Welcome to
Science a GoGo's
Discussion Forums
Please keep your postings on-topic or they will be moved to a galaxy far, far away.
Your use of this forum indicates your agreement to our terms of use.
So that we remain spam-free, please note that all posts by new users are moderated.


The Forums
General Science Talk        Not-Quite-Science        Climate Change Discussion        Physics Forum        Science Fiction

Who's Online
0 registered (), 158 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Latest Posts
Top Posters (30 Days)
Topic Options
#25127 - 03/15/08 05:59 AM S.African, US scientists find more 'hobbits' in P
Amaranth Rose II Offline

Superstar

Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 962
Loc: Southeast Nebraska, USA
S.African, US scientists find more 'hobbits' in Pacific

" JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - A team of scientists have discovered fossils of an extinct hobbit-like people on a Pacific Ocean island where they lived up to 3,000 years ago, a South African university has reported.
ADVERTISEMENT

The former island cave inhabitants, some "as small as just over a metre", shared features with the controversial Homo floresiensis specimens discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2004, said a statement from Johannesburg's Witwatersrand University (Wits) on Tuesday."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080312/sc_afp/safricascienceanthropologyhobbit

I know Mike Kremer posted on this topic earlier but I couldn't find it so I posted anew. Will these turn out to be a new race of humans, or are they just "stunted" as some researchers want us to believe?
_________________________
If you don't care for reality, just wait a while; another will be along shortly. --A Rose


Top
.
#25128 - 03/15/08 07:36 AM Re: S.African, US scientists find more 'hobbits' in P [Re: Amaranth Rose II]
redewenur Offline
Megastar

Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 1840
If you're tired of looking at your VDU, there's a 5MB mp3 about it here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88239839&ft=1&f=5

...and if you've downloaded iTunes (or similar), I can recommend subscribing to NPR podcasts. They are good listening while you're commuting (or taking a bath or whatever!).

Top
#25129 - 03/15/08 06:35 PM Re: S.African, US scientists find more 'hobbits' in P [Re: redewenur]
Amaranth Rose II Offline

Superstar

Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 962
Loc: Southeast Nebraska, USA
Alas, I don't commute, I don't even have a job. How do I get to NPR podcasts?
_________________________
If you don't care for reality, just wait a while; another will be along shortly. --A Rose


Top
#25130 - 03/16/08 12:40 AM Re: S.African, US scientists find more 'hobbits' in P [Re: Amaranth Rose II]
redewenur Offline
Megastar

Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 1840
You'll find the NPR directory here:

http://www.mediafly.com/Areas/NPR/Feeds

To make things simple, it's very worthwhile to [link] download Apple's free 'iTunes' . In my opinion, this is exceptionally good software. It's a first rate way to find and download audio and video podcasts. You can use it to browse the 'iTunes Store' where you can subscribe to any of hundreds of podcast feeds (including NPR):

Here are a few of the dozens of science podcast sources:

SETI Institute "Are We Alone?" - http://radio.seti.org/listening-options.php
Astronomy Cast - http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/sciences/astronomycast.php
Astronomy Magazine - http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx
CERN - http://www.cernpodcast.com/
IRrelevant Astronomy - http://www.jodcast.net/amp/irrelevant.html?num=irrelevant_5
NOVA E-mc2 - http://nova_e-mc2.vitalpodcasts.com/
NOVA Science Now - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/rss/

Top
#25131 - 03/16/08 03:28 AM Re: S.African, US scientists find more 'hobbits' in P [Re: redewenur]
Amaranth Rose II Offline

Superstar

Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 962
Loc: Southeast Nebraska, USA
A person could spend hours just listening to podcasts. I just did. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
_________________________
If you don't care for reality, just wait a while; another will be along shortly. --A Rose


Top
#25140 - 03/18/08 12:14 PM Re: S.African, US scientists find more 'hobbits' in P [Re: Amaranth Rose II]
pinklolly
Unregistered


hi how did the dinosaurs die out but yet some plants suvived please email me with your theroys pinklolly93@hotmail.co.uk

Top
#25143 - 03/18/08 11:16 PM Re: S.African, US scientists find more 'hobbits' in P [Re: ]
Amaranth Rose II Offline

Superstar

Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 962
Loc: Southeast Nebraska, USA
This thread is for discussion of the miniature humans discovered in Asia. Please start another thread for your off topic discussion.
_________________________
If you don't care for reality, just wait a while; another will be along shortly. --A Rose


Top



Newest Members
debbieevans, bkhj, jackk, Johnmattison, RacerGT
865 Registered Users
Sponsor
Facebook

We're on Facebook
Join Our Group

Science a GoGo's Home Page | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Features | News | Books | Physics | Space | Climate Change | Health | Technology | Natural World

Copyright © 1998 - 2016 Science a GoGo and its licensors. All rights reserved.