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How Technology Will Screw Up Our Senses

20 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

DrAfter123 At the American Museum of Natural History’s Senses exhibit in New York, there is a room that is completely wallpapered in squiggly black lines, including the floor and ceiling. It’s otherwise a normal room: six sides, two doors. Show More Summary

19 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

The Hollywood Museum showcases costumes from the classic Batman TV series, the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. hosts a contemporary dance festival, Dapper Day hits the Natural History Museum, and Philippe's will offer free chili on Tuesday. Here are 19 fun and engaging things to do and see in L.A. this week.

How did we evolve to live longer?

(Newcastle University) Researchers at Newcastle University, UK show that a collection of small adaptations in proteins that respond to stress, accumulated over millennia of human history, could help to explain our increased natural defences and longer lifespan.

How did we evolve to live longer?

Research shows a collection of small adaptations in stress activated proteins, accumulated over millennia of human history, could help to explain our increased natural defences and longer lifespan.

Remember Those Protests in Iran?

Paul R. Pillar Iran, Middle East Accountability in policy debate in the United States is sorely lacking.  One reason is the casual use of hypothetical alternative histories and of related assertions that by their nature cannot be proved...Show More Summary

Why don't turtles still have tail spikes?

(North Carolina State University) In a study covering 300 million years of evolutionary history, researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences found four necessary components to tail weapon development: size, armor, herbivory and thoracic stiffness.

From Shahs To The CIA: The History Of Western Intervention In Iran - Part 2

In part 1 we examined the early history of the West's domination of Persian natural resources, especially the establishment and rise of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company which led to multiple 20th century British interventions in Iranian politics in an attempt to ensure permanent access to oil. Show More Summary

A Pathway To Hiking, The Lessons Of Glamping

With such a robust history of camping from a young age, it was only natural to continue the pastime into adulthood. I had acquired a taste for living history and through experience with tabletop role-playing games, I knew what I wanted. The post A Pathway To Hiking, The Lessons Of Glamping appeared first on The Trek.

Nat Geo Wild: Limited Series, Specials Get Premiere Dates

Nat Geo Wild unveiled three new natural history limited series and two specials at TCA today. "As the only network that is 100% dedicated to celebrating animals and wild places, we take great pride in consistently bringing our viewers...Show More Summary

Trump, “Shitholes,” and the Nature of “Us”

Masha Gessen on President Trump’s comments about “shithole countries” and the history of American attitudes toward immigrants.

The Rock Club That Helped Feed San Juan After Hurricane Maria

After the worst natural disaster in Puerto Rico’s history, El Local revitalized the San Juan scene with purpose.

Start Your The Crown Season 3 Prep With Our Royals History Watch List

Like many people, I fell down a Wikipedia rabbit hole while watching The Crown. So what's a history nerd to do? Pull together a chronological watch list to help sort out the history of the monarchy in dramatic order, naturally. READ MORE »

Dr. Juliette Fritsch, new Head of Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Denmark

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Natural History Museum of Denmark announced that Dr. Juliette Fritsch has been appointed as the new Head of Exhibitions and Visitor Experience. Juliette comes from a similar position at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, just north of Boston. Show More Summary

Personal growth often coexists with post-traumatic stress following natural disasters

(University of Missouri-Columbia) The 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, was one of the most destructive in US history -- killing 161 people, injuring 1,150 and destroying approximately one-third of the city's homes. Researchers fromShow More Summary

$300,000,000,000+: 2017's American "natural disaster" bill was by far the highest in history

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Until 2017, the biggest bill Americans ever paid for a year's worth of "natural disasters" was $214.8B, back in 2005: in 2017, it was at least $300B, not counting much of the damage to Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. (more…)

Noise pollution causes chronic stress in birds, with health consequences for young

(Florida Museum of Natural History) Birds exposed to the persistent noise of natural gas compressors show symptoms remarkably similar to those in humans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, new research shows.

What is the best book about each country?

I believe it was Dan Wang who loved the Robert Tombs book The English and Their History and asked for more books of that nature.  Another reader wrote in and wanted to know what was the best book about each country. To count, the book must have some aspirations to be a general survey of […] The post What is the best book about each country? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 5 January 2018

2 weeks agoEngland / London : Londonist

A Syrian feast, a crime scene at the Natural History Museum and a pirate radio party.

Stunning discovery could rewrite the early history of Native Americans

The long-buried remains of an infant girl are helping to rewrite what archaeologists know about the initial migration of humans to North America. The discovery, which was published in a new research paper in the journal Nature, reveals...Show More Summary

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