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Science Fiction Through Lens of Racial Inclusiveness

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The University of California, Riverside will launch a yearlong exploration of ethnic futurisms funded by a prestigious $175,000 Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Violence Against Journalists in the Middle East

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High School Rock Orchestra Experience Fostered Long-Term Musical Involvement

Former members of a suburban Cleveland high school rock orchestra report staying highly involved in music and that the experience prepared them to achieve in ways that came as a surprise.

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Beyond Po-TA-to and Po-TAH-to

The sounds of a 7,000-year-old language now echo through the halls of the University of Kentucky. Professors and students work together to reconstruct a spoken version of PIE (Proto-Indo-European).

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Giant Aldabra Tortoises Debut At the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo

Two giant Aldabra tortoises (Geochelone gigantean) are now grazing outside Zoo Center at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.

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'Freedom Summer' App Teaches About Forces That Shaped Passage of Civil Rights Act

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“Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964” is now available as an iPad app and on the Web. The game-based interactive learning module from the IU Center on Congress explores the relationship between the civil rights movement and Congress’ passage of civil rights legislation.

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96 Elephants and Partners Commemorate World Elephant Day, Today, August 12

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96 Elephants and Partners Commemorate World Elephant Day, Today, August 12

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Russian History Expert Says Putin Is Not Reigniting the Cold War, Just Re-Drawing the Borders with Former USSR States

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Excavation of Ancient Well Yields Insight Into Etruscan, Roman and Medieval Times

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During a four-year excavation of an Etruscan well at the ancient Italian settlement of Cetamura del Chianti, a team led by a Florida State University archaeologist and art historian unearthed artifacts spanning more than 15 centuries of Etruscan, Roman and medieval civilization in Tuscany.

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Collateral Damage to the Past

Countless lives have been lost due to civil wars, political instability, and conflict in the Middle East. While the world's attention is quite naturally focused on the human toll, the destruction of cultural heritage goes largely unreported.

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