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Archaeology


What Is the Antikythera Mechanism? Today's Google Doodle

HaaretzHaaretz - May 17, 2017
In the summer of 1901, divers searching for sponges by the Greek island of Antikythera found something infinitely more precious and extraordinary, not that they realized it at the time: an astronomical computer over 2,000 years old. By turning a handle ...  

Geology


Geology students complete field work

Hot Springs SentinelHot Springs Sentinel - May 14, 2017
National Park College geology students recently participated in a project to estimate the total annual discharge from Bull Bayou Creek into Lake Hamilton. According to the National Park Service, Bull Bayou Creek drains approximately 18 square miles ...  

Genealogy


GENEALOGY: Genealogy librarian can help with research
Terre Haute Tribune Star - May 14, 2017

Thirty-minute individual consultations are available for free in the Genealogy Division of the ISL on the third Saturday of every month. In addition to the consultation, you will be given an orientation tour of the Library's resources and holdings and ...  

Paleontology


Beibeilong sinensis: Paleontologists Identify New Species of Cassowary-Like Dinosaur

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - May 10, 2017
A team of paleontologists from Canada, China, the United States and Slovak Republic has identified a partial clutch of large dinosaur eggs with a closely associated baby dinosaur skeleton as an embryo and eggs of a new, large caenagnathid ...  

Philosophy


Preview: The Philosophy Chamber at the Harvard Art Museums

Harvard CrimsonHarvard Crimson - May 15, 2017
Before there were over 70 libraries at Harvard, there was one. From 1766 to 1820, Harvard Hall was home to both Harvard Library and a space known as the Philosophy Chamber. On May 19, the Harvard Art Museums will open an exhibition that brings back ...  

Psychology


Psychology lectures to discuss romance, anxiety and elite performance

Irish TimesIrish Times - May 12, 2017
'Fifty Shades of Grey: The light and dark sides of online romance'' and issues such as “ why do young people join terrorist groups” are subjects of public lectures to be delivered at third level institutions on Saturday. Psychology Matters - an ...  

Ufology


The truth is out there: Tales from India's UFO investigators

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - May 6, 2017
Hitesh runs the free bi-monthly e-zine UFO Magazine India, is developer of the Ufology App and founder of Disclosure Team India, which investigates UFO sightings and encounters in the country. “Disclosure has grown to 200 members since it was set up in ...  

Cosmology


Cosmology, Subcultures and Urban Wilderness

ArchinectArchinect - May 12, 2017
Throughout human history, every civilization has created its own cosmology, narrating and building a vision of the world, the universe, and of life and death. Each cosmology coincided with a method of shaping the human environment through architecture, ...  

Forestry


Division of Forestry adds drones for 2017 wildfire season

KTUU.comKTUU.com - May 15, 2017
The division of forestry says the hourly cost to operate one of their helicopters is anywhere from $800 to $1500 plus a 3-person crew. This drone only costs $300 total and only requires one person to operate. "The exposure, sending people through a ...  

Meteorology


The US Lags Behind in Meteorology. Under Trump, It May Get Worse

WIREDWIRED - May 23, 2017
The United States bests most nations when it comes to exploring outer space, curing disease, and designing lighter, thinner smartphones. But when it comes to weather prediction, America lags behind a European prediction model that does a better job at ...  

Artificial Intelligence


Google's latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it's already winning

The VergeThe Verge - May 18, 2017
For Google, this doesn't just mean using AI to improve its own products. (Although it's certainly doing that). The company wants individuals and small companies around the world to also get on board. It wants to wield influence in the wider AI ...  

Learning Spanish


Deshaun Watson on Texans playbook: Like 'learning Spanish,' will 'take time'

CBSSports.comCBSSports.com - May 13, 2017
While wading through an offseason of endless tropes, it's sometimes refreshing to hear a little dose of truth from an NFL player. But Texans fans might not appreciate the reality that first-year quarterback Deshaun Watson was spilling during the team's ...  

Learning French


Want to learn French? You're not alone — adult FSL classes ...

CBC.caCBC.ca - May 13, 2017
The number of adults learning French as a second language throughout the province is steadily rising — and hit more than 4000 learners last year.  

Learning Japanese


Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese and It's Great

LifehackerLifehacker - May 18, 2017
I've been slowly learning Japanese for months now, using great textbooks like Genki, as well as other language learning apps like Rosetta Stone, and Duolingo's take on the language is a great starting point no matter where you end up. It starts you off ...  

Learning Chinese


Elementary students learning Chinese culture, language

NBC NebraskaNBC Nebraska - May 11, 2017
Elementary students learning Chinese culture, language. Error loading player: No playable sources found. By Alison Lorraine |. Posted: Thu 7:43 AM, May 11, 2017. DOTHAN, Al. (WTVY) -- One Dothan, Alabama school is proving that a child is never too ...  

Learning German


This 14-year-old will meet Frau Angela Merkel in an all-expenses paid trip to Germany

EdexLive (press release) (blog)EdexLive (press release) (blog) - May 22, 2017
Chaithanyan has been learning German at Goethe-Zentrum Trivandrum for the last six years in the so-called 'Kinderkurs', which the Goethe-Zentrum had started in 2009 for school children. "My father saw the ad for a summer camp when I was in my second ...  

Learning Russian


'Many Syrian families are calling their newborns Putin,' says senior Damascus official

Voice of AmericaRT - Apr 21, 2017
And it is no secret that the President's own children are learning Russian,” said the official. Although Russia has recently stepped up its support for the Syrian government, its strategic relationship with Damascus goes back to Soviet times, and many ...  

 
 
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