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Mac malware uses 'ancient' code to target biomedical facilities

Quimitchin Mac malware may be the first of 2017 to hit the headlines, but its code is buried in history.

Tracing the peopling of the world through genomics

10 hours agoAcademics : Nature

Advances in the sequencing and the analysis of the genomes of both modern and ancient peoples have facilitated a number of breakthroughs in our understanding of human evolutionary history. These include the discovery of interbreeding between anatomically modern humans and extinct hominins; the development of

Vikings Composer Takes Us Inside the Show's Haunting Score

Einar Selvik is a Norwegian musician who leads the project Wardruna, which creates modern folk music using ancient Nordic spiritual concepts and instruments. He's also, along with Trevor Morris, a composer for the History series Vikings, which explores similar themes of Old Norse history and... Read More > Other Links From Vikings

Why the ancient philosopher Socrates was important to Martin Luther King Jr.

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the soaring and chilling speech he delivered the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. ponders the thought of life in other places and times. Among other eras in history, he considers the prime of classical Athens, when he could have enjoyed the...

Original Turok N64 Source Code Found On Ancient Development Hardware

In terms of preserving gaming history, we live in a fortunate era of the internet and cheap, expansive storage. 20, 30 years ago that wasn't the case and if no one had the presence of mind to make loads of backups, it was easy for the original source code and assets of a game to disappear forever. Show More Summary

11 'Golden Girls' References Explained for Younger Viewers

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

For those of you who were too young to watch the show when it first aired, many of the topical references might be ancient history.

Cultured Traveler: Ancient History Along the Nile

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Life in Egypt can be confounding and exasperating, and then suddenly filled with delight. That contrast pretty much summed up our Nile River cruise.

Not For Australia – Detroit Motor Show Stars Which Won’t Launch Here

gone are the days when cars designed and engineered for the north american market were believed to be inferior to those from europe and thus would not hit the sweet spot with buyers in australia. that’s ancient history and for some years north american automotive products rival the best from any other location. Show More Summary

Ancient barley seeds give insight into history of Canary Islands

Canary Island farmers have cultivated the same types of grain for over a thousand years say researchers.

Ancient Civilization Discovered In Antarctica? Giant Castle On Google Could Revolutionize Understanding Of History, Conspiracy Theorists Claim [Video]

UFO conspiracy theorists claim to have found evidence in Google Earth satellite imagery of an ancient city buried in Antarctica ice. According to conspiracy theorists, what looks clearly like an artificially constructed fort-like structure was spotted emerging from beneath Antarctica ice in satellite imagery. Show More Summary

Pictorial history of vending machines, from Ancient Greece to today

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I didn’t appreciate Japan’s ubiquitous vending machines until I was on a hike through the countryside outside of Tsumago on a sweltering July afternoon. The bamboo forests and rolling verdant hills were beautiful but what really satisfied me was a cold drink from a vending machine in the middle of nowhere. Show More Summary

The Room of 10,000 Ancient Skulls in Lima, Peru

Indigenous people have lived in Peru since as early as 12,000 BC, leaving Peruvian archaeologists with thousands of years of prehistoric human skulls to examine. The Museum of Anthropology, Archaeology, and History in Lima, Peru contains...Show More Summary

It’s Time to Reimagine the New Year’s Resolution

Kieran Revell revisits ancient history for a new take on those new year's promises. The post It’s Time to Reimagine the New Year’s Resolution appeared first on The Good Men Project.

100 Best Science Photos of the Year

From stunning animals like a dancing peacock spider, to ancient history, including a striking Etruscan sarcophagus in the shape of a woman’s face, to the plain bizarre, such as an ancient tattoo on a mummy’s neck, 2016 was full of great science images.

Star-crossed? Lions must put missed calls in Dallas in past, get ready for Packers

The Detroit Lions have a gripe for a few missed calls in their 42-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, just as they did following a playoff loss in this same building two years ago. But that was ancient history, just as Monday’s loss should be by the time the Lions land back in Detroit. Show More Summary

Jujube genome study sheds light on fruit tree's domestication

The high quality genome sequence of the dry jujube, along with sequences from trees throughout its range, have illuminated the domestication history of this ancient fruit tree, which humans have grown for more than 7,000 years.

Designing The Death Star: 'Rogue One' And The History Of Weapons Engineers

'Rogue One' reveals the import of weapons engineers during times of warfare, a fact realized by the many ancient civilizations.

The persistence of “locker room talk”

(Scott Johnson) I don’t think of my time at the University of Minnesota Law School from 1976 to 1979 as ancient history. My teachers and classes remain vivid in my mind. It seems like yesterday. Yet Paul’s comments on “locker room talk”...Show More Summary

Researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska

Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. In a study by the University of Oklahoma, Boston University and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, researchers investigated the archaeological and genetic history of the Arctic ground squirrel on Chirikof Island, Alaska. Show More Summary

OU, BU and Smithsonian researchers investigate ancient species in Gulf of Alaska

(University of Oklahoma) Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. In a study by the University of Oklahoma, Boston University and the Smithsonian Conservation...Show More Summary

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