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November 14, 2014
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Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Niño cycles

The planet’s largest and most powerful driver of climate changes from one year to the next, the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the tropical Pacific Ocean, was widely thought to have been weaker in ancient times because of a different … Continue reading

September 9, 2014
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What lit up the universe?

New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. The study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters by UCL cosmologists Dr Andrew Pontzen … Continue reading

April 6, 2014
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Sex and History: Talking sex with objects from the past

A ground-breaking initiative from the University of Exeter, the Sex and History project, is offering schools a new way to tackle difficult topics in sex education. Led by Professor of History Kate Fisher and Classicist Dr Rebecca Langlands, Sex and … Continue reading

February 21, 2014
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Diamanten der Steinzeit

Glanz und Glitzer scheinen bereits vor 10.000 Jahren eine große Anziehungskraft gehabt zu haben. Prof. Walter Leitner und sein Team vom Institut für Archäologien der Universität Innsbruck konnten eine prähistorische Abbaustelle für Bergkristall in den Tuxer Alpen nachweisen und ermöglichen … Continue reading

January 16, 2014
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Tiny acts of microbe justice help reveal how nature fights freeloaders

The idea of everyone in a community pitching in is so universal that even bacteria have a system to prevent the layabouts of their kind from enjoying the fruit of others’ hard work, Princeton University researchers have discovered. Groups of … Continue reading

December 2, 2013
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‘My Intellectual Journey’

Ray Callahan discusses his career as historian, author of British military history A head-on collision with the British Official Secrets Act of 1911 changed the focus of Raymond Callahan’s doctoral dissertation, but also led to a long and distinguished career … Continue reading

November 25, 2013
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Evidence of 3.5 billion-year-old bacterial ecosystems found in Australia

Washington, D.C.— Reconstructing the rise of life during the period of Earth’s history when it first evolved is challenging. Earth’s oldest sedimentary rocks are not only rare, but also almost always altered by hydrothermal and tectonic activity. A new study … Continue reading

November 19, 2013
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Challenging our past

Book focuses on race relations between Native Americans, African Americans It’s a rosy picture, to think of Native Americans and African Americans embracing one another over the course of our country’s history. But that rosy picture has a dark side, … Continue reading