Tooth of ancient "hobbit" people could reveal their mysterious origins

The recent discovery of one-meter-tall "hobbit" skeletons in Indonesia is one of the most shocking finds in the history of paleontology. Now there's hope that DNA extracted from a preserved tooth might unlock the secrets of these hobbits. » 1/06/11 11:16am 1/06/11 11:16am

Humanity's groundbreaking ancestor didn't live in the forest after all

Ardipithecus ramidus, a four million year old ancestor of humans, was so important that it was declared the biggest scientific breakthrough of 2009. That might still be true - but we might also be totally wrong about where it lived. » 5/27/10 4:30pm 5/27/10 4:30pm