanding the site actually is. A student at the University of Bonn, himself a Dutchman and passionate fossil collector, has now analyzed pieces from museums and private collections for his master's thesis.

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14-Jan-2019 1:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 706351

Skull scans tell tale of how world's first dogs caught their prey

University of Edinburgh

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago.

Released:
11-Jan-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 706115

Solving the Ancient Mysteries of Easter Island

Binghamton University, State University of New York

The ancient people of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) built their famous ahu monuments near coastal freshwater sources, according to a team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released:
8-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

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