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Every 27.5 million years, the Earth’s heart beats catastrophically

It appears that Earth has a geologic "pulse," with clusters of major events occurring every 27.5 million years. Working with the most accurate dating methods available, the authors of the study constructed a new history of the last 260 million years.Exactly why these cycles occur remains unknown, but there are some interesting theories.Our hearts beat at a resting rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. Lots of other things pulse, too. The colors we see and the pitches we hear, for example, are due...
Tags: New York, History, Earth, Nature, Oceans, Geology, Innovation, Planets, Michael Rampino, Geoscience Frontiers, New York University s Department of Biology Many

Galactic wind from early universe detected

A new study finds the oldest galactic wind yet detected, from 13.1 billion years ago. The research confirms the theory that black holes and galaxies evolve together.The galactic wind was spotted using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile.An enormously powerful galactic wind generated by a supermassive black hole 13.1 billions years ago has been discovered by researchers. The scientists used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, which combines 66 ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, History, Physics, Chile, Innovation, Universe, Black Hole, Alma, Cosmos, Izumi, Subaru Telescope, NAOJ, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan NAOJ, Takuma Izumi

The NCAA "seeks immunity from the normal operation of the antitrust laws" — and loses.

In the new Supreme Court case, NCAA v. Alston. It's unanimous. Gorsuch writes the opinion. A snippet:From the start, American colleges and universities have had a complicated relationship with sports and money. In 1852, students from Harvard and Yale participated in what many regard as the Nation’s first intercollegiate competition—a boat race at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. But this was no pickup match. A railroad executive sponsored the event to promote train travel to the picturesque la...
Tags: Supreme Court, Education, Law, Football, Sports, West Virginia, History, Harvard, Yale, Antitrust, Ncaa, West Virginia University, Lafayette, Herald, Cuba, Princeton

1955 Michigan Open Brought Three Major Winners To Washtenaw

The post 1955 Michigan Open Brought Three Major Winners To Washtenaw appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog. The 1955 Michigan Open Brought Three Major Winners To Washtenaw Golf Club In Ypsilanti: Smith, Harbert and Burkemo. The post 1955 Michigan Open Brought Three Major Winners To Washtenaw appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog - A daily golf blog featuring golf news, golf course, equipment and book reviews, essays, golf lifestyle and musings. Proudly Made In Michigan, America's Summer ...
Tags: Sport, History, Golf, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Washtenaw Golf Club, Michigan Open, Michigan America, Smith Harbert

Mrs Livingstone, I presume? Museum to feature role of explorer’s wife

Revamped gallery to reveal the importance – and presence – of Mary Moffat in missionary’s life and travelsDr Livingstone, the Scottish explorer and Christian missionary in Africa, was a hero for Victorian schoolboys, his reputation enhanced by exuberant biographies. But next month the reopening of a museum on the banks of the River Clyde, following a £9.1m investment, is to set his famous story in a broader context.The cliche runs that behind every great man stands a great woman. In Livingstone’...
Tags: Education, Scotland, Africa, UK News, History, Culture, Feminism, Museums, Colonialism, Christian, Exploration, Livingstone, Mary Moffat

Day of history, discussion, hope: LA County joins nation to mark first Juneteenth national holiday

Daphne Glass, 70, of Rancho Cucamonga dances during the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The event comes after Juneteenth, a day commemorating the emancipation of African American slaves, was officially recognized as a federal holiday. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Community members gathered to celebrate the 31st Annual Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Jazz and Arts Festival at Ganesha Park on Sa...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Education, Holidays, Minneapolis, Congress, Washington, Government, Senate, US, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap

Elected leaders need to do more than just “recognize” Juneteenth. Tell them to act on these 5 issues.

Today marks the very first Juneteenth since the US Senate unanimously passed a resolution to make Juneteenth a national holiday this week and it was quickly signed into law by President Biden on Thursday. It’s amazing! So many of us grew up never having heard of Juneteenth — let alone knowing the story of enslaved people who remained […]
Tags: Holidays, Shopping, History, US Senate, Biden, Columns, Black History, Juneteenth, Thinking : Parent, Charity + Causes, Politics + Activism

Black history is more than Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks

The first time Olani LaBeaud learned in detail about Juneteenth — a day in history that marks the end of slavery in America — was toward the end of high school, in an AP history class. She was in her first year of college at Cal State Long Beach when she heard about the Tulsa Massacre — a race riot in 1921 when mobs of White residents, some deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes, killing more than 800 people and wounding many others. LaBeaud, ...
Tags: News, Education, Minneapolis, California, America, Diversity, Sport, Joe Biden, History, Soccer, Union, Lincoln, Race Relations, Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow, Black

What Makes Leonardo’s Mona Lisa a Great Painting?: An Explanation in 15 Minutes

The Mona Lisa may be on display at the Louvre, but best of luck appreciating it there. The first obstacle, quite literally, is the crowd that’s always massed around it (or, in the time before social-distancing policies, was always massed around it). Even if you maneuver your way to the front of the camera-phoned throng, the painting itself hangs within a thick glass case — can’t have a repeat of the 1911 theft — and has dimensions in any event much smaller than people tend to imagine. Af...
Tags: Art, Facebook, College, History, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Payne, Leonardo da Vinci, Hieronymus Bosch, James Payne, Guillaume Apollinaire, Colin Marshall

Just when the Middle Ages couldn’t get worse, everyone had bunions

In a unique study, researchers have determined how many people in medieval England had bunionsA fashion trend towards pointed toe shoes made the affliction common. Even monks got in on the trend, much to their discomfort later in life.Late Medieval England had its share of problems. The Wars of Roses raged, the Black Death killed off large parts of the population, and passing ruffians could say "Ni" at will to old ladies .To make matters worse, a first of its kind study published in the Inte...
Tags: Health, Fashion, England, History, Innovation, Cambridge, John, St John, All Saints, Krakow Poland, International Journal of Paleopathology, Copyright Cambridge Archaeological Unit

Wheelgun Wednesday: Colt Cuts For Dealers – a Look Inside a Colt Ad Catalog

You might have seen those old Colt revolver adverts from the late 1800s and early 1900s with their quirky claims and beautifully drawn illustrations. What you might not realize is that Colt, and many other firearms manufacturers of the time, provided the templates and even the woodcuts needed to print them, for free. Colt Revolvers […] Read More … The post Wheelgun Wednesday: Colt Cuts For Dealers – a Look Inside a Colt Ad Catalog appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, History, Revolver, Editorial, Colt, Pistols, Wheelgun Wednesday, Colt Revolvers, Old Adverts, Old Gun Ads

Colt 1991A1 Pistol from Movie “Heat” Up for Sale

Firearms fans and movie buffs often share a good deal of overlap. With so many excellent guns and gun-related scenes in such a plethora of films over the years, it’s easy to understand why. Many shooters will have a list of their favorite gun movies, scenes, or specific silver screen firearms. If you were to […] Read More … The post Colt 1991A1 Pistol from Movie “Heat” Up for Sale appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, History, Heat, Al Pacino, Daily News, Colt, Pistols, 45acp, Semi-Auto, Movie Prop, 1991A1, Lt. Vincent Hanna, Prop Gun

Thirteen new French history books [reading list]

Bastille Day is a French national holiday, marking the storming of the Bastille—a military fortress and prison—on 14 July 1789, in an uprising that helped usher in the French Revolution.In the lead up to the anniversary of Bastille day, we’re sharing some of the latest French history titles, for you to explore, share, and enjoy. We have also granted free access to selected chapters, for a limited time, for you to dip into. 1. The Death of the French Atlantic: Trade, War, and Slavery in the Age o...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, France, Russia, History, Reading List, Atlantic, South Africa, Paris, Switzerland, Holland, North America, Criminal Justice, Caribbean, Suzannah Lipscomb

Senate unanimously passes bill making Juneteenth a holiday

By Ted Barrett, Ali Zaslav and Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The legislation has gained momentum since the massive Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year and the Democrats’ takeover of the White House and Congress. But Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson blocked the bill in 2020, ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, History, Soccer, United States, South Dakota, House, Wisconsin

Ancient megalodon shark was even bigger than estimated, finds study

A new method estimates the ancient megalodon shark was as long as 65 feet.The megalodon was one of the largest fish that ever lived.The new model uses the width of shark teeth to estimate its overall size.A Florida student figured out a way to more accurately measure the size of one of the largest fish that ever lived – the extinct megalodon shark – and found that it was even larger than previously estimated.The megalodon (officially named Otodus megalodon, which means "Big Tooth") lived between...
Tags: Florida, Maryland, Biology, France, Animals, History, Innovation, Natural History Museum, North Carolina, Sharks, Megalodon, Paleontology, Perez, University of Kansas, Leipzig Germany, Adrian Melott

Won't Get Fooled Again...

Although it happened over a year ago, I remember it like it was yesterday... I was headed home from Indy Arms Company and pulled up at the traffic light at the intersection of 54th and Keystone. I was westbound, and 54th Street makes a little dogleg across Keystone Avenue, so the two sides of 54th don't get a green light at the same time; westbound gets the green light first, and after it turns red, then eastbound traffic gets to go. The light was yellow already as I rolled up, so I stopped...
Tags: Guns, History, Sony, Keystone, Dodge, Plymouth, Fiat Chrysler, Tam, Marko, Dodge Challenger, Cuda, Zoom zoom, Indy Arms Company, Pickcher Takin, Keystone Avenue, Plymouth Barracuda Marko

Watch an Accurate Reconstruction of the World’s Oldest Computer, the 2,200 Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism, from Start to Finish

There’s nothing like an ancient mystery, especially one as seemingly insoluble as the origins of “the world’s first computer,” the Antikythera mechanism. Discovered off the coast of the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901, the corroded collection of gears and dials seemed fake to scientists at first because of its ingeniousness. It has since been dated to 100 to 150 BC and has inspired decades of research and speculative reconstruction. Yet, no one knows who made it, and more importantly...
Tags: Facebook, Astronomy, Science, Youtube, College, History, World, Smithsonian, Josh Jones, Antikythera, Durham NC Follow, University College of London, Freeth, Tony Freeth, Adam Wojcik, Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

The Age of Cathedrals: A Free Online Course from Yale University

From Yale professor Howard Bloch comes Age of Cathedrals, an online course that offers “an introduction to some of the most astonishing architectural monuments the world has ever known—Gothic cathedrals,” including Notre Dame, Chartres, and Saint-Denis. The course description adds: “We shall study the art, literature, intellectual life, economics, and new social arrangements that arose in the shadow of the cathedrals and that were such an important part of the revival of cities in the tw...
Tags: Art, Facebook, College, History, Harvard, Yale, Online Courses, Rembrandt, Goya, Yale University, Leonardo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Howard Bloch, Age of Cathedrals, Notre Dame Chartres

Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware?

After years of restarting and then killing its electric vehicle program, Apple has again signaled that it’s once again serious about developing something for your driveway. Ulrich Kranz, former Canoo CEO and brains behind the BMW i-cars, has reportedly been picked up by the company for its automotive team. Apple has yet to verify the hire […] The post Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Development, History, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Bmw, EVs, Apple Inc, Industry News, Vaporware, Apple Car, News Blog, Rumor Mill, Development Hell

See’s Candies timeline: 1921 to 2021, a century of highlights

Here are highlights from See’s first century of history: 1921: Charles See opens the first See’s shop, selling confections made from the original recipes of his mother, Mary See, at 135 Western Avenue North in Los Angeles. Mary See in the garden of her family’s home in Pasadena at 426 S. Marengo St. (Photo courtesy of See’s Candies) 1935: See’s comes to San Francisco, the first expansion outside Los Angeles. Four years later, there were 18 See’s shops in the Bay Area. 1939: A shop and miniat...
Tags: Food, Business, News, California, California News, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, History, Things To Do, Soccer, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Guinness World Records, Pasadena

Watch a delightful animated brief history of the Devil

Satan only had a bit part in the Old Testament yet has enjoyed an outsized impact on culture. In this TED-Ed video, Brian A. Pavlac, King's College historian, author, and Episcopal priest (!) teaches us about Beelzebub's diverse experience as evil incarnate. — Read the rest
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"I don’t believe in seedless watermelon — that is against my religion."

Said Gabrielle E.W. Carter, "a multimedia artist and gardener in Apex, N.C.," quoted in in The New York Times.I did not know that it was possible to write an article about black people and watermelon, but here it is. All season long, you’ll find watermelon eating in its purest form — palms clenching the rinds over gingham tablecloths; all pleasure and no tropes — at family reunions, at get-togethers on terraces and around patio fire pits. Consuming the fruit is a sacrament of an American summe...
Tags: Food, Texas, Law, History, Atlantic, Egypt, New York Times, Slavery, Vox, Racists, Lizzo, Griffith, Ann Althouse, Race And Pop Culture, Cynthia Greenlee, Tiktok

See’s Candies at 100: How Mary See and family created a California classic

A line of customers outside a See’s Candies shop in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of See’s Candies) This retailer has never changed its color scheme. The type font used for the logo dates back a century. The clerks still give free samples to every customer, as they have for years. But a strong e-commerce model now bolsters the 250 brick-and-mortar stores, and new products roll out every month. This is See’s Candies at 100, a company that has mastered the recipe for commercial success by comb...
Tags: Food, Business, News, Maryland, California, Stanford, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, History, Soccer, Long Beach, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, San Jose

Hear the Amati “King” Cello, the Oldest Known Cello in Existence (c. 1560)

The Stradivari family has received all of the popular acclaim for perfecting the violin. But we should know the name Amati — in whose Cremona workshop Antonio Stradivari apprenticed in the 17th century. The violin-making family was immensely important to the refinement of classical instruments. “Born around 1505,” writes Jordan Smith at CMuse, founder Andrea Amati “is considered the father of modern violinmaking. He made major steps forward in improving the design of violins, including t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, France, History, Yale, Josh Jones, Charles IX, Cremona, Jordan Smith, Limoges, Zeller, Amati, Durham NC Follow, Antonio Stradivari

A Side Splitting Medieval TikTok Account: Get a Laugh at Medieval Yoga Poses & Much More

@greedypeasant?‍?? Medieval Yoga ? #medievaltiktok #yoga #yogalover #peacewithin #fyp #foryou #foryoupage? original sound – Tyler Gunther 30-year-old Brooklyn-based artist Tyler Gunther views his creation, Greedy Peasant, as “the manifestation of all the strange medieval art we now enjoy in meme form”: Often times medieval history focuses on royals, wars, popes and plagues. With this peasant guide, we get to experience the world through the lens of a queer artist who is just trying to mak...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Comedy, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, Arkansas, Robin, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Susan, Gunther, St Catherine, Tyler Gunther, Robin Frohardt

Jeanne at the Clock Tower Travels Through Time & Has Sex With Cute Girls

Brave soldiers fighting in the final days of World War II are sent to a completely different world in Jeanne at the Clock Tower, causing them to get swept up in another bloody conflict, though the benefits of having sex with different women might make up for this fact. Roland and his friend Olivier of […]
Tags: Translation, Games, History, English, Anime, Roland, Olivier, Jeanne, Oppai, Oshiri, H, Image Gallery, Eroge, Clock Tower, MangaGamer, Isekai

*HONGA* Stone Age | Resource Management | Worker Placement Math/History Game

Lots of kids want a pet and they all PROMISE they’ll be the one to look after it. Before taking the plunge, maybe try out this game where players MUST care for Honga, a very needy saber-toothed tiger. Maybe the experience of making sure he’s attended to will make kids think twice about wanting a […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Math, Science, History, Logic, Board Games, Geography, Strategy games, Card Games, Homeschool, Gameschooling, Early Elementary, Honga


I stumbled across an interesting article this morning while looking for pictures of the tailgunner's station in a B-52...The first American to shoot down five enemy aircraft was Frederick Libby, an ex-cowboy from Colorado who joined the British Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and served as an observer-gunner in FE-2B two-seat pusher aircraft. FE gunners used two machine guns, including a rear-facing Lewis gun, mounted on a steel pole, which required them to stand up on their seats when firing. “Only ...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Planes, History, Taiwan, Egypt, Libya, Usaf, Turner, Tam, Lewis, Libby, John Moses Browning, Boomsticks, Sam Turner, Frederick Libby

Dadar Parsi Colony: Cherishing the Bombay that was

Inflatable pools, barbecues, open backyards…this is how architect Rooshad Shroff recalls the better part of his childhood spent with his parents in the Dadar Parsi colony. With the endless lockdowns, he realises how deeply he misses this oasis of bliss in the heart of Mumbai. “I certainly took the greenery for granted. You simply can’t beat it. There are almost fifteen beautiful gardens organically woven into the layout of the colony,” says Shroff. Article by Arman Khan |
Tags: Life, India, History, Unesco, Heritage, Mumbai, Alice, Bombay, Parsi, Bandra, Alberta Park, Dadar Parsi Colony, Shroff, Rustom Tirandaz, Five Gardens, Mancherji Edulji Joshi

Archaeology, architecture, and “Romanizing” Athens

The question of whether Athens was a Greek or Roman city seems straightforward, but among scholars there is some debate. While initially, and still geographically, a Greek city, the influence of the Roman Empire on Athens’ architecture, beginning in the first century BC with Pompey the Great, has led some scholars to classify it, architecturally, as a Roman provincial city. Pompey’s donation of fifty talents in 62BC was said to have financed a “bazaar” to display goods in the Piraeus (the harbor...
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