If there are multiple beginnings, scientists need to answer more complicated questions — like when did agriculture begin to transform landscapes in different parts of the world? This is a tough question because archaeologists tend to focus their research on a limited number of sites and regions and to prioritize locations where agriculture is believed to have appeared earliest. To date, it has proved nearly impossible for archaeologists to put together a global picture of land use changes throughout time. … [Read more...] about Anthropocene? Humans Have Been Changing the Planet for Millennia.
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For the past year, people have hoped for a similar device and rumors are all over the place. One has it that the phone will have Face ID, and one says it won't. There is a rumor that it'll have a 4.7-inch screen, while another points to it having a 5.4-inch screen. Some rumors call it an iPhone SE 2 and yet others suggest it'll be the iPhone 9, filling in the number Apple skipped going from the iPhone 8 to the iPhone X. … [Read more...] about The iPhone 9 (SE 2): Here’s how Apple can make it successful
BENGALURU: As IT services companies compete to win in a market where demand is dwindling and there is increased pressure to retain clients, large deals are witnessing a financial engineering component. These could range from one-time discounts or deferred payment plans to upfront cheques for expected savings. The financial aspects of deals are particularly important in the legacy area, which still accounts for a significant chunk of IT services revenue despite the rise of newer technologies. “In services which are getting more and more commoditised and price-led, the focus is first, how do you extract more efficiency, and once the efficiency (has) reached a logical limit, you tend to go to this kind of financial engineering,” said Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, India’s top IT services provider. Since the areas in which financial engineering are required is shrinking, the volume of deals that require such terms will decline as more digital … [Read more...] about Indian IT billing: This is how it has changed
To put it lightly, Uber has had a rough couple months. After the departure of its CEO Travis Kalanick and many of his top deputies following several months of nonstop scandals and controversies, the company finds itself in the unique position to hit the reset button. Naturally, a lot of experts and pundits have been weighing in with a variety recommendations for how Uber can rebuild its tattered image. … [Read more...] about How Uber can emerge from its scandals as a more ethical company