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Archaeology


Israeli archaeology uncovers 500,000 years of history

The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post - Sep 23, 2018
University of Haifa and Stanford University researchers discovered the earliest evidence of alcohol production, from 13000 years ago, in the Rakefet Cave in the ...  

Geology


Field Camp the experience of a lifetime for Angelo State University geology students

San Angelo Standard TimesSan Angelo Standard Times - Sep 18, 2018
A group of 14 Angelo State University geology students traveled more than 3,000 miles through five states over five weeks this summer for the experience of a lifetime known as Field Camp. Officially titled “GEOL 3600: Field Geology,” Field Camp is the ...  

Genealogy


Who do you think you Are?: Genealogy books

Cecil DailyCecil Daily - Sep 19, 2018
Genealogy is a fascinating subject and I recently started learning more about my family roots. I knew a little bit about some of my ancestors, but in the end, I found out so much more. If you're interested in genealogy, or would like to find out more ...  

Paleontology


Paleontologists Discover Three New Fossil Primates

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - Aug 29, 2018
Paleontologists at the University of Texas at Austin have identified three new species of omomyine primates that lived between 42 and 46 million years ago (Eocene epoch). Artist's rendering of what Ekwiiyemakius walshi, Gunnelltarsius randalli and ...  

Philosophy


Renewed Debate About GRE
Inside Higher Ed - Sep 17, 2018

Many praised Penn's philosophy program. One undergraduate wrote: "I'm preparing to apply to programs now to start next year, and the GRE has proved a real distraction and an annoying cost for what's clearly little reward (particularly since the GRE ...  

Psychology


Introducing PsychTable
Psychology Today (blog) - Sep 19, 2018

In fact, a large part of the entire field of evolutionary psychology focuses on EPAs. Understanding how certain species-typical behavioral attributes helped our ancestors to survive and/or reproduce is a basic goal of evolutionary psychology (see Geher ...  

Ufology


Ryan Sprague – State of Ufology – August 28, 2018

Open Minds UFO NewsOpen Minds UFO News - Aug 28, 2018
Open Minds UFO Radio: Ryan is the author of Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomenon and is also a contributing writer to the anthology, UFOs: Reframing the Debate. He is the creator and host of the Somewhere in the Skies ...  

Cosmology


Dark energy is the biggest mystery in cosmology, but it may not exist at all

Horizon magazineHorizon magazine - Sep 3, 2018
The most mysterious phenomenon in cosmology – dark energy – may not exist at all, according to Professor Subir Sarkar, head of the particle theory group at the University of Oxford in the UK. In the late 1990s, astronomers found evidence from ...  

Forestry


Galloway, Hammonton receive forestry grants from state

Press of Atlantic CityPress of Atlantic City - Sep 20, 2018
Communities that are accredited with the New Jersey Urban and Community Forestry Program are eligible for the grants. To be certified, they have to have a Community Forestry Management Plan, participate in required training and education programs and ...  

Meteorology


The meteorology behind Hurricane Florence's historic rain and flooding

Washington PostWashington Post - Sep 19, 2018
Over the course of four days, Hurricane Florence poured anywhere from 8 trillion to 10 trillion gallons of water in North Carolina. The storm has claimed the lives of more than 30 people in three states. Nearly unimaginable levels of flash and river ...  

Artificial Intelligence


Can We Make Artificial Intelligence Accountable?

ForbesForbes - Sep 19, 2018
Lack of explainability of decisions made by Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs is a major problem. This inability to understand how AI does what it does also stops it from being deployed in areas such as law, healthcare and within enterprises that ...  

Learning Spanish


Portage, Spanish students 'learn to listen' in school exchange

Portage Daily RegisterPortage Daily Register - Sep 21, 2018
“This really is about forming relationships,” Loomis said of the exchange program. “Relationships are how you learn about cultures and understand the world is a big place. “For my students learning Spanish, they see that the language is not something ...  

Learning French


Province struggles to recruit teachers as core French classes disappear from schools

CBC.caCBC.ca - Sep 17, 2018
"It's troubling because it's not so much about learning French. Learning another language is education for diversity," he said. "It's probably one of the best ways to prepare young people to understand diversity, live it concretely, and throughout ...  

Learning Japanese


Japanese rugby leader's love for New Zealand not lost in translation

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Sep 19, 2018
... Nishi's adoration for New Zealand is not something that is lost in translation. "I've been told so many times to buy a house in New Zealand, but this is where I make the money," Nishi laughs. READ MORE: * All Blacks learning Japanese ahead of the ...  

Learning Chinese


Virtual learning: using AI, immersion to teach Chinese
CNYcentral.com - Sep 7, 2018

TROY, N.Y. (AP) -- It's like learning Chinese inside a video game. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and IBM are developing a different way to teach Mandarin that relies on artificial intelligence and immersive scenes. Students move ...  

Learning German


20 German students learning at North High School

WQOW TV News 18WQOW TV News 18 - Sep 20, 2018
Eau Claire (WQOW) – Since early September, 20 students and two teachers from a high school in Germany have been staying with Eau Claire North High School students learning German. It is part of North's G.A.P.P (German American Partnership Program) ...  

Learning Russian


Battling nausea and learning Russian: it's off to space camp for the UAE's first astronauts

The NationalThe National - Sep 4, 2018
And then there were two. More than 4,000 Emiratis applied to join the UAE's pioneering astronaut training programme when the list was closed earlier this year. Even after overcoming such odds, Sultan Saif Al Neyadi and Hazza Al Mansouri will know that ...  

 
 
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