Who Apes Whom?

first_imgThe New York Times:WHEN I learned last week about the discovery of an early human relative deep in a cave in South Africa, I had many questions. Obviously, they had dug up a fellow primate, but of what kind?The fabulous find, named Homo naledi, has rightly been celebrated for both the number of fossils and their completeness. It has australopithecine-like hips and an ape-size brain, yet its feet and teeth are typical of the genus Homo.…News reports spoke of a “new ancestor,” even a “new human species,” assuming a ladder heading our way, whereas what we are actually facing when we investigate our ancestry is a tangle of branches. There is no good reason to put Homo naledi on the branch that produced us. Nor does this make the discovery any less interesting.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Twins Fall 1-4 to the Tigers

first_img 1080p HD Auto (360p) 720p HD The Twins take on the Tigers this afternoon (Sunday) at 1:10 p.m. Tune into to AM 1240 WJON for full coverage of today’s game. About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins fell 4-1 to the Detroit Tigers yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.Justin Upton led the Tigers to their fifth victory in six games with a three-run homer in the first inning. About Connatix V56892 1/1 360plast_img read more