Scientists unveiled 47m year old "Darwinius Masillae Fossil" - Google's new Darwinius Masillae Logo

Scientists unveiled a 47-million-year-old fossil that they’re calling the "missing link" between primates and humans. Technically called a Darwinius masillae (Wikipedia), but nicknamed "Ida," the juvenile female primate was discovered in Germany’s Messel Pit and is one of the most intact fossils ever found. In fact, scientists were even able to identify her last meal: fruit, […]

Scientists unveiled a 47-million-year-old fossil that they’re calling the "missing link" between primates and humans. Technically called a Darwinius masillae (Wikipedia), but nicknamed "Ida," the juvenile female primate was discovered in Germany’s Messel Pit and is one of the most intact fossils ever found. In fact, scientists were even able to identify her last meal: fruit, seeds and leaves. Considering Ida’s remarkable physical characteristics and estimated lifetime, researchers are convinced she proves human evolution. Jorn Hurum of Oslo’s Natural History Museum remarked, "This is the first link to all humans … The closest thing we can get to a direct ancestor."

To celebrate this, Google the internet search giant have replaced their logo on the home page; now feature: