Hobbits who aren’t so old, a new “web” technology, Neanderthal diets, and more!
One of the Indonesian “hobbit” fossils said to be a unique species of human from 18,000 years ago may have dropped by the dentist for a filling last century, reports ScienceNOW’s Elizabeth Culotta.
Another of God’s creative designs has inspired human technology—a device that attempts to replicate a spider’s production of silk.
Ancient textiles found in a tomb in Central America “rival modern textiles in their complexity and quality,” reports National Geographic News.
A study of dental plaque has shown that the Neanderthal diet was at least partially botanical, reports National Geographic News.
An Associated Press article describes an upcoming National Academies report that will detail how science is learned in informal settings—museums, zoos, and aquariums—and, consequently, how such venues can better educate children.
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