History is being made at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. And not just by the athletes in search of med
It seems, that Australia's
indigenous Aboriginal population continues to be maltreated, and are in effect, social outcastes in one of the world's largest and lesser populated continents.
A visit to the country's Northern Territory reveals just how badly off this indigenous community is.
Take the case of the Alyawarr Aborigines. Sixty-eight years ago (1942), Banjo Morton forced the owners of the vast Lake Nash cattle station in the Northern Territory to pay him and other Aboriginal stockmen a pound a month when he led a walk-off from there.>>>
History is being made at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
And not just by the athletes in search of medals or personal bests in a competition that may be the pinnacle of their sporting careers.
These games, which run Feb. 12 – 28, are also historic because there has been unprecedented aboriginal participation in the planning and hosting of the games.>>>
DRIVING through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn't look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge, at a right angle to each other, covered with corrugated iron. Underneath the metal sheets, however, lies a detector that stretches for 600 metres.>>>Sweet Science: The Health Benefits of Chocolate
Yet another health benefit has been linked to eating chocolate: It may decrease your risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
The analysis, which will be presented in April at the American Academy of Neurology's 62nd Annual Meeting, reviewed the results of three previous studies. One study with more than 44,000 participants found that those who ate a weekly serving of chocolate were 22 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate no chocolate.>>>
Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.
"This provides evidence for a migration from Siberia into the New World some 5,500 years ago, independent of that giving rise to the modern Native Americans and Inuit," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature.>>>