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Lab notes: So long Indiana Jones? Archaeology goes high-tech

The GuardianThe Guardian - Feb 16, 2018
Indiana Jones arrives in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to find the lidar team has already arrived. Sadness ensues. Photograph: David James/AP. This week's biggest stories. Jaws have dropped as new laser scanning techniques revealed an ancient ...  


Stone Geology Fund established at UW-River Falls | River Falls ...

River Falls JournalRiver Falls Journal - Feb 13, 2018
UW-River Falls student Leonel Turcios, a geology major from Minneapolis, uses one of the new microscopes purchased by the Stone Geology Fund. Photo by UWRF. University of Wisconsin-River Falls alumni David and Patricia Stone have made a generous gift ...  


Shawnee student enjoys 'changing lives' with genealogy

Cherry Hill Courier PostCherry Hill Courier Post - Feb 9, 2018
MEDFORD LAKES - Eric Schubert was curious to learn more about his grandparents, who died before he was born or when he was very young. That inquisitive nature — coupled with extra time on his hands as a young child due to illness — led him to ...  


19th-Century Paleontology Was at the Forefront of Big Data

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Feb 14, 2018
My dad was part of a group of innovators in paleontology who identified as “paleobiologists”—meaning that they approached their science not as a branch of geology, but rather as the study of the biology and evolution of past life. Since Charles Darwin ...  


Dustin Pedroia shares his philosophy on leadership and hopes for 2018 Red Sox

Boston HeraldBoston Herald - Feb 17, 2018
And on Saturday, his first day at JetBlue Park, the 34-year-old second baseman shared some of his thoughts on leadership, what exactly happened in 2017 and how the Red Sox clubhouse can handle adversity better in 2018. His surgically-repaired left knee ...  


Positive psychology helps brain injury survivors recover with a better ...

The Conversation UKThe Conversation UK - Feb 15, 2018
How simple positive psychology methods combined with traditional therapy can make all the difference.  


Michigan Ranks Ninth For UFO Sightings

Syracuse New TimesSyracuse New Times - Feb 14, 2018
Michigan has a historic claim to fame in Ufology. In March 1966, a huge cluster of UFO sighting reports occurred in Washtenaw County. The monthlong event had police authorities in the county busy with “suspicious items in the local skies.” The state's ...  


Dance of galaxies challenges current thinking on cosmology

The Conversation UKThe Conversation UK - Feb 5, 2018
Strangely behaving galaxies force scientists to rethink whether the universe really is uniform.  


Va. Tech forestry hosts six colleges at Timberbeast comptetition ...

Roanoke TimesRoanoke Times - Feb 11, 2018
DUBLIN — Throwing axes. Pitching knives. Rolling a 12-foot log with spikes on poles.  


Chaos and climate: Celebrating two pioneers of modern meteorology

MIT NewsMIT News - Feb 14, 2018
The department brought together the MIT community and friends and welcomed back alumni, and former faculty and scientists from EAPS and the former Department of Meteorology (Course XIX). Also invited were respected colleagues from many scientific ...  

Artificial Intelligence

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Future Of Beauty

HuffPostHuffPost - Feb 16, 2018
How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Future Of Beauty. As if there weren't already enough products on the market, things are about to get even more advanced. And personal. By Julia Brucculieri. Donald Iain Smith via Getty Images. Is this the ...  

Learning Spanish

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

The BuchteliteThe Buchtelite - Feb 15, 2018
Senior Stephanie Vaughan-Fanizzi, a political science major, said she enjoyed Mesa Hispana during the fall semester because of the informal conversation, the helpfulness of the instructor and the ability to speak with others who were learning Spanish ...  

Learning French

Tournées French Film Series Comes to Whitman

Whitman PioneerWhitman Pioneer - Feb 15, 2018
“Before you start learning French you have this idea of what French culture is like,” Gleason said. “I think there is a real need to see what French culture is really like. It's so easy to stereotype different cultures, I think it's important to dig ...  

Learning Japanese

Learning Japanese? A few phrases the All Blacks might find handy at the 2019 Rugby World Cup
New Zealand Herald - Feb 1, 2018

All Blacks fans pictured at the adidas store in Shibuya ahead of the 2013 test against Japan. Photo / Getty. NZ Herald. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter ...  

Learning Chinese

Learning Chinese: myths and misconceptions

Asia TimesAsia Times - Feb 7, 2018
However, in my first encounter with foreigners who are interested in learning Chinese, they always say something like the people quoted above, which reflects a total ignorance of the sociolinguistic situation in China and in the Sinosphere in general ...  

Learning German

Learn and earn: This language can help you cash in

LaddersLadders - Feb 15, 2018
If you want the most bang for your buck, consider learning German. Saiz, who co-authored the study, found that this was the language that produced the highest returns with a 3.8 percent bonus. Crunching Saiz's percentages with average salary forecasts ...  

Learning Russian

Religious homeschooler soaks up Naale Elite Academy experience

Arutz ShevaArutz Sheva - Feb 18, 2018
Now not only is my Hebrew up to par but I'm learning Russian, Spanish and even a little Arabic,” he revealed. Eli Noam explained how being around people from different places has been one of the best parts of his high school experience. “It was a lot ...  

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