"Are more and more people in the western world dropping off the radar and becoming the invisible poor or is the opposite happening? We recently heard that an astounding 46 million Americans are officially below the poverty line (That's $23,050/year for a family of four according to the official sources). That number really caught our eye and as such we decided to do a little more digging to help put some more facts and figures around it. Above is a nice visualization of the results we came up with."
Were the giant statues on Easter Island actually "walked" to their final resting spots? Researchers have unveiled a new theory that may redefine the historical understanding of how natives on Easter Island transported the iconic moai statues.
The Iceman Photo Scan is an innovative project which records the complete photographic documentation of the body of the Iceman mummy. Thanks to 12 differing angle-shots it is possible to see the whole body of the mummy. The intuitive zoom function enables a high-resolution navigation, from a total body image down to millimetric detail.
Ancient structures uncovered in Turkey and thought to be the world’s oldest temples may not have been strictly religious buildings after all, according to an article in the October issue of Current Anthropology.
A team of scientists announced the discovery of a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot from Ethiopia which does not belong to Lucy's species, Australopithecus (Lucy lived among close cousins http://t.co/vk5OguO5 - now...
Researchers have found that long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification ("folding" of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster) then non-meditators.
I usually like to focus on the proven benefits of meditation that might be realized within a relatively short time frame, however this recently publicized study has such significant implications for the long term that it caught my eye.
Imagine -- over the 20 years of my meditation practice, my cortex has folded much more often than that of non-meditators. I love picturing all those folds -- and I'm looking forward to developing many more. . .
"new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools,"
Information about the endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus and what you can do to save it.
So many of our student passively accept what they read on the internet as truth, especially if the website looks professional. Since we are trying to help foster critical-thinking skills, we can present this website as though it were factual and encourage our students to analyze, critique and evaluate the 'information' presented. Personally, I wish I lived in a world where the Tree Octopus was safe to freely climb in the old-growth forests.
If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere, from the USGS Water Science School...
"This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth's water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant."
During World War II, Nazis destroyed art works that were not what they considered Germanic enough and plundered many great art works. Some of these have never been recovered and may have been casualties of war.
Where did Jack The Ripper Go When He Stopped Killing In London? Did he come to America And Continue His Crimes In New York City The Ripper In America Once Jack The Ripper stopped killing in London what happened to him?