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Mainz U history department secures EUR 2.8 million in EU funding to promote young researchers

(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has been awarded EUR 2.82 million for a European Innovative Training ...
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Ancient societies hold lessons for modern cities

Today's modern cities, from Denver to Dubai, could learn a thing or two from the ancient Pueblo communities that once ...
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Jungle Fights Back: Crocodiles at Ramree Island, 1945

Soldiers fighting on Ramree Island in 1945 faced a more treacherous foe than any human enemy—the saltwater crocodile. A strategic ...
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Maryland Couple Finds Live WWI Ordnance While Digging in their Flower Bed

A Maryland couple working on their flower bed found quite a surprise Tuesday. Kelly and Shannon Thomas unearthed a WWI-era ...
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Education, unchained

Rousseau’s child-centred ideals are now commonplace but his truly radical vision of educational freedom still eludes usBy James Brooke-SmithRead at ...
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Biology in art: Genetic detectives ID microbes suspected of slowly ruining humanity’s treasures

(Terry Collins Assoc) New from Leonardo da Vinci DNA Project collaborators: 1) A study led by the J. Craig Venter ...
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Innovation by ancient farmers adds to biodiversity of the Amazon, study shows

(University of Exeter) Innovation by ancient farmers to improve soil fertility continues to have an impact on the biodiversity of ...
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We’ll Meet Again: Dame Vera Lynn, the ‘Forces’ Sweetheart,’ Dies at 103

Dame Vera Lynn, christened the “Forces’ Sweetheart,” passed away today at the age of 103. Vera Lynn’s melodic voice and ...
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Barbican, 1969

How the Barbican brought back living into the working heart of LondonBy Aeon VideoWatch at Aeon ...
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Ancient yet cosmopolitan

Art, adornment and sophisticated hunting technologies flourished not only in prehistoric Europe but across the globeBy Gaia VinceRead at Aeon ...
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