The Wampanoag Side of the First Thanksgiving Story

From the Native perspective: The true story of Thanksgiving Michelle Tirado • November 23, 2011 https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/the-wampanoag-side-of-the-first-thanksgiving-story/ Too often the story of the 1621 Thanksgiving is told from the Pilgrims’ point of view, and when the Wampanoag, who partook in this feast too, are included, it is usually in a brief or distorted way. In search … Continue reading The Wampanoag Side of the First Thanksgiving Story

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The Atomic Theory of Origami

Michael Assis has found that origami can experience a phase transition. James Horan for Quanta Magazine   FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE SEE  https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-discover-geometry-underlying-particle-physics-20130917/ Marcus Woo Contributing Writer October 31, 2017   GeometryMathematicsOrigamiPhase TransitionsStatistical PhysicsTopology  To find out, researchers will need to carry out experiments to test Assis’ ideas and gauge whether the models can actually inform the … Continue reading The Atomic Theory of Origami

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

By Thomas Koulopoulos Founder, Delphi Group@tkspeaks https://www.inc.com/thomas-koulopoulos/according-to-science-this-5-second-rule-will-make-.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else. Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so … Continue reading Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

DO 3% OF AMERICANS OWN 50% OF THE GUNS?

  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/22/study-guns-owners-violence/90858752/ Despite steep declines in violent crimes, an estimated 70 million firearms were added to American arsenals the past two decades, according to a new landmark study on gun ownership. Overall, Americans own an estimated 265 million guns – more than one gun for every American adult, according to the study by researchers at … Continue reading DO 3% OF AMERICANS OWN 50% OF THE GUNS?

PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM

UNDER ROBERT GATES, APPOINTED BY GEORGE W. BUSH, THE PENTAGON DECIDED TO PAY THE NFL FOR PATRIOTIC SHOWS.   http://www.essence.com/news/nfl-ties-to-government There's a reason why football is called America's pastime. Americans —if they watch the sport or not— are unconsciously paying for it. Controversy brought on by NFL star Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the … Continue reading PAYING FOR PATRIOTISM

TREES KNOW WHEN DEER EAT THEM

By Sarah Kaplan September 13, 2016 Two of the study co-authors, Carolin Seele and Stefan Meldau, collect buds for the subsequent analysis of plant hormones and tannins. (Bettina Ohse) Picture the woods in early spring — the misty, pale green appearance of trees just starting to sprout, the young deer munching their way across the sun-dappled forest floor. But behind … Continue reading TREES KNOW WHEN DEER EAT THEM

THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS

 by LILY HAY NEWMAN   GETTY IMAGES ONE OF THE most shocking things about Thursday's announcement of the Equifax data breach is the sheer scale of the numbers involved. Particularly the Social Security numbers. Yes, there have been plenty of large data breaches before—5 million SSNs revealed in a Kansas Department of Commerce leak in July, 80 million … Continue reading THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS