Stone Tools From India: Another Blow To Human Evolution Model?

Thousands of stone tools excavated from a site in India suggest that a sophisticated tool-making technology arrived in South Asia much earlier than once thought possible, say researchers. (Credit: Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India) A new study on stone tools from a site in India offers the latest challenge to the model of human evolution and migration that has dominated paleoanthropology, particularly in the West, for decades. The artifacts,…

January 31, 2018
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Orca Learns to Say 'Hello'

(Credit: David Pruter/Shutterstock) “Hello!” says the human. “Hello!” pipes the orca right back. It’s not a children’s movie, but an actual orca emitting human(ish) words. An international team of researchers has taught Wikie, a 14 year-old killer whale in France, to mimic certain simple bits of speech, a discovery that gives them insight into wild orca dialects. Repeat After Me In all, Wikie learned six words, in addition to five…

January 31, 2018
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How the Knicks can navigate Joakim Noah's albatross contract

Jan 29, 2018 Will Joakim Noah ever play for the Knicks again? It’s too early to say for sure, but the signs aren’t looking good. The Knicks, stuck between fighting for the Eastern Conference’s final postseason berth and playing for ping-pong balls, have some decisions to make before the Feb. 8 deadline. The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8. Stay up to date on the latest news, rumors and rumblings…

January 31, 2018
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ET in the classroom: Mutual Funds New Fund Offers

January 31, 2018

By Prashant Mahesh With the markets scaling new highs, many new investors are entering the capital markets through mutual funds and fund houses are trying to attract them with new fund offers (NFOs). Let’s find out what NFOs are: What is an NFO and why are many fund houses launching them now?An NFO is the first subscription offering of a new fund by an asset management company at a net…

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Fund houses launch close end funds to woo investors

By Prashant Mahesh MUMBAI: At least three mutual funds are in the market to raise funds for closed-end equity schemes even as investors fret about the near-term stock market prospects. Kotak Mutual Fund and L&T Mutual Fund launched the fund offering recently, while Edelweiss Asset Management’s scheme will open later this week. In closed-end schemes, investor money is locked in for a pre-decided period. While this is the first closed-end…

January 31, 2018
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Traumatic brain injury linked to dementia risk even after 30 years

January 31, 2018

By: IANS | London | Published: January 31, 2018 10:16 pm The risk of dementia was higher for those with a severe traumatic brain injury or multiple injuries on the brain and was similar in men and women. (Source: File Photo) People who suffer a traumatic brain injury — occurring when an external force injures the brain — may be at increased risk of developing dementia even after 30 years,…

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An NFL trade in January? Why this deal was possible, and what's next

11:20 AM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writerESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 And so, with all eyes focused on Super Bowl LII, the NFL answered one of its most important offseason questions. Alex Smith will be the Washington Redskins’ quarterback in 2018, via trade from the Kansas City Chiefs, and former Redskins starter Kirk Cousins will enter the free-agent market. If you…

January 31, 2018
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MSU students vent anger at board meeting

11:44 AM ET A Michigan State board of trustees meeting on Wednesday was interrupted by students, who used the meeting to vent frustration about the board’s unanimous decision to pick former Michigan Gov. John Engler as interim president. Immediately after the board’s vote, MSU senior Connor Berdy jumped on a table and sat cross-legged in the middle of it. Former Michigan governor John Engler was unanimously picked to serve as…

January 31, 2018
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