(Smithsonian) Some of nature's most vibrant colors occur in frogs, who peek out from rainforests and marshes in startling shades of blue, yellow and red. But for hundreds of species, only males flaunt flashy colors -- and sometimes only for a few hours, days or weeks each year. Show More Summary
Third World Quarterly recently published an article by Bruce Gilley called “The Case for Colonialism (TCfC)” The article makes a few related claims, but it boils down to: Many anti-colonial movements were horrible. (see pp. 5-6) Colonialism rests on “cosmopolitanism” and this is a a good thing. (see p. 8) Thus, when you properly consider the […]
How might the Brexit process affect the status of the English language within the European Union? Without Britain, will English even cease to be a language of the Union? A new article in World Englishes explores these questions.
As pupils begin their new school year, they will find evolution removed from texts and less time spent on Atatürk’s secular ideals After 25 years of teaching, Ay?e Kazanc? decided to retire early. The social sciences teacher, who asked...Show More Summary
Acknowledging the impacts of humans on Earth by establishing a new geologic epoch has serious, often overlooked, ethical implications.
Danielle Chapman joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Zbigniew Herbert’s poem “Mr. Cogito and a Poet of a Certain Age,” and her own poem “The Tavern Parlor.”
Bloomberg BNA: The House and Senate will negotiate several provisions curbing federal powers on campaign finance that were tacked onto the House’s $1.2 trillion spending package earlier this month. The Senate is not expected to pass the bill in its … Continue reading ?
New research indicates that fish may adapt their behaviour to defend against parasite infection. The findings are published in the Journal of Zoology.
What was that you felt? Faults deep underground produce different kinds of earthquakes.
Supplements can be poison.
Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter … Continue reading ?
Arrrr you kidding me? Don't let it dampen your Talk Like a Pirate Day, but "walk the plank" and other buccaneer bon mots are pure pop culture.
An ancient Peruvian mummy that has been part of the collection of the Corpus Christi Museum of Natural History and Science for 60 years received its first X-ray yesterday at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Very little is known about the mummy which was removed from Peru by unknown (illegal?) means at an unknown time. It has […]
Back in July, after the Supreme Court stopped a special election for legislative districts in North Carolina after a finding of a racial gerrymander, and ordered a three-judge court to reconsider the issue, the three-judge court on remand decided to … Continue reading ?
Cassiopeia A is a famous supernova remnant, the product of a gigantic explosion of a massive star about 350 years ago. Although discovered in radio observations 50 years ago, now we know that its emitted radiation spans from radio through high-energy gamma rays. Show More Summary
Those are not human bones.
Palma Joy Strand, who worked with Justice White as a clerk on Davis v. Bandemer, has written this piece for Slate. … Continue reading ?