Lahore: Beaconhouse National University Institute of Psychology Director Dr Ruhi Khalid has presented a research paper at the British Psychological Society Conference 2014 held in Windsor, United Kingdom.
The much-awaited 10th anniversary celebration of Beaconhouse Malaysia, finally unfolded on July 4.
Mouse-Like Mammal Related To Elephants Found
A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance but is more closely related genetically to elephants, a California scientist who helped identify the tiny creature said.
The new species of elephant shrew, given the scientific name Macroscelides micus, inhabits an ancient volcanic formation in Namibia and sports red fur that helps it blend in with the color of its rocky surroundings, said John Dumbacher, one of a team of biologists behind the discovery.
Genetic testing of the creature – which weighs up to an ounce (28 grams) and measures 7.5 inches (19 cm) in length, including its tail – revealed its DNA to be more akin to much larger mammals.
"It turns out this thing that looks and acts like shrews that evolved in Africa is more closely related to elephants," said Dumbacher, a curator of birds and mammals at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”
“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”
“It is only when the mind and character slumber that the dress can be seen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
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