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October 13th, 2005

New Fossils of Homo floresiensis

October 13, 2005

Additional fossils attributed to Homo floresiensis have been described. These fossils provided more evidence for an endemic species of small bodied Homo on Flores.

The new fossils are described in the following article:

September 30th, 2005

Tool Use Observed in Wild Gorillas

September 30, 2005

Great apes, including chimpanzees and orangutans, have been observed using tools in the wild but until now tool use had not been observed in gorillas. Two new reports highlight the ability of gorillas to use tools in the wild. One report documents gorillas using sticks to test the depth of water and another report documents nut cracking behavior in a gorilla.

September 1st, 2005

Chimpanzee Genome Sequenced

September 01, 2005

The genome of the chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, has been sequenced. Several other species, including humans, have had their genomes sequenced previously.