Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our
species go on to populate the rest of the globe?
The question, one of the biggest in studies of human evolution, has intrigued
scientists for decades. In a series of extraordinary genetic analyses published
on Wednesday, researchers believe they have found an answer.
SAKAI, Japan - The stubble-haired Buddhist priest lit incense at a small,
cupboardlike altar just as members of his order have done for centuries. As the
priest chanted sutras, Yutaka Kai closed his eyes and prayed for his wife, who
died last year of complications from a knee replacement.
SAN FRANCISCO - The increasing digitization of finance, and the move away
from cash, could add 6 percent to the annual economic output of the world’s
developing nations over the next 10 years, according to a new report from the
McKinsey consulting firm’s research arm.