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Achenblog: September 27, 2009 - October 3, 2009

Ain't No Missing Link

I still got Ardi on the brain. This was a pretty big deal, paleoanthropologically, dontcha think? I am persuaded that Ardipithecus begat Australopithecus, which begat Homo, but I remain fuzzy on whether the evolution of these creatures is incremental...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 2, 2009; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (314)
 
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Ardipithecus ramidus

Here's my story on a huge discovery about human origins. Excerpt: Ardi lived 4.4 million years ago in the woodlands of East Africa. She spent most of her time in the trees. She stood about four feet tall, weighed...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 1, 2009; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
 
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The NFL's Time Bomb

Last week my man Tebow took a brutal blow from an onrushing lineman, and, as he fell backward, got conked on the head from behind by the knee of one of his own players. He wound up at the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 30, 2009; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (173)
 
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That's Not Porn: It's Anthropology

The National Science Foundation doles out grants for research in a variety of fields, but now we know that NSF takes a particular interest in human anatomy, the reproductive system, mate competition, gender dimorphism, and the cross-cultural manifestations of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 29, 2009; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
 
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Afghanistan and Zorn

The Redskins game was so ugly yesterday -- so vile in every regard -- that I kept wanting to switch to the DVR of the Stephanopoulos round-table discussion on Afghanistan. Because although Afghanistan may be a grim situation in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 28, 2009; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (163)
 
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