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Harvard historian examines how textbooks taught white supremacy

7 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Historian Donald Yacovone, an associate at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, was researching a book on the legacy of the antislavery movement when he came across some old history...

Soft, lightweight Turkish towels for bathrooms and beach trips

7 weeks ago from PopSci

Turkish towels offer a softness and portability. (Amazon/)After using a Turkish towel, also known as a pestemal or fouta, you’ll never want to go back to your bulky, traditional bathroom towel. They’re flat...

Grass on ash: Uncovering 200,000 year old beds from South Africa

7 weeks ago from Physorg

There is a fair amount of archeological evidence that indicates complex behavior among our ancestors. For instance, there are bone tools that were used as hunting projectiles, for working leather...

Mexican construction site may be world's biggest mammoth graveyard

7 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The number of mammoth skeletons recovered at an airport construction site north of Mexico City has risen to at least 200, with a large number still to be excavated, experts...

Training underway in Squamish, B.C., for giant mechanized exoskeleton pilots

7 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

An enormous and strange machine is being tested in the Squamish Valley, as its creator begins to train adventurous donors to the project on how to operate the unique mechanized...

'Mammoth central' found at Mexico airport construction site

7 weeks ago from Physorg

The number of mammoth skeletons recovered at an airport construction site north of Mexico City has risen to at least 200, with a large number still to be excavated, experts...

Rochester, N.Y., mayor suspends 7 officers involved in death of Daniel Prude

7 weeks ago from UPI

The mayor of Rochester, N.Y., on Thursday suspended seven police officers involved in the arrest of a Black man that resulted in his death after they covered his head and...

True size of prehistoric mega-shark finally revealed

7 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study has revealed the size of the legendary giant shark Megalodon, including fins that are as large as an adult human.

Drone survey reveals large earthwork at ancestral Wichita site in Kansas

7 weeks ago from Physorg

A Dartmouth-led study using multisensor drones has revealed a large circular earthwork at what may be Etzanoa, an archaeological site near Wichita, Kansas. Archaeologists speculate that the site was visited...

New mathematical method shows how climate change led to fall of ancient civilization

7 weeks ago from Science Daily

A researcher developed a mathematical method that shows climate change likely caused the rise and fall of an ancient civilization. He outlined the new technique he developed and showed how...

Rescuers hoist horse from mud pit in Massachusetts

7 weeks ago from UPI

Emergency responders in Massachusetts said they used a backhoe to hoist a horse that was stranded in a deep pit of mud.

Megafire does not deter Yosemite's spotted owls

7 weeks ago from Physorg

In 2013 the Rim Fire—the largest fire on record in the Sierra Nevada—burned one third of the potential California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis) habitat in Yosemite National Park. The...

New mathematical method shows how climate change led to fall of ancient civilization

7 weeks ago from Science Daily

A researcher developed a mathematical method that shows climate change likely caused the rise and fall of an ancient civilization. A new article outlines the technique he developed and shows...

New mathematical method shows how climate change led to fall of ancient civilization

7 weeks ago from Physorg

A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher developed a mathematical method that shows climate change likely caused the rise and fall of an ancient civilization. In an article recently featured in...

Look: Selena Gomez launches Rare Beauty makeup line

7 weeks ago from UPI

"Ice Cream" singer Selena Gomez celebrated the debut of Rare Beauty, her makeup line for Sephora.

Limestone artifacts from ancient royal mansion unearthed in Jerusalem

7 weeks ago from UPI

Archaeologists have unearthed the remnants of an ancient royal mansion in Jerusalem. The discovery, including several intricately carved, soft limestone artifacts, was revealed on Thursday.

New dating of Nebra sky disk

7 weeks ago from Physorg

Until now the Nebra sky disk was deemed to be from the Early Bronze Age and therefore the world's oldest depiction of the cosmos. Archaeologists from Goethe University Frankfurt and...

True size of prehistoric mega-shark finally revealed

7 weeks ago from Physorg

To date only the length of the legendary giant shark Megalodon had been estimated but now, a new study led by the University of Bristol and Swansea University has revealed...

Nature's soundtrack returns after centurylong absence

7 weeks ago from Physorg

Bird calls can be iconic, and to many Missourians, some have come to define landscapes. Waking up to the complex song of an eastern meadowlark in grassy fields at dawn,...

Watch: 'No Time to Die': Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas join forces in new trailer

7 weeks ago from UPI

Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas team up in the newest trailer for upcoming James Bond film, "No Time to Die."

The growth and decline in Rapa Nui's population is a lesson for our future

7 weeks ago from Physorg

The population on Rapa Nui didn't crash because the Europeans came. Nor did they live in idyllic equilibrium with nature for centuries.

Amazon railroad plan unites unlikely allies in opposition

7 weeks ago from Physorg

With his feather headdress and body paint, chief Beppronti Mekragnotire doesn't seem to have much in common with trucker Sergio Sorresino, but they share a cause: neither wants a railroad...

Texas man pleads guilty to joining Islamic State in Syria

7 weeks ago from UPI

A Texas man pleaded guilty to terrorism charges Wednesday for traveling to Turkey to join the Islamic State in Syria alongside his brother.

South Korea’s National Assembly plans to enforce dress code

7 weeks ago from UPI

South Korea's parliament says it is ready to enforce a dress code following uproar over a female lawmaker's choice of attire: a short wrap dress that fell above her knees.

Graduate student names new trace fossil discovered during coursework

7 weeks ago from Physorg

University of Alberta graduate student Scott Melnyk made an intriguing fossil find during a graduate level course—and ended up identifying the fossilized tracks of a newly discovered wood-boring organism in...

Oldest radiocarbon dated temperate hardwood tree in the world discovered in southern Italy

7 weeks ago from Physorg

Radiocarbon dating of five large and potentially old sessile oaks from Aspromonte National Parks has revealed a long lifespan ranging from 934 ± 65 to 570 ± 45 years. For...

Pizza cutters that will get you the slice of your dreams

7 weeks ago from PopSci

Seamless cutting for even slices. (Vita Marija Murenaite via Unsplash/)Every pizza lover knows that the final step in getting a great pie is the shape of the slice. There is the classic...

Coronavirus: Technology helps teachers rethink distanced learning

7 weeks ago from Physorg

Every teacher knows and dreads it: the look of a bored student. This school year, with a sea of new faces he's never seen before, sixth-grade teacher Zac Hansel is...