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First modern Britons Had ‘dark to black’ skin!

A forensic reconstruction of Cheddar Man’s head, based on the new DNA evidence and his fossilised skeleton.the first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed.

The fossil, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has….more: theguardian

Muslim Voices in America: The Making of a Modern Music Scene

The Muslim presence in America dates back to the 1600s and the forced transfer of Africans as slaves. Approximately a third of all slaves brought to the what would become the United States were Muslim, and they brought not only their regional cultures with them, but their religion as well. Current research suggests that the expression of West African music, influenced by the Arabic basis of Islamic liturgy, has a deep and abiding impact on American musical culture. …more: asiasociety

Contributions of Islamic Theology to Modern Day Public Health

Exploring Islam’s contribution to public health has been an astounding journey for me. 2016-05-02-1462205262-670129-Albucasis_blistering_a_patient_in_the_hospital_at_Cordova.jpgWorking across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia in Muslim majority countries, I’m amazed at not only the history of Islamic theology in contributing to our modern day understanding of public health, but also its potential to improve its practice. Yet, what is puzzling is that very little attention is given to the relationship between Islam and public health, especially… more: huffingtonpost

Muslim inventions that shaped the modern world – CNN.com

Think of the origins of that staple of modern life, the cup of coffee, and Italy often springs to mind. But in fact, Yemen is where the ubiquitous brew has its true origins. Along with the first university, and even the toothbrush, it is among surprising Muslim inventions that have shaped the world we live in today.The origins of these fundamental ideas and objects — the basis of everything from the bicycle to musica….more: CNN.COM