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University of Haifa Researchers Decipher One of the Last Two Remaining Unpublished Qumran Scrolls

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University of Haifa Researchers Decipher One of the Last Two Remaining Unpublished Qumran Scrolls

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One Giant Step Behind for Mankind

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Researchers analyzed the archived mission reports from the Apollo moonwalks to see how well moonwalkers were able to stick to their expected timelines. On nearly every extravehicular activity, activities took longer than predicted to complete.

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Newspapers, Oral History Project, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Prairie Public Broadcasting, North Dakota Newspaper Association

Documentary Illustrates Importance of Community Newspapers

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A one-hour documentary film based on the oral histories of eight North Dakota journalists illustrates the important role newspapers play in their community.

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University of Rhode Island Campus Named to National Register of Historic Places

URI Historic District comprises 29 acres and more than a dozen structures

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Power and Oppression of Women Explored in Wirtz Center’s First Production of 2018

EVANSTON - Called “a play about witches, with no witches in it” by playwright Caryl Churchill, “Vinegar Tom” follows the lives of seven characters, four of whom will be executed, in 17th century England. Northwestern University’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts presents “Vinegar Tom” from Feb. 2 to 11 in the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston.

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MSU Uses $1.5M Mellon Foundation Grant to Build Massive Slave Trade Database

Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and the public understand African slavery.

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Was King Henry IV of France a feminist? Probably not. But new research by Professor Nicola Courtright aims to show how the art and architecture of his royal residences

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Did Ancient Irrigation Technology Travel Silk Road?

 Using satellite imaging and drone reconnaissance, archaeologists from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered an ancient irrigation system that allowed a farming community in arid northwestern China to raise livestock and cultivate crops in one of the world’s driest desert climates.Lost for centuries in the barren foothills of China’s Tian Shan Mountains, the ancient farming community remains hidden in plain sight — appearing little more than an odd scattering of round boulders and sandy ruts when viewed from the ground.

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Starting a New Year Diet? Cornell Historian Explores American History Through Diet Books

It’s the season of resolutions and many Americans are turning to diets to kick off the new year. Dieting is a $60 billion industry, with 45 million Americans trying to lose weight every year. But despite all the money and effort, these diets haven’t succeeded for the two-thirds of Americans who are overweight or obese. In “Diet and the Disease of Civilization,” Adrienne Rose Bitar defines “success” differently: What if diet books work like literature?

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New Archeological Exhibition Tells the Story of Hippos During the Transition From Paganism to Christianity in the Land of Israel

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What is a pagan amulet against indigestion doing in a Byzantine church at Hippos? Did the processions of debauchery and drinking honoring the god of wine Dionysus continue during the Christian period? And did the goddess of good fortune Tyche still protect Hippos centuries after the disappearance of belief in the Greco-Roman gods? A new exhibition at the University of Haifa’s Hecht Museum summarizes 18 years of exploration in the ancient city of Hippos







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