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History / Archeology - 21.04.2010
How to See the Best Meteor Showers of 2010: Tools, Tips and 'Save the Dates'
How to See the Best Meteor Showers of 2010: Tools, Tips and ’Save the Dates’
There are seven major meteor showers remaining in 2010 (the Quadrantids occurred in early January 2010), with some more active than others. For example, April's Lyrids are expected to produce about 15 meteors an hour at their peak for observers viewing in good conditions. Now, if you put the same observer in the same good conditions during a higher-rate shower like August's Perseids or December's Geminids, that person could witness up to 100 meteors an hour during peak activity.

History / Archeology - 18.04.2010
Being Naughty or Nice May Boost Willpower, Physical Endurance
Cambridge, Mass. April 19, 2010 - New research from Harvard University suggests that moral actions may increase our capacity for willpower and physical endurance. Study participants who did good deeds - or even just imagined themselves helping others - were better able to perform a subsequent task of physical endurance.

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 01.04.2010
Hundred Years´ War manuscript gets new lease of life
Hundred Years´ War manuscript gets new lease of life
01 April 2010 Hundred Years´ War manuscript gets new lease of life A unique website showcasing virtual manuscripts chronicling the Hundred Years´ War will be launched online this month (2 April 2010) thanks to the work of academics at the University of Sheffield. The website, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and produced in conjunction with the University of Liverpool, will offer more than 100 transcriptions from the renowned Chronicles of Jehan Froissart, which provide a unique account of the epic battle between the English and the French.

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 29.03.2010
Moral judgments can be altered
Moral judgments can be altered
MRI brain scans showing the location of the right temporoparietal junction (blue circle). The purple triangle shows a nearby region that the researchers disrupted with magnetic stimulation as a control experiment. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT neuroscientists have shown they can influence people's moral judgments by disrupting a specific brain region ? a finding that helps reveal how the brain constructs morality.

Earth Sciences - History / Archeology - 25.03.2010
Scientists find first ever southern tyrannosaur dinosaur
Scientists find first ever southern tyrannosaur dinosaur
Scientists from Cambridge, London and Melbourne have found the first ever evidence that tyrannosaur dinosaurs existed in the southern continents. They identified a hip bone found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia as belonging to an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex. The find sheds new light on the evolutionary history of this group of dinosaurs.

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 24.03.2010
Emotions key to judging others
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A new study from MIT neuroscientists suggests that our ability to respond appropriately to intended harms ? that is, with outrage toward the perpetrator ? is seated in a brain region associated with regulating emotions. Patients with damage to this brain area, known as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPC), are unable to conjure a normal emotional response to hypothetical situations in which a person tries, but fails, to kill another person.

History / Archeology - Architecture - 21.03.2010
Columbia University Establishes Global Centers in South Asia and Europe
In a coordinated effort to further enhance its global perspective in teaching, research and problem solving, Columbia University is establishing the Columbia Global Center/South Asia in Mumbai, India, and the Columbia Global Center/Europe in Paris, France.

Physics - History / Archeology - 21.03.2010
Astronomers Get Sharpest View Ever of Star Factories in Distant Universe
Astronomers Get Sharpest View Ever of Star Factories in Distant Universe
Cambridge, MA - Astronomers have combined a natural gravitational lens and a sophisticated telescope array to get the sharpest view ever of "star factories" in a galaxy over 10 billion light-years from Earth. They found that the distant galaxy, known as SMM J2135-0102, is making new stars 250 times faster than our Galaxy, the Milky Way.

History / Archeology - Economics / Business - 17.03.2010
Prof. Prewitt Takes on a Global Challenge
They join centers for East Asia in Beijing and the Middle East in Amman as part of a growing network that will facilitate international and interdisciplinary collaborations, new research projects and academic programming, as well as new service-learning and study abroad opportunities.

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. 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.
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