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An iconic Native American stone tool technology discovered in Arabia

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) A new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE examines fluted ...
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In ancient Arabia, some tools were created to show off skills

(Ohio State University) People living in southern Arabia some 8,000 years ago created intricate stone weapons that were not just ...
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At Height of the 1918 Pandemic, Schools in NYC and Chicago Stayed Open. Here’s Why

In the fall of 1918, as the deadly second wave of the influenza pandemic known as the “Spanish flu” swept ...
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Book Review: Legion Versus Phalanx

Myke Cole considers the historical clashes between formations of the Greek phalanx and Roman legion ...
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Black Americans Who Served in WWII Faced Segregation and Second-Class Roles

When the Selective Training and Service Act became the nation’s first peacetime draft law in September 1940, civil rights leaders ...
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20 Fateful Decisions at Gettysburg

A former licensed battlefield guide breaks down the critical judgments that decided the titanic engagement’s outcome ...
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The Contentious 1896 Election That Started the Rural-Urban Voter Divide

As the presidential election year of 1896 began, things were looking rosy for the Republicans. But the emergence of a ...
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5 Black Suffragists Who Fought for the 19th Amendment—And Much More

When Congress ratified the 19th Amendment on August 18,1920, giving American women the right to vote, it reflected the culmination ...
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Between shark and ray: The evolutionary advantage of the sea angels

(University of Vienna) Angel sharks are sharks, but with their peculiarly flat body they rather resemble rays. An international research ...
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Ancient carved shell llama offering found in lake Titicaca

A llama carved from a spondylus shell and a cylindrical laminated gold foil object were the contents of a carved ...
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