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Archaeology


The untold story of Americans unearthing Israeli archaeology

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Jun 21, 2018
Archaeology is not just about revealing the past. It is about acquiring the present and ensuring our future." Oren said this notion rings especially true with the most recent findings of Hebrew University biblical archaeologist Eilat Mazar: The seals ...  

Geology


The Garden offers geology lecture and field trip

Twin Falls Times-NewsTwin Falls Times-News - Jun 17, 2018
KETCHUM — The Sawtooth Botanical Garden will offer an evening geology lecture and an all-day field trip led by Dr. Paul Link, Idaho State University Department of Geo-sciences professor. An ISU faculty member since 1980, he has authored or co-authored ...  

Genealogy


Griffis: Genealogy honors awarded at conference
Danville Commercial News - Jun 17, 2018

Largest collections online. Family History Daily recently compared the record catalogs of the top four genealogy research sites, Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, and Findmypast, to determine which websites have the largest collections. This ...  

Paleontology


The Many Ways Women Get Left Out of Paleontology

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Jun 7, 2018
You can't talk about the early days of paleontology without talking about Mary Anning. Far from being just the inspiration for the tongue-twister “she sells seashells down by the seashore,” the pioneering fossil hunter helped shape the young field ...  

Philosophy


Personalism: The Philosophy We Need

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 14, 2018
One of the lessons of a life in journalism is that people are always way more complicated than you think. We talk in shorthand about “Trump voters” or “social justice warriors,” but when you actually meet people they defy categories. Someone might be a ...  

Psychology


The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

VoxVox - Jun 13, 2018
The Stanford Prison Experiment has been included in many, many introductory psychology textbooks and is often cited uncritically. It's the subject of movies, documentaries, books, television shows, and congressional testimony. But its findings were wrong.  

Ufology


Aliencon links the worlds of space travel, UFOlogy and science fiction at the Pasadena Convention Center

Pasadena WeeklyPasadena Weekly - Jun 14, 2018
Posted by Carl Kozlowski | Jun 14, 2018 | 0 |. Aliencon links the worlds of space travel, UFOlogy and science fiction at the Pasadena Convention. Could those who have made a multimillion-dollar industry out of promoting the idea of aliens visiting ...  

Cosmology


Among the “Lost” Men: Statistics, Toxic Cosmology, and Empathetic Exhaustion

The Good Men Project (blog)The Good Men Project (blog) - Jun 14, 2018
This article was hard to write. Because I'm exhausted, folks. Why? I've been battling trolls, while also trying to be empathetic. I've tried to remember they're still human beings, men who have suffered misfortune. In an effort to alleviate the pain ...  

Forestry


Division of Forestry donates engine to Fallon/Churchill Fire Department

Nevada AppealNevada Appeal - Jun 18, 2018
The Fallon/Churchill County Fire Department will soon receive an advanced Type I structure fire engine thanks to the Nevada Division of Forestry. The donated engine will be an additional resources to aid in structure firefighting during fires in the ...  

Meteorology


Meteorology Dept warns of strong wind and high sea

The Peninsula QatarThe Peninsula Qatar - Jun 20, 2018
Doha: Weather inshore until 6 pm on Wednesday will be hot during the day with slight dust to blowing dust at places, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather report, warning of strong wind over most areas and poor horizontal visibility.  

Artificial Intelligence


Google is throwing its weight behind artificial intelligence for Africa

QuartzQuartz - Jun 14, 2018
Africa's nascent artificial intelligence sector just got its biggest boost from Google which is opening its first Africa AI research center in Accra, Ghana's capital. Though Accra has a vibrant tech industry, it would not have been the obvious location ...  

Learning Spanish


Spanish camp blends Andean music, culture

The Columbus DispatchThe Columbus Dispatch - Jun 19, 2018
Kayden Edwards, a rising freshman at Columbus School for Girls who has been learning Spanish since kindergarten, said the camp bolstered her speaking skills. “I definitely feel more confident speaking now,” said Edwards, 14. “I really want to become ...  

Learning French


Cardi B Reveals What She'll Be Like as a Mother to Her Daughter: "I Don't Want My Kid to Get Picked On"

Bravo (blog)Bravo (blog) - Jun 21, 2018
She'll teach her how to speak English and Spanish, and she wants her to start learning French by the time she is four. Ballet lessons could also be in the cards, but she for sure wants her child to know self-defense. "I don't want my kid to get picked ...  

Learning Japanese


Engineering students keen on learning Japanese

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Jun 18, 2018
HUBBALLI: As industrial relations between India and Japan are hitting a new high, engineering graduates in Hubballi are getting more educational and job opportunities in the Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese companies are keen on investing in Hubballi ...  

Learning Chinese


Kuora: The many reasons for learning Chinese

SupChinaSupChina - Jun 11, 2018
This week's column comes from one of Kaiser's answers originally posted to Quora on November 9, 2017: Why do so many people try to learn Chinese? When one sets out to learn a language, different considerations run through one's head, and for just about ...  

Learning German


Olympic swimmer documents harrowing journey from Syria to Europe in new book

KSROKSRO - Jun 20, 2018
In Berlin, Mardini spends her time learning German and swimming. Although the war and her journey interrupted her training, she still hopes to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. To stay motivated, she thinks about why she started swimming in the ...  

Learning Russian


Do We Need a Single International Language in Space?

Space.comSpace.com - Jun 13, 2018
Denmark's first astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, once said that learning Russian was his biggest challenge as he trained for an International Space Station mission. Former NASA astronaut Bonnie Dunbar also described the difficulties of learning Russian as ...  

 
 
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