Day: July 12, 2002

Hmmm, About That Skull Find…

“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

HIV(+) on the Street:

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