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Australopithecus spent a lot of time in trees

New research has shown that Lucy, the Australopithecus, had super strong arms and probably spent a lot of time in trees. So, for decades scientists have wondered: Who exactly was Lucy? Was she lumbering and land-bound, like us modern humans? Or did she retain some of the ancient climbing abilities that

Ancient human vocal chords recreated

A researcher has created anatomically correct vocal chords out of plastic tubes to see what sounds humans could make 3 million years ago. Many animals communicate with sounds, but it is the variety of our language that sets us apart. Over millions of years, changes to our vocal organs have allowed

A new species of Australopithecus found

A 2-million-year-old new species of Australopithecus has been found in South Africa. Found in the remnants of an underground cave network in South Africa, the partial Australopithecus sediba skeletons are believed to be from a roughly 30-year-old woman and an 8- to 13-year-old boy. The pre-human pair, who may or