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17th-Century Play Ponders Modern Questions of Free Will, Fate

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UIC presents play from 1600s Spanish playwright.

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Dark Tourism Has Grown Around Myth of Prison Tree

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New research involving the University of Adelaide is helping to expose a myth about a significant Australian "prison tree", which researchers say has become a popular tourism attraction for the wrong reasons.

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UC San Diego Rady School Professors’ Research Is Platform for Innovative Approach to Museum Ticket Sales

Inspired by research from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, the San Diego History Center sees attendance significantly increase when they ask visitors to "Give Forward" rather than paying a set admissions fee.

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Florida State Religion Professor Earns Prestigious Fellowship

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A Florida State University researcher has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies — the preeminent representative organization for American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.

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Historian Uncovers Untold Story of Early Defense Contractor, Methodist Leader

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West Virginia University religious studies professor Jane Donovan’s book, “Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American” is the untold story of an immigrant who transformed American Methodism from a religious movement to a denomination while transitioning American industry into a global economic power.

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New Study on a Modern Day African Tribe Transitioning From a Wild Diet to One of Agriculture Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Tie Between Diet and Oral Health

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New study on the oral health of a modern day African tribe transitioning from a wild, foraging diet to an agriculture based diet found the relationship between diet and oral health to be more nuanced than previously thought, challenging long-held presumptions about ancient human ancestors.

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Oral Health Key to Understanding Humanity's Past, Study Says

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Oral health of modern day African tribe transitioning from hunting and gathering to agricultural diet challenges long held presumptions about our Stone Age ancestors.

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‘Herping’ St. Patrick’s Day! Herpetologists Ponder St. Patrick, Snake-Herding and Natural History of Emerald Isle

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a group of scientists in the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute's Division of Herpetology flash their gift for the gab in pondering both the science and myth behind the Patron Saint of Ireland.

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Hot Food, Fast: The Home Microwave Oven Turns 50

Georgetown scientist and author Timothy Jorgensen looks back at the machine that changed the way we eat.

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The Controversial Origin of a Symbol of the American West

New research by Professor Beth Shapiro of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute and University of Alberta Professor Duane Froese has identified North America’s oldest bison fossils and helped construct a bison genealogy establishing that a common maternal ancestor arrived between 130,000 and 195,000 years ago, during a previous ice age.







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