“In 2004, archaeology professor Robert Muckle was alerted to a site within the forests of British Columbia’s North Shore mountains, where a few old cans and a sawblade had been discovered. He suspected the area was once home to a historic logging camp, but he did not anticipate that he would spend the next 14 years unearthing sign after sign of a forgotten Japanese settlement—one that appears to have been abruptly abandoned.”
Hidden Japanese Settlement Found in Forests of British Columbia | Smart News | Smithsonian
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Tagged archaeology, British Columbia, Canada, forest, history, Japanese, science, settlement |
Her life helped us answer the question: What do animals think about?
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Tagged animal, animal intelligence, chimp, chimpanzee, death, intelligence, nature, obituary, primate, science |
Native Americans, English sailors and pirates all came together on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina to create the only American dialect that is not identified as American.
BBC – Travel – The US island that speaks Elizabethan English
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Tagged dialect, Elizabethan, English, history, island, language, North Carolina, Ocracoke Island, U.S., United States |
It can feel like we have a firm sense of our histories. But we can only make out the twigs.
I, Germ Line – by Mike Dawson
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Tagged animal, biology, books, comics, germ line, inheritence, nature, psychology, reproduction, science, technology |
“Not everybody is as mockable as everybody else, and some mockability doesn’t have consequences.”
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Tagged comedian, comedy, humor, interview, politics, satire, Stephen Colbert |
Apparently, conservatives are more intolerant.
To a surprising degree, our political beliefs may derive from a specific aspect of our biological makeup: our propensity to feel physical revulsion.
Liberals and Conservatives React in Wildly Different Ways to Repulsive Pictures
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Tagged beliefs, conservatives, disgust, intolerance, liberals, politics, psychology, repulsion, research, revulsion, science, taste, tolerance |
Peter Zhu, the cadet who died last week, dreamed of having children. His parents said a court order to retrieve his sperm was their last chance.
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Tagged family, genealogy, health, law, legacy, medicine, science, tradition |