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Stories by Kate Wong

Lucy Film Hinges on Brain Capacity Myth

On July 25, French film writer/director Luc Besson's action thriller Lucy opens in theaters nationwide. The premise is that the title character, played by Scarlett Johansson, is exposed to a drug that unlocks her mind, giving her superhuman powers of cognition...

July 25, 2014 — Kate Wong
Neandertal Lineage Began in a "Game of Thrones" World

Neandertal Lineage Began in a "Game of Thrones" World

In a small chamber deep in the Atapuerca mountains in northern Spain lies one of the most extraordinary paleontological discoveries of all time: a massive assemblage of fossils belonging to an extinct member of the human family...

June 19, 2014 — Kate Wong
Debate Flares over Identity of Celebrated Human Fossils

Debate Flares over Identity of Celebrated Human Fossils

CALGARY--In 2010 paleoanthropologists announced to great fanfare that they had recovered from a South African cave two partial skeletons of a previously unknown member of the human family that lived nearly two million years ago...

April 17, 2014 — Kate Wong

How Hunting Made Us Human

For decades anthropologists have debated when and how our ancestors became skilled hunters. Recent discoveries have yielded surprising new insights

March 24, 2014 — Kate Wong
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