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A link to a video playlist where the Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins presents a series titled 'Growing up in the Universe' at The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children on topics including life, the universe and our place in it. Despite the name, this series of fascinating lectures is aimed at all ages as Dawkins uses live demonstrations, graphics, artifacts and more to explain scientific concepts in a clear engaging way. 100% binge-worthy!
An article that discusses the challenges anthropologists face when trying to chronologically order archaic humans into our evolutionary past, including the newly found Homo naledi. In the 19th century, the common technique to determine the age of a fossil was...licking it! Apparently, an ancient fossilized bone would stick to the tongue whilst a recent bone would not. However, with the advent of technological advancements, researchers are now able to use sophisticated methods like radiocarbon dating to accurately learn more about our fascinating past.