Human subspecies identified in Africa

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~ Deep within the South African cave “Rising Star,” just north of Johannesburg, two recreational cave explorers, Steve Tucker and Rick Hunter, found a collection of preserved and fossilized bones. The two individuals contacted paleoanthropologist Lee Berger from the University of Witwatersrand to inform him of their discovery. The location of the bone finding was through a seven-inch crevice that most researchers are too big to fit through. “To get to it, you have to move through a seven and a half inch slot wiggling your way across sharp rocks before you drop into this remarkable … Continue reading Human subspecies identified in Africa

Ebola panic spreads

But Americans’ concern is selective I am not a germophobe. You can cough on me, and I probably won’t even flinch. I do not believe in hand sanitizer. I do not always wipe down equipment at the gym. I also am not a hypochondriac. I am someone who, while coughing and sneezing, still makes it to her 8:30 a.m. classes. With winter fast approaching, I’m used to seeing all the people around me bathing themselves in Bath & Body Works mini hand sanitizers and rushing to get their flu shots. This year, however, things are different. This year, people are … Continue reading Ebola panic spreads

Ebola outbreak continues to spread

Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread in West Africa, the World Health Organization is growing concerned that the epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down. Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever virus, has killed more than 1,500 people and infected more than 2,600 people in the region. There have been confirmed cases in many West African countries, including Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Various international health organizations have flocked to the region to assist in treatment of patients. However, many towns are lacking the medical infrastructure and technology. Doctors Without Borders, an international health … Continue reading Ebola outbreak continues to spread