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  • 88,000-Year-Old Finger Bone Pushes Back Human Migration Dates

    88,000-Year-Old Finger Bone Pushes Back Human Migration Dates

    via National Geographic: More than 85,000 years ago, the Arabian peninsula looked very different from the vast, sandy expanse people see today. The region was a lush grassland, seasonally greening with every rainy period, and dotted by hundreds of freshwater lakes. Researchers have found evidence in the sands of aquatic- and semi-aquatic mammals, such as hippos, which are more commonly associated with the African subcontinent. They’ve also found stone tools the suggest an early human presence […]

  • Scientists Discover First Super Salty Subglacial Lakes in Canadian Arctic

    Scientists Discover First Super Salty Subglacial Lakes in Canadian Arctic

    via ScienceDaily: An analysis of radar data led scientists to an unexpected discovery of two lakes located beneath 550 to 750 metres of ice underneath the Devon Ice Cap, one of the largest ice caps in the Canadian Arctic. They are thought to be the first isolated hypersaline subglacial lakes in the world. “We weren’t looking for subglacial lakes. The ice is frozen to the ground underneath that part of the Devon Ice Cap, so we […]

  • How Drones Are Crucial for Smart Cities?

    How Drones Are Crucial for Smart Cities?

    via Geospatial World: Drone and Smart Cities We are all familiar with the concept of Smart Cities. A smart city is a city that aspires to achieve the objectives of a future city by utilizing communication technology solutions and trends. The main objective of a smart city is to enhance the life of its residents by providing efficient infrastructure and services at a reduced cost. The concept of a smart city is based on the integration […]

  • How Blockchain, AI and Other Emerging Technologies Could End Water Insecurity

    How Blockchain, AI and Other Emerging Technologies Could End Water Insecurity

    via GreenBiz: The global water and sanitation crisis is not a new story. Each World Water Day, we review the sobering statistics with which we are becoming all too familiar: the expected 40 percent gap in global water supply and demand by 2050. The billions of additional dollars still needed to finance water infrastructure. The 4.5 billion people who lack access to safely managed sanitation services. The fact that water crises have ranked among the top […]

  • Meet The 10-Year-Old Social Entrepreneur Helping The Homeless Across The Nation

    Meet The 10-Year-Old Social Entrepreneur Helping The Homeless Across The Nation

    via Forbes: Jahkil Jackson of Chicago, Illinois is one busy young man. He’s a student, a tap dancer, a basketball player, an actor, a model, and he’s a social entrepreneur who is on a mission to help the homeless in Chicago and throughout the world. At his young age of 10, he’s already given out over 6,000 Blessing Bags to those in need. Blessing Bags are filled with basic items that homeless need to improve their […]

  • Plants, Fungi and Bacteria Work Together to Clean Polluted Land

    Plants, Fungi and Bacteria Work Together to Clean Polluted Land

    via ScienceDaily: Highly complex interactions among roots, fungi and bacteria underlie the ability of some trees to clean polluted land, according to a novel study by bioinformatics and plant-biology experts from McGill University and Université de Montréal. Fast-growing trees, such as willows, are known to tolerate and even rejuvenate soil contaminated with petroleum by-products or heavy metals. The clean-up of soil in this way is known as phytoremediation, and the process is commonly attributed to “secondary […]

  • Why Your Knuckles Make That Satisfying Cracking Sound, According to Science

    Why Your Knuckles Make That Satisfying Cracking Sound, According to Science

    via mentalfloss: Scientific curiosity is not always burdened by matters of great consequence. Over the years, considerable money and time has been applied to matters involving facial recognition between sheep, whether the flow of urine is impeded by someone watching you pee, and whether humans can capably swim in a pool full of syrup. (They can, almost as well as water.) Now, researchers from Stanford University and Ecole Polytechnique in France have turned the roving eye […]

  • 3 Reasons Budding Entrepreneurs Should Finish College

    3 Reasons Budding Entrepreneurs Should Finish College

    via bizjournals: About this time of year, many students are questioning the value of staying in school. There’s an increasing chorus of proponents urging them to drop out. They say, “You don’t need a formal education anymore, especially if you are planning on being an entrepreneur.” They say, “Just get started, the real-world experience will be more effective than the abstract and theoretical education you get in college.” They are quick to support this advice with […]

  • Archaeologists Unearth 115,000-Year-Old Bone Tools in China

    Archaeologists Unearth 115,000-Year-Old Bone Tools in China

    via Sci News: An international team of researchers led by Université de Montréal’s Dr. Luc Doyon has found seven bone soft hammers at the early hominin Lingjing site in Xuchang county of Henan province, China. These 115,000-year-old tools represent the first instance of the use of bone as raw material to modify stone tools found at an East Asian early Late Pleistocene site. The seven bone tools analyzed by Dr. Doyon and co-authors were excavated between […]

  • World Water Day: Turning to Nature for Solutions

    World Water Day: Turning to Nature for Solutions

    via European Environment Agency: Nature-based solutions are playing an increasingly important role to better protect Europeans against floods, droughts and water pollution. On World Water Day 2018, the European Environment Agency is highlighting the importance of clean water and how nature can help protect this valuable resource for generations to come. For centuries, we have polluted and altered European inland waterways to enable agriculture and urbanisation, produce energy, and protect against flooding. Rivers have been dammed […]