In 1974, the remains of a 3.2-million-year-old hominid were discovered in Ethiopia.
Known as Lucy, the skeleton remains the oldest, and most complete adult human ancestor fully retrieved from African soil.
She has now made her first trip abroad to the United States for an exhibition called "Lucy's Legacy."
Lifestyles takes you to the Bowers Museum in Los Angeles for the last stop of the exhibition.
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Michael Walsh discusses the efforts to save the forgotten frescoes of Famagusta, Cyprus.
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June 30, 2015 While studying Yersinia pestis, the bacteria responsible for epidemics of plague such as the Black Death, scientists found a single small genetic change that fundamentally ... read more
June 30, 2015 Researchers have calculated the number of undiscovered meteorite impact sites on Earth's surface. Geologists say a total of 188 have been confirmed so far, and 340 are still ... read more
June 26, 2015 Think of an object made of iron: An I-beam, a car frame, a nail. Now imagine that half of the iron in that object owes its existence to bacteria living two and a half billion ... read more
Apr. 28, 2015 Lucy and other members of the early hominid species Australopithecus afarensis probably were similar to humans in the size difference between males and females, according to new ... read more
Mar. 28, 2012 Scientists have found a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot fossil in the Afar region of Ethiopia, showing that "Lucy," Australopithecus afarensis, and a much different-looking early hominin ... read more
Feb. 10, 2011 Researchers have found proof that arches existed in a predecessor to the human species that lived more than 3 million years ago. This discovery could change scientists' views of human ... read more