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How Aboriginals Made Australia

– Cogito – Published on 16 Apr 2019 Didgeridoos, boomerangs, and an ancient hunter-gatherer lifestyle. These tend to be the first thing to come to mind when we imagine Indigenous Australians. Only with the arrival of Europeans was agriculture introduced. … Continue reading

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Mini-model of Stonehenge reveals how voices would have carried in original ancient monument

A team of researchers at the University of Salford in the U.K. has revealed how voices would have sounded 4,000 years ago inside of the Stonehenge monument. The group made a recording of their efforts and posted the results on … Continue reading

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There is a light that never goes out — Down by the Dougie

“When it shall be said in any country in the world my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in … Continue reading

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It’s Taken 10,000 Years For Pigs To Become Pigs – ScienceBlog.com

Call it a case of Jurassic Pork. It seems the common pig took a rather strange route to become the pig it is today, according to a team of international researchers that include a Texas A&M University genome expert. The team … Continue reading

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A green resistance: plants and enslavement

Have you seen the new design for our Slavery Remembrance Day posters and leaflets for 2018? They are all around the city centre and waterfront promoting Slavery Remembrance Day and the Unity Carnival. A big, pale yellow flower sits in … Continue reading

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7 Side-By-Side Victorian And Modern Images Of The Same Exact Locations In England

On Stride juxtaposed historical photos of seven English cities from the end of the 19th century and modern times. The project shows how these cities have transformed in the past 125 years from architecture to lifestyle and even fashion trends. … Continue reading

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7 Nests That Will Change How You Think of Birds

SciShow Published on 4 Aug 2019 There are estimated to be over 18,000 different bird species with a wide variety of nest shapes and sizes. From teeny, adorable cups to massive compost mounds, the diversity of birds’ nests is definitely … Continue reading

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Intricate Beadwork Adorns Handmade Mardi Gras Suits by Demond Melancon

For the past three decades, Louisiana-based artist Demond Melancon has created highly detailed Mardi Gras Indian suits using millions of hand-sewn small glass beads. Each suit takes several months to create and features custom patches that tell stories about African … Continue reading

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A tectonic plate may have peeled apart—and that could shrink the Atlantic Ocean

Something strange is happening off the coast of Portugal, and scientists have now proposed a groundbreaking explanation.   BY MAYA WEI-HAAS PUBLISHED MAY 6, 2019 For years, João Duarte has puzzled over a seemingly boring underwater expanse off the coast … Continue reading

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This Chef Keeps the Flavors of Ancient Mexico Alive

Mexico’s Zapotecs are an indigenous community living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before Spanish colonization, Zapotecan civilization was a thriving epicenter of food, culture and tradition. Today, chef Abigail Mendoza is on a mission to keep those traditions alive by cooking the … Continue reading

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