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2013-02-14 12:21:42

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation announced today the winners of the 2012 Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability, an annual $10,000 cash scholarship awarded to two New York City public high school seniors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120419/DC90109LOGO) The winners - Cecil Brooks, Jr., a student at South Bronx Preparatory School Academy, and Awa Sow, a student at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High...

2013-02-13 08:21:09

JOHANNESBURG, February 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chair of Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI), Dr Mamphela Ramphele, has announced her resignation from the Company's Board of Directors with immediate effect. Dr Ramphele has decided to retire as Chair to further her socio-economic and political work. She has resigned from most of her private sector directorships and will relinquish all other remaining private sector directorships and positions to...

2013-01-21 23:02:22

Ron McElroy, CEO and founder of Real Office Centers (ROC), announces its newest location, ROC-Santa Monica located at 604 Arizona Avenue in the heart of Santa Monica´s high-demand downtown market and Silicon Beach. Designed to appeal to today´s young and tech-savvy entrepreneurs, ROC´s latest shared office-style-workspace is now home to fast-growing media, technology and entertainment companies. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Ron McElroy, CEO and founder of Real...

2012-12-19 08:24:03

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TIME names President Barack Obama the 2012 TIME Person of the Year. In an exclusive interview with TIME, Obama discusses the economy, his reelection and legacy. Plus, TIME has the first look at four official White House photos, including one of Obama writing his Newtown speech while watching Sasha Obama's ballet rehearsal this past Sunday. TIME also shot exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and a rare portrait of the President. Read the stories and...

Largest Genomic Study Finds Khoe-San Peoples Are Unique
2012-09-20 14:55:11

Some 220 individuals from different regions in southern Africa participated in the research that led to the analysis of around 2.3 million DNA variants per individual — the biggest ever Genetically, culturally and ethically the Khoe-San have something special to add to this world. The importance of this study is to put the Khoe and San heritage in the right place in history and this research will provide a genetic backdrop for future studies - Mattias Jakobsson. The largest...

2012-09-06 06:25:14

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The African Women's Development Fund USA (AWDF USA) has launched the Mother Africa Campaign to raise awareness and support in the US for African women's organizations doing exemplary work but challenged by cuts in international donations during the recession. The national Campaign will debut with a Mother Africa Celebration highlighting the continent's art, food and music on September 13(th) from 6-8 PM at the Museum of the African Diaspora in...

2012-07-11 13:34:05

Scientists have found that Native American populations – from Canada to the southern tip of Chile – arose from at least three migrations, with the majority descended entirely from a single group of First American migrants that crossed over through Beringia, a land bridge between Asia and America that existed during the ice ages, more than 15,000 years ago. By studying variations in Native American DNA sequences, the international team found that while most of the Native...

Ethiopian Genetics Could Verify 'Queen of Sheba' Legend
2012-06-22 08:04:57

UK researchers studying the genomes of Ethiopian people have discovered similarities to those of populations in Israel and Syria, proving genetic evidence that may support the tale of the legendary Queen of Sheba. Ethiopians are described by representatives of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, one of the organizations involved in the study, as one of the most genetically diverse cultures in the world. By studying their DNA, the researchers detected mixing from some Ethiopians and...

2012-06-21 21:04:28

Diversity within Ethiopian genomes reveals imprints of historical events Researchers have started to unveil the genetic heritage of Ethiopian populations, who are among the most diverse in the world, and lie at the gateway from Africa. They found that the genomes of some Ethiopian populations bear striking similarities to those of populations in Israel and Syria, a potential genetic legacy of the Queen of Sheba and her companions. The team detected mixing between some Ethiopians and...

2012-04-27 12:33:30

If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. But the reason why these groups are so short and neighboring groups are not remains unclear. Scientists have proposed various theories based on natural selection, including that Pygmies' reduced size lowered nutritional requirements, helped them better handle hot climates, or allowed them to reach sexual maturity at an earlier age. Now a new study of the Western African Pygmies in...