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The Hobbit: 10 Years Later

In October 2004 paleontologists announced a new human species called Homo floresiensis. Ever since then debate has raged on whether it truly is a new species or merely a diseased Homo sapiens

What the small-brained hobbit reveals about primate evolution

Is bigger always better? When it comes to brain size, that has long been the prevailing theory—at least among big-brained humans. But a new analysis shows that in the course of primate evolution, brains and brawn haven't always been on the rise...

January 26, 2010 — Katherine Harmon
A <i>Nature Special</i>: The Hobbit at 10

A Nature Special: The Hobbit at 10

The remains of the tiny hominin Homo floresiensis still raise supersize questions 10 years after the publication in Nature of their discovery. This special Nature collection of more than two dozen articles and research papers examines the controversy surrounding the origins of this species...

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Scientific American Unlimited