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Homo Naledi’s discovery is Africa's largest collection of hominin fossils, 15 individuals pieced together from over 1 500 fragments.
Cradle of Humankind to unveil largest display of human fossils

Saturday 25 February 2017 06:31

The Cradle of Humankind outside Johannesburg will unveil possibly the largest display of human fossils anywhere in the world on March 18.

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A round up of science news making headlines
Scientists grow human embryo outside of mother, and other science news

Friday 6 May 2016 20:19

Scientists have for the first time  grown human embryos outside of the mother for almost two full weeks into development.

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While primitive in some respects, the face, skull, and teeth show enough modern features to justify H. naledi's placement in the genus Homo.
Homo Naledi should get a date: Paleoanthropologist

Saturday 12 September 2015 13:10

University of Johannesburg Paleoanthropologist, Stephanie Edwards Baker says the new human species, Homo-Naledi should have been dated before being announced.

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A new human species has been revealed at the Cradle of Humankind on Gauteng's West Rand, called the Homo-Naledi.
Homo-Naledi is not our ancestor: Motshekga

Friday 11 September 2015 11:00

The Founding President of the Kara Heritage Institute, Dr Mathole Motshekga, says human origins cannot be explained solely by fossils and skeletons.

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 Homo-Naledi   consists of more than 1 550 numbered fossil elements.
SA needs to invest in paleontological sciences: Pandor

Friday 11 September 2015 08:00

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says there is a need for South Africa to ensure that its research investment is fully focused on paleontological sciences.

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A new species of dinosaur discovered by Wits researchers featured in this week’s Science Wrap.
Science Wrap: 27 August, 2015

Thursday 27 August 2015 14:35

Catch the latest international and local science news, be it astronomy, archaeology, palaeontology, health, physics, space exploration in the Science Wrap.

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Dinosaur eggs get ready to hatch their secrets-200 million years later

Monday 22 June 2015 09:25

The secrets of the embryonic dinosaurs whose parents roamed South Africa 200 million years ago are finally in the process of being hatched.

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Furry forerunners: Jurassic arboreal, burrowing mammals unearthed

Saturday 14 February 2015 10:59

Early mammals still managed to make their mark during the Jurassic Period.

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 The oldest snake fossil dated from about 102 million years ago.
Remarkable fossils push back snake origins by 65 million years

Wednesday 28 January 2015 07:00

Snakes have been slithering on Earth far longer than anyone ever realized.

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The upper hand: study points to early tool use by human ancestors

Friday 23 January 2015 06:20

Human ancestors may have been capable of using tools much earlier than previously thought.

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 Excavation for fossils will begin in the next few days.
Excavation for fossils begins at the Cradle of Humankind

Friday 8 November 2013 20:31

A new excavation for fossils will begin in the next few days at the Cradle of Humankind, north-west of Johannesburg.

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Fossil fish find in China fills in evolutionary picture

Thursday 26 September 2013 06:47

Scientists in China have discovered what may be the earliest known creature with a distinct face, a 419 million-year-old fish that could be a missing link in the development of vertebrates.

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The fossils are kept at the National Museum of Kenya.
Two-million-year old human found in Kenya

Thursday 9 August 2012 18:51

Researchers studying fossils in Northern Kenya have discovered a new species of human that lived about two million years ago.

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