Excerpts: Paleoanthropologist Tim White of the University of California, Berkeley, and his colleagues have unearthed fossils representing the oldest species of Australopithecus, Au. anamensis, in northeastern Ethiopia's Middle Awash valley. The 4.1-million- to 4.2-million-year-old remains--including jaw fragments, teeth and a femur--extend the range of this hominid, which was previously known only from two sites in Kenya. And in terms of age and anatomy, they are intermediate between two other hominids found in the Middle Awash: the older Ardipithecus ramidus and the younger Au. afarensis (Lucy's species).
Fossils Fill Gap In Human Lineage
Fossil hunters have found remains of a probable direct ancestor of humans that lived more than four million years ago.
The finds include teeth, hand and foot bones, and a thigh bone (Image: ?Tim D White\Brill Atlanta)
The specimens of this ancient creature are helping bridge a long gap during a crucial phase of human evolution.
Professor Tim White of the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues unearthed the cache of fossils in the Middle Awash region of Ethiopia.
Palaeontology: A Firm Step From Water To Land, Nature
Excerpts: A project designed to discover fossils that illuminate the transition between fishes and land vertebrates has delivered the goods. At a stroke, our picture of that transition is greatly improved.
The concept of 'missing links' has a powerful grasp on the imagination: the rare transitional fossils that apparently capture the origins of major groups of organisms are uniquely evocative. But the concept has become freighted with unfounded notions of evolutionary 'progress' and with a mistaken emphasis on the single intermediate fossil as the key to understanding evolutionary transitions.
Darwinian Evolution Can Follow Only Very Few Mutational Paths to Fitter Proteins, Science
Excerpts: Five point mutations in a particular ?-lactamase allele jointly increase bacterial resistance to a clinically important antibiotic by a factor of 100,000. In principle, evolution to this high-resistance ?-lactamase might follow any of the 120 mutational trajectories linking these alleles. However, we demonstrate that 102 trajectories are inaccessible to Darwinian selection and that many of the remaining trajectories have negligible probabilities of realization, because four of these five mutations fail to increase drug resistance in some combinations.
Abstract: Complex adaptive systems (cas) - systems that involve many components that adapt or learn as they interact - are at the heart of important contemporary problems. The study of cas poses unique challenges: Some of our most powerful mathematical tools, particularly methods involving fixed points, attractors, and the like, are of limited help in understanding the development of cas. This paper suggests ways to modify research methods and tools, with an emphasis on the role of computer-based models, to increase our understanding of cas.
- Source: Studying Complex Adaptive Systems, J. H. Holland - jhollandumich.edu, DOI: 10.1007/s11424-006-0001-z, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, Mar. 2006
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Emerging Artificial Societies Through Learning, JASSS
Abstract: The NewTies project is implementing a simulation in which societies of agents are expected to develop autonomously as a result of individual, population and social learning. These societies are expected to be able to solve environmental challenges by acting collectively. The challenges are intended to be analogous to those faced by early, simple, small-scale human societies. This report on work in progress outlines the major features of the system as it is currently conceived within the project, including the design of the agents, the environment, the mechanism for the evolution of language and the peer-to-peer infrastructure on which the simulation runs.
Evolution: Reducible Complexity, Science
Excerpts: If an elaborate lock fits an equally elaborate key, we immediately sense the purpose of design: The key was crafted with the idea of the lock in mind. We would not entertain the possibility that the match is accidental. When we come upon such lock-and-key pairs in nature, it is natural to ask how these pairs could have evolved via Darwinian evolution. At first glance, it seems that the key can only evolve to fit the lock if the lock is already present, and the lock cannot evolve except in the presence of the key (because without the key, it does not open).
Evolution: It Pays To Laze, Nature
Excerpts: Hidden beneath small mounds in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, Damaraland mole-rats (Cryptomys damarensis, pictured) have developed a remarkable caste system. In the life cycle of these animals, which is spent entirely underground, a single 'queen' female mates with one or two unrelated males. The rest of the colony members generally invest their efforts in caring for successive litters of young, hunting for food and maintaining the colony's intricate network of tunnels.
Controversial Findings Help Explain Evolution Of Life, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: (...) pioneered a controversial theory about how supposedly-stable DNA bases can be pushed into a "dark state" in which they are highly vulnerable to damage from ultraviolet radiation -- an idea that has challenged some of the most basic concepts of modern biochemistry. The theory, not long ago dismissed as impossible by much of the science community, has just in recent months begun to garner increasing interest, and is being confirmed by other studies. And though it began as scientific heresy, the findings could help explain how the presence of water was the key to the evolution of life on Earth (...).
Cell Biology: The Story Of I, Nature
Excerpts: Multicellular creatures can be battlegrounds for competing populations of cells. Claire Ainsworth learns how this way of looking at an individual is feeding into immunology and cancer biology.
"There are colonies of pelagic tunicates which have taken shape like the finger of a glove. Each member of the colony is an individual animal, but the colony is another individual animal, not at all like the sum of its individuals...
See Blind Mice: Algae Gene Makes Sightless Eyes Sense Light, Science News
Excerpts: he new work took a gamble on some preliminary findings that indicated that other cells in the retina continue to function after the rods and cones die. These spared cells include inner retinal neurons, nerve cells that process information from rods and cones before sending it to the brain.
"We came up with the idea that if we can convert these neurons into light sensors, then that might be a way to restore vision," says Zhuo-Hua Pan, a neuroscientist at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.
Regrow Your Own, NY Times
Excerpts: Stem cell therapy has long captured the limelight as a way to the goal of regenerative medicine, that of repairing the body with its own natural systems. But a few scientists, working in a relatively obscure field, believe another path to regenerative medicine may be as likely to succeed. The less illustrious approach is promising, in their view, because it is the solution that nature itself has developed for repairing damaged limbs or organs in a wide variety of animals.
One Gene Provides Fruit Fly Both Antenna And Color Vision, Innovations-report
Excerpts: Pretty fly - for a fruit fly. The areas stained blue are regions in the fruit fly where the spineless gene is expressed. WUSTL biologists Ian and Dianne Duncan have spent years making discoveries of how the gene is involved in making the fruit fly antenna. Now they are part of a team that has found that spineless plays a key role in the organism's color vision. (...) discovered that a gene involved in the development and function of the fruit fly antenna also gives the organism its color vision. (...)
Developmental Biology: Mixed Messages in Early Development, Science
Excerpts: During oogenesis, the egg is loaded with nutrients, proteins, and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) produced in the ovary by the mother. Many of these "maternal mRNAs" encode proteins that are needed for early development of the embryo, before the onset of new mRNA synthesis that is directed by the embryo's own genome. Soon after fertilization of the egg, a transition occurs from use of maternal mRNAs to expression of the zygotic genome (see the figure).
Immunology: The Pick Of The Nibbled Bits, Nature
Excerpts: How does the immune system avoid potentially damaging responses against the body's own molecules? The answer lies partly in the ability of dendritic cells to sample their surroundings selectively.
Excerpts: More than half the weight and size of today's batteries comes from supporting materials that contribute nothing to storing energy. Now researchers have demonstrated that genetically engineered viruses can assemble active battery materials into a compact, regular structure, to make an ultra-thin, transparent battery electrode that stores nearly three times as much energy as those in today's lithium-ion batteries. It is the first step toward high-capacity, self-assembling batteries.
Air Trends 'Amplifying' Warming, BBC News
Excerpts: Reduced air pollution and increased water evaporation appear to be adding to man-made global warming.
Research presented at a major European science meeting adds to other evidence that cleaner air is letting more solar energy through to the Earth's surface.
Other studies show that increased water vapour in the atmosphere is reinforcing the impact of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
The Puzzle Of Cooperation, Nature
Excerpts: Book Reviewed - Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: The Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life edited by Herbert Gintis, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd & Ernst Fehr MIT Press: 2005. 404 pp. $50, ?32.95 Robert May began his last presidential address to the Royal Society on 30 November 2005 by saying: "The most important unanswered question in evolutionary biology, and more generally in the social sciences, is how cooperative behaviour evolved and can be maintained in human or other animal groups and societies". For example, birds often emit alarm calls when they spot predators, but how could such behaviour have evolved?
Social Science: Enhanced: Cooperation, Punishment, and the Evolution of Human Institutions, Science
Excerpts: Explaining the scale, diversity, and historical dynamics of human cooperation [HN1] is increasingly bringing together diverse empirical and theoretical approaches. For decades, this challenge has energized evolutionary and economic researchers to ask: Under what conditions will decision-makers sacrifice their own narrow self-interest to help others? Although classic evolutionary models based on relatedness and reciprocity have explained substantial swaths of the cooperation observed in many species, including our own, theoretical work in the 1980s demonstrated that the puzzle of cooperation in large groups, or in situations without much repeated interaction, remained unsolved and would likely require alterative theoretical formulations (1, 2).
The Competitive Advantage of Sanctioning Institutions, Science
Excerpts: Understanding the fundamental patterns and determinants of human cooperation and the maintenance of social order in human societies is a challenge across disciplines. The existing empirical evidence for the higher levels of cooperation when altruistic punishment is present versus when it is absent systematically ignores the institutional competition inherent in human societies. Whether punishment would be deliberately adopted and would similarly enhance cooperation when directly competing with nonpunishment institutions is highly controversial in light of recent findings on the detrimental effects of punishment.
Archaeology: Failure And How To Avoid It, Nature
Excerpts: Nothing lasts for ever, not least human civilizations. There are many reasons why societies stand or fall, and these lessons from the past require investigation at various places and on various timescales.
An Agent-Based Model of Mortality Shocks, Intergenerational Effects, and Urban Crime, JASSS
Abstract: Rational criminals choose crime over lawfulness because it pays better; hence poverty correlates to criminal behavior. This correlation is an insufficient historical explanation. An agent-based model of urban crime, mortality, and exogenous population shocks supplements the standard economic story, closing the gap with an empirical reality that often breaks from trend. Agent decision making within the model is built around a career maximization function, with life expectancy as the key independent variable. Rational choice takes the form of a local information heuristic, resulting in subjectively rational suboptimal decision making. The effects of population shocks are explored using the Crime and Mortality Simulation (CAMSIM), with effects demonstrated to persist across generations. Past social trauma are found to lead to higher crime rates which subsequently decline as the effect degrades, though 'aftershocks' are often experienced.
Simulation in Economics: Evidence on Diffusion and Communication, JASSS
Abstract: This paper presents the analysis of a dataset of publications in economics that makes use of simulations. Data are explored in order to obtain information about diffusion of simulation techniques in time and across sub-disciplines. Moreover, following Robert Axelrod's concerns about the difficulties in sharing simulation models and their outputs, some peculiarities in the communication process among 'simulators' are highlighted.
Villagers Drafted Into China's Model of 'Sustainability', Science
Excerpts: Proponents say that the new Huangbaiyu, set to open this summer, marks the start of a revolution: a path for China to slash its voracious consumption of natural resources and convert wasted rural space into croplands or forests. Huangbaiyu's houses are made largely from renewable materials, and residents will cook with gas distilled from agricultural waste. "It's a good concept," says Guofan Shao, a forest ecologist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, who has conducted research near Huangbaiyu but is not affiliated with the project.
Priorities And Funding: "Knowledge Innovation" and the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Excerpts: At China's 2006 National Science and Technology Conference, President Hu Jintao pledged to make 21st-century China "an innovation-oriented society." To that end, the conference unveiled a 15-year Medium to Long-Term Science and Technology Development Plan (MLP) (2006-2020) setting national research priorities and providing substantial resources for meeting them. Gross expenditures on R&D (GERD) are expected to rise to 2.5% of the gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of the plan period from its 2005 level of 1.30% (1). The plan emphasizes "indigenous innovation," and "leapfrogging" in research. Science and technology are expected to support and lead future economic growth.
Citizens, Knowledge, and the Information Environment, Ameri. J. Polit. Sc.
Excerpt: In a democracy, knowledge is power. Research explaining the determinants of knowledge focuses on unchanging demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. This study combines data on the public's knowledge of nearly 50 political issues with media coverage of those topics. In a two-part analysis, we demonstrate how education, the strongest and most consistent predictor of political knowledge, has a more nuanced connection to learning than is commonly recognized. Sometimes education is positively related to knowledge. In other instances its effect is negligible. A substantial part of the variation in the education-knowledge relationship is due to the amount of information available in the mass media. (...)
Aha! Favors The Prepared Mind, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: If you've experienced the highs and lows of creative thinking, you know that sometimes the creative well is dry, while at other times creativity is free flowing. It is during the latter times that people often experience so-called "Aha!" moments -- those moments of clarity when the solution to a vexing problem falls into place with a sudden insight and you see connections that previously eluded you. But why do "Aha!" moments sometimes come easily and sometimes not at all? A new study reveals that patterns of brain activity (...).
- Source: Aha! Favors The Prepared Mind, ScienceDaily & Association for Psychological Science, 2006/04/05
- Contributed by Atin Das - dasatinyahoo.co.in
Search Fusionsupport Grows For New Way To Integrate Information Analysis And Retrieval Tools, FCW.com
Excerpts: Despite the hype surrounding popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo, the kind of keyword search technology those services use are not enough to satisfy many of the government's industrial-strength information management requirements. With agencies riding herd on an expanding amount of unstructured information contained in Web sites, e-mail messages and other file formats, the government must address a critical need for tools to help people make sense of the online information, not simply search for the occurrence of a handful of words.
Excerpts: SOME things are just obvious. We all know that people don't walk on their heads, for example, or that if you go out in the rain you're likely to get wet. It's common sense.
But some things that seem obvious to one person may seem obscure to another if they are from another culture, religion or background. Common sense is not always common to everyone. This is especially true when beliefs play a strong part in how people perceive things.
Terasem Announces Online Videos Of Moot Court Hearing On 'Conscious Computer', KurzweilAI.net
Excerpts: The Terasem Movement, Inc. has posted online streaming videos of a Moot Court Hearing on the Petition of a "conscious computer" to be treated as a legal person. A Moot Court Hearing is a legal role-playing exercise conducted by real lawyers and judges in preparation for anticipated actual adjudicatory proceedings.
The "conscious computer," named BINA48, and its owner, the mythical Exabit Corporation, were represented by legal counsel and the Hearing was presided over by the Honorable Judge David E. Silverman of the 18th Judicial Circuit in Brevard County, Florida.
Physics: New Additions to the Schr?dinger Cat Family, Science
Excerpts: Recently, some states of the electromagnetic field mimicking small Schr?dinger cats have been realized in optical cavities (1). As reported on page 83 of this issue, Ourjoumtsev et al. (2) have added to this strange family of quantum cats by creating flying Schr?dinger kittens.
Flying kittens. Simplified version of the experiment. A femtosecond laser creates a train of red pulses that are frequency doubled to create blue pulses. After the red is filtered out, the blue pulses are fed into a nonlinear crystal that "squeezes" the light into an EPR state.
Revealing Covert Actions - Updated Technologies Expose Air's Unseen Eruptions, Science News
Excerpts: "A good fluid dynamicist knows you have to see the flow to know what's going on," says physicist Leonard M. Weinstein of the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., who pioneered some of the visualization techniques.
Smoke and mirrors. A simple optical effect underlies both shadowgraphy and schlieren imaging: Light rays bend, or refract, at the boundaries between air masses of different densities. The same phenomenon causes the twinkle of stars and the distorted appearance of objects on the far side of a patch of hot pavemen
Fluid Dynamics: The Rough With The Smooth, Nature
Excerpts: Those who go with the flow assert that rough surfaces cause turbulence in fluids passing over them. The claim that, under certain conditions, the opposite is possible disturbs that cherished belief.
Have you noticed how slick the exteriors of cars have become lately? Side mirrors are aerodynamically shaped; windows are an integral part of the doors; no parts hang out over the side of the body. Even windscreen wipers can be retracted when not in use.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
Excerpts: Scholar of political terrorism and key figure in UN efforts to prevent it challenges conventional wisdom on extremist groups. (...)
Schmid called for an "early detection system" to identify likely terrorist groups even as they take shape. He said that the groups have reasonably predictable "life cycles," with a strong emphasis on ideology and the cause only early on. Like other crime organizations, they spend roughly two years on preparation while they commit petty offenses, Schmid said.
Terror Suspect Sings MP3 Blues: Taxi Driver Fingers Wrong Man Over Choice Of Music, vnunet.com
Excerpts: A passenger was pulled off a flight and questioned for three hours because a taxi driver believed that the songs on his MP3 player suggested that he was a terrorist. Mobile phone salesman Harraj Mann plugged his MP3 player into the taxi's tape deck and played Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin and London Calling by The Clash. Immigrant Song contains the lyric: 'The hammer of the Gods will drive our ships to new lands, to fight the horde, singing and crying Valhalla I am coming.' (...) 'London calling to the faraway towns, now war is declared and battle come down.' (...)
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- Nonlinearities: from Turbulent to Magic,
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