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Meave Leakey: 'Definitely, Africa is where it all began'

The renowned fossil hunter on the anti-African prejudice in palaeontology, her dream discovery, and bathing her daughter beside a baby hippoFor over 50 years, British-born palaeoanthropologist Meave Leakey has been unearthing fossils of our early ancestors in Kenya’s Turkana Basin. Her discoveries have changed how we think about our origins. Instead of a tidy ape-to-human progression, her work suggests different pre-human species living simultaneously. Leakey’s new memoir, The Sediments of Time:...
Tags: Science, Biology, Africa, Anthropology, Kenya, Evolution, Fossils, Mary, Louis, Samira, Leakey, Turkana Basin, Richard Leakey, Meave Leakey


Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge?

Adam Benzion Contributor Share on Twitter Adam Benzion is a serial entrepreneur, writer, tech investor, co-founder of Hackster.io and the CXO of Edge Impulse. Images of elephants roaming the African plains are imprinted on all of our minds and something easily recognized as a symbol of Africa. But the future of elephants today is uncertain. An elephant is currently being killed by poachers every 15 minutes, and humans, who l...
Tags: Column, Internet Of Things, Japan, Science, Microsoft, Developer, Africa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, John Legend, GreenTech, Natalie Portman, Western Digital, Sara, Tim


Kenyan wildlife minister under fire over rhino transfer fiasco

Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala had directed the comments to those calling for his resignation over the fiasco during a press conference on Monday. Balala has blamed Kenyan Wildlife Service (KWS) officials involved in the transfer for "negligence", suspending six senior officials. The scandal intensified when the former chairman of the KWS board, the world-renowned anthropologist Richard Leakey, released a statement revealing that the board had on three prior occasions blocked the t...
Tags: Science, Richard Leakey, KWS, Najib Balala, Balala, Kenyan Wildlife Service KWS



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