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Ancient Megacities Were Displaced Due To A Changing Climate: Study
2014-02-26 13:52:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Bronze Age Indus civilization, which spanned across northwest India and Pakistan, flourished for thousands of years and mysteriously declined as some type of development forced these ancient people to abandon the mega-cities they had constructed. A newly published paper in the journal Geology has asserted that climate change may be behind this abrupt change in the Indus way of life. "We think that we now have a really strong...

Climate Change Responsible For Indus Decline
2012-05-29 13:01:31

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com New research has shed a light on an ancient Asian civilization and given a glimpse into what the future might hold for the region. Climate change is now thought to be responsible for the decline of the Indus civilization, an empire that stretched over more than a million square kilometers. One of the first great urban cultures that also included Egypt and Mesopotamia, its people lived primarily along rivers from the Arabian Sea to the Ganges, over what is...

2011-06-13 12:19:00

VIENNA, Va., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation (INDUS), a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Richard McKay to the position of Director, Health Informatics and Technology. In this role, McKay will report directly to Justin Brown, INDUS' Vice President of Civilian Agency Programs, and will spearhead INDUS' growing support of the nation's health research and health care programs at DHHS. McKay brings...

2011-05-27 10:03:00

VIENNA, Va., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation (INDUS), a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider, today announced several recent additions to strengthen the Corporate Business Development and Growth organization to better serve its Federal customers. Terry Fitzpatrick Mr. Terry Fitzpatrick has been appointed as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Growth and is responsible for business development, growth, account management, and...

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2011-02-07 14:41:26

Play was a central element of people's lives as far back as 4,000 years ago. This has been revealed by an archaeology thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, which investigates the social significance of the phenomenon of play and games in the Bronze Age Indus Valley in present-day Pakistan. It is not uncommon for archaeologists excavating old settlements to come across play and game-related finds, but within established archaeology these types of finds have often been disregarded....

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2011-01-25 09:49:20

Last summer's disastrous Pakistan floods that killed more than 2,000 people and left more than 20 million injured or homeless were caused by a rogue weather system that wandered hundreds of miles farther west than is normal for such systems, new research shows. Storm systems that bring widespread, long-lasting rain over eastern India and Bangladesh form over the Bay of Bengal, at the east edge of India, said Robert Houze, a University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor. But...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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