Archive for ‘archaeology’

December 30, 2016

The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American

The presidential election took center stage, but our readers were also fascinated by everything from particle physics and rage disorder to autism in girls and the polar vortex

Source: The Most Popular Science Stories of 2016 – Scientific American

November 13, 2016

Archaeologists Just Discovered a Bronze-Age City in Northern Iraq | Foreign Policy

It took some digging, but there’s finally good news coming out of Iraq. Archaeologists announced this week that they discovered the remains of a Bronze…

Source: Archaeologists Just Discovered a Bronze-Age City in Northern Iraq | Foreign Policy

November 7, 2016

Archaeologists unearth ancient greek mosaics in pristine condition, there’s nothing like it

Imagine the thrill of unearthing three ancient greek mosaics dating back 2,220 years ago. Back in 2014, Professor Kutalmış Görkay of Ankara University and his team of archeologists discovered three ancient greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. For some context, back in 2007, Zeugma was expecting a flood due […]

Source: Archaeologists unearth ancient greek mosaics in pristine condition, there’s nothing like it

October 27, 2016

Who Controls Our Schools? How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatization Is Destroying Democracy and Enriching the Charter School Industry | Alternet

A report/e-book on the corporate takeover of K-12 schools

Source: Who Controls Our Schools? How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatization Is Destroying Democracy and Enriching the Charter School Industry | Alternet

October 21, 2016

Ancient cave art and DNA reveals mystery species that gave rise to European bison

Combined findings from DNA records and prehistoric cave-art allows researchers to retrace the elusive bovine footsteps.

Source: Ancient cave art and DNA reveals mystery species that gave rise to European bison

October 21, 2016

Neandertal DNA Affects Modern Ethnic Difference in Immune Response – Scientific American

Two studies may explain why people of African descent respond more strongly to infection, and are more prone to autoimmune diseases

Source: Neandertal DNA Affects Modern Ethnic Difference in Immune Response – Scientific American

October 20, 2016

Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

House bill seeks to take 100,000 acres of Ute tribal lands and hand them over to oil and mining companies.

Source: Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

October 16, 2016

Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say – BBC News

China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.

Source: Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say – BBC News

September 25, 2016

Unprecedented Genomic Study Shines Light on Ancestry of Indigenous Australians | Genetics, Paleoanthropology | Sci-News.com

The first comprehensive genomic study of Indigenous Australians has revealed that they are indeed the direct descendants of Australia’s earliest settlers and diverged from their Papuan neighbors about 37,000 years ago.

Source: Unprecedented Genomic Study Shines Light on Ancestry of Indigenous Australians | Genetics, Paleoanthropology | Sci-News.com

September 15, 2016

Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created | Elsa Panciroli | Science | The Guardian

Reconstruction is based on studies of a spectacular fossil from China, preserved with skin and pigments intact

Source: Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created | Elsa Panciroli | Science | The Guardian