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Archaeology Expands Beyond Traditional Scope Into Other Sciences
2012-05-01 08:00:35

The popular perception of archaeology is a team of dusty individuals in wide-brimmed hats unearthing treasures from a pharaoh’s tomb or an ancient collection of Native American artifacts.

2012-02-08 23:58:08

Historians, archivists and experts in computer science from the Universities of York and Brighton are teaming up to develop new ways of exploring digital historical records.

2012-01-04 11:50:27

Eight international research funders from four countries today jointly announced the 14 winners of the second Digging Into Data Challenge, a competition to promote innovative humanities and social science research using large-scale data analysis.

2011-12-14 10:17:04

Older people and those who work non-standard hours are less likely to feel integrated into society.

2011-12-06 11:23:41

A flexible workplace initiative improved employees' health behavior and well-being, including a rise in the amount and quality of sleep and better health management.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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