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Archaeology News Network: The Amphipolis Caryatids fully excavated.

The pedestals, if they were crafted in wood, would fit in any early “Mad Men” episode.

10/01/14 • 03:48 PM • HistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Search for King Harold’s remains approved.

Hmmm. There’s already a likely corpse at Bosham. A conclusive DNA test will be the only scholarly method of ... laying this one to rest.

10/01/14 • 03:46 PM • HistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

IFLScience: Over 50 Geoglyphs Discovered In Kazakhstan.

Using Google Earth, researchers have discovered an archeological gem in northern Kazakhstan—more than 50 previously unknown geoglyphs of different geometric shapes and sizes sprawled across the landscape. Geoglyphs are large designs created on the surface of the ground, usually made by arranging stones or sculpting the earth.”

09/30/14 • 12:31 PM • HistoryScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Lower IQ in Children Linked to Chemical in Water.

*Ahem.* Guess what’s been showing up in the wells around Los Alamos ... ?  Do check out the Los Alamos Study Group’s page - they do amazing work.

09/30/14 • 09:43 AM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsNaturePoliticsSanta Fe LocalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Stone Age site challenges old archaeological assumptions about technology.

Given that pyramids developed independently all over the globe, I’d say this theory should be pretty obvious.

09/30/14 • 09:40 AM • HistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CosmosUp: Pluto is a Planet Again?

After the experts argued their cases, the audience was allowed to vote on what a planet is or isn’t and whether Pluto should be considered a planet. The results were conclusive: Pluto should be a planet once again.”  Let the people decide science questions!  There’s a fix. We’ll be arming ourselves against Elvis impersonators flying black helicopters out of Roswell in no time.  Loosely filed under ‘Science.’

09/30/14 • 09:35 AM • EntertainmentScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

An article on Scientific American ...

... clicks through to “QuickAndDirtyTips.com.”  Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

09/25/14 • 02:23 PM • InternetPsychologyScienceWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: New dinosaur from New Mexico has relatives in Alberta.

The horns on the back of the skull are thick and curve downwards, and the snout has a mixture of flat and bumpy scales—an unusual feature for an ankylosaurid.” No doubt the snout was caused by the enormous amounts of prehistoric green chile eaten ... (joking, just joking) ...

09/25/14 • 02:21 PM • HistorySanta Fe LocalScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Amphipolis ‘Caryatids’ hint Olympias may lie within.

These female sculptures may specifically be Klodones, priestesses of Dionysus with whom Olympias, Alexander the Great’s mother, consorted.

09/25/14 • 02:17 PM • HistoryScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Fourth chamber may hold key to Amphipolis riddle.

It seems quite likely that the third entrance, which is not centred in the fourth wall but is shifted towards the left, leads, possibly via a stairway, to a lower level.” [Panting in anticipation.]

09/24/14 • 04:49 PM • HistoryScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CosmosUp: Vatican Astronomer - There’s Life Out There.

The new president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation has said that it is only a matter of time before alien life forms are discovered, which will pave the way to questions about God’s relationship to intelligent beings outside our planet.

09/23/14 • 07:51 PM • ReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm/Blogs: 551 Feet Under the Sea - What It’s Like to Ride in a Deep-Sea Sub.

Take a trip, textually.

09/23/14 • 01:02 PM • NatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: How Big Animals Deter Cancer.

The larger the animal, they found, the fewer endogenous retroviruses it acquired. For example, mice picked up 3,331, whereas humans gained 348 and dolphins, 55.

09/23/14 • 10:12 AM • HealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Nautil.us: Our Nuclear Waste Is a Goldmine.

But there is a better solution: Nuclear waste can be turned into electricity. A new generation of nuclear reactors, dubbed Gen-IV reactors, could do it with great efficiency.

09/23/14 • 09:48 AM • EnvironmentalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Einstein’s “Time Dilation” Prediction Verified.

Experiments at a particle accelerator in Germany confirm that time moves slower for a moving clock than for a stationary one.

09/22/14 • 11:21 AM • HistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Deciding who should pay to publish peer-reviewed scientific research.

But how can these [open-access] journals survive? They do that by charging the author. Fees range anywhere from $100–$1000 or so.” So, as we continue to argue our points, we need to be careful to source the journals we’re pulling studies from. I promise to try to link the originating journal’s source docs when I pull a study from now on.

09/18/14 • 08:59 AM • ScholarlyScienceWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Secrets of a badger’s toilet.

Linked for the title. Well, mostly.

09/18/14 • 08:54 AM • NatureScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls.

So then ... what’s the point?

09/17/14 • 04:30 PM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: F.D.A. Panel Weighs Restrictions on Testosterone Drugs.

A fifth to a quarter of men who are prescribed testosterone have not had a baseline test for their testosterone level. And 60 percent of the prescribing is done by primary care doctors, while just 20 percent of the drugs are prescribed by specialists like endocrinologists and urologists.” So it’s treated like the depression pharmaceutical market then. So what’s the problem? (tongue in cheek)

09/17/14 • 02:07 PM • HealthScience • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ISAW Papers: “The Cosmos in the Antikythera Mechanism.”

This is a couple of years old, but since the mechanism is in the news these days, I thought it might enlighten some who didn’t take the time to skim through it.

09/17/14 • 11:36 AM • HistoryScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

$3 Million Gift Creates Stuttering Institute at UT Austin, Provides Free Treatments.

Free treatments. What a brilliant thing. I may peek in next time I’m in Austin, to see how therapies have changed. Thanks for the heads-up, Mark!

09/17/14 • 11:27 AM • HealthPersonalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Watch Odile hit Arizona and NM on the National Weather Services’ advanced weather data display.

Here. Took a minute or two to boot up on my browser.

09/17/14 • 11:11 AM • NatureSanta Fe LocalScienceSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Past Horizons: Deadly injuries to skull and pelvis of Richard III revealed.

Incorporates an excellently descriptive video.  Everything you need or want to know, right here.

09/17/14 • 11:04 AM • HistoryScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NewsMax: Google Wants to Fly Drones Over New Mexico.

Google is planning to begin testing drones in a virtually uninhabited area of New Mexico in pursuit of providing internet connectivity to remote areas or monitoring environmental damage.

09/17/14 • 10:40 AM • GoogleInternetSanta Fe LocalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ABC: Experts - Chopin’s Heart Shows Signs of TB.

The experts said heart is ” very well preserved,” but they did not open the jar.”  The benefits of a long soak in quality cognac.

09/17/14 • 10:33 AM • HealthHistoryMusicScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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