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Food archaeology goes back to our roots

Irish TimesIrish Times - Dec 7, 2017
I'm sitting on a large log in a reconstructed early medieval roundhouse in the middle of suburban Dublin. There's a fire burning in the middle of the chimney-less structure, built out of coppiced hazel and a thatched heather roof. Brendan O'Neill ...  


Riverdale's not boring — studying geology with Dr. Feldman

The Riverdale PressThe Riverdale Press - Dec 1, 2017
This was the constant refrain on a pleasant autumn morning as I accompanied Howard Feldman's geology class from Touro College on a hike through Inwood Hill Park, Riverdale and Kingsbridge Heights. But what do these terms mean? Let us first consider the ...  


Inching your way around our genealogy room

Gladwin County Record & Beaverton ClarionGladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion - Dec 6, 2017
When you come to our genealogy room and enter our library of genealogy books, most new researchers are amazed at what they see. The inching around our room turns into numerous lineal footage, 462 to be exact. If you think of a football field of 100 ...  


Dog-Sized Marsupial Lion Once Lived in Australia: Wakaleo schouteni

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - Dec 7, 2017
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of carnivorous marsupial lion that lived 26 to 18 million years ago (late Oligocene to early Miocene) in Australia's rainforests. Reconstruction of Wakaleo schouteni challenging the thylacinid Nimbacinus ...  


A Philosophy Professor Makes a Terrible Argument for Roy Moore

TIMENational Review - Nov 30, 2017
Earlier today The Federalist published a piece by a philosophy professor and self-proclaimed “superhero against the dark forces of political correctness” that purports to present the case for Roy Moore. Unlike many of Moore's defenders, he's trying to ...  


New USM class offers help to those who might get lost in 600-student psychology major

Hattiesburg AmericanHattiesburg American - Dec 9, 2017
Southern Miss freshman Veronica Foerg is glad she took a class offered for the first time this fall in the psychology department. "Orientation to the Psychology Major" was only for freshmen and transfer students interested in majoring in psychology ...  


Turkish university launches ufology classes to prepare for extraterrestrial contact

Hurriyet Daily NewsHurriyet Daily News - Nov 27, 2017
A research center at Akdeniz University in the Mediterranean province of Antalya has included “Ufology and Exopolitics” in its latest curriculum, in a bid to prepare for possible contact with visitors from outer space. Erhan Kolbaşı, the tutor of the ...  


New research bridges scaling gap between astrophysics and cosmology

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Dec 7, 2017
"The first supernovae are especially interesting not only to people who study stars but also those doing cosmology," said Ken Chen, an astrophysicist at the East Asian Core Observatories Association (EACOA) and lead author on a paper in The ...  


More Than $90K Awarded For Michigan Urban Forestry Projects

CBS DetroitCBS Detroit - Dec 9, 2017
LANSING (AP) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded grants totaling $90,525 for urban forestry projects around the state. The grants are being divided among 21 recipients in 17 counties. Officials say they were awarded for community ...  


Big summer rains forecast in North Queensland

Townsville BulletinTownsville Bulletin - Dec 5, 2017
A ocean-atmosphere phenomenon associated with more rainfall and cooler conditions is taking place in the tropical Pacific Ocean. The Bureau of Meteorology announced today that the El Nino-Southern Oscillation had been raised to La Niña. The latest ...  

Artificial Intelligence

Getting Intelligent About Artificial Intelligence: 6 Ways Executives Can Start

ForbesForbes - Dec 8, 2017
This past June, Fortune Magazine asked all the CEOs of the Fortune 500 what they believed the biggest challenge facing their companies was. Their biggest concern for 2017: "The rapid pace of technological change" said 73% of those polled, up from 64 ...  

Learning Spanish

Bayern Sensation Joshua Kimmich Admits to Learning Spanish With ...

90min90min - Dec 3, 2017
​In this modern world where most people would usually download an app to learn another language, Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich has sort to use an unlikely source as a means to learn the Spanish language. ​Marca are reporting that Kimmich has admitted ...  

Learning French

Hitting the high notes for 75th anniversary

Evening Echo CorkEvening Echo Cork - Nov 30, 2017
The artistic teacher's mural depicting happy children at play is still on the walls of one of the classrooms. “The other thing she did which not many people know was to start us learning French in fourth class. She did it totally off her own bat. She ...  

Learning Japanese

Language classes compulsory for Year 3 students in all WA schools from 2018

ABC OnlineABC Online - Nov 20, 2017
Year 3 student Emma said learning Japanese had made her smarter and she wanted to continue into adulthood. "I like learning new things in Japanese and I like learning the numbers but I always forget the number 100," she said. The entire school ...  

Learning Chinese

How to learn Chinese: Duolingo has finally released a Chinese ...

QuartzQuartz - Nov 17, 2017
Learning Chinese is a thing now. Mark Zuckerberg is doing it. Donald Trump's granddaughter memorized a 13th-century Chinese poem for Xi Jinping, the president of China. Many Hollywood films depict celebrities speaking bad Chinese. For those who would ...  

Learning German

Elfriede Brunner (1940-2017)

Toledo BladeToledo Blade - Dec 5, 2017
"I have been to Germany three times and I credit that to learning German from her." Barb Trimble, a German and fine arts teacher at St. John's, said Mrs. Brunner was chairman of the foreign language department for nearly her entire career at the school ...  

Learning Russian

Russian chess legend Karpov to attend Bratislava's Xmas tournament

The Slovak SpectatorThe Slovak Spectator - Nov 13, 2017
“I would like to ... re-establish the chess tradition in Slovakia, as following the revolution in 1989 some Slovaks not only stopped learning Russian, they also stopped playing chess completely.” The chess champion, who is currently serving as vice ...  

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