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2013-06-30 23:17:14

Veteran Aerospace Managers Form Dream Team To Create New Wave Strategy For Future of First Wave Aerosapce TULSA OK (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Aerospace distributor First Wave Aerospace announced the placement of its new corporate officers to launch the new business strategy for the 21-year-old firm recently purchased by the same executives. Tony McAnly, President of First Wave Aerospace, announced that his former colleagues at Triumph Group and fellow owners in the take-over of the Tulsa...

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2012-03-29 07:08:23

A 3.4-million-year-old fossil foot found in eastern Ethiopia appears to settle a long-standing debate about whether there was just one line of hominins 3 to 4 million years ago, scientists said on Wednesday. The fossil record for that period had been virtually limited to the species Australopithecus afarensis, the early human ancestor made famous by the 3.2-million-year-old Lucy skeleton. However, research on the new specimen, which was found in February 2009 in an area locally known as...

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2010-05-28 06:45:00

Human evolution had some excitement last fall when a fossil skeleton named "Ardi" was discovered. Now, scientists are having doubts about what exactly the creature was and what kind of landscape it had inhabited. New findings are leading experts to question whether Ardi really belongs on the human branch of the evolutionary tree, and whether it really lived in woodlands. Another question being raised has implications for theories about what kind of environment spurred early human evolution....

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2009-10-01 12:54:34

A U.S. biological anthropologist says he's determined humans did not evolve from apes, but, rather, apes evolved from humans. Kent State University Professor C. Owen Lovejoy, who specializes in the study of human origins, said his findings came from a study of Ardipithecus ramidus, a hominid species that lived 4.4 million years ago in what now is Ethiopia. People often think we evolved from apes, but no, apes in many ways evolved from us, Lovejoy said. It has been a popular idea to think...

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2009-10-01 14:55:00

A 17-year investigation into the discovery of the fragile remains of a small "ground ape" discovered in Ethiopia is described today in a special issue of the journal Science. The report includes 11 papers about the discovery of the Ardipithecus fossils, which include a partial skeleton of a female nicknamed "Ardi", the earliest known skeleton from the human branch of the primate family tree.  The branch includes Homo sapiens as well as species closer to humans than to chimpanzees and...

2008-09-02 18:00:24

By Katy Murphy OAKLAND -- Roberta Mayor, Oakland's interim schools superintendent, started her second official day on the job as most newcomers to a city might. She took a tour. The three-hour excursion, led by facilities director Tim White, gave Mayor a glimpse of the construction at Oakland High School, the vista at Skyline High School (and the paper plates littering the grass nearby), the health clinic on the McClymonds campus, the fresh paint on the walls of Madison Middle School, and...

2008-07-27 06:00:29

By Tim White, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Jul. 27--Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens just gave us the tipping point for wind energy. It's going to happen, soon, and big. Pickens (love that name, but by rights it ought to belong to a blues guitarist, shouldn't it?) is going to spend billions of dollars blanketing part of the Texas landscape with thousands of power-generating windmills. It will be the biggest wind farm ever. Pickens drew flocks of TV cameras and media reporters when he...

2006-04-12 12:05:19

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists have discovered 4.1 million year old fossils in eastern Ethiopia that fill a missing gap in human evolution. The teeth and bones belong to a primitive species of Australopithecus known as Au. anamensis, an ape-man creature that walked on two legs. The Australopithecus genus is thought to be an ancestor of modern humans. Seven separate species have been named. Au. anamensis is the most primitive. "This new...

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2006-04-12 14:40:00

WASHINGTON -- Fossils have long provided snapshots of the human family tree, but a new find in Africa gives scientists a kind of mini home movie showing man's primal development. Because the 4.2-million-year-old fossil is from the same human ancestral hot spot in Ethiopia as remains from seven other human-like species, scientists can now fill in the gaps for the most complete evolutionary chain so far. "We just found the chain of evolution, the continuity through time," said Ethiopian...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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