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2010-11-06 02:40:58

Evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago rather than the 5 million year estimate widely accepted by scientists, a new statistical model suggests. The revised estimate of when the human species parted ways from its closest primate relatives should enable scientists to better interpret the history of human evolution, said Robert D. Martin, curator of biological anthropology at the Field Museum, and a co-author of the new study appearing in the...

2010-09-23 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- An aging transportation system is threatening to restrain globalization, as current systems are struggling to meet the needs of a highly urbanized planet in which the business of moving goods and people from one place to another typically generates toxic byproducts and lost productivity. Ground-breaking innovations in transportation technology are difficult for the current system to accommodate, and the system itself has yet to evolve to meet...

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2010-07-08 06:20:00

Ancient man migrated out of Africa into northern Europe more than 800,000 years ago, far earlier than previously believed, according to a new study released Wednesday. A collection of flint tools unearthed near Happisburgh in the eastern British county of Norfolk, where winter temperatures reach 32F degrees below zero, is from the earliest known settlement of humans, according to the landmark study published in the British journal Nature. The discovery suggests that humans 26,000 generations...

2010-06-10 12:48:28

Your mother was right: Fish really is "brain food." And it seems that even pre-humans living as far back as 2 million years ago somehow knew it. A team of researchers that included Johns Hopkins University geologist Naomi Levin has found that early hominids living in what is now northern Kenya ate a wider variety of foods than previously thought, including fish and aquatic animals such as turtles and crocodiles. Rich in protein and nutrients, these foods may have played a key role in the...

2010-05-05 06:45:00

BOSTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Sense Advisory announces the launch of a complete line of research dedicated exclusively to corporations, governments, and non-governmental organizations operating internationally or with large multilingual populations. The new Global Leaders Research service provides independent insight to these organizations as they expand business operations to new markets and globalize their business processes. It expands the firm's research platform, which also...

2010-04-13 06:45:00

BOSTON, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies attempt to sell their products and services to more demographics in more markets around the world, they are discovering that they must adapt or recreate their messaging and content through a process called "transcreation." A new report from market research firm Common Sense Advisory, "Reaching New Markets through Transcreation," confirms growing demand for transcreation services through 2010. The firm's survey of 380 language services...

2010-03-31 12:41:00

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Wave Dynamics, LLC today announced publication of Jubilee on Wall Street; An Optimistic Look at the Global Financial Crash, by David Knox Barker. The book reveals the Kondratieff long wave forces at work in the global financial and economic crisis, and contains 24 charts that illustrate the long wave cycle. In the last edition, published as The K Wave, by McGraw-Hill (1995), Barker predicted the real estate collapse, stock market crash,...

2010-03-25 09:06:11

The creative industries are now accepted internationally as a key feature of the post-industrial world, accounting for between 3 and 6 percent of most nations' economic activity and employing millions of people globally. This is among the findings of a new review of the creative industries by Australian academics Professor Terry Flew and Professor Stuart Cunningham of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI). "In the decade since it was first identified, the...

2009-08-13 16:19:44

New evidence that early modern humans used fire in southern Africa in a controlled way to increase the quality and efficiency of stone tools is changing how researchers understand the evolution of human behavior, and in particular, the evolution of human brain power.Curtis Marean, a paleoanthropologist with the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University, and an international team of researchers with members from South Africa, England, Australia and France found 72,000-year-old,...

2009-08-12 09:26:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE Amex: IGC), a leading materials and construction company competing in the rapidly growing infrastructure build out in India, filed its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, on Form 10-Q. For the quarter ended June 30, 2009, IGC reported revenue of approximately $2.7 million versus approximately $17.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2008. For the quarter ended June 30,...


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