"We, including scientists, have considered ourselves as sort of the pinnacle of evolution," noted lead researcher Bruce Lahn, a University of Chicago geneticist whose studies appear in Friday's edition of the journal Science."There's a sense we as humans have kind of peaked," agreed Greg Wray, director of Duke University's Center for Evolutionary Genomics.Most of today's crimes are transnational in nature.Through the Illicit Pathways Attack Strategy, we've adopted a more coordinated international approach to our investigations in various areas.A new study of Law Dome Ice cores tells us that droughts are common in Australia, and that there appears to be eight mega-droughts over the last thousand years, including one that lasted a whopping 39 years from 1174- 1212AD.By their reckoning the 12th Century in Australia was a shocker with 80% of it spent in drought conditions.Throughout 2013, ICE looked back at its achievements and history through a series of stories, images and milestones. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was established as one of three DHS agencies charged with administering the nation's immigration system. Over the years, ICE has achieved truly impressive results in protecting our nation's borders and enhancing public safety.Each month focused on the events and accomplishments in one year starting with 2003. ICE was created based on the recognition that global threats have become more dangerous, and a new approach was needed to ensure the security of the U. Today, ICE is more than 20,000 strong with a presence in all 50 states and 48 foreign countries.
For the most recent glacial period commonly referred to as the Ice Age, see Last glacial period and Pleistocene. An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers. So suggests new research that tracked changes in two genes thought to help regulate brain growth, changes that appeared well after the rise of modern humans 200,000 years ago.That the defining feature of humans — our large brains — continued to evolve as recently as 5,800 years ago, and may be doing so today, promises to surprise the average person, if not biologists.Later similar explanations were reported from other regions of the Alps.In 1815 the carpenter and chamois hunter Jean-Pierre Perraudin (1767–1858) explained erratic boulders in the Val de Bagnes in the Swiss canton of Valais as being due to glaciers previously extending further.