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Modern science began on the shores of the Mediterranean around 700BC. What happened?
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Ancient cave art unearthed in Mexico

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By Megan Gannon, LiveScience In the mountains of northeastern Mexico, archaeologists have unearthed thousands of ancient paintings on the walls of caves and ravines from a time before Spanish rule.
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Ancient Celtic Knots inspire scientific breakthrough - Irish Times

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Ancient Celtic Knots inspire scientific breakthrough
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Scientists have devised a new molecular technique, inspired by Celtic Knots and trees, which could be used in the treatment of multiple diseases.
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Story Notes for 300 - AMCtv.com (blog)

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Story Notes for 300
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Athens and Sparta were the two most powerful city-states in ancient Greece. Athens was known for its philosophy and art. Sparta was known for its military.
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English-language manual helps the fight back for Hong Kong kung fu - CNN International

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English-language manual helps the fight back for Hong Kong kung fu CNN International To counter the decline, he has co-authored the world's first English-language manual on the ancient kung fu style that he has taught for 60 years and has been his...
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Neolithic Stepping Stones

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http://youtu.be/lTdfIp59RKQ This time lapse video of an excavation of a site in the Outer Hebrides has me thinking about ways to document and share remote fieldwork.  We are going to be heading out...
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BioGeometry: the modern ancient science of form & harmony

BioGeometry: the modern ancient science of form & harmony. Many thanks to Kris Attard for this inspirational presentation, the wonderful people at Angka Cafe for the venue and the awesome participants.
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Wine Grapes Aged for Centuries - Discovery News

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Wine Grapes Aged for Centuries
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Genetic analysis suggests grapes were probably first cultivated in southwest Asia during the Neolithic, approximately 8,000 years ago.
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Q+A: Li Liu on the roots of Chinese agriculture - The Stanford Daily

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Q+A: Li Liu on the roots of Chinese agriculture The Stanford Daily Also, the mythology of the Paleolithic is different from the Neolithic in China, so people have not really discussed early agriculture in [the] Paleolithic until recently, and the...
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Museum mason - China Daily

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The percussion-meets-choreography concept comes from the ancient tradition of guwu, or "drum dance". The human skin component is entirely ...
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The Greek Alphabet

Tips, online tutorials, advice, and resources for learning biblical Greek. (@mattkennedy90 Found this online. It is a really good summary of all the introductory stuff we've covered. Enjoy.
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The ancient Maya meet the modern Internet

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For years, scholars painstakingly worked through paper to figure out Mayan glyphs; now they do it via blog.
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The world's best museums: a guide - Telegraph.co.uk

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The world's best museums: a guide
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There are great chunks of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome here.
Ruby Carat's insight:

Chester Himes called them "art detention centers".

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Lesvos Olive Trees

Theophrastus will carry out its Social Botany field trips (as of September 2013) in all these (and many more) Lesvos olive groves (The social botany field trips shall start there!
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California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Approved by Senate Committee - The Daily Chronic

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California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Approved by Senate Committee
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Numerous states are considering legislation this year to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp.
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Climate Change Propelled Ancient Human Cultural Innovation - Science World Report

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Design & Trend Climate Change Propelled Ancient Human Cultural Innovation Science World Report "We found that South Africa experienced rapid climate transitions toward wetter conditions at times when the Northern Hemisphere experienced extremely...
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London Day Three: Neolithic Glimpses

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This post has a higher word count than I normally commit myself to, but it is the images that I want to share with you all so please bear with me. As a lover of history and archaeology, it is all a...
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Shanghai Confucius Temple - ecns

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Since its establishment in 1294, the temple has been moved several times – but has always maintained its status as the highest learning institution in Shanghai in ancient times.
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Billion-Year-Old Water Preserved in Canadian Mine

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The primordial water contains chemicals that could support life without sunlight.
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Calculating the Angular View of an iPhone - Wired (blog)

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Calculating the Angular View of an iPhone
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Using the pythagorean theorem, I get a camera height of about 3.3 feet. That seems about right. But no one cares about the camera height.
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The Druid's Sacrifice, or History According to a Victorian Antiquarian ...

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Snippets and longer bits on Cumbrian history and folklore.
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Prehistoric Dog Lovers Liked Seafood, Jewelry, Spirituality - Discovery News

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Prehistoric Dog Lovers Liked Seafood, Jewelry, Spirituality
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The researchers found that most of the dog burials in this area occurred during the Early Neolithic 7,000-8,000 years ago.
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Ancient Egypt 39,000 BCE

EGYPTOLOGY / HISTORY "Ancient Egypt 39,000 BCE presents a cogent and insightful overview of competing theories that relate to the possible origins of ancient Egypt, along with compelling, new, specific evidence to suggest that its megalithic...
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Reflecting on Wisdom in the Golden Verses of Pythagoras

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Transformation-focused social sharing (Reflecting on Wisdom in the Golden Verses of #Pythagoras http://t.co/Zz1HDcnzrO)
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We've been enjoying a pint for longer than you may think - The Southern Reporter

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The Southern Reporter We've been enjoying a pint for longer than you may think The Southern Reporter Archaeologists argue hunter-gatherers at the Neolithic site Skara Brae brewed an ancient ale from barley flavoured with meadowsweet, a fragrant...
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Whimsical, animal-filled illustrations of mathematical concepts - Io9 - io9

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The Pythagorean Theorem and Sierpinski triangles are conveyed through drawings of elephants, snakes, and deer.
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