Friday, February 11, 2011

"Lucy" Was No Swinger, Walked Like Us, Fossil Suggests

An unprecedented fossil foot bone appears to confirm that Australopithecus afarensis—the early human ancestors made famous by the "Lucy" skeleton—walked like modern humans, a new study says.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Uncontacted Tribe in Brazilian Jungle

The tribe, believed to be Panoa Indians, have been monitored from a distance by Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, a government agency charged with handling the nation’s indigenous communities. Many of the world’s 100 or so uncontacted tribes live in the Amazon.