This picture released on Wednesday by Eberhard Karls of the University of Tuebingen shows a reconstruction and computer model of part of a skull named Apidima 2, discovered in a Greek cave, that was determined in a study to have the characteristics of Neanderthal man. A 210,000-year-old skull has been identified as the earliest modern human remains found outside Africa, putting the clock back on mankind's arrival in Europe by more than 150,000 years, researchers said. — AFP Photo PARIS — A 210,000-year-old skull has been identified as the earliest modern human remains found outside Africa, putting the clock back on mankind's arrival in Europe by more than 150,000 years, researchers said on Wednesday. In a startling discovery that changes our understanding of how modern man populated Eurasia, the findings support the idea that Homo sapiens made several, sometimes unsuccessful migrations from Africa over tens of thousands of years. Southeast Europe has long been … [Read more...] about ‘Oldest remains’ outside Africa reset human migration clock
Resetting your body clock
By Robert Bicknell Oi have I got back pain you wouldn’t believe and it's all my own damn fault. You would think that after 55 years of playing golf (yes, I started when I was five years old), I would know better than to change my golf swing, but noooo. I’m an idiot. OK, you already knew that, which is nice. In a nutshell, my old swing was what I refer to as “linear acceleration” meaning that my club path pretty much stays in a straight line to the ball. As such, I have to open my left hip more than a conventional player would. Suffice it to say I look like I am always playing a fade – which I am, to be honest. This set up and swing path (never more than three-quarter backswing) allowed me to use more right side and, most importantly, protect my right shoulder and my feet – which have been pretty messed up over the last 10-15 years. Despite looking kinda unconventional, when it worked, I could hit amazing distances accurately and not make … [Read more...] about Pick your swing, and stick to it
Tran Anh Tu My brother found alcohol in the darkest moments of his life. His failures and conflicts, and the apathy of the people he met had robbed him of his sanity. The more he drank, the more he hurt everyone around him. He harmed himself, caused accidents, broke the law, and abused his family. Alcohol was poisoning not just his body, but his soul as well. My friend asked me if it was my brother or the alcohol that was responsible for the things he did. "Alcohol," I said without hesitation. It ruined my brother’s life and the lives of everyone who loved him. Like a silent tumor, it slowly creeps its way into one’s mind and takes hold of it. Its addictive nature is comparable to that of narcotics, but unlike meth and heroin that frequently make the front pages, you won't get hooked on alcohol immediately. By the time one realizes their drinking has become more than just a pastime, the addiction has already taken hold. As one drinks, their social life fades away; … [Read more...] about Alcohol destroyed my brother’s life. Don’t let it destroy yours
The Hanoitimes - In the summertime when the scorching heat seems to inflame and dehydrate your body, a cup of cool multi-colored dessert can rescue both of your eyesight and your body. CNN lists the best banh mi restaurant in Hoi An Banh mi – one of the reasons to fall in love with Hanoi What makes “Banh mi” different from worldwide sandwich? Che, known as sweet soup, is a delightfully fresh and popular specialty preferred by many Vietnamese and Hanoians in particular in the hot weather. The ingredients for the sweet treat are quite cheap, easy to find and exceptionally fresh including seasonal fruits, beans, nuts and jellies, tapioca, coconut syrup or even pork dumplings, among others. One of the most popular varieties of che recently is durian sweet soup. Photo by Ha An There are properly hundreds of types of this pudding-like and plain mixtures that are suitable to be savored in four seasons in the North namely spring, summer, autumn and … [Read more...] about Che – chilling dessert that rescues your scorching summer day
We've been warned repeatedly about the health perils of being out-of-sync with our body clocks. Are we eating in the right way for these circadian rhythms, and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health and help us lose weight? 'Breakfast like a king' What did you eat this morning for breakfast or lunch? The chances are it wasn't steak and chips, chickpea curry or anything else you might normally have for dinner. Yet some scientists believe eating more of our daily calories earlier in the day - and shifting mealtimes earlier in general - could be good for our health. One study found women who were trying to lose weight lost more when they had lunch earlier in the day, while another linked eating later breakfasts to having a higher body mass index. "There's already a very old saying, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, and I think there's some truth in that," says Dr Gerda Pot, a visiting lecturer in nutritional sciences at King's College … [Read more...] about Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?