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Embargoed AJPH Research: New Issue Celebrates Findings From Historic 40-Year Nurses’ Health Study

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about the contributions the Nurses’ Health Study has made to issues related to women’s health and chronic disease.

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Got Olympic Fever? UGA Experts Available to Discuss Doping, Legacy and More

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Archaeologists Find Elusive 16th-Century Spanish Fort on Parris Island

The lost Spanish fort San Marcos, founded in 1577 at the town of Santa Elena by Pedro Menedez Marquez, has been found on present-day Parris Island in South Carolina by a pair of archaeologists.

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American Physical Society Names ORNL's Holifield Facility Historic Physics Site

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The American Physical Society (APS) on Monday honored the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, located at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as an APS Historic Physics Site.

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NMU Archaeology Class Unearths Beaver Island History

Relatively little physical evidence exists of the early occupants and fascinating history of Beaver Island on Lake Michigan, A Northern Michigan University summer archaeology field school is gradually filling that void while giving students hands-on experience in excavation techniques and artifact analysis.

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Solving the Mesopotamia Timeline Puzzle with Tree-Rings and Radiocarbon Research

Tree-ring dating and radiocarbon research led by Cornell University archaeologist Sturt Manning has established an absolute timeline for the archaeological, historical and environmental record in Mesopotamia from the early second millennium B.C.

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UC Riverside Scholar Translates Korean Immigrant Oral Histories

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A collection of oral histories gathered by K.W. Lee, the godfather of Asian American journalism, has been translated into Korean by UC Riverside scholar Edward T. Chang and published in the Republic of Korea.

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Cave Discoveries Shed New Light on Native and European Religious Encounters in the Americas

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A project led by archaeologists from the British Museum and the University of Leicester has discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples and their spiritual beliefs deep inside the caves of a remote Caribbean island.

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Historian Shares Thoughts in Aftermath of Recent Shootings of Dallas Police, Sterling & Castile

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Cornell College Summer Research Marks New Discoveries About Old European Drawings

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Summer art history research is revealing new discoveries about 58 drawings that many don’t even know exist.

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What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

University of Florida geochemist Andrea Dutton and colleagues at the University of Michigan have utilized a new technique of analysis to reconstruct Antarctic ocean temperatures that support the idea that the combined impacts of volcanic eruptions and an asteroid impact brought about one of Earth’s biggest mass extinctions 66 million years ago.

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Reconstruction of 12,000 Year Old Funeral Feast Brings Ancient Burial Rituals to Life

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The woman was laid on a bed of specially selected materials, including gazelle horn cores, fragments of chalk, fresh clay, limestone blocks and sediment. Tortoise shells were placed under and around her body, 86 in total. Sea shells, an eagle's wing, a leopard's pelvis, a forearm of a wild boar and even a human foot were placed on the body of the mysterious 1.5 meter-tall woman. Atop her body, a large stone was laid to seal the burial space.

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Scopes Monkey Trial Book Author Available to Give Historical Context

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Ostrich Relative Lived in North America About 50 Million Years Ago

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The new species is named Calciavis grandei – with “calci” meaning “hard/stone,” and “avis” from the Latin for bird, and “grandei” in honor of famed paleontologist Lance Grande who has studied the fossil fish from the same ancient North American lake for decades.

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Technique From Biology Helps Explain the Evolution of the American Car

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UCLA-led team of researchers has taken a unique approach to explain the way in which technologies evolve in modern society. Borrowing a technique that biologists might use to study the evolution of plants or animals, the scientists plotted the “births” and “deaths” of every American-made car and truck model from 1896 to 2014.

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Think You Know The American Revolution? Read These Five Books This Fourth of July, Professor Says

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This Fourth of July marks the 240th anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This year, in addition to firing up the grill and donning red, white and blue, why not pick up a book with a patriotic theme?

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A Brexit Chain-Reaction? Think Again, Says Kennesaw State University Professor

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A Gateway to Pan Exposed at Hippos

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Monumental Roman Gate Discovered at Sussita National Park, Following Discovery of Unique Mask of the God Pan. Expedition head Dr. Michael Eisenberg of the University of Haifa: “Now that the whole gate has been exposed, we not only have better information for dating the mask, but also a clue to its function. Are we looking at a gate that led to the sacred compound of the god Pan?”

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