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penn museum ancient skeleton
2014-08-07 06:24:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Anybody who has ever cleaned out a closet knows the feeling of finding some long-forgotten item, but scientists at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia have taken it to a next level – re-discovering a 6,500-year-old human skeleton that had been kept for decades in one of their own storage rooms. The skeleton, which is complete, has been stored in a coffin-like box for 85 years, its identifying documentation having all but vanished,...

2014-03-04 08:22:44

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March 7 National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel "Special Relationship" at the National Press Club ballroom will present the following panel presentations: 1. How does the Israel lobby influence Congress? 9:00 AM ----------------------------- Paul Findley -Should the executive outmaneuver Congress to save Palestine and Israel? ---------------------------------- Janet McMahon -The Israel...

2013-09-07 23:00:23

Dr. Art Stellar has been selected by the College Board to spend a week in China as a guest of the Confucius Institute Headquarters. Vice President of the National Education Foundation (NEF), national leader in bridging the STEM education divides in the nation’s schools, Dr. Stellar aids the nations' disadvantage schools receive federal funding. (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 Dr. Art Stellar has been selected by the College Board to spend a week in China as a guest of the Confucius...

2012-11-01 10:11:49

Many young Jamaican immigrants are succeeding in the United States precisely because they remain strongly tied to Jamaican culture, said University of Illinois professor Gail M. Ferguson. "Although many of these youths have forged a unique tricultural identity that draws from their Jamaican culture, African-American culture, and mainstream European American culture, the important factor in their academic and behavioral success is retaining strong ties to their Jamaican background," she...

2008-10-03 15:00:11

By LORKIN, Yvonne Marie This week proves I'm about as good at social networking as I am at backing a trailer. Pressured by friends in far flung places to set up one of those pages to keep in touch, I filled in my details, uploaded a semi- flattering photo and foolishly thought that would be the sum total of what would be demanded of me. But oh no. The minute I mentioned I worked in the wine business, a plethora of messages began pouring in, wanting me to read their reviews of the...

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