This is old news now, but I just wanted to mention my disappointment at the naming:
LONDON (Oct 27) – Scientists in Australia have found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 18,000 years ago on an Indonesian island … The partial skeleton of Homo floresiensis, found in a cave on the island of Flores, is of an adult female that was 3 feet tall, had a chimpanzee-sized brain and was substantially different from modern humans. … The new species, dubbed ‘Flores man,’ ….
It’s the 21st century for heaven’s sake! Couldn’t we have had ‘Flores people’? [Via Gina Smith: Scientists find a new species of three-foot-tall ancient humans, Homo Floresiensis.]