We Just Found an 11-Million-Year-Old Ancestor That Hints How Humans Began to Walk
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November 7, 20194 min read, 713 words

We Just Found an 11-Million-Year-Old Ancestor That Hints How Humans Began to WalkWe Just Found an 11-Million-Year-Old Ancestor That Hints How Humans Began to Walk

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Published: November 7, 2019  |  4 min read, 713 words
The fact we can confidently balance on top of a pair of meat-sticks without toppling over is the very symbol of human evolution. Yet just how we came to stand upright in the first place remains a hotly debated topic. Now we have a new piece in the puzzle. Recently discovered fos...
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Great Context
November 8, 2019
I like how the article contextualizes the latest findings with the various hypotheses that scientists are trying out, showing how scanty amounts of info turn into ever-more-comprehensive understanding. I wish more stories admitted that even the best info sometimes doesn't lead to definitive conclusions!
November 8, 2019
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Speculation
November 7, 2019
The article is very well-sourced, but there are elements of speculation sprinkled about the piece. It's a fascinating topic and I'm glad researches are uncovering more information, but this piece didn't quite inform me as much as I was hoping it would.
November 7, 2019
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November 7, 2019
A summary of the discovery simplified from the research. Text links to nature.com, where the full text of the article can be bought for $8.99.
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