Today, anthropology is at war with itself. The discipline has divided into two schools of thought – the social anthropologists and the evolutionary anthropologists. The schism between the two is simple but deeply ingrained. Academics in the subject clearly align themselves with one side or the other; once that choice is made it defines [...]
Good news: The journal Computational Linguistics is going open access in 2009.
Bad news: The announcement that the journal Computational Linguistics is going open access in 2009, isn’t open access. Oh well, at least their hearts are in the right place!
When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed.
Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated“.
In today’s Science, Jacobs et al discuss Ages for the Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa: Implications for Human Behavior and Dispersal:
The expansion of modern human populations in Africa 80,000 to 60,000 years ago and their initial exodus out of Africa have been tentatively linked to two phases of technological and behavioral [...]