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The reason grandparents get up at dawn and teenagers stay awake into the wee hours might be related to how ancient humans guarded their settlements, New Scientist reports. For 20 days, anthropologists monitored sleep patterns in the Hadza, hunter-gatherers who live in groups of about 30 individuals in modern-day Tanzania.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:35

Delaware-sized iceberg splits from Antarctica

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The major rift in the Larsen C ice shelf pictured in July 2017.

Climate change has a new poster child: a massive iceberg the size of Delaware -- one of the largest ever recorded – that early this week calved off Larsen C, the largest remaining ice shelf off the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists announced today. Although researchers cannot explicitly connect the calving event to warming air or water, those monitoring the event are now concerned that the entire shelf, after shedding more than 12% of its area, could follow the fate of its more northern peers, Larsen A and B, which collapsed entirely in 1995 and 2002, respectively.

By Paul Voosen 

Saturday, 05 December 2015 23:16

ALMOST 17,000 MARINE SPECIES ARE NOT PROPERLY PROTECTED

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Reports state that almost 17,000 marine species are not properly protected in their natural habitat. And, unfortunately, it seems that the United States is at the bottom of the list, along with Canada, and Brazil who offer very little protection for animals around their borders.

 

Not to be confused with the 1997 cult classic film of the same name, an event horizon is the radius of space around a black hole that is affected by its pull.

 

Saturday, 05 December 2015 21:06

New Horizons probe beams back sharpest ever images of Pluto

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Pictures taken during historic flyby of dwarf planet show details of mountains, craters and ice fields on its surface

Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:01

Urbanism

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Urbanism refers to both the material aspects of urban living and the cultural aspects of city life.

Thursday, 21 July 2016 14:52

Oedipus complex

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In psychoanalysis, the Oedipus complex (or, less commonly, Oedipal complex) is a child's desire, that the mind keeps in theunconscious via dynamic repression, to have sexual relations with the parent of the opposite sex (i.e. males attracted to their mothers, and females attracted to their fathers).

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 12:47

Engaged theory

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Engaged theory is a methodological framework for understanding social complexity. It takes social life or social relations as its base category, with 'the social' always understood as grounded in 'the natural', including humans as embodied beings. Engaged theory provides a framework that moves from detailed empirical analysis about things, people and processes in the world to abstract theory about the constitution and social framing of those things, people and processes.

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 10:52

Global studies

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Global studies is the academic study of political, economic, ecological and cultural relations and processes that in some way bear upon the world. Global studies is oriented around the study of globalization as it relates to different fields of activity — areas as diverse as market relations, the movement of commodities, global communications and consumption, refugees, migrants and other movements of people around the globe. Global Studies incorporates transnational and local trends in its curriculum insofar as they illustrate broader questions of global change. Undertaking a global studies course can also include field work or research in a particular area of interest.

Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:01

Urbanism

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Urbanism refers to both the material aspects of urban living and the cultural aspects of city life.

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