A recent international study has revealed that the Earth's first continents or "cratons" may have emerged from the ocean around 3.2 billion years ago. This new finding is at odds with previous estimates, which suggested that the first continents emerged 2.5 billion years ago. In the landmark discovery, scientists have found that the first continental land emerged around 3.2 billion years ago, in an area that is now the Singhbhum region of Jharkhand, in India.
Where once prosthetics were crude and simplistic, now they’re carefully engineered works of art. In fact, with breakthroughs such as neuroprosthetic limbs, there’s even the potential for prosthetics to interface with the human brain.
The origin of the symbol zero has long been one of the world’s greatest mathematical mysteries. New carbon dating research commissioned by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries into the ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript, held at the Bodleian, has revealed it to be hundreds of years older than initially thought, making it the world’s oldest recorded origin of the zero symbol that we use today.
Procrastination can actually make us more creative, according to Professor Adam Grant. The management professor at Wharton School of Business has highlighted the benefits of procrastination — especially for making us more creative.
Aside from well-being, experts say that employers should consider the effects digital exhaustion can have on workers’ productivity, which could impact the bottom line. There is certainly more research to be done, and perhaps once the French law is in place, we will have the makings of a real world “experiment.”
Back in the pre-internet days, if someone asked you a tricky question, you had a couple of options. You could see if anyone you knew had the answer. You could pull out an encyclopaedia. Or you could head down to the library to carry out research. Whichever one you opted for, it was almost certainly more complicated and time-consuming than what you’d do today: Google it.