Posts Tagged ‘gestures’

Humans Retain ‘Ancestral’ Understanding of Ape Gestures, Study Says

Humans are surprisingly good at interpreting the meanings of gestures made by chimpanzees and bonobos, our closest living relatives, reports a first-of-its-kind study that quizzed more than 5,500 human participants about ape movements.  The results hint that humans may retain some level of fluency in a physical repertoire of gestures shared by many apes, suggesting […]

Prehistoric Humans Didn’t Grunt Their Ideas – They Used Hand Gestures

A new study has shown that the origins of human communication began with hand gestures, and not sounds. The research team discovered this after tasking volunteers to describe words Read more Section:  News Evolution & Human Origins Human Origins Science Read Later  Source

Abbas presides over symbolic gestures

From this year onwards, Palestine’s national flag will be flown at half-mast on 2 November, as a reminder of the 1917 Balfour Declaration. This is according to a presidential decree signed by Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas, and affects local government departments, as well as diplomatic offices abroad. According to Wafa news agency, “The decree […]

Empty gestures or substantive change? On the Nobel Prize in Literature and its discontents

The fact that Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature is welcome news, especially as the Swedish Academy is historically known for lacking in diversity, as if intellectual creativity is largely confined to Western intellectual circles. It is premature to suggest that the Academy has finally decided to break away from its ethnocentric […]

Kamala Harris Calls Visiting Border ‘Grand Gestures’ After Visiting Border in 2018

Vice President Kamala Harris while in Guatemala on Monday dismissed calls for her to visit the U.S. southern border as calls for “grand gestures” despite Harris making that very visit in 2018 when she was a U.S. senator to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Harris, who was tapped by President Joe Biden more than […]

MLB Umpire Ejects Catcher For Making Multiple Racist Gestures

CINCINNATI, OH—A catcher for the Cincinnati Reds was ejected from a home game today after he was caught flashing several racist hand signals to the pitcher.  “We are shocked and saddened by this overt display of white supremacy from one of our players,” said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. “This is not who we are. We stand […]

Iran capable of conducting aluminum projects outside country: Official

Tehran, June 26, IRNA – Iran is capable of conducting aluminum projects outside the country, Managing Director of Iran Aluminum Company (IRALCO) Majid Pour Attar said. Talking in a gathering of Aluminum industry owners here on Saturday night, he pointed to five decades of aluminum industries in Iran especially producing aluminum bars and said the […]

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