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  1. Jawbone fossil pushes back dawn of mankind by as much as 400,000 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | The Plain Dealer

    The discovery of a jawbone last year in Ethiopia is being called the oldest human-related fossil ever found and has scientists pushing back the beginning of humankind hundreds of thousands of years. The lower jawbone with five teeth, found by Arizona State University graduate student Chalachew Seyoum in January 2013, is 2.8 million years old, about 400,000 years older than any previously discovered human genus, or Homo, fossils, according to the New York Times .

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  2. Jawbone proves we're older than we thinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Metro UK News

    Human history has been pushed back 400,000 years with the discovery of a fossil jawbone dating back almost three million years. The lower jaw uncovered in Ethiopia is the oldest known evidence of a creature descended from apes belonging to the genus Homo, the family of animals that includes people living today.

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  3. Fossil Rolls Back Human History 400,000 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Sky News

    A fossil jawbone dating back almost three million years has provided evidence the first humans emerged 400,000 years earlier than previously thought. Until now the earliest known fossil of the Homo genus was 2.3 million years old, found less than 20 miles from the latest discovery, known as Dr Brian Villmoare, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who co-led the fossil hunters, said: "In spite of a lot of searching, fossils on the Homo lineage older than two million years ago are very rare.

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  4. Ancient jawbone opens up new questions of mankind's evolutionary lineageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Examiner.com

    An international team of scientists may have finally succeeded in filling in a major gap in the history of mankind Australopithecus afarensis and Homo habilis with the discovery of a nearly 3-million-year-old partial jawbone, and teeth at the Ledi-Geraru in the Ethiopian Rift Valley. The site is close to Hadar where the remains of "Lucy" was found more than 4 decades ago.

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  5. Jawbone of 'first human' unearthedRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | The Telegraph

    Scientists said today the fossil represents the oldest known representative of the human genus Homo and appears to be a previously unknown species from the human lineage's earliest phases. Our species, Homo sapiens, appeared only 200,000 years ago, following a procession of others in the same genus.

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  6. Researchers find oldest direct link to humansRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Windsor Beacon

    An international team led by researchers at Arizona State University has identified the oldest known fossil of the human genus , a discovery that marks a major new chapter in human evolution. Researchers say the fossil, found by an ASU graduate student, is 2.8 million years old.

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  7. African jaw fossil reveals Homo genus 400,000 years older than thoughtRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    The emergence of the human genus, Homo, which ultimately gave rise to modern humans, can be traced back to 2.8 million years ago, about 400,000 years earlier than previous evidence had indicated, according to research out Wednesday that analyzed a jaw fossil from East Africa. The fossil, unearthed from the Ledi-Geraru research area at the Afar Regional State in Ethiopia in 2013, preserves the left side of a lower jaw, or mandible, along with five teeth, and researchers said that it is 2.8 to 2.75 million years old, representing the earliest known record of the Homo genus that includes Homo Sapiens -- humans -- and species closely related to them.

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  8. Oldest human fossil adds 400,000 years to our historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | CBS News

    The oldest fossil of the human genus Homo has been unearthed in Ethiopia, a groundbreaking discovery that pushes the history of human evolution 400,000 years further into the past. Found at a site known as Ledi-Geraru, the fossil of a jaw with five teeth still intact predates the previously known fossils of the Homo lineage and shows that our ancestors lived amid grasslands, shrubs and forest some 2.8 million years ago.

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  9. Jim Deacon, pioneering desert fish biologist, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | High Country News

    How you view Jim Deacon depends on where you fall on the political spectrum. If you lean right, Deacon personifies everything wrong with American environmentalism - a scientist-cum-activist whose research helped prompt the federal government to spend tons of money and halt development in favor of an unexceptional little fish that offers no value to the economy, human health or even recreation.

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  10. Scientists Say They've Discovered the Oldest Known Human FossilRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | TheBlaze.com

    A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday. The fossil comes from very close to the time that our branch split away from more ape-like ancestors best known for the fossil skeleton Lucy.

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  11. John's Incredible Pizza Company Starts Construction of a 60,000...Read the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | World News Report

    The venue will be located in the Boulevard Mall located at 3528 Maryland Parkway. John's will add approximately 200 jobs to the local area and will be able to accommodate over 1000 guests while serving up to 700 pizzas an hour.

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  12. Is this the FIRST man? Fossil jawbone of 2.8 million-year-old human ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Daily Mail

    Meet the Silicon Valley mom forced to live in a GARAGE - that still costs her $1,000 per month - as San Francisco rents skyrocket Sobbing parents of Martin Richard hear how Boston bomber singled out spot behind their 8-year-old son to plant explosives - blowing off his arms and leaving him to bleed to death 'Scientology almost killed me': John Travolta's nephew details his life on the run since his decision to leave the Church Fox TV reporter under fire for telling different versions of 'home invasion' story that led to her becoming gun advocate Good Samaritan who shoveled snow from disabled woman's sidewalk is shocked when grumpy neighbor, 69, dumps the snow BACK on the walkway and 'assaults him' Confession of teen, 16, who 'raped his math teacher and slashed her throat before dragging her body into woods' cannot be used at trial because cops 'coerced' it from him Swing vote on Supreme ... (more)

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  13. Ethiopian jawbone may mark dawn of humankindRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | NatureNews

    A 2.8-million-year-old mandible and a digital model of a key fossil paint a complicated picture of the genus Homo. A 2.8-million-year-old battered jawbone from Ethiopia may represent the earliest ancient human fossil ever discovered - pushing back the known origins of humankind by 500,000 years.

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  14. Viewpoint: My Las Vegas visit and what I didn't doRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

    I left town between two of this winter's monster snowstorms and watched the Super Bowl from a hotel in Las Vegas. This was my first visit, something no one there could believe.

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  15. ASU team discovers oldest direct link to humansRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | The Arizona Republic

    An international team led by researchers at Arizona State University has identified the oldest known fossil of the human genus. ASU team discovers oldest direct link to humans An international team led by researchers at Arizona State University has identified the oldest known fossil of the human genus.

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  16. First humans: Jawbone unearthed in Africa shows humanity is 400,000 years older than thoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Mirror.co.uk

    The lower mandible is the oldest known evidence of a creature descended from apes belonging to the genus Homo, the family of animals that includes people living today An incredible archaeological find has rewritten human history, pushing the dawn of our species back a staggering 400,000 years. It is the oldest known evidence of a creature descended from apes belonging to the genus Homo, the family of animals that includes people living today.

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  17. Fossil jaw a missing link in the human evolution puzzleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | ABC News

    The discovery of a 2.8-million-year-old partial jawbone in Africa could rewrite the history of human evolution. An international team of researchers found the lower jawbone, complete with teeth, at the Ledi-Geraru site in the Ethiopian Rift Valley, and published the finding in a report today in the journal Science .

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  18. Photos: Earliest Known Human Fossils DiscoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | LiveScience

    Scientists have discovered 2.8-million-year-old fossils of what may be a new human species in Ethiopia. The findings suggest humans arose a half million years earlier than previously thought.

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  19. Greenberg Traurig Names New Shareholders in Las Vegas Office-- Peter...Read the original story

    Feb 25, 2015 | PRWeb

    International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced the elevation of Peter H. Ajemian , Jacob D. Bundick , and Leslie S. Godfrey to shareholder in its Las Vegas office . Firmwide, Greenberg Traurig elevated 32 attorneys to shareholder and 20 to of counsel to its 2015 class.

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  20. Officials ask for more money for UNLV medical schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | KRNV-TV Reno

    Nevada higher education officials are asking legislators for three times more money than the governor has proposed to ramp up construction of a medical school in Las Vegas. Nevada System of Higher Education officials presented budget requests to a joint Assembly and Senate committee Tuesday and asked for about $26 million for a medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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