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Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ could walk and climb trees too

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Lucy, Human ancestor, science, research, new York,fossil,New York:  Lucy– the common name accorded to the world-famous fossilized remains of an early human ancestor who lived 3.18 million years ago — was adept at walking on her two legs as well as climbing trees, researchers have determined. Evidence preserved in the internal skeletal structure of Lucy, a member of the ancient human species known as Australopithecus aphaeresis, suggests that she climbed trees, the study said.

Since Lucy’s discovery in Ethiopia 42 years ago, paleontologists have debated whether she spent her life walking on the ground or combined walking with frequent tree climbing. The new analysis, published in the journal PLOS ONE, showed that Lucy’s upper limbs were heavily built, similar to tree-climbing chimpanzees, supporting the idea that she often used her arms to pull herself up, most likely onto tree branches.

“It may seem unique from our perspective that early hominines like Lucy combined walking on the ground on two legs with a significant amount of tree climbing, but Lucy did not know she was unique,” said one of the researchers John Kappelman from The University of Texas at Austin in the US. Researchers also suggested that because her foot was better adapted for bipedal locomotion — or upright walking — rather than grasping, Lucy had to rely on upper-body strength when climbing, which resulted in more heavily built upper-limb bones.

“We were able to undertake this study thanks to the relative completeness of Lucy’s skeleton,” study’s lead author Christopher Ruff, Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, noted. “Our analysis required well-preserved upper and lower limb bones from the same individual, something very rare in the fossil record,” Ruff said. A recent study by Kappelman proposed that Lucy probably died after falling from a tall tree, where she may have been nesting to avoid predators.

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Vivo Gets Notice By Police As 13,000 Vivo Phones Has Same IMEI Number.

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IMEI numbers are issued to each device which makes them easy to track and identify.

In a stunning revelation, it has been found that smartphone major Vivo has sold 13,000 smartphones with the same IMEI number.

Vivo is India’s 2nd largest smartphone maker, and as per Govt rules, no two mobiles can have the same IMEI number.

13,000 Vivo Smartphones Have Same IMEI Number ,this was found in Meerut.

When a police sub-inspector went to a Vivo service center in Delhi to get his Vivo phone replaced, he found that the IMEI number printed on the box and the IMEI number in the replaced phone are different.

Meerut cybercell was informed, and an investigation started, which lasted for 5 months.

While the service center incharge told that the IMEI number was not changed, the SIM operator was asked for more information, and it was found that since September 24, 2019, 13,000 Vivo phones had been running on the same IMEI number.

Based on the findings of the investigation, Meerut’s Cyber cell has sent a notice to under Vivo India’s nodal officer Harmanjit Singh under Section 91 of the CRPC.

There have been no comments from Vivo on this matter.

IMEI or the International Mobile Equipment Identity number is a unique identifier for every smartphone in the world. As per a 2017 ruling by TRAI, every smartphone used in India needs to have a unique IMEI number.

In case it’s found that the same IMEI number is used in different mobiles, then it will be considered a case of tampering and fraud, and jail term up to 3 years exists for the same.

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