New hominin molar found at the Sterkfontein Caves (Photo courtesy Jason Heaton. All rights reserved)

An article published in “Journal of Human Evolution” describes the exam of some fossils belonging to the genus Homo which may be associated with early stone tools dated at around 2.18 million years ago. Those are a finger bone and of a molar found in the Sterkfontein Caves, in South Africa. Their features make their precise attribution difficult but intriguing.

Bryan Fuller speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International

A little more than three monts after the announcement of the production of a new “Star Trek” TV show the news came that Bryan Fuller will be its showrunner. It’s confirmed that Alex Kurtzman, already involved in the scriptwriting and in the production of the first two reboot movies, will work to the show as executive producer. For Fuller it’s a return to Star Trek after being the author of a total of 22 episodes for the shows “Deep Space Nine” and “Voyager”.

Some "stromatolite provinces": the first column shows a map of the area, the other two the stromatolites (Image E. P. Suosaari, R. P. Reid et al.)

An article published in the journal “Scientific Reports” describes a research on the biggest system of stromatolites existing today. In Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Australia, an international team led by the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science collected data between 2012 and 2014 to map eight “stromatolite provinces” each characterized by distinct morphological structures, many of which were previously unknown. The microbes that live in those communities offering clues to those that lived in the first part of Earth’s history.

The Cabalist by Amanda Prantera (Italian edition)

The novel “The Cabalist” by Amanda Prantera was published for the first time in 1985.

Joseph Kestler is a magician and Cabalist who conducts his research in the field of the occult in Venice very seriously even if the diagnosis of a terminal illness threatens to interrupt it. For years, his goal has been to show the validity of the magic system he was trying to apply in front of a group of scientists to prove that magic really exists but the prospect of death changes things.

Joseph Kestler has decided to leave some kind of testament in which he reveals his discoveries. His research has been difficult not only because of the very complex subject with many hidden secrets but also because he realized that there are forces that hinder him. Is it possible that a kid who lives next to him is actually the Catcher?

Jasper Technologies website's home page highlights the deal with Cisco

Cisco announced it has reached an agreement to buy Jasper Technologies, Inc., a leader especially for its Saas (software as a service) cloud platform for the Internet of Things. The price is $1.4 billion to be paid part in cash and part in equity awards, and additional retention incentives for Jasper employees who join Cisco. Jasper should keep on being almost independent as part of the new Cisco’s Internet of Things business unit.