Science News Round Up


Guests:

Tim White
* Professor, Department of Integrative Biology University of California Berkeley

Bruce Moseley
* Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas Baruch Brody Professor, Biomedical Ethics Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas

Eckard Wimmer
* Professor, Microbiology State University of New York, Stony Brook

This week, scientists revealed what could be the oldest human ancestor yet found—and it looks remarkably modern. In this hour, it's a science news round-up, including the fossil that is confounding anthropologists. Plus, building a virus from scratch, and a report that pretend knee surgery sometimes works just as well as the real thing.

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