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View Resource Tiny Fossil Sheds Light on Mammalian Evolution

In the most recent issue of Science, a team of American and Chinese scientists announced the discovery of the fossil of a tiny shrew-like creature that lived 195 million years ago, 45 million years before previously discovered mammals. Found in 1985 in Yunnan province, China, the fossil was originally believed to be merely a bone fragment because of its small size. It has now been named...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0525
View Resource Human Evolution

The first Web site is an article from the New York Times (1) detailing some recent fossil discoveries that are shaking the paleontological world (free registration is required). Another relatively recent article from Guardian Unlimited (2) discusses a scientific debate surrounding the question of whether "a Western lifestyle now protects humanity from the forces that used to shape Homo sapiens."...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/0809
View Resource Journal of Evolution and Technology

The Journal of Evolution and Technology (JET) is "a peer-reviewed electronic journal publishing contemporary research into future science and philosophy." It deals with somewhat edgy topics that are often avoided by mainstream journals. For example, a common theme is the relationship between the human brain and computers, questioning their respective computational capacity and evolution. Despite...

https://www.jetpress.org/
View Resource The Leakey Foundation

The Leakey Foundation is "a member supported organization committed to research related to human origins." This well-designed, interactive website offers a variety of information related to the research interests including information about Recently Funded Projects, Educational Resources, and News and Upcoming Events. One exceptional feature of the website is the Audio Archives that allows...

https://leakeyfoundation.org/
View Resource Discovery in Turkey may hold clue to human evolution

Walking on all fours with the ancestors http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2072832,00.html Family Walks on all Fours, May Offer Evolution Insight, Experts Say http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/03/0308_060308_all_fours.html Becoming Human: Paleoanthropology, Evolution and Human Origins [Macromedia Flash Player] http://www.becominghuman.org/ Understanding Evolution...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0310
View Resource New findings point to more interesting wrinkles in the story of human evolution

Human evolution: Ask the family http://www.economist.com/node/21560237 Fossils complicate human ancestor search http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/08/fossils-complicate-human-ancestor-search/?hpt=hp_t3 Questions over human and Neanderthal interbreeding http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528784.700-questions-over-human-and-neanderthal-interbreeding.html Neanderthal sex debate...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0817