Ancient Origins of Science
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Modern science began on the shores of the Mediterranean around 700BC. What happened?
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Slime mold can build ancient Rome's roads - RedOrbit

Slime mold can build ancient Rome's roads - RedOrbit | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The Romans probably employed a legion of designers and planners at the time but, if we take the findings of some new research at face value, a passable job of transport network design could be done by a big dollop of slime mold.
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Ancient Receipt Proves Egyptian Taxes Were Worse Than Yours - Live Science

Ancient Receipt Proves Egyptian Taxes Were Worse Than Yours - Live Science | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
A recently translated ancient Egyptian tax receipt shows a bill that is (literally) heavier than any American taxpayer will pay this year — more than 220 lbs. (100 kilograms) of coins.
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California Science Center's 'Dead Sea Scrolls' features 600 ancient artifacts ... - LA Daily News

California Science Center's 'Dead Sea Scrolls' features 600 ancient artifacts ... - LA Daily News | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
In California Science Center’s new “Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition,” Robert Duke is hunched over a digitized blowup of a parchment fragmen
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The Met and RISD Are Among Museums Redisplaying Antiquities - New York Times

The Met and RISD Are Among Museums Redisplaying Antiquities - New York Times | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Expensive renovations at institutions here and abroad come even amid demands for repatriation of ancient art.
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Ring brings ancient Viking, Islamic civilizations closer together - Science News

Ring brings ancient Viking, Islamic civilizations closer together - Science News | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Science News Ring brings ancient Viking, Islamic civilizations closer together Science News Ancient texts mention encounters around 1,000 years ago between Scandinavians and members of the Islamic civilization, which stretched from West Asia to...
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The UK's most eccentric library - Boing Boing

The UK's most eccentric library - Boing Boing | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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The section on “Modern Philosophy” includes volume after volume of Nietzsche and half a shelf of Hume. The open stacks—exceptional in any gathering of irreplaceable ...
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Ancient Chilean Mummies Now Turning into Black Ooze: Here's Why - Live Science

Ancient Chilean Mummies Now Turning into Black Ooze: Here's Why - Live Science | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The famous Chinchorro mummies, which have remained preserved in Chile for more than 7,000 years, are now under threat from increased levels of moisture.
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UW-EC prof helps uncover possible tunnel from ancient palace - Leader-Telegram

UW-EC prof helps uncover possible tunnel from ancient palace - Leader-Telegram | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Archaeologists excavating this winter at an ancient site in Israel uncovered what they believe may be an escape tunnel used by royal elites living in an Iron Age palace.
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Afghanistan's ancient Sufi order shocked by deadly attack - Los Angeles Times

Afghanistan's ancient Sufi order shocked by deadly attack - Los Angeles Times | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Nothing could have prepared Mohammad Zarar for the lead story on Afghanistan's 10 p.m. television news Saturday.
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Mysterious Jade Artifact May Have Been Offering to Ancient Gods - Live Science

Mysterious Jade Artifact May Have Been Offering to Ancient Gods - Live Science | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
A mysterious corncob-shaped artifact, dating to somewhere between 900 B.C. and 400 B.C., has been discovered underwater at the site of Arroyo Pesquero in Veracruz, Mexico.
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US cave explored for now-extinct animals' bones (Update) - Phys.org

US cave explored for now-extinct animals' bones (Update) - Phys.org | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Paleontologists are completing their first excavation in 30 years inside an unusual U.S. cave thought to hold the remains of tens of thousands of ancient animals that fell to their deaths. ... Greatest Natural Wonders of The Earth.
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Ancient customer-feedback technology lasts millennia - New Scientist

Ancient customer-feedback technology lasts millennia - New Scientist | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
In the days before Amazon and TripAdvisor, how could you express your consumer outrage? For ancient Mesopotamians, it was seethe, stamp and bake
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Preserving rare Arabic manuscripts - The Hindu

Preserving rare Arabic manuscripts - The Hindu | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Dairatul Maarif, the ancient institute devoted for preservation of rare Arabic manuscripts, has got a new lease of life with the Ministry of Minority Affairs agreeing to sanction Rs. 13 crore.Centre to sanction Rs.
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Bizarre, ancient sea-monster was a gentle giant - ABC Science Online

Bizarre, ancient sea-monster was a gentle giant - ABC Science Online | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered the beautifully preserved fossils of a huge arthropod that lived 480 million years ago, in what is now Morocco.
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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science by Steven Weinberg ... - The Guardian

To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science by Steven Weinberg ... - The Guardian | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Aristotle is tedious, Descartes is overrated – a Nobel prizewinner’s Whig history of science. By Tim Radford
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7 Historical Treasures Discovered by Accident - History

7 Historical Treasures Discovered by Accident - History | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
From the Terra Cotta Army to the Dead Sea Scrolls, get the stories behind seven chanceencounters that led to the discovery of priceless historical relics.
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How a circular smartphone could help us rethink tech - CNN

How a circular smartphone could help us rethink tech - CNN | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Screens are rectangles. Even the 3-year-old playing with your iPad could tell you that. But what would the digital world look like through a different sort of frame? Say... a circular one?
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Discovery in Ancient Cantabria Cave Is Amazing - Clapway

Discovery in Ancient Cantabria Cave Is Amazing - Clapway | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Discovery of Ancient artwork has been uncovered inside a cave in area of Cantabria, Spain, that featured geometrical shapes, disc shapes and stains.
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Vase Lift: What Italian Antiquities Tell Us About Celebrity Plastic Surgery - LA Weekly

Vase Lift: What Italian Antiquities Tell Us About Celebrity Plastic Surgery - LA Weekly | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Currently on display at the Getty Villa through May 11, “Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy” makes the case that if something look...
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Room To Read: Even in the Internet age, good research needs a good library - The Indian Express

Room To Read: Even in the Internet age, good research needs a good library - The Indian Express | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
At Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya’s library, 30,000-strong collection includes 200 rare books, manuscripts
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Ancient tsunami shaped Mexico's luxury coast - RedOrbit

Ancient tsunami shaped Mexico's luxury coast - RedOrbit | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
If you've been to Mexico's luxury resorts on the coast, you have a giant, ancient tsunami to thank for forming the coastline, according to this new study.
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Ancient Stone Tool Intrigues Archaeologists in Oregon - NBCNews.com

Ancient Stone Tool Intrigues Archaeologists in Oregon - NBCNews.com | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be olde...
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Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard? - The Guardian

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard? - The Guardian | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests
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Public Release: 5-Mar-2015 Ancient Mongol metallurgy an extreme polluter - EurekAlert (press release)

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015 Ancient Mongol metallurgy an extreme polluter - EurekAlert (press release) | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The ancient Mongols have a reputation for having been fierce warriors. A new study out of the University of Pittsburgh shows them to have been unmatched polluters.
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Rock school: World's best-preserved prehistoric rock art recreated in €55m ... - The Guardian

Rock school: World's best-preserved prehistoric rock art recreated in €55m ... - The Guardian | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 drawings and paintings created 36,000 years ago by cave dwellers have been painstakingly reproduced in a state-of-the art cultural attraction in the Ardèche
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