Kate Wong, Scientific American

Kate Wong

Scientific American

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by kate:

Meet Neo, a Spectacular New Fossil of Homo naledi

A remarkably complete skeleton and, at last, an age for mysterious Homo naledi → Read More

Ancient Fossils from Morocco Mess Up Modern Human Origins

Dated to more than 300,000 years ago, the finds raise key questions about the defining features of Homo sapiens and how our kind came to be → Read More

Ancient Fossils from Morocco Mess Up Modern Human Origins

Dated to more than 300,000 years ago, the finds raise key questions about the defining features of Homo sapiens and how our kind came to be → Read More

Ancient Fossils from Morocco Mess Up Modern Human Origins

Dated to more than 300,000 years ago, the finds raise key questions about the defining features of Homo sapiens and how our kind came to be → Read More

New Evidence of Mysterious Homo naledi Raises Questions about How Humans Evolved

The much-anticipated dating of the enigmatic species, along with stunning new fossils, challenge key assumptions about human evolution → Read More

New Evidence of Mysterious Homo naledi Raises Questions about How Humans Evolved

The much-anticipated dating of the enigmatic species, along with stunning new fossils, challenge key assumptions about human evolution → Read More

New Evidence of Mysterious Homo naledi Raises Questions about How Humans Evolved

The much-anticipated dating of the enigmatic species, along with stunning new fossils, challenge key assumptions about human evolution → Read More

Ancient Bones Spark Fresh Debate over First Humans in the Americas

A study of remains found in southern California puts an unknown human species in the New World more than 100,000 years earlier than expected, but critics don’t buy it → Read More

Ancient Stone Tools Force Rethinking of Human Origins

3.3-million-year-old artifacts from Kenya upend the classic story of when and how humans became innovators → Read More

Monkeys Make Stone "Tools" That Bear a Striking Resemblance to Early Human Artifacts

The discovery could necessitate the reanalysis of enigmatic stones previously attributed to human origins → Read More

Wild Monkeys' Stone "Tools" Force a Rethink of Human Uniqueness

The artifacts bear a striking resemblance to objects produced by our ancestors → Read More

Fossil Sleuthing Hints at What Killed "Lucy," Our Iconic Ancestor

CT images show fractures like those from a fall, but the original finder of her remains isn’t convinced → Read More

Fossils Hint at Long-Sought Ancestor of Weirdest Human Species

700,000-year-old remains from Indonesia could elucidate the murky origins of the “hobbits” in our family tree → Read More

Meet the Early Mammals

A flurry of fossil discoveries over the past 15 years is allowing researchers to piece together the rise of mammals → Read More

Debate Erupts over Strange New Human Species

Skeptic challenges notion that small-brained Homo naledi deliberately disposed of its dead → Read More

Controversy and Excitement Swirl around New Human Species

An astonishing trove of fossils has scientists, and the media, in a tizzy over our origins → Read More

How Ant Colonies Work [Video]

They operate without central control, using simple interactions to carry out tasks → Read More

Mysterious New Human Species Emerges from Heap of Fossils

Meet Homo naledi, the newest member of the human family. Its physical traits are weird, its circumstances are unique and its age is totally unknown → Read More

Clues to How Homo sapiens Conquered the Earth Emerge from Digs in South Africa [Slide Show]

Archaeological sites along the southern coast are yielding fresh insights into an enduring mystery of human evolution → Read More

75-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Soft Tissue Suggests Ancient Organic Preservation May Be Common

Researchers have found what appear to be collagen fibers and blood cells in unremarkable-looking fossils → Read More