“A prehistoric skull touted as the oldest human remains ever found is probably not the head of the earliest member of the human family but of an ancient female gorilla, a French scientist said on Friday.
Brigitte Senut of the Natural History Museum in Paris said certain aspects of the skull, whose discovery in Chad was announced on Wednesday, were actually sexual characteristics of female gorillas rather than indications of a human character.” Wired
Sesame Street to Introduce HIV-Positive Muppet: “Sesame Street will soon introduce its first HIV-positive Muppet character to children of South Africa, where one in nine people have the virus that can lead to AIDS… (T)alks are under way to introduce an HIV-positive character to U.S. viewers. ” Yahoo! News
In Tough Times, a Company Finds Profits in Terror War: “The Halliburton Company, the oil services company bedeviled lately by an array of accounting issues, is benefiting very directly from the United States efforts to combat terrorism.” NY Times
Nicholas Kristof: “When someone expert in bio-warfare mailed anthrax last fall, it may not have been the first time he had struck.” NY Times op-ed