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October 30, 2014

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7:00 AM | The Sad Tale Of The Other Abraham Lincoln
Everyone has heard of the famous President Abraham Lincoln, but many people don't realize there was another Abraham Lincoln. The president was actually named for his grandfather, who was a Captain in the American forces during the Revolutionary War. Captain Abraham Lincoln was killed in a raid by Native Americans shortly after bringing his entire family to Kentucky. The post The Sad Tale Of The Other Abraham Lincoln appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.

October 29, 2014

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3:09 PM | Brain Scans Show Abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Patients
Brains of people who experience chronic fatigue are different than those of people who don't. Continue reading →
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1:20 PM | Are Ebola Politics Snuffing Out the Science?
Spats between politicians and the public over how to react to the Ebola virus may threaten public trust and could keep workers from going to Africa.
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1:05 PM | Halloween Horrors: Evidence of Torture in the Prehistoric Southwest US
With Halloween coming up right around the corner, there have been an increase in the attention paid to the spookier aspects of archaeology. We are increasingly able to find evidence of […]

Osterholtz, A. (2012). The social role of hobbling and torture: Violence in the prehistoric Southwest, International Journal of Paleopathology, 2 (2-3) 148-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2012.09.011

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12:33 PM | Cashel Man, A 4,000 Year Old Bog Body
I have just finished watching the BBC programme ‘4,000-year-Old Cold Case: the Body in the Bog‘. I have also been interested in the bog bodies ever since reading the poems by Seamus Heaney. I haven’t explored the research around the bodies personally but I will any news article or watch any programme on the subject.  […]
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9:00 AM | Shelling out for Sheldon....again (but without the nudes)!
In the 1940s and into the 50s, WH Sheldon carried out a project on the science, or even (modestly claimed) the new science of human morphological and behavioral science.  The work became known in various ways, but one important term that described it was somatotyping.  WH Sheldon, from the Wikipage about himIn this project, students at our most Ivied universities were compelled to pose au naturel for front, side, and back photos, so their shapes and ultimately […]
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