anthropology http://iowapublicradio.org en How Humans Tolerate Cold Weather http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-humans-tolerate-cold-weather <p>Humans developed in warm climates, but eventually our ancestors made their way into colder and more inhospitable regions.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with physiologist <a href="http://clas.uiowa.edu/hhp/people/kevin-kregel">Kevin Kregel</a> and anthropologist <a href="http://clas.uiowa.edu/anthropology/people/robert-g-franciscus">Robert Franciscus</a> of the University of Iowa about how humans have acclimated to cold and challenging environments.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:51:15 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 32939 at http://iowapublicradio.org How Humans Tolerate Cold Weather From 1.8 Million Years Ago to Thousands of Light-Years Away http://iowapublicradio.org/post/18-million-years-ago-thousands-light-years-away <p>Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer checks in with an astronomer here in Iowa, who has found something new while observing a solar system about 3,000 light years from Earth… A discovery that gives us insight on how alien solar systems are structured.</p><p>And, we look into the discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old human skull in Europe that has ignited debate on the origins of distinct species of ancient human relatives.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:27:13 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 30902 at http://iowapublicradio.org From 1.8 Million Years Ago to Thousands of Light-Years Away The Hominid Species from Two Million Years Ago http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hominid-species-two-million-years-ago <p>We listen back to Ben&rsquo;s conversation with Lee Berger, American Paleoanthropologist who in 2010 discovered the bones of a new hominid species that lived almost two million years ago.&nbsp; Later, researchers from UI and ISU discuss the historic find.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:07:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer 6333 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Hominid Species from Two Million Years Ago