Jane Goodall Turns 80 this Week
Jane Goodall, an acclaimed primatologist, turns 80 this week. It was her research on a community of chimpanzees in Tanzania that changed the understanding of people across the globe with regard to the primates.
Not only, Goodall revolutionized our understanding, but she also challenged our deepest idea of what it means to be human. In an interview when she was asked whether the fluffy character has influenced Goodall since her childhood. Goodall replied she had never thought to work with chimpanzees.
In fact, she wanted to be a naturalist. Her knowledge of natural history led Louis Leakey, the eminent palaeoanthropologist to offer her a job. Goodall along with Leakey and his wife, Mary went to an expedition to Olduvai Gorge, now northern Tanzania.
Leaky then came up with an idea of carrying out a complementary study on wild chimpanzees to the west at Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve. In 1960, Goodall started her research at the reserve. Since then, Goodall
has been doing intricate research on chimps in the wild.
Goodall had received around 50 honorary degrees and also became a UN Messenger of Peace in 2002. She is regularly invited on workshops, seminars and meetings. Recently, she visited Kern County, where she shared about the advancements that have come in technology.
Goodall said she started with pen and a notepad and did her analysis with side ruler. But now there will be many people who would not even be aware of it.
Intensifying the race to develop the so-called ‘robotaxis,’ Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has decided to join a BMW-led alliance to develop self-driving or autonomous vehicles.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is enjoying a rapid expansion in its used car business, prompting analysts to predict that the company is on the track to triple its used inventory sales.
Technology major Microsoft Corporation has rebuffed Consumer Reports findings on its popular Surface range of tablets and laptops.
Tesla Motors has received tremendous response for its electric vehicles despite their high price tag.
As automobile giants and customers are turning their attention from conventional cars to electric cars, the lack of charging stations continues to discourage many.
While Tesla is yet to officially unveil its next-generation electric semi truck, a report in Reuters added a new turn to the already swirling rumors by claiming that the next-generation truck will have self-driving capabilities.