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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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94 Million-Year-Old Climate Change Event Holds Clues for Future

A major climate event millions of years ago that caused substantial change to the ocean’s ecological systems may hold clues as to how the Earth will respond to future climate change, a Florida State University researcher said.

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Explorations at Aztalan Yield Enthusiasm and Excitement for Visitors, Students

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People arrived at Wisconsin's Aztalan State Park, in couples and in groups, young and old. They braved the heat in order to take part in a public archaeology day, where excavations were underway to better understand the daily lives of the ancient peoples who called Aztalan home a millennium ago.

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Researchers Find Highland East Asian Origin for Prehistoric Himalayan Populations

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In a collaborative study by the University of Oklahoma, University of Chicago, University of California, Merced, and Uppsala University, researchers conduct the first ancient DNA investigation of the Himalayan arc, generating genomic data for eight individuals ranging in time from the earliest known human settlements to the establishment of the Tibetan Empire. The findings demonstrate that the genetic make-up of high-altitude Himalayan populations has remained remarkably stable despite cultural transitions and exposure to outside populations through trade.

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Book Chronicles Rise of Urban Planning in Ancient Egypt

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Egyptian pharaohs, who are remembered for their pyramids and temples, many of which remain as magnificent monuments to their civilization, were also the world’s first urban planners.

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Mapping the Medieval: Ithaca College Professor Building Digital Model of Ireland’s Trim Castle

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Ithaca College Professor Michael "Bodhi" Rogers and a group of students are using a 3D scanner to build a digital model of Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Once complete, the model can be used for virtual tours, facilitating repairs, and a number of other applications.

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Historic Declaration Signed to Ensure Protection of Amazon Basin

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More than a dozen institutions signed the historic Joint Statement for the Amazon Waters today at the Amazon Waters International Conference in Lima, marking an unprecedented commitment to collaboration in efforts to promote the integrity of the Amazon Basin, home to the largest continuous rainforest and most extensive freshwater ecosystem in the world.

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New Research Casts Doubt Over Tale of Famous Brontë Dress

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Research by the University of Southampton has called into question a centuries-old story behind a dress that once belonged to one of the nation’s most beloved novelists – Charlotte Brontë.

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Historic Fossils Find New Life Telling the Story of Ancient Proteins

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A few snippets of protein extracted from the fossil of an extinct species of giant beaver are opening a new door in paleoproteomics, the study of ancient proteins.

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Ice Age Bison Fossils Shed Light on Early Human Migrations in North America

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Study dates the first movements of bison through an ice-free corridor that opened between the ice sheets after the last glacial maximum

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Secret Lives of Amazonian Fishes Revealed by Chemicals Stored in Their Ear-Stones

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Fish species that are both economically and ecologically important in South America live mysterious lives. A new study reports on the use of chemical analysis of ear-stones or “otoliths” as a way to tease out a fish’s life story, potentially revealing its migratory routes and the environments it encountered in its travels.

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Electric Eels Make Leaping Attacks

Vanderbilt biologist Kenneth Catania has accidentally discovered that can electric eels make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver and, in so doing, has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by famous 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.

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Second Novel From Susan Lynn Meyer, Wellesley Professor of English, Inspired by Father’s Experiences in America After Escaping Nazi-Occupied France

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Susan Lynn Meyer has published a second young adult novel, Skating with the Statue of Liberty with Penguin Random House (April 2016), a companion volume to the Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner Black Radishes. In her new book, Gustave, a Jewish refugee boy who has fled Nazi-occupied France, faces racism and anti-Semitism in New York City during World War II, but ultimately finds friendship and hope.

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Genomic Study Tracks African-American Dispersal in the Great Migration

Data from cohort studies helps reconstruct African-American heritage from before Civil War.

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How a Huge Landslide Shaped Zion National Park

A Utah mountainside collapsed 4,800 years ago in a gargantuan landslide known as a “rock avalanche,” creating the flat floor of what is now Zion National Park by damming the Virgin River to create a lake that existed for 700 years.

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Same Book, Different Culture, New Meaning

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In the 1960’s, when matchmakers paired writers with receptive readers overseas, so-called “World Literature” was born

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Downed World War II Aircraft Missing for 72 Years Located in Pacific Islands by Project RECOVER

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An American aircraft missing since July 1944 was recently located off Palau by effort to combine advanced oceanographic technology with archival research to locate MIAs and military aircraft.

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Burial Sites Show How Nubians, Egyptians Integrated Communities Thousands of Years Ago

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New bioarchaeological evidence shows that Nubians and Egyptians integrated into a community, and even married, in ancient Sudan, according to new research from a Purdue University anthropologist.