The recent African origin of modern humans, frequently dubbed the “Out of Africa” theory, is the most widely accepted model describing mankind’s geographic origin and early migration. The theory asserts that humans first evolved in Africa, and most of man’s time on earth has been on that continent.
There have been other great alpine ski runs. More epic, difficult, or far more dangerous but this one, by the World Champion alpine skier Marcel Hirscher, is the prettiest and most colorful I’ve ever seen—and it’s environmentally friendly. They claim they only used 100% natural materials to make the color effects.
What are those things?
For the past eight years, astronomers have been scratching their heads over a series of strange radio signals emanating from somewhere in the cosmos. And now, the mystery has deepened.
As the world’s second-largest search engine, YouTube has evolved as a platform where hardcore hobbyists and casual enthusiasts of just about anything (video games, cosmetics, or even Disney toys) can become Internet celebrities with dedicated viewerships. Beyond stars like Justin Bieber, who rode YouTube fame into a more traditional celebrity trajectory, people like makeup artist Michelle Phan and gamer Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (better known as PewDiePie) have cultivated successful channels with millions of subscribers, and billions of views.
What a fascinating view. I don’t pretend to know what triggers a bird’s decision to take flight or what makes an entire flock want to take off all at once but man, is it cool to see. This video shows three recordings of starlings taking off from a power line: in real time, at half speed and at 300 frames per second.
Remember when you vacationed in Cape Cod and ran into Bob from accounting? And then, next year, when you vacationed in Myrtle Beach and ran into him again? Well, you might have a more serious problem, but you also might want to try going somewhere a little more remote to get away from it all. “All” meaning Bob and his ilk.
As we just told you, today is the 15th anniversary of Kobe Bryant‘s, er, “classic” fight with Knicks player Chris Childs. And while Kobe’s probably not celebrating it, he does have one other thing to celebrate today.