Three Fante women from the early British colonial period with elaborate hairstyles. The standing woman has a beautiful dress and wrapper of adinkra cloth stamped with swastikas. This symbol is found on Akan (Fante, Asante, Bron, etc) metal workings such as goldweights and as an adinkra symbol as shown here. This image is from The Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives at the National Museum of African Art sirismm.si.edu/siris/eepatop.htm
Bangor Daily News Students use teen's diary from 1800s to study, illustrate history of Searsmont Bangor Daily News Norman Withee, left, of the Searsmont Historical Society, looks at the original diary of Josephine Knight.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.
The World Wildlife Fund said Thursday the discoveries by global scientists in the last two years highlight the need to invest in conservation as the biologically diverse nation of 60 million revs up its economic engines and opens up to foreign investment.
Already, it is starting to succumb to many of the pressures felt by neighbors in Southeast Asia, from deforestation and illegal wildlife trade to mining and the development of hydropower.
The 26 plants and animals newly identified in Myanmar include a species of dragon fish, which are hugely popular in the Asian aquatic world. The so-called "scribbled arowana," is creating a buzz on the aquarium fish blogosphere because of its unheard-of complex, maze-like markings on every individual scale.
Daily Caller Gay Student Activists Demand Cell Phone Records Of Law-And-Religion Professor Daily Caller Fringe-left student activists at the University of Virginia are seeking to use the power of the state to acquire private communication between a...
Much like our brains, human muscles have evolved several times more rapidly than primate muscles, according to a new study — but that process has made us weaker over time in a process, while brains become more advanced. In other words, human evolution favored brain over brawn, making us much smarter (but also weaker) than our closest mammalian cousins.
In prehistoric Eurasia, drugs and alcohol were originally reserved for ritual ceremonies, and weren't used merely to satisfy hedonistic motives, a new study suggests. What's more, given the sacred role of the substances, their use was likely highly regulated and only available to elite citizens.
Many Eurasian cultures are known to have an ancient history with psychoactive substances, as evidenced by early written documents. The Greek historian Herodotus, for example, once described the Scythians' (Iranian equestrian tribes) post-funeral purification ceremony involving hemp, which dates back to the fifth century B.C.
Stefano Breccia, and engineer from Marche, living in Abruzzo, published some startling papers that seemed to reveal the story of repeated direct encounters between more than 100 people, and extraterrestrial beings living in numerous secret bases on our planet. The main figure of the event told by Breccia is the writer Bruno Sammaciccia. The case is said to have taken place mainly in and around Pescara. It would all begin in 1956, and would last for many years. [...]
BERLIN, GERMANY—Science News reports that the remains of two men wearing trousers have been recovered from the Yanghai graveyard in China's Tarim Basin by Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German ...
The State Southern Baptists oppose gender reassignment Religion News Service Ross Murray, who runs the religion program at the LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD, criticized the statement for being inconsistent.
five teenagers decided to drive around some Santa Fe, New Mexico neighborhoods and shoot random cars with BB guns. It would appear that they wound up shooting the wrong person’s car, though. A victim decided to chase after the teens, scaring them so much that the teens felt the need to call 911 for help. As KOAT reports, police came right away and…arrested the teens.
The five oblong eggs were "pliable" with a thin, hard outer layer marked by "cracking and crazing" covering a thick membrane inner layer, making them resemble the soft eggs of some modern snakes and lizards, said paleontologist Xiaolin Wang, another of the researchers.
View galleryAn artist rendition depicts ecological reconstructions of a male Hamipterus, the flying reptiles tha …
"They are the best-preserved pterosaur eggs ever found," Wang said.
The site was remarkable for what it reveals about how pterosaurs lived. At least 40 male and female individuals have been identified, and there may be hundreds in all, Wang said.
The site indicates pterosaurs lived in large colonies, in this case nesting near the lake and burying eggs in moist sand to prevent them from becoming desiccated, Wang said.
"One of the significant (aspects) of this discovery - hundreds of individuals and eggs together from one site - is that it confirmed that pterosaurs were gregarious, and the population size is surprisingly large," Zhou said.
“You cannot come dressed like this, have your costume changes, and do what you’re doing in front of the people like this,” the male staffer said. “This character does not go with what this festival represents. This is the African Arts Festival. This is not the Ballerina Arts Festival. This is not the European Arts Festival. It is not the Caucasian Arts Festival.” Stone then agrees to leave when she is told she could speak to the festival owner and the video ends.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar began a parliamentary session on Wednesday that will see lawmakers debate the first of four proposed laws that aim to protect the country's majority Buddhist identity by regulating (Confirmed: Myanmar lawmakers to debate...
Let’s say you have a technology that could save chimpanzee and gorilla species, our closest primate kin, from the almost certain prospect of extinction in the wild. But to make it work, you must first do biomedical testing on captive chimpanzees, a practice that has been denounced as cruel and largely unnecessary by the revered primatologist Jane Goodall and many others.