Mardi Gras' roots can be traced back to a time before New Orleans even existed, so how did the Big Easy become home to America's biggest party?
The Shona's ancestors built great stone cities in southern Africa over a thousand years ago. Their artists are well known for their finely carved wooden headrests and stone sculptures.
Daily Sabah reports that 'Seven Good Men' literature museum to be opened in Anatolia, as the Yedi Güzel Adam Edebiyat Müzesi is to open in the old American College-building in Kahramanmara?; see also the municipality's project page. Always...Show More Summary
A promising venture at Strange Horizons: they've announced Geoff Ryman's '100 African Writers of SFF' I look forward to seeing this unfold.
Penicillin is a drug used to fight bacterial infection. After its accidental discovery, it was hailed as a "miracle drug." However, over the years, some bacteria have become resistant to penicillin, making some infections difficult to treat.
Neo-institutionalism was and remains a major strand of organizational theory. However, it seems as if it has receded from sociology programs. Some of the esteemed senior scholars in this tradition, such as Art Stinchcombe and Lynn Zucker, are emeritus faculty. A number of key figures such as Woody Powell, Brian Rowan, and John Meyer work […]
This could be where consciousness forms.
gentlesharks: Drone footage of a Basking shark in clear Scottish waters
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a bifunctional cerium phosphate catalyst for the chemoselective acetalization of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural with alcohols. This research...Show More Summary
It tells a fascinating story.
Manny Fernandez and Eric Licthblau in the NYT: The Justice Department remains a party in the case. But it is pulling back at a crucial phase. If a judge finds the state acted with discriminatory intent, as the Justice Department … Continue reading ?
Sari Horwitz for WaPo: The practical effect of the Justice Department’s decision is that civil rights groups will continue, without the backing of the federal government, to contest the purpose of the Texas law. “DOJ’s reversal in position defies rationality … Continue reading ?
Sulfur-doped high-capacity adsorbents for water purification
SpaceX, the private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, will launch two paying customers on a week-long trip around the moon and back to Earth in 2018.
The “Sir James Knott Memorial Flats” in Tynemouth, commonly known as Knott’s Flats (although they have also been known locally as Colditz), were built when war clouds were gathering over Europe in the 1930s, ironically enough. They had...Show More Summary
Deborah Smith, who translated a manuscript smuggled out of North Korea, discusses an interesting issue: One question I’ve often been asked since I started learning Korean is: do the two halves of the peninsula speak the same language? The answer is yes and not quite. Yes, because division happened only in the previous century, which […]
After 15 months gestation, giraffes are born hooves first, weighing about 150 pounds. And the internet is really, really ready for April's baby to be born. Harpursville, New York's Animal Adventure Park's giraffe live stream has picked up steam on YouTube —minus a brief incident in which it was removed...
Earlier I quoted a story on Ohio SOS Husted’s finding of potential non-citizen voting in Ohio: “Husted added that one of the cases where a non-citizen cast a ballot occurred in jurisdictions where an election was decided by one vote or … Continue reading ?
On the morning of February 6th, the seventy-one-year-old Australian children’s-book author Mem Fox arrived on a United Airlines flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles. She was en route to a conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the theme of diversity, where she was scheduled to deliver a keynote speech on teaching children to read. Show More Summary
See how a car's data logs can be accessed via a CAN bus connector and the sorts of things you can learn from it. Read more on MAKE The post Exploring a Car’s CAN Bus Data appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.