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Scientists Discover 4M-Year-Old Horse Fossil In Ethiopia
2013-12-12 13:58:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a new species of a small horse that lived 4.4 million years ago in Ethiopia. The Eurygnathohippus woldegabrieli fossils were found in the Gona area of the Afar region in 2001. The ancient horse was among a diverse array of animals that lived in the same areas as the ancient human ancestor Ardipithecus ramidus, or Ardi. The ancient horse species was about the size of a small zebra and had three-toed hooves....

2013-01-16 23:03:28

A generous grant from the Irene Diamond Fund will enable the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) to create the Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging. The goal of the new program is to train new scientists to work in the area of aging research, a field that is experiencing severe shortages in talented investigators despite the rapidly aging population. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 A generous grant from the Irene...

2012-02-14 20:15:00

A Tool With Deeper Roots in Content and Community San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Derek Butcher, Chief Technology Officer at AFAR Media, announced today that the AFAR mobile app is now available in the iTunes App Store. A departure from traditional travel/photo-sharing tools, AFAR has tapped into the power of community and the network by creating an app that — in conjunction with the media company´s other platforms — intuitively enables experiential travelers....

2010-09-17 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its mission to promote experiential travel, AFAR Media today announced AFAR Connect, a new website dedicated to connecting like-minded travelers and locals. AFAR Connect's proprietary Travel Personality technology creates a customized profile for each user, which ranges from the Florida-bound "Vacationer" to a "Discoverer" volunteering in Haiti. Users can ask questions about their upcoming travel plans and the site will connect the user...

2010-09-15 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Shortly after celebrating its first anniversary in print, AFAR Media, the multi-platform brand focused on experiential travel, today announced Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio has joined AFAR as Executive Vice President and Publisher. Having held leadership positions at Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal, Asmodeo-Giglio brings more than twenty years of publishing, marketing, and sales experience and a passion for the AFAR mission of enriching lives through...

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2010-08-12 06:10:00

Fossilized bones from two ancient animals in Ethiopia show signs of human butchering, pushing back the earliest known evidence for the use of stone tools by nearly a million years, according to researchers.  The bones appear to have been butchered about 3.4 million years ago, and are the first evidence of the use of stone tools for meat consumption by Australopithecus afarensis, the species best known for the fossil called "Lucy," Zeresenay Alemseged, Curator of Anthropology at the...

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2010-06-22 07:05:00

Within the coarsening base of an ancient mudstone exposure in the Afar Region of Ethiopia, researchers say they found evidence that provides new information about the best-known early human ancestor, Australopithecus afarensis. Yohannes Haile-Selassie--curator and head of physical anthropology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History--and an international team of scientists dug up a 3.6 million-year-old partial skeleton of the same species as the famed hominid "Lucy." It's only the second...

2010-06-21 14:00:00

Early Hominid Skeleton Confirms Human-Like Walking is Ancient CLEVELAND, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meet "Lucy's" great-grandfather. Scientists from The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, Addis Ababa University and Berkeley Geochronology Center were part of an international team that discovered and analyzed a 3.6 million-year-old partial skeleton found in Ethiopia. The early hominid is 400,000 years older than the famous...

2008-09-24 15:00:31

Text of report entitled "ERTA to increase broadcast hour" published in English by state-owned Ethiopian news agency ENA website The Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) announced airtime allotment and plans to expand its broadcast service coverage. ERTA told ENA on Tuesday [23 September] that it has increased broadcast service to 15 hours from the previous 12 hours. The agency would also provide broadcast service using satellite from 2.00 a.m. [local time] until 6.00 a.m.[local...

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2007-01-29 16:03:35

AFRICA is being torn apart. And as Ethiopia's rift valley grows slowly wider, an international team of scientists is taking a unique opportunity to plot the progress of continents on the move. The 28-strong team is led by University of Leeds geophysicist Dr Tim Wright, who has secured a £2.5 million grant from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to study the seismic events taking place in the remote Afar desert of Northern Ethiopia. It's here that two mighty shelves of...