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Newswise: Rutgers Professor on How Harriet Tubman “Came to Slay”

Rutgers Professor on How Harriet Tubman “Came to Slay”

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

With the release of the film Harriet, Rutgers scholar Erica Armstrong Dunbar said it’s a good time to shed light on Tubman’s life not only as the famed Underground Railroad conductor, but as a sister, a daughter, a wife, a mother and a woman.

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20-Nov-2019 12:35 PM EST
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Early DNA lineages shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population

University of Helsinki

A new genetic study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of Turku demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Finland was inhabited by separate and differing populations

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15-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: UNC Charlotte Partners with The Washington Center for RNC Student Learning Experience

UNC Charlotte Partners with The Washington Center for RNC Student Learning Experience

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Through a partnership with The Washington Center, UNC Charlotte will host hundreds of students from across the country for an extraordinary two-week educational program during next summer's Republican National Convention.

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13-Nov-2019 10:55 AM EST
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Scientists Explore Egyptian Mummy Bones With X-Rays and Infrared Light to Gain New Insight on Ancient Life

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Experiments at Berkeley Lab are casting a new light on Egyptian soil and ancient mummified bone samples that could provide a richer understanding of daily life and environmental conditions thousands of years ago. In a two-monthslong research effort that concluded in late August, two researchers from Cairo University in Egypt brought 32 bone samples and two soil samples to study using X-ray and infrared light-based techniques at the Lab's Advanced Light Source.

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7-Nov-2019 7:05 PM EST
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Newswise: New fossil pushes back physical evidence of insect pollination to 99 million years ago
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New fossil pushes back physical evidence of insect pollination to 99 million years ago

Indiana University

A study co-led by researchers at Indiana University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has pushed back the first-known physical evidence of insect flower pollination to 99 million years ago, during the mid-Cretaceous period.

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11-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST
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