Showing posts from September, 2015

New Human Ancestor Discovered in South Africa

Within a deep and narrow cave in South Africa, paleoanthropologist Lee Berger and his team found fossil remains belonging to the newest member of our human family. The Homo naledi discovery adds another exciting chapter to the human evolution story by introducing an ancestor that was primitive but shared physical characteristics with modern humans.

Because the cave system where the bones were located was extremely difficult to access, it could be speculated that these hominins practiced a behavior previously believed to be modern: that of deliberately disposing of their dead underground.

Click here to read more about the Homo naledi discovery:

A NOVA/National Geographic special, “Dawn of Humanity,” premieres Sept. 16, 2015, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on PBS in the U.S:

Learn more about National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Lee Berger:

The finds are described in two papers publis…

Yoga time for Chihuahua!!!

Sometimes our darling pets join us in our daily activities so effortlessly as if they’ve been preparing for this moment their whole lives. Such is the case with the hilarious video you are about to see.

 It’s widely known that yoga is great for the mind, body and soul. But few people know that dogs are equally interested in holistic living as us humans. Any dog owner who has ever tried to work out while their beloved pup is in the vicinity will probably agree with me.

 While practicing Yoga in the presence of your pet dog, it would inquisitively circle around, sniffing and licking and trying to figure out why you are laying on the floor like that; others think its playtime, and try to initiate a game. But never before this video have I seen a dog so that reacts like this…This is uproarious! Yogis and non-yogis alike will get a good laugh out of the video below…enjoy!