In the Media

2021 Media Coverage


Multimedia

Great Transitions: The Origins of Humans
HHMI | Biointeractive

https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources/great-transitions-origin-humans

Johanson featured

Donation de Lucy a l’UNESCO
07.02.2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMh_jTAChBY

Johanson spoke at event via zoom of dedication of new Lucy reproduction at Paris UNESCO headquarters

WAVY Archive: 1982 Archaeologist Donald Johanson
04.22.2021

https://www.wavy.com/wavy-archives/wavy-archive-1982-archeologist-donald-johanson/

“Fireside Chat with Donald Johanson” YouTube from Gabriel’s Fifth Grade Science Project
YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tjNNwyb60o&feature=emb_logo

Science Update: Bridging a passion for human discovery in space and on Earth—The Lucy Mission and Lucy in Space Contest
01.14.2021

https://my.nsta.org/resource/123044/archive-science-update-bridging-a-passion-for-human-discovery-in-space-and-on-e

P5 Project—Before Us (Erich Fisher)
2020–21

YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPMFCOOCQfPTACBoiL110vw


ASU News

NASA Lucy mission carries ASU instrument, namesake—and the hopes of thousands of STEM students
10.12.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20211012-discoveries-nasa-lucy-mission-launching-october-carries-asu-instrument-hopes-stem-students

A study of skull growth and tooth emergence reveals that timing is everything
10.06.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20211006-study-skull-growth-and-tooth-emergence-reveals-timing-everything

Study suggests earliest use of bone tools to produce clothing in Morocco 120,000 years ago
09.16.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20210916-bone-tools-morocco-indicate-production-clothing-120000-90000-years-ago

ASU part of international team to study links between climate, geology, human evolution
07.08.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20210708-asu-part-international-team-study-links-between-climate-geology-human-evolution

Contest challenges young students’ imagination for humanity’s past, future
05.27.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20210527-contest-challenged-young-students%E2%80%99-imagination-humanity%E2%80%99s-past-and-future

4 new directors join ASU’s social sciences division
05.26.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20210526-4-new-directors-join-asu-social-sciences-division

Why reciprocity plays a prominent role in human cooperation an why it is so rare in other animals
ASU Thrive magazine—p
age 11
https://news.asu.edu/thrive-magazine

New discoveries from an ancient Homo erectus skull
04.13.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20210413-new-discoveries-ancient-homo-erectus-skull

New research suggests projectile weapons were used regularly during the Middle Stone age
04.12.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20210412-new-research-suggests-projectile-weapons-were-used-regularly-during-middle-stone-age

Is combat induced post-traumatic stress disorder unique to industrialized warfare?
04.06.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20210406-combat-induced-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-unique-industrialized-warfare

Leading paleoanthropologist to helm Institute of Human Origins
03.15.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20210314-leading-paleoanthropologist-helm-institute-human-origins

Researchers take aim at the evolution of traditional technologies
02.24.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20210223-researchers-take-aim-evolution-traditional-technologies

How evolution can change science for the better
01.28.2021

https://asunow.asu.edu/20210128-how-evolution-can-change-science-better

Science update: Bridging a passion for human discovery in space and on Earth—The Lucy Mission and Lucy in Space Contest
ASU Events Calendar

01.14.2021

https://asuevents.asu.edu/content/science-update-bridging-passion-human-discovery-space-and-earth-lucy-mission-and-lucy-space

New perspectives in human behavior and culture
01.14.2021

https://asunow.asu.edu/20210114-new-perspectives-human-behavior-and-culture

ASU student contributes to global dire world DNA research
01.13.2021

https://asunow.asu.edu/20210113-asu-student-contributes-global-dire-wolf-dna-research

ASU Thrive Magazine
Winter 2021—p
age 14
Chimpanzee ‘bros’ hang out as friends, but most social ties remain a mystery

https://asunow.asu.edu/thrive-magazine


Lucy Mission Coverage

NASA’s Lucy launches on Troy’s Jupiter asteroid
Texas News Today.com

10.21.2021

https://texasnewstoday.com/nasas-lucy-launches-on-troys-jupiter-asteroid/501752/

The Trojan asteroids are prehistoric planetary bones unlike any we’ve seen before
SyFy.com

10.21.2021

https://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/nasa-lucy-mission-exploring-cosmic-fossils-the-trojans

Lucy mission launches by NASA, ULA to look for fossils of planets’ formation
Inventiva.co.in

10.21.2021

https://www.inventiva.co.in/tech/nishi/lucy-mission-nasa-ula-fossils/

NASA propels first space test to study on Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
Tech News Vision.com

10.21.2021

https://www.technewsvision.com/nasa-propels-first-space-test-to-study-on-jupiters-trojan-asteroids/

Lucy is off to visit Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
Universe Today.com

10.19.2021

https://www.universetoday.com/153030/lucy-is-off-to-visit-jupiters-trojan-asteroids/

Lucy mission to probe Jupiter asteroids
Daily News.com

10.19.2021

https://www.dailynews.lk/2021/10/19/world/262244/lucy-mission-probe-jupiter-asteroids

NASA’s Lucy mission carries Amanda Gorman poem, Beatles lyrics to space
CNN.com

10.18.2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/world/nasa-lucy-mission-messages-scn/index.html

NASA’s asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds
PBS.org

10.16.2021

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/nasas-asteroid-hunter-lucy-soars-into-sky-with-diamonds

‘Peace and Love’: NASA spacecraft named Lucy rockets into the sky with diamonds
USA Today

10.16.2021

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/10/16/nasa-lucy-rover-blasts-off-diamonds-beatles/8487774002/

NASA’s asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds
Time.com

10.16.2021

https://time.com/6107620/asteroid-hunter-lucy/

Lucy in the sky: NASA launches first space probe to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids
NBC News.com

10.16.2021

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/nasas-asteroid-hunter-lucy-soars-sky-diamonds-rcna3131

NASA Lucy mission carries ASU instrument, namesake—and the hopes of thousands of STEM students
ASU News

10.12.2021

https://news.asu.edu/20211012-discoveries-nasa-lucy-mission-launching-october-carries-asu-instrument-hopes-stem-students

5 cool things to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids
Science News

10.15.2021

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/nasa-lucy-first-mission-trojan-asteroids-launch-spac

Why NASA is launching a robotic archaeologist named Lucy
New York Times

10.15.2021

https://www.nytimes.com/article/nasa-lucy-trojans-asteroids.html

NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids
SETI.org

10.07.2021

https://www.seti.org/nasas-lucy-mission-trojan-asteroids

NASA Lucy Mission set to explore Trojan asteroids: Full mission details, where to watch Luy spacecraft launch
iTechPost.com

10.01.2021

https://www.itechpost.com/articles/107189/20211001/nasa-lucy-mission-set-explore-jupiter-s-trojan-asteroids-full.htm

NASA’s next mission will put ‘Lucy’ in the sky with a time-capsule for space-faring humans of the future
Forbes.com

07.26.2021

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2021/07/26/nasas-next-mission-will-put-lucy-in-the-sky-with-a-time-capsule-for-space-faring-humans-of-the-future/?sh=7206a1722444

Johanson quoted

NASA Lucy Mission’s message to the future
07.12.2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqI2ysgilN0&t=141s

Youtube video of mission plaque video with celebrities

Lockheed Martin readies “Lucy” for 12-year journey
The Denver Gazette

07.09.2021

https://denvergazette.com/news/lockheed-martin-readies-lucy-for-12-year-journey/article_af8b3710-e113-11eb-bdbf-f3e29b4ebfaf.html
 

Johanson and Lucy noted

Ask An Anthropologist—Lucy in Space
https://askananthropologist.asu.edu/lucy-in-space

NASA Lucy Mission—Southwest Research Institute homepage
http://lucy.swri.edu/

Lucy: The First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/lucy/main/index 


External Media Coverage

Why do wisdom teeth take so long to turn up? Science finally has an answer
IFLScience.com

10.2021

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/why-do-wisdom-teeth-take-so-long-to-turn-up-science-finally-has-an-answer/

Primate skull study explains why wisdom teeth grow so late in humans
MTV.com.lb

10.09.2021

https://www.mtv.com.lb/en/News/International/1222793/primate-skull-study-explains-why-wisdom-teeth-grow-so-late-in-humans

Scientists finally know why wisdom teeth only emerge when we’re basically adults
10.08.2021

ScienceAlert.com

https://www.sciencealert.com/we-now-know-why-we-don-t-get-our-wisdom-teeth-until-we-re-basically-an-adult

A study of skull growth and tooth emergence reveals that timing is everything
Phys.org

10.06.2021

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-skull-growth-tooth-emergence-reveals.html

The human story: Seeking our origins
Science News

09.2021

https://www.sciencenews.org/century/human-evolution-origins-fossils-paleoanthropology

Oldest clothing-making tools dating back 120,000 years ago found in Morocco
Ecns.cn

09.18.2021

http://www.ecns.cn/hd/2021-09-18/detail-iharfcwm3128476.shtml#1

Shame, guilt, and anxiety influenced by the morale of the warriors
Bolivarcom.com

09.17.2021

https://www.bolivarcom.com/shame-guilt-and-anxiety-influenced-by-the-morale-of-the-warriors/

(misidentified ASU as UofA, Sarah Mathew, Matt Zeffermann research)

Study suggests earliest use of bone tools to produce clothing in Morocco 120,000 years ago
Phys.org

09.16.2021

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-earliest-bone-tools-morocco-years.html

When did humans start wearing clothes? Discovery in a Moroccan cave sheds some light
CNN

09.16.2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/16/africa/clothing-bone-tools-morocco-scn/index.html

(Hallett quoted)

Even chimpanzees need a wingman
Earth.com

08.18.2021

https://www.earth.com/news/even-chimpanzees-need-a-wingman/

Having a wingman helps male chimps find more mates
Tennessee Tribune.com

08.18.2021

https://tntribune.com/having-a-wingman-helps-male-chimps-find-more-mates/

Building bonds between males leads to more offspring for chimpanzees
Science News

08.17.2021

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210817111436.htm

How COVID-19 has transformed scientific fieldwork
Science

07.20.2021

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/how-covid-19-has-transformed-scientific-fieldwork

Langergraber fieldsite covered and quoted

CWRU scientist’s team receives $1.2 million W.M.Keck Foundation research grant to determine how ecological factors affect evolution
The Daily Case—Case Western Reserve University

07.07.2021

https://thedaily.case.edu/cwru-scientists-team-receives-1-2-million-w-m-keck-foundation-research-grant-to-determine-how-ecological-factors-affect-evolution/

‘It’s not easy to take a life’: Is coping with PTSD harder for US soldiers?
The Guardian.com
06.11.2021

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/11/ptsd-us-soldiers-killing-moral-injury

NASA celebrates Lucy in Space contest winners
05.26.2021

NASA.gov

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-celebrates-lucy-in-space-contest-winners

Early humans used fire to permanently change the landscape tens of thousands of years ago in Stone Age Africa
05.2021

The Conversation

https://theconversation.com/early-humans-used-fire-to-permanently-change-the-landscape-tens-of-thousands-of-years-ago-in-stone-age-africa-158574

Jessica Thompson notes affiliation with ASU/IHO in her disclosure statement

5 most important fossil discoveries in the world
Nature World News

04.08.2021

https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/45646/20210408/most-important-fossil-discoveries-in-the-world.htm

Is combat-induced post-traumatic stress disorder unique to industrialized warfare?
ScienceBlog.com

04.07.2021

https://scienceblog.com/522198/is-combat-induced-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-unique-to-industrialized-warfare/

Why cooperation based on reciprocity is unique to humans
Genetic Literacy Project.com

02.18.2021

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/18/why-cooperation-based-on-reciprocity-is-unique-to-humans/

Shared truth is key to human cooperation
Psychology Today

02.04.2021

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolving-irrationality/202102/shared-truth-is-key-human-cooperation

Current reforms to end the ‘rat race’ between scientists can help; but are they enough?
SciTech Daily

02.03.2021

https://scitechdaily.com/ending-the-rat-race-how-evolution-can-change-science-for-the-better/


Noted and Quoted

A brief biological history of quarantine: Modern Use of an ancient tool
Bioscience, vol 71, issue 9

09.2021

https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/71/9/899/6359320?login=true

Ian Gilby image

Do animals suffer from post-traumatic stress
BBC.com

08.29.2021

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210827-do-animals-suffer-from-post-traumatic-stress?ocid=global_future_rss

Sarah Mathew quoted

Maurice Taieb, geologist who discovered “Lucy” site, dies at 86
The Scientist

08.27.2021

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/maurice-taieb-geologist-who-discovered-lucy-site-dies-at-86-69134

Do wild animals get PTSD?
SmithsonianMag.com

08.17.2021

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/do-wild-animals-get-ptsd-180978448/

Sarah Mathew quoted

Near-death experiences can scar animals for life
The Atlantic

08.14.2021

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/08/wild-animals-ptsd/619736/

Sarah Mathew quoted

‘African Twilight’ now at SJIMA
The Journal of the San Juan Islands

08.04.2021

https://www.sanjuanjournal.com/life/african-twilight-now-at-sjima/

Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher exhibition quoted Don Johanson

Not everyone is convinced “Dragon Man” is a new species of archaic human
Salon.com

07.01.2021

https://www.salon.com/2021/07/01/dragon-man-dissenting-anthropologists/

Bill Kimbel quoted

How to survive and thrive: Labor and friendship among early humans
Baylor College of Medicine Blog

04.02.2021

https://blogs.bcm.edu/2021/04/02/how-to-survive-and-thrive-labor-and-friendship-among-early-humans/

Kim Hill research quoted

A paleolithic raw bar, and the human brush with extinction
Medscape.com

03.25.2021

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/947895#vp_3

Marean quoted

What chimpanzees can teach us about human friendships
Scientific American

02.05.2021

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-chimpanzees-can-teach-us-about-human-friendships/

Joan Silk quoted

Lucy and Ardi: The two fossils that changed human history
Science Focus

01.07.2021

https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/lucy-and-ardi-the-two-fossils-that-changed-human-history/