Hyderabad: Once just an obscure island dialect of an African Bantu tongue, Swahili has evolved into Africa’s most internationally recognised language. Over the two millennia of Swahili’s growth and adaptation, immigrants from inland Africa, traders from Asia, Arab and European occupiers, European and Indian settlers, colonial rulers, and individuals from postcolonial nations – have used […]
Atlanta: The world’s oldest male gorilla, named Ozzie, was found dead by his care team at the Atlanta zoo on Tuesday, zoo officials announced. Ozzie was 61 years old. The cause of the gorilla’s death was not immediately known though Ozzie began showing signs of low appetite last week, the zoo said in a news release. […]
Utrecht: Every geography schoolbook has them: maps that look like today’s Earth, but not quite, since all continents are merged into a single supercontinent. Those maps were used to explain why dinosaurs in South America and Africa, or North America and Europe looked so alike. “Paleogeographic” reconstructions like these provide context to study the processes […]
By Samudrala VK As the political dust in war-torn Afghanistan is settling down, multiple questions are cropping up in the minds of dovish political analysts. Will powerful countries let smaller or weak nations act according to their own fate or wishes? Will global powers shed their helicopter parenting role? Will they allow peace to prevail […]
The South Korean tech giant shipped 30.6 million smartphones in the EMEA market in the January-March period for a 32.8 percent market share, according to the latest report from industry researcher International Data Corp.