Big-Toothed Fossil May Be Primitive New Human

The first known prehistoric human from Taiwan has been identified and may represent an entirely new species that lived as recently as 10,000 years ago, according to a new study.

The newly discovered big-toothed human, “Penghu 1,” strengthens the growing body of evidence that Homo sapiens was not the only species from our genus living in Europe and Asia between 200,000 and 10,000 years ago.

Anthropologists have learned that Neanderthals, Denisovans and Homo floresiensis (a.k.a. the “Hobbit Human”) lived in Europe and Asia within that time frame. Penghu 1, which is described in the latest issue of Nature Communications, adds to that already impressive list and might have co-existed — and even interbred — with our species. Read more.

Remains of Britain's first human to return to Torquay

The fragment of human jawbone that represents the earliest evidence for anatomically modern humans in North West Europe will be returned to Torquay Museum from The Natural History Museum in London.

The jawbone which rarely leaves the Museum has been on display as part of the exhibition Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story which brought together, for the first time, all of the most important archaeological finds that tell the story of human origins in Britain.

The exhibition was seen by more than 90,000 visitors to The Natural History Museum giving tremendous exposure to this hugely important scientific specimen and the rich variety of finds from the caves of South Devon. Read more.


I’m looking into designing a new (and totally awesome) fitness tracker for my final year major project. (I’m a Product Design student). 

I’m looking to maybe design one that might focus more on helping you achieve goals, beat personal bests and help you stay motivated rather than just tracking your daily steps (which I, personally, am getting a bit bored of!) 

Think outside the box. Think how Zombies, Run! took something already out there (5k apps that talk you through a run) and did it a little differently. Maybe you want a fitness tracker that keeps track of your fastest run and shows some sort of visual cue so you can compare yourself to your PB (maybe a line in front of you on the floor as to where you would have been in your best run or something)…

I DON’T KNOW! Just something different.

Anyway, I’ve created a survey and I need quite a few responses for it to be viable as a form of research so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fill it out for me? It will only take a few minutes!!

»> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5Q27MH2 «<



2.13.15 // 12:25 AM

doing yoga in the morning and before bed every night for 20 minutes feels so incredible! it really loosens and relaxes my body for me to start the day as well as go to bed – which is weird and fascinating at the same time. and honestly, it’s perked up my grades a little bit. yep, my grades.

I’ve begun the 30 Day Yoga Challenge with erinmotz (as well as DoYouYoga.com’s 30 Day Meditation Challenge with Faith Hunter and 14 Day Yoga Shred Challenge with Sadie Nardini, coming soon) and feel so fantastic afterward. I can tell Erin is such an inspiring and giving instructor and even thought during her class, “wow, I would pay her to give me more videos and instruction.” the best part? SHE DOES! and so do many other instructors on this website. as a college student that is always on the go with an ever-changing schedule, videos and at-home instruction is the answer to my prayers. plus, the prices aren’t bad – hence why I’ll be purchasing Erin’s Ultimate Yoga Pose Library with next week’s paycheck.

it’s instructors like Erin that give me motivation to continue my journey through fitness and strengthening. if you can’t tell, I absolutely love and adore her.

namaste! xo

photo from doyouyoga.com :)