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History / Archeology - 18.02.2010
Professor David Nicholas on BBC2 Virtual Revolution
Professor David Nicholas on BBC2 Virtual Revolution
Professor David Nicholas, Head of UCL Information Studies, will reveal how use of the internet has affected our capacity to read and write at length, in The Virtual Revolution on 20 February. The four-part series has investigated the history of the internet, its trailblazers and how it has reshaped a variety of aspects of our lives.

Health - History / Archeology - 18.02.2010
Battlefield camaraderie yields long-term dividends for veterans, study finds
Veterans who served in military units characterized by a strong esprit de corps were much less likely decades later to die of a stroke or heart condition than veterans from less cohesive companies, two UCLA economists have found. "On the battlefield, you'd expect your buddy to have your back," said Dora Kosta, the study's lead author and a UCLA professor of economics.

History / Archeology - 28.01.2010
New journal puts spotlight on freemasonry
New journal puts spotlight on freemasonry
New journal puts spotlight on freemasonry The mysterious world of the fraternal freemasons will be under inspection in a new journal which is being launched by the University of Sheffield this week (29 January 2010). The University´s Centre for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism has launched the first ever academic peer-reviewed journal into the fraternal organisation, which will shed light on many of the intriguing elements of the society, which are often subject to public debate.

History / Archeology - Law - 26.01.2010
Lost Roman law code discovered in London
Lost Roman law code discovered in London
Simon Corcoran and Benet Salway made the breakthrough after piecing together 17 fragments of previously incomprehensible parchment. The fragments were being studied at UCL as part of the Arts & Humanities Research Council-funded 'Projet Volterra' ? a ten-year study of Roman law in its full social, legal and political context.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 07.01.2010
New Approach Precisely Tracks Evolution’s Footprints in the Human Genome
Cambridge, Mass. January 7, 2010 - Fossils may provide tantalizing clues to human history but they also lack some vital information, such as revealing which pieces of human DNA have been favored by evolution because they confer beneficial traits - resistance to infection or the ability to digest milk, for example.

History / Archeology - 21.12.2009
High Score for ’Social’ Video Games, Study Finds
As the Beatles Rock Band and Wii Fit top the Christmas charts, new research from the University of Birmingham reveals that social interactions are key to designing a hit video game. Findings suggest the most important elements of good game design include variety, cohesion, a good social aspect and good user interaction, while bad pricing should be avoided.

Health - History / Archeology - 16.12.2009
Predicting Insurgent Attacks with a Mathematical Model
December 17, 2009 — When bombs and bullets left 37 dead during Friday prayers at a mosque in Pakistan, earlier this month, the insurgency was using the element of surprise. Unpredictability is the hallmark of modern insurgent attacks such as this one. However, the likelihood of such events, their timing and strength can now be estimated and managed before occurring, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Miami.

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 19.10.2009
Mark E. Richard Named Professor of Philosophy
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 19, 2009 - Mark E. Richard, who specializes in the philosophy of language, philosophical logic, and metaphysics and epistemology, has been named professor of philosophy at Harvard University, effective July 1, 2010. "Professor Richard is an original, rigorous, and creative scholar who has made important, and impressive, contributions to the philosophy of language," says Diana Sorensen, dean for the arts and humanities in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

History / Archeology - 16.10.2009
World's oldest submerged town dates back 5,000 years
World’s oldest submerged town dates back 5,000 years
PA 269/09 Archaeologists surveying the world's oldest submerged town have found ceramics dating back to the Final Neolithic. Their discovery suggests that Pavlopetri, off the southern Laconia coast of Greece, was occupied some 5,000 years ago - at least 1,200 years earlier than originally thought. These remarkable findings have been made public by the Greek government after the start of a five year collaborative project involving the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and The University of Nottingham.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 30.09.2009
Where religious belief and disbelief meet in the brain
When it comes to religion, believers and nonbelievers appear to think very differently. But at the level of the brain, is believing in God different from believing that the sun is a star or that 4 is an even number? While religious faith remains one of the most significant features of human life, little is known about its relationship to ordinary belief.

History / Archeology - 15.09.2009
Caistor skeleton mystifies archaeologists
Caistor skeleton mystifies archaeologists
PA 242/09 A skeleton, found at one of the most important, but least understood, Roman sites in Britain is puzzling experts from The University of Nottingham. Dr Will Bowden from the Department of Archaeology, who is leading excavations at the buried town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk, said the burial was highly unusual: "This is an abnormal burial.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 24.06.2009
Showcasing the secrets of Caistor Roman Town
Showcasing the secrets of Caistor Roman Town
PA 173/09 In December 2007 a team of experts, led by The University of Nottingham, unveiled an extraordinary set of high-resolution images that gave an insight into the plan of the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk. The new research demonstrated that Caistor is a site of international importance — and tomorrow there will be an event to showcase the work and to clarify some of the mysteries of this buried roman town and highlight the impact of the research in developing Caistor as a cultural resource for Norfolk.

Physics - History / Archeology - 26.05.2009
Peering Deep into Space
May 27, 2009 — News story — A telescope designed by a University of Miami physicist and an international team of collaborators has produced the clearest images of starburst galaxies, revealing a new picture of the universe in its early stages People have always wondered where we, our Earth, our galaxy, come from.

Health - History / Archeology - 10.02.2009
Postnatal psychosis more common in older first-time mothers
Women who give birth for the first time after the age of 35 run a greater risk than younger first-time mothers of suffering a psychosis in the months after delivery. This according to a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the latest issue of the open access scientific periodical PLoS Medicine.
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