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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Anthropology

Michelle Obama Is More Than A Mascot

She was just criticized in Saudi Arabia for not wearing a headscarf, but even at home she’s not allowed to say what she wants. First ladies should be …

Michelle Obama

World's largest animated GIF created using giant paintings visible from space

A British 'GIF-iti' artist has created an enormous piece of street art using lots of paint and a satellite orbiting the earth<p>A UK grafitti artist has taken his work to a stunning new level with a pioneering <b>street art</b> project in Brazil.<p>INSA has created a new artform which he has dubbed “GIF-iti” - a …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

10 Words Shakespeare Used With Unclear Meanings

Shakespeare coined many of his own words, played around with others, used existing words in new and imaginative contexts, and joined pairs of words …

A Lost Purple Pigment, Where Quantum Physics and the Terracotta Warriors Collide

The connection between contemporary quantum physics and China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors is a lost pigment called Han purple. The vibrant hue …

Study hints that ancient Earth made its own water—geologically

A new study is helping to answer a longstanding question that has recently moved to the forefront of earth science: Did our planet make its own water …

An Oral History of Selma and the Struggle for the Voting Rights Act

Selma, Alabama, selected herself to become the battleground for the voting rights movement of the 1960s. It was a regional center of commerce and …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Does play-based kindergarten help children academically?

<b>OISE prof observing play-literacy interface in classrooms</b><p><i>Jenny Hall</i><p>When the kids in a kindergarten class that OISE professor Angela Pyle was …

D.C. Backs Off Plan to Make Superintendent the ‘Head’ of All Home Schools

The Washington, D.C., public school system has relented on a plan to put the superintendent in charge of all home schools in the District, after strong objections from home-school advocates and parents.<p>An early draft of new graduation guidelines released Nov. 25 said that “in the case of private …

U.S. court dismisses Colombian human rights claims against Occidental | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday threw out a human rights lawsuit brought against Occidental Petroleum Corp over allegations that it played a role in killings carried out by the Colombian military in 2004.<p>The Occidental Petroleum Corp headquarters is pictured in Los …

These 109 Pages of Numbers Are the Supreme Court's Map of California

Along with your standard court documents, the Supreme Court today issued a curious PDF: page after page of coordinates mapping the ocean-side border …

Mid-Atlantic Ridge

The <b>Mid-Atlantic Ridge</b> (<b>MAR</b>) is a mid-ocean ridge, a divergent tectonic plate or constructive plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic …

2014: The Year in Volcanic Activity

Once again, it has been a particularly eventful year for the world's volcanoes. Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava. In 2014, erupting volcanoes included Mount Sinabung, Mount Kelud, and Sangeang Api in Indonesia, …

Volcano dykes: what scientists are watching out for

Study shows how huge magma-filled cracks propagate near volcanoes<p>Volcanoes are misleading. For obvious reasons, their large, spectacular eruptions soak up most of our attention. But it's important to remember that there's actually a lot going on below the surface. For instance, many volcano …

'I write to expel my fear' - storytelling in the Sudans

Bhakti Shringarpure, editor-in-chief of Warscapes<p>Whether its literature, theatre, film, journalism, photography or testimony, storytelling has become an essential component for rendering the experience of conflict.<p>Stories of traumatic experiences are not only cathartic, but can offer human …

Continent-Sized Scan Reveals US Underbelly

A continent-sized scan of North America is giving researchers the sharpest view yet of mysterious geological structures underneath the United …

Global Ecological Land Units Map

<i>Ad:</i><p>With a base resolution of 250 meters, Esri and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have developed the highest spatial resolution ecological …

Ecology

How One Woman's Discovery Shook the Foundations of Geology

<b>By Brooke Jarvis</b><p><b>Marie Tharp spent the fall of 1952</b> hunched over a drafting table, surrounded by charts, graphs, and jars of India ink. Nearby, spread …

New 'embryonic' subduction zone found

NOAA/NGDC image of the Atlantic crustal age of the ocean floor. Geologists have detected the first evidence that a passive margin in the Atlantic …

News

100 Top Homeschool Curriculum Reviews

Here at The Curriculum Choice we have been bringing you homeschool curriculum reviews since 2009 to make your homeschool decisions easy! And so, we …