Dorothy Garrod (1892-1968)Paleolithic archaeologist Dorothy Garrod's work uncovered important findings about early human origins — including the first evidence of the Middle Stone Age, and the first evidence of dog domestication — and she was also the first to use aerial photographs for archaeological work, according to Michigan State University's Digital Encyclopedia of Archaeologists. Garrod's excavations encompassed 23 sites in seven countries, including Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Lebanon, Bulgaria, France, Gibraltar and Great Britain, and she faced the intense physical challenges of field work with humor, writing about an excavation in 1934, "There was considerable consternation as there had been predictions of a cloudburst, an earthquake and the end of the world," according to a diary excerpt published online by the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. … [Read more...] about Move Over, ‘Tomb Raider’: Here Are 11 Pioneering Women Archaeologists
As we've already discussed, Apple could use this event to launch refreshes for a few of its existing product lines. The MacBook Air is the most likely candidate for a refresh, but whether we'll just see a new version of the existing design or the rumored redesign is anyone's guess. Chips for new Mac Pros and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros are available, making refreshes for those machines a possibility. And Apple has a galaxy of other products it could update too—everything from iOS to the Apple TV to services like Apple Pay. … [Read more...] about Liveblog: Apple’s “spring forward” event
"At times like this, when we see the coronavirus being relabeled the 'Chinese virus' for political impact, we need to avoid attributing clandestine intentions to SETI scientists of any nationality," Vakoch said. "Astronomers from any country would take a special pride in being the first scientists to detect intelligent aliens, but astronomers who insist on going it alone without support from colleagues in other countries risk losing out on confirming their discovery." … [Read more...] about Ready, SETI, go: Is there a race to contact E.T.?
"The tracking issues described in this document have all been relatively easy to exploit, and it only takes one person to package them up into a malicious app for others to use," the group wrote. "Most importantly though, these privacy issues are not inherent to the functionality of the app, and should have been caught during development and review." … [Read more...] about 6 million COVIDSafe downloads and a AU$60b JobKeeper data error
The new feature, expected to arrive in June 2020 according to this Microsoft 365 Roadmap page, will be available only for Office 365 and Microsoft 365 customers, and will roll out first for Outlook for Windows clients. Other clients, such as Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android, are expected to receive it at later dates. … [Read more...] about Outlook for Windows client to store email signature in the cloud