an extinct species of hominin, which anthropologists first described in September 2015 and have assigned to the genus. In 2013, fossil skeletons were found in the Gauteng province of South Africa, in the Rising Star Cave system, part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg. In taxonomy, Homo sapiens is the only extant human species. Archeology - World History International: World History Humans Change the World The Smithsonian Institution s Human The name is Latin for wise man and was introduced in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus (who is himself also the type specimen). Search the world s information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you re looking for. Generated in certain nuclear processes, neutrinos interact with other matter so rarely that countless numbers stream right through Earth. Newborns with SMA1 lack a protein needed by motor neurons in the spinal cord; the babies muscles weaken and eventually they cannot breathe. Charles Darwin's two treatises, The Origin of Species (1859) and Descent of Man (1871). Named after the locality in southern France where their bones were first unearthed in 1868, Cro-Magnon skeletons are virtually indistinguishable from human skeletons of today. There is evidence that they used coal for fuel. Somewhat taller than five feet, Neanderthals had sloping foreheads with prominent brow ridges and thickset bodies. Last year, Liu and co-workers converted an aberrant C into a T, and this year they succeeded in replacing an incorrect Gthe most common point mutationinto. Early this year, organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom issued policies encouraging preprint sharing, giving the practice a major boost. A road divides the 1100-square-kilometer habitat, which is being whittled away by illegal deforestation, despite official protection. The skills necessary for survival were mastered over many hundreds of thousands of years.