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Archaeologists and pagans alike glory in the Brodgar complex

Archaeologists and pagans alike glory in the Brodgar complex | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are notoriously nervous of attributing ritual significance to anything (the old joke used to be that if you found an artefact and couldn't identify it, it had to have ritual significance), yet they still like to do so whenever...
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Forest giants forecast trouble ahead

Forest giants forecast trouble ahead | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

We're in for increasingly extreme weather, punctuated by intense floods and devastating droughts, according to research into kauri tree rings.

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Pacific Mackerel Stocks That Feed Farmed Salmon In Decline

Pacific Mackerel Stocks That Feed Farmed Salmon In Decline | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
At current rates of overfishing, jack mackerel stocks in the southern Pacific could collapse soon, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reports.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us...
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Power and Control: LSD in the 60s

Power and Control: LSD in the 60s | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
This documentary was submitted by Aron Ranen and is dedicated to LSD and its history. He follows the story wherever it leads him – from the legitimate experiments conducted at the Harvard Divinity school to rather bizarre plans to unleash...
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Agriculture and horticulture in ancient Egypt

Agriculture and horticulture in ancient Egypt | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

Natural river irrigation shaped the early landscape of ancient Egypt. Drainage was not required for the Valley to become livable. It may have constituted a problem in the lower lying parts of the Delta which were often marshy. With the natural flooding and draining of the floodplain, the annual inundation permitted a single crop-season over two-thirds of the alluvial ground.

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Plan to move Argentine meteorite to Germany blocked

Plan to move Argentine meteorite to Germany blocked | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
An unlikely alliance between the native Moqoit people and leading Argentine scientists has thwarted plans to ship the world's second largest meteorite to Germany as a prestigious art exhibit.
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Ancient walled city, older than Egypt's pyramids, unearthed off Georgia coast

Ancient walled city, older than Egypt's pyramids, unearthed off Georgia coast | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
(Atlanta) Six hours southeast of Atlanta off the Georgia coast on Sapelo Island, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient walled city which preda (RT @TheBug_: Ancient walled city, older than Egypt's pyramids, unearthed off Georgia ...
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10 Words Originating From Greek Mythology

10 Words Originating From Greek Mythology | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
English is a fascinating language, particularly in that most of our words come from other languages. While most words come from some sort of root words that have travelled from ancient languages to more modern lexicons, ...
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Gains in DNA Are Speeding Research Into Human Origins

Gains in DNA Are Speeding Research Into Human Origins | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Remains from a Siberian cave and faster, cheaper technology are helping scientists draw a complex new picture of human origins.
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LSD research: Rhythmic inhibition 1

RHYTHMIC INHIBITION In the field of consciousness and neuroscience, it is generally believed that inhibition by the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) permits the formation of sensory constraints and reflects ...
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Undergrad aims to reduce childhood illness in Guatemala | ASU News

Undergrad aims to reduce childhood illness in Guatemala | ASU News | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Over the past two summers Madeline Sands, an undergraduate student at ASU, has conducted pivotal community health and medical anthropology research in Guatemala. Her findings have the potential to increase locals' ...
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A golden exhibit for Spain

A golden exhibit for Spain | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
It has been kept locked away for years, with the public only having seen it five times since it was first discovered.  This bracelet is part of the 24-carat collection weighing three kilos [Credit: The Olive Press] But now an ancient hoard of gold...
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Sacred sites up against Mexican mining plans

Sacred sites up against Mexican mining plans | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
REAL DE CATORCE, Mexico - From atop the sun-scoured mountain called Cerro Quemado, the vast basin below might seem like any other desolate corner of the northern Mexico desert.
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First plants caused ice ages

New research reveals how the arrival of the first plants 470 million years ago triggered a series of ice ages.
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Walking With Beasts

Walking With Beasts | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
This documentary discusses the most important of prehistoric animals who have emerged after the extinction of the dinosaur. It is a six part documentary starting from the first animals 49 million years ago, up to the more recent animals 30,000...
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On Mountains - Huffington Post (blog)

On Mountains - Huffington Post (blog) | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

In Gary Pak's diasporic, Korean-Hawaiian novel A Ricepaper Airplane (University of Hawaii, 1998) a woodsman named Uncle Bhak serves a warm bowl of rice porridge, or juk, to Uncle Sung Wha, a revolutionary on the run from the Japanese colonial army. The woodsman lives on Kumgangsan, a sacred mountain located in what is now the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or North Korea, near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

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Decaffeinated coffee preserves memory function by improving brain energy metabolism

Decaffeinated coffee preserves memory function by improving brain energy metabolism | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that decaffeinated coffee may improve brain energy metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes.
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Isolated Amazon tribe makes uncomfortable contact

Isolated Amazon tribe makes uncomfortable contact | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

Peruvian authorities say they are struggling to keep outsiders away from a clan of previously isolated Amazon Indians who began appearing on the banks of a jungle river popular with environmental tourists last year.

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The Bee Totem

The Bee Totem | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

The tiny Bee is very well respected in the human world. They are the makers of Honey which nourishes and feeds us and adds sweetness to our lives. Mead or Honey wine is the Ambrosia of the Gods and as many romantic connotations.

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Ten of the worst REDD-type projects that affect Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Ten of the worst REDD-type projects that affect Indigenous Peoples and local communities | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A group of Indigenous and environmental organizations have published a new booklet that highlights ten of the worst REDD-type projects that affect Indigeno (Ten of the worst REDD-type projects that affect Indigenous Peoples and local communities
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Sioux Indian Traditional Song - AIM

On September 13, 2007 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the "Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples." There were 144 states or countries t...
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Court rules historic promise to First Nation not valid - North - CBC News

Court rules historic promise to First Nation not valid - North - CBC News | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
The Yukon Supreme Court said the federal government has no legal obligation to negotiate unsettled land claims in the territory because promises made 140 years ago are not legally enforceable.
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The Great Laws of Nature: Indigenous Organic Agriculture

The Great Laws of Nature: Indigenous Organic Agriculture | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
The narration woven throughout the documentary is a Cree story of creation.
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