Trend Results : Wikimedia Commons

Blog Post Results (1-20 of 1606)


Mud Matters: Lowly Soft Sediments Are Essential for Productive Fisheries

Photo credits (clockwise from left): Kim Hansen via Wikimedia Commons, Pieter v Marion via photopin, New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via Wikimedia Commons, Dunnock_D via photopin All too often, people regard muddy and sandy areas of the seafloor as ecological deserts: barren, featureless, devoid of life and readily exploitable. Show More Summary

How Did Tom Hayden Affect You?

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

Tom Hayden addresses an anti-war demonstration during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. (Wikimedia Commons) The world has lost prominent left-wing activist, author and lawmaker Tom Hayden, who died Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif., from complications from a stroke. Show More Summary

Q&A: It’s Not the Cost of College -- It’s the Price

Matthew Sobocinski/Wikimedia Commons This election season Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders aimed to galvanize millennial voters by raising the issue of college debt. In a new book, Paying the Price:...Show More Summary

7 Terrifying Stories from Notorious American Asylums by Harry Parsons

Danvers State Hospital – Period Photograph Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Sadly, dignified and effective treatment for the mentally ill hasn’t always been the American standard. In fact, many insane asylums were notorious for subjecting patients to procedures that would today be considered sketchy and unethical, at best. Show More Summary

Greeks, Terracotta Soldiers, and Research by Documentary

Terracotta army, via wikimedia commons Since folks so loved the media-exaggerated report of Chinese in Roman London (which is not, as I've mentioned, what the data actually say), it's no surprise that an upcoming documentary has been...Show More Summary

Redemption Songs

(Pieter Lastman, "Jonah and the Whale" - image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) The penultimate portion of the Torah, which we read this week as we near the end of the scroll, and the prophetic reading paired with it, from the Second Book...Show More Summary

Nationalmuseum releases 3,000 images on Wikimedia Commons

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Nationalmuseum is making 3,000 high-resolution images of its most popular artworks available for free download on Wikimedia Commons. Zoomable images will also be added to the museum?s online database. The digitization project is a major advance in making Nationalmuseum?s collections more accessible. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Moritz Daniel Oppenheim portrait

Marriage Portrait of Charlotte de Rothschild, Moritz Daniel Oppenheim Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This beautiful portrait by 19th century German painter Moritz Daniel Oppenheim is deliberately in the mold of Renaissaince portraits in many respects, but with a […]

Donald Trump: Central Park Five ‘Admitted They Were Guilty,’ ‘Outrageous’ Amount Of Evidence Against Exonerated Youths

In response to questions surrounding an ad Donald Trump ran in the New York Daily News in 1989, as hosted with Wikimedia Commons, calling for New York to “bring back the death penalty” with regard to the, now completely exonerated, “Central Park Five,” the GOP presidential nominee appeared reluctant to concede the seeming preponderance of... Show More Summary

Two Essential Books on the Norway War

Photo by Wikimedia Commons The Winter Fortress, by Neal Bascomb and We Die Alone, by David Howarth. By sheer coincidence I’ve just read two books on the commando war in Norway waged against the Germans during their occupation of 1940–45. Show More Summary

Electric bike (e-bike) commuting - ahead of its time?

Illustration/schematic of a Pedelec from Wikimedia Commons contributed by Norbert Haller What is an e-bike? This term refers to a range of transportation methods. Here is a pretty thorough reference: Show More Summary

A Hillary Clinton Presidency

By S. Bollmann, via Wikimedia Commons Although I remain doubtful that I will be able to support Hillary Clinton for president, I will say this for her: we know what to expect from her as president. I don't mean that we can accurately predict every decision she would make or anything like that. Show More Summary

Bass Pro Shops Buying Cabela’s for $5.5 Billion

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Bass Pro Shops' flagship store in Springfield, MO. Today, Bass Pro Shops struck a $5.5 billion deal to acquire Cabela’s, bringing together two of the most well-known hunting and fishing retailers. In lightShow More Summary

That Time Scientists Discovered a Planet Called "Vulcan"

Live long and prosper. NBC Television via Wikimedia Commons It's not often you hear a scientist praise the virtues of failure, but this week's guest on the Inquiring Minds podcast is no ordinary scientist. Stuart Firestein, who previously...Show More Summary

Before Presidential Debate, Obama Admin Weakened Endangered Species Act Under Oil Industry Pressure

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog As eyes turned to the most viewed presidential debate in U.S. history, the Obama administration meanwhile quietly auctioned off thousands of acres of land for oil and gas drilling...Show More Summary

The Fighting Irish, Jewish, and African Immigrants of the Golden Age of Boxing

The battle between Crib and Molineaux (Wikimedia commons) Boxing was undoubtedly a popular activity in Britain since scholarship around the sport emerged hundreds of years ago. The practice and study of sporting activities became mainstream...Show More Summary

Correcting the Record: Innovative Guns of the 1950s

Photo by Wikimedia Commons The Remington Nylon 66 semiauto in Mohawk brown. In my post on the Remington Nylon 66, I wrote that during the 1950s, a dozen or so guns came out that were years ahead of their time, and were not truly appreciated until now. Show More Summary

Sportsmen Need Only One Answer From the Presidential Candidates

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (Courtesy Michael Vadon and Harald Dettenborn) Presidential debate season is a lot like football season: It produces a lot of armchair quarterbacks. We’re all sure we would have thrown tougher questions at those so-and-sos. Show More Summary

Eye Candy for Today: Fortuny’s Print Collector

The Print Collector, Maria Fortuny Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. One of those wonderful 19th interior paintings that in addition to figures, also includes a series of still life subjects as well as a representation of other artworks. […]

This Week In The Campaign For The Millennial Vote

The White House, source: Wikimedia Commons By: Noah Nelson, Youth Radio Staff Writer Ah, the 2016 Presidential election. It seems like only 40 years ago that Donald Trump rode down the escalator of the Trump Tower in Manhattan in order to announce his candidacy and thus begin the strangest campaign season of the modern era. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC