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Researchers Look At Ancient Poop To Discover The History of Infectious Diseases

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As the TV show Scrubs once said, “everything comes down to poo.” This is true in sitcom land, but also in science. Read more...

Lucretius in the Evolution/Creation Debate

From ancient Greece and Rome to the present, one of the fundamental debates in human history has been over a deep question: Is our universe mindful and purposive or mindless and material? Do we live in a cosmos that was intentionally...Show More Summary

A Geologist's Guide To Finding Ancient History Embedded In Buildings

The buildings all around us contain meteorites, fossils, and billion-year-old stones. Why don't we ever notice them? Our cities are mostly made up of stone, but many of us don't think of the billions of years of geological history each stone represents. Show More Summary

10 Beloved Animals From Ancient History

6 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Adored pets, faithful allies, best friends, and sometimes the idols of thousands of people, here are 10 ancient animals who were deeply loved in life and immortalized after death. The Presurfer

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Sicily: The Largest Island in The Mediterranean

A Land with An Ancient History and Rich in Natural Beauty Generally, when talking about Italy and especially about holidays... The post Things You Should Know Before Visiting Sicily: The Largest Island in The Mediterranean appeared first on Lifehack.

Stone Age discovery could rewrite ancient history

10,000-year-old bones could change understanding of how farming spread throughout through Europe, Asia and Africa

10 Beloved Animals From Ancient History

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

These horses, eels, elephants, and more were deeply loved in life and immortalized by history after death.

Ancient bug scared out of its own skin escaped amber ambush

About 50 million years ago, an insect similar to our modern day "walking sticks" was going about its ancient buggy business when it was startled by something. That insect might just be one of the luckiest in history because when it got...Show More Summary

The Greeks Are Us

I was born and raised in Greece but studied ancient, medieval, and modern Greek history in the United States. I earned a doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin and even did postdoctoral studies in the history of Greek science...Show More Summary

Lessons on referendums: why the Greeks only used “Ostracism” for a short period of their history

Referendum: after the ‘weapons grade’ shock to the UK’s political system, do you still remember that? Great lessons from Mary Beard and Ancient Athens on the shortcomings of Ostracism… I am not suggesting that there is a direct lesson here that we can simply apply across the millennia. Ancient Athens is far too different from more...

Hiking the Canopy View Loop in Muir Woods National Monument

2 weeks agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Walking among the ancient, towering trees in Redwood Canyon, I’m reconnected to the natural world and to history itself. Most of the old growth redwoods here are between 600-800 years old, and the oldest is about 1200 years old — still young by redwood standards. Show More Summary

It’s Sunday Funday and Your Anti-LGBT Laws Can’t Sit With Us

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Recapping the feminist victories of the week, a badass Black queer woman is running for the Florida legislature, North Carolina's getting called out, the trans ban in the military is officially ancient history, and more good gay news!...Show More Summary

Ancient Solution to Superbug Apocalypse

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The end of the era of effective antibiotics appears to be nigh, so what do we do? You might want to ask somebody who knows medieval history

Nolli App of Rome: Use a Classic Map as a Modern Travel Guide

The Nolli Map of Rome is one of history’s most famous works of cartography, and now a new iPhone and iPad app lets you use it to navigate in realtime, helping you both lose and find yourself in one of Europe’s most marvelous ancient cities. Finished in 1748 after 12 years of research  by Italian architect and surveyor Giambattista …

New Study of Ancient “Deep Skull” Upends History of Borneo

In 1958, a 37,000-year-old skull was discovered in the Niah Cave in Sarawak, Borneo. At the time of its discovery, the skull–which is the oldest modern human remains to be discovered in island South-East Asia–was believed to belong to a teenage boy, and to be related to...

Some Ancient History

A couple months ago there was a session at an APS meeting with the topic Sidney Coleman Remembered. Slides are available for talks by Coleman’s student Erick Weinberg and colleague Howard Georgi. Georgi has recently posted a written version of … Continue reading ?

Meet the 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports

There was a time when sports was considered a man's world—but that's ancient history now. Whether it's breaking records, influencing thinking, making money or striving past what were once thought to be the limits of human ability, these women represent the best in the game—whatever that game happens to be. Show More Summary

A History of Eärwa Part 4: The Modern Age

3 weeks agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

The Apocalypse destroyed the civilisation of the Ancient North. Two great cities, Atrithau and Sakarpus, had survived but otherwise all of the glories of the Norsirai had been lost and the surviving remnants of that once-great people pushed south into the Three Seas. Show More Summary

What Happened Before History?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history. YouTube link The Presurfer

What Happened Before History? The Origins of Humanity [Science Video]

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history. For those interested in learning more about the origins of humanity, be sure to read Sapiens: A Brief History […]

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