Origins of Indonesian Hobbits finally revealed

Origins of Indonesian Hobbits finally revealed
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Origins of Indonesian Hobbits finally revealed
“The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus as has been widely believed…” (Science Daily)

Environmental ‘memories’ passed on for 14 generations
“The impact of environmental change can be passed on in the genes of tiny nematode worms for at least 14 generations — the most that has ever been seen in animals — scientists have discovered…” (Science Daily)

Erin Moran, ‘Happy Days’ actress, dead at 56
“Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late ’60s to the mid-’80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56…” (CNN)

Bill Nye: Science made America great
“I was proud to join thousands of concerned citizens, scientists and engineers in Saturday’s March for Science. With more than 600 marches taking place around the world, we conveyed that science is political, not partisan, and science should shape our policies…” (CNN)

Cynically led, and out of electricity, Gaza is close to breaking point again
“Hamas is funneling all available resources into its military infrastructure to fight Israel, complaining that Abbas won’t pay for its fuel, and milking everything it can from Gazans. It won’t end well…”
(The Times of Israel)

Clashes erupt after settlers said to attack Palestinian homes in West Bank
Security forces break up skirmish in Nablus-area village; 4 Palestinians reportedly injured by rubber bullets…” (The Times of Israel)

Battle for the French presidency
“Decades of practice at tactical voting may keep the far right out, but at the price of a business as usual neoliberal for president…” (Le Monde diplomatique)

No more playing policeman in Africa
“France’s military is underfunded, overstretched abroad and at home, connected with a massive arms industry and its exports; it doesn’t suit a changed world.”
(Le Monde diplomatique)

Farron’s pledge to voters: Lib Dems won’t make coalition deals
“The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has ruled out any form of coalition with the Tories or Labour after the general election as he sets out a bold ambition to attract enough Remain voters to form the main opposition party in parliament…” (The Guardian)

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution
“Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damaging their health, according to analysis commissioned by the Labour party…” (The Guardian)


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