TELEVISION: TV’s ‘Dig’ unrolls a Dead Sea Scroll to unravel a conspiracy (Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service).Key to the advancing of the already complicated “Dig” plot is something referred to as the “war tablet.” Supposedly written...Show More Summary
Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer, Jr., the founder and CEO of Sea Tow Services International, died Tuesday at the age of 71. He passed at his home in Southold, NY after a battle with cancer.
In the mid 1800s, not many (non-native) Americans had ever been west of the Mississippi. When Frederick Law Olmstead visited the west in the 1850s, he remarked that the plains looked like a sea of grasses that moved "in swells after a great storm." Massive herds of buffalo wandered the plains. Show More Summary
With their slow, gentle demeanors and curlicue tails, seahorses might seem like the most harmless, unassuming creatures under the sea. But they're actually one of the most deadly. And definitely one of the weirdest. The mysterious marine...Show More Summary
Data Visualisation by @LeonMarkovitz. Data Source: Research Gate.
Nearly 3,000 sinkholes have appeared along the coast of the Dead Sea within the past 30 years, concerning scientists as well as local officials who are afraid that the region's homes and infrastructure will sustain damage.
You'll find shells on the shores of many bodies of water; on the banks of the Dead Sea, you'll find sinkholes, and more than 3,000 of them at that. Their existence isn't new— ABC News reports the first one opened up three decades ago, and a 2005 Smithsonian article...
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS IN A MANUSCRIPT SCANDAL: French police widen net in manuscripts investigation. In case against dealer charged with fraud, authorities are now looking at suppliers and other booksellers (Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - A tugboat sank off New York's Fire Island on Saturday, and one crew member died and three were pulled from the icy water by the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel, the Sea Bear, went down off Fire Island as it was returning to New York from the area's Shinnecock Inlet, said Coast Guard duty officer Mark Averill in New Haven, Connecticut. Show More Summary
OPENS TODAY AT THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER: The Dead Sea Scrolls: An Exhibition of Biblical Proportions. The largest exhibition of its kind outside of Israel features over 600 artifacts and the stunning IMAX film 'Jerusalem 3D' (Mike Ciriaco, Frontiers Media ).Background here and links.
The event: If Los Angeles held a contest for the year’s most original fundraiser, the annual Discovery Ball to benefit the California Science Center Foundation would be a favored contender every time. Organizers typically have the advantage of a spectacular new exhibit to preview...
RAPHAEL GOLB: Panel Affirms Sentence in Dead Sea Scrolls Case (Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal).An appeals court has affirmed a two-month jail sentence for a blogger whose case prompted the state Court of Appeals to rule that the...Show More Summary
Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Last January, I wrote about the curious case of Lago Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic, the “Dead Sea of the DR” – a super-saline lake that lies about 140 feet below sea level in the east of the country right up against the border with Haiti. The lake has been…
By Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller, 2 March 2015 Climate models can be good tools for predicting future sea ice levels — unless, of course, they are completely wrong. In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Cryosphere. The study…
ANNOUNCEMENT: Oxford Commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls. The General Editor is Timothy H. Lim (University of Edinburgh).The series is intended for a broad readership of scholars and students who work in the fields of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament Studies, or in other areas of Early Judaism. Show More Summary
We were worried for a minute that we'd never get to ride the high seas with Jack Sparrow ever again, but there's good new for all you diehard "Pirates of the Caribbean" fans. Filming has officially begun on the fifth movie in the series,...Show More Summary
The Dead Sea Transform marks the western edge of the Arabian Plate, extending from the East Anatolian Fault (in southeastern Turkey) to the northern portion of the Red Sea. Much of the Transform is occupied by the Jordan River Valley; 220 miles long, the Jordan River rises on the slopes of Mt. Show More Summary
Exposure to carbon monoxide is dangerous to humans and can even be deadly. But scientists at SeaWorld are learning it may not be so bad for some sea animals.
BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament. Megan Sauter summarizes a March/April 2015 Biblical Archaeology Review article by James VanderKam. The article itself is behind the subscription wall.
JEWISH BUSINESS NEWS : Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition to Hit Los Angeles in March. Excerpt:Opening March 10, 2015 at the California Science Center, the exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts composed, copied and hidden in caves 2000 years ago. Show More Summary