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Aboriginal languages could reveal scientific clues to Australia’s unique past

Intriguing Aboriginal rock art depicting Wandjinas, the supreme spirit beings and creators of the land and people

Intriguing Aboriginal rock art depicting Wandjinas, the supreme spirit beings and creators of the land and people

The loss of Australian aboriginal languages could obstruct access to unique scientific information regarding Australia’s ancient geological history, according to a story reported this week by BBC News. Ancient Australian aboriginal legends passed down over millennia appear to verify recent scientific discoveries regarding Australia’s ancient past. For example, cave art suggests an ancient knowledge of the heavens including beliefs in visits by ancient astronauts and a previously untapped record of natural history among the stars. Investigation of such a resource could reveal memories of ancient meteor strikes from thousands of years ago according to research by the University of New South Wales (UNSW)…

 

Europe’s roadmap for Sendai Framework

A disaster resilience education and research Roadmap for Europe 2030 has been launched in response to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which was adopted by the international community in March.   The roadmap considers the challenges and opportunities that must be addressed by higher education in Europe if it is to effectively support implementation of the Sendai Framework. Approved by governments from around the globe at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the framework will guide global efforts through to 2030…

 

Mining Operations Need Resilience To Survive

The event focused on ways to mitigate the challenges facing the West and Central Africa regions as far as mining is concern, whilst it provided industry players with the timely platform to showcase resilience, strength and looked at falling mineral prices and declining global demand. At the opening session of the Summit, Dr Toni Aubynn, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Minerals Commission has indicated that, Ghana is a very important player in the minerals and mining industry in West Africa and has taken a strategic position in the production of gold, bauxite, diamond and manganese…

 

 

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