It's October—baseball is in its final throes for the season, football frenzy is fast upon us, the holiday season is peeking at us, and the kids are back in school.I was fortunate to have some excellent teachers growing up, but I also remember having to use scrappy, dog eared copies of books, having to copy worksheets by hand to save them for subsequent classes to use, and seeing my parents sigh when I brought home a letter asking for money for Weekly News subscriptions—but they always found the money for me.Now more than ever, schools and parents are struggling to meet the needs of students.
City Hall Park in New York City is often home to public art exhibits. The current installment is Sol LeWitt's Structures .LeWitt is the American artist often credited with creating minimalism and conceptualism.
Citizens of the Ancient World seem to have made a solid go at "going green." Ongoing research by Harriet Foster and Caroline Jackson (2010) revealed hints of color deriving from previously blown glass in colorless glass, indicating that Romans often reused glass, adding batches of broken vessels into the raw material from which they fashioned new items.
Four Stone Hearth is the anthropology blog carnival. It owes its origin* to Martin Rundkvist of Aardvarchaeology, who administered the site for four years before passing the torch to Afarensis Martin Rundkvist of Aardvarachaeology, Kambiz Kurani of Anthropology.net, and Afarensis.
Editor's Selections: Tapeworms, Schizophrenia, Little Ice Ages, Home Ritual Spaces, and Roman Religion
A diverse collection to share this week from ResearchBlogging.org: At Body Horrors , Rebecca Kreston tells readers tapeworms can grow 22 cm a day or 1 cm per hour - and the longest specimen every found was recorded at an alarming 25 m or 82 ft.
Excerpts from the Personal Journal of Krystal D’Costa [i] Tuesday: I fell. Again . This time it was while getting out of the car.
Tomorrow the #NYCSciTweetUp and The Story Collider will partner for an evening of science, stories, and beer! The Story Collider invites people to share the roles that science has played in their lives.
On Research Blogging this week: Have you yawned today? Perhaps on your commute to or from school? Maybe during class or a meeting? Perhaps you're yawning right now.
It's almost time! Will you be there? Next Tuesday, the #NYCSciTweetUp and The Story Collider will partner for an evening of science, stories, and beer!
Lego wars with young Makers. Maker Faire invites young Makers to enter a world of innovation and imagination. If you can dream it, you can build it—particularly as experienced Makers are on-hand and willing to share what they know.
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