To keep you up to date with what's happening in global health, I will now be posting biweekly round ups of the most significant and interesting news, views and events.As we're focused on the more creative ways of story telling here at Creatology, I will include a selection of news and feature articles, blogs, pictures, data visualizations, videos and more.
Archaeologists have discovered two sets of art kits thought to be 100,000 years old at a cave in South Africa. The findings provide a glimpse into how early humans produced and stored ochre - a form of paint - which pushes back our understanding of when evolved complex cognition occured by around 20,000 - 30,000 years.
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I have created a Dipity timeline of environmental disasters and law. It starts at the Industrial Revolution, and I would ask you to have a play with the zoom, especially to look at 2010 and 2011.
In my world there is social media you enjoy using and social media you feel you have got use to push things out there (ahem... Google+). I have to confess similar feelings to academic and technology journalist Aleks Krotski when she writes in the Guardian that: "For some time now, I've been struggling with what I call "social network emotional anaemia".
"Can art and science ever be reconciled?" fret various pundits periodically, wringing their hands about the fundamental disconnect between two seemingly divided worlds.
The reason for this post is out of solidarity for the protestors against the Keystone XL pipeline, and partly because I am surprised to still encounter people who don't know about the Alberta tar sands.
The above question was posed by Vincent M. Holt in 1885 in his book of the same name, and now, having munched on a choice selection myself, I can offer an answer to that question: because they taste pretty awful and have a horrible texture to boot.The topic was also the subject of a recent TED talk, in which Marcel Dicke proclaimed that insects can hold their own against meat in terms of flavour.
A mosquito on human skin. Credit: USDA Every year, 50-100 million people are infected with the dengue fever virus, which is transmitted to humans through the bites of female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, mainly in South East Asia and South America.
Haeckel's Actiniae We like to keep things topical here at Creatology and, with that in mind, I’d like to talk about a book published in Germany at the turn of the 20 th -century.
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