Science News of 2009
Major science news stories, from the fossil Ardi to new mammogram recommendations
by Holly B. Miller
Cancer Screening Recommendations Caused Uproar | The Large Hadron Collider Broke Records | U.S. & World Gripped by the Threat of H1N1 | Water Found on the Moon
Fossilized Specimans in Human Evolution Discovered, Refuted
A Media Firestorm Fizzles Out
A reanalysis of the findings was published, however, in October. Experts agreed that while Ida is a primate, she is not in the same group as monkeys, apes, and most importantly, humans; she is a species called Darwinius, more closely related to lemurs, and is from the group of primates called adapoids.
A True Piece of Evolutionary History
For more information on evolutionary history:
- More from 2009 Science News
- Did you know?
- For more than a billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a "month of blessing" marked by prayer, fasting, and charity.