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Ancient snake fossils date back around 167 million years

NEW YORK: A research team led by Michael Caldwell, a paleontologist from the University of Alberta, announced that the four snake fossils, the oldest of which was discovered in a quarry close to Oxford, England, lived around 167 million years in the past. This new date pushes the oldest known snake fossil back from 102 million years ago, Caldwell said. ... Read More »

FBR autonomy remains distant dream

ISLAMABAD: The FBR has failed to achieve desired results due to unending political inference. Almost all governments be it current or the past had never been willing to grant administrative autonomy to FBR since they fear that FBR action against tax dodgers may cost them politically and economically. There are hundreds of factories, mills and restaurants which are collecting GST ... Read More »

Google to step up artificial intelligence plans

LONDON: Google is bolstering its artificial intelligence efforts by announcing a partnership with Oxford University to “accelerate” its efforts. Google has hired more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field. Google will make a “substantial contribution” to establish a research partnership with Oxford’s computer science and engineering departments, to develop the intelligence of machines and software, ... Read More »