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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses is an overview of the pantheon originating among the Sumerians which was then taken up by various later cultures, including Babylonians and Assyrians. The site has entries on the fifty most important deities, f
Two former employees of Louisiana-based IberiaBank were awarded more than $2.3 million Friday when the bank settled allegations that its mortgage unit made false claims for federal loan guarantees.
Q: What’s the difference between repository and depository? Why, for example, is the Beinecke library at Yale often referred to as a repository while that notorious building in Dallas was called the Texas School Book Depository? A: The two
Steven Rosenfeld in Alternet: For months, readers of the New York Times and other influential mainstream media have heard about how fake news soiled 2016s election. But they havent heard how poorly the Times and its peers covered the election,...Stev
Friends ask me about being a parent who also remains politically involved. They ask me what it's like to bring my kids with me to demonstrations, meetings and trainings, to breastfeed while facing a cop in riot gear, to be peed on by my baby at a dir
A recent study led Texas A&M AgriLife Research has shown ground-penetrating radar, or GPR, may be effectively used in detecting the fine roots of plants, helping agricultural producers identify what crop varieties are best suited to their field c
Job Title: Legal and Compliance Program Manager Employer: Masimo Location: Irvine, California USA
Lessons learned outside spacecraft in the 1960s shape how we do spacewalks today. Video shot by Joshua Ballinger, edited and produced by Jing Niu and David Minick. Click here for transcript. (video link) Working outside a spacecraft in a spacesuitor
From Phys.Org: A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later? Research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, in collab
You cant teach genius, my friend and colleague Glenn Bray quipped in a recent email exchange. As an after-school teacher of comics, cartooning, and storytelling, I must bow my head and agree. One out of 50 of the middle-school kids … Contin
There's a lot more to garlic than its distinctive odor and strong, pungent taste.
A new Canadian study investigated the long-held belief that when children and parents dine together, the child benefits. Although this presumption has been implied, the new study confirms that children […]A new Canadian study investigated t
"TRICK CHIMPANZEE FULFILLS MIND TEST" was the headline in a New York Times story published December 18, 1909. With subheadings such as "Dr. Witmer Declares Peter Showed Reasoning Powers Before University of Pennsylvania Cli
By Cynthia Leitich Smith,Gayleen Rabakukk & Robin Galbraithfor CynsationsAuthor InsightsBest Books of 2017: Ibi Zoboi by Alex Heimbach from Kirkus Reviews. Peek:When Ibi Zoboi's family moved from Haiti to Bushwick,
From Phys.Org: A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later? Research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, in collab
Almost any Parisian will tell you that comics and graphic novels are serious stuff. Here, the “BD” or bandes dessines are not just in bookshops. They’re all over the place: in train stations, supermarkets, museums and th
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Manzano, Carolina and Vives, Xavier study Market Power and Welfare in Asymmetric Divisible Good Auctions. ABSTRACT: We analyze a divisible good uniform-price auction that features two groups each with a nite number of identical bidders. At equilibriu
The design for the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI) includes two separate channels to detect light in the blue (350 to 560 nm) and the red (530 nm to 1050 nm) portions of the visible wavelength spectrum. KCWI-Blue was commissioned and started routine sc
The German government says it backs an "open and free internet" following the U.S. decision to repeal net neutrality rules.
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From the U.S.: I have finally come to terms that no matter how much I want to pretend it was a dream, or that I made it up in my head, or that he some other non-sexual reason for doing it, my father sexually abused me as a child. I have the emotional
How individual police forces treat those that they suspect of being illegal immigrants varies greatly from one city to the next in the U.S. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the police department has a policy that states clearly, "Officers shall not stop,
Since Trust Across America began our annual reporting in 2013, every “Top Ten” list has outperformed the S&P 500 on a one-year basis. That's true again for 2017, as we reported this week.
While our genome contains a vast repertoire of genes that are responsible for virtually all of the cellular and developmental processes life requires, it is the complex dance of regulating their expression that is vital for genetic programs to be exe
Originally posted on Statisfaction: “Tout va trs bien”, meaning “all is well”, by Franquin. Hi all, Kristian Lum, who was already one of my Statistics superheroes for her many interesting papers and great talks
Regardless of body weight, children who eat healthy diets are more likely to have higher self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or being picked […]Regardless of body weight, children who eat healthy
Many people see marketing as a form of manipulation, particularly around Christmas and the other retail bonanzas: Easter, Valentine's Day, Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day. But rather than simply trying to trick people, the masters of marketing know it'
Robot kits can help children learn to build as well as to code. Based on our testing, here are the best kits for every age and skill level.
Iowa State University scientists have taken a journey through the past by studying the genetic changes in corn brought about by domestication.
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Briefly: At Bloomberg BNA, Jordan Rubin reports that [a] group of foreign lawyers wants the U.S. Supreme Court to look to the English roots of the Sixth Amendment and the duties of counsel in other countries today when it considers the case of an Ame
Finding out that your partner has betrayed your trust is completely devastating. You begin to question the entire relationship, struggle with feelings that you’re not good enough and, above all, wonder whether or not the damage can be repai
Updates on two previous vaccine related posts plus one of the most ridiculous anti-vaccine theories of all time.
Germany's top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate.
The high-pitched wail of the pneumatic saw cutting through the tibia, and the little bits of tissue the blade flung onto the surgeons gown were not enough to get to me the first time I saw a surgery, during my senior year in high school. It was the s
The thermodynamic properties of compounds such as aluminum oxide, which are known as refractory materials because they melt at temperatures above 2,000 degrees Celsius (3,632 Fahrenheit), have been difficult to study because few vessels can withstand
After two massive hurricanes impacted Puerto Rico three months ago, the island was left with extensive damage to its electrical infrastructure. Part of the problem was that the infrastructure was woefully inadequate to withstand a hurricane impact at
In the 40 years since the original Star Wars film premiered, the franchise has been a pop culture powerhouse.
William (Billy) D'Andrea is a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory paleoclimatologist and a Center for Climate and Life Fellow; he studies how environments have changed over time by reconstructing climate history using the molecules preserved in lake sed
From PiMyLifeUp: In this Raspberry pi serial reading and writing tutorial, we will be showing you how to read and write data through the serial GPIO connections that are made available to you on your Raspberry Pi. We will be showing you how to do the
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released 62 newly declassified videos today of atmospheric nuclear tests films that have never before been seen by the public.
A book that looks critically at the way science is treated by policymakers, reviewed by Susan Vickers
After two massive hurricanes impacted Puerto Rico three months ago, the island was left with extensive damage to its electrical infrastructure. Part of the problem was that the infrastructure was woefully inadequate to withstand a hurricane impact at
The youngest child was just a toddler when he or she died.
The Geminid meteor shower of 2017 peaked overnight on Dec. 13 and 14 and thrilled stargazers able to see it with dazzling meteors. See photos from the meteor shower by Space.com readers here.
The algorithm is having a cultural moment. Originally a math and computer science term, algorithms are now used to account for everything from military drone strikes and financial market forecasts to Google search results.
For the first time, a parasitic fungus has been spotted that manipulates the brains of fruit flies before they die, and might allow biologists to work out how they do it
An international team, including researchers from the UGR's anthropology group led by Prof. Miguel Cecilio Botella Lpez of the Department of Legal Medicine, Toxicology and Physical Anthropology, has discovered the world's oldest known cases of breast
Commission sets monitoring standards alongside emissions levels
Between Oct. 27 and Oct. 29, 2017, an archaeological team took nearly 6,000 photographs of ancient stone structures and other types of archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia.