Matt Tocheri, a paleoanthropologist at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada, hailed the new research but questioned the accuracy of its predictions. "I don't think we're there yet, where we're able to look at aspects of genetic data and then predict morphology," he said. "The general idea is an interesting one, but I think it just needs to be developed a lot further before we have confidence it." … [Read more...] about Pinky bone DNA yields first portrait of extinct human relative
Humans 100 000 years ago
Finding technosignatures in space is an extreme long shot, but Wright argues that the effort is worthwhile. “There are lots of other reasons to find peculiar structures on Mars and the moon, and to look for weird asteroids,” he says. Such studies might reveal new details about the history and evolution of the solar system, for instance, or about resources that might be useful to future spacefarers. … [Read more...] about Did another advanced species exist on Earth before humans?
What the ABA has learned over the decades is that promoting the rule of law and defending human rights requires both a long-term commitment to system-building by planting and nurturing seeds of progress and reform while maintaining an ability to rapidly react to crisis situations. We have also learned that promoting human dignity through the rule of law progresses in fits and starts. Many observers of the field sense that the gains in rule of law promotion and protection of human rights are under threat. Indeed, closing civic and political space around the world remains a primary concern of those in the rule of law field. … [Read more...] about Threats to human rights and the rule of law around the world require our attention
Yohannes Haile-Selassie a paleoanthropologist at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and leader of the research, said: ''This is the first specimen that gives us some idea terms of what the face of species known as Australopithecus anamensis looked like about 3.8 million years ago. … [Read more...] about Fossil discovery reveals face of oldest early human ancestor
It is true that we are fed, on an almost daily basis, with the idea of an India that is fast emerging as an economic powerhouse. No less a person than the President of the United States, on his recent visit to India, had remarked, in his address to the India Parliament that “India is not simply emerging. India,” he said, “has already emerged.” This statement was greeted with enthusiasm and self-congratulation in wide sections of the media and by the public. One may not have to look very far to see what inspired the U.S. President to say these words: a clutch of high-profile, high-value acquisitions of foreign firms by Indian companies, with just the top ten high value acquisitions so far being worth around USD 21.5 billion which is more than double the amount involved in the acquisitions of Indian companies by American companies; foreign direct investment in India, till November 2010, totaling to USD 140 billion; and an average quarterly … [Read more...] about The Rule of Law and Human Rights in India