In the run-up to the election, an expert breaks down the language President Donald Trump uses to speak to his base of voters.
yesterday • ~5 min
Tags: politics history language bias society-and-culture elections voters us-presidents
Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: birds asteroid dinosaurs extinction fish fossils reptiles jaws specimens ice-age antarctica ice new-zealand ducks earth snow museums penguins squid marsupials skeleton southern-ocean continents cretaceous-period natural-history 1980s pterosaurs vultures southern-hemisphere albatross university-of-california-berkeley
London's Natural History Museum is set to stage one of the most ambitious exhibitions in its history.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: jk-rowling natural-history-museum
The Clovis, some of North America's oldest inhabitants, probably only made stone tools for about 300 years, new research shows.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: archaeology science-and-technology early-humans ancient-history stone-tools north-america
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma may settle legal claims with a new 'public trust' that would still be dedicated to profit
The government has tried to harness profit-driven drugmaking to serve public health before. The results were underwhelming.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: history opioids philanthropy-and-nonprofits opioid-crisis oxycodone business-ethics oxycontin corporate-culture sackler-family purdue-pharma opioid-litigation
System developed at MIT CSAIL aims to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost to history.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence linguistics history language big-data research electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing
Almost 10% of physicians in the US are doctors of osteopathic medicine, and that proportion is rising. Their medical knowledge matches that of other doctors; the difference is the philosophy behind it.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: history-of-medicine physicians musculoskeletal medical-training medical-schools medical-students musculoskeletal-pain patient-care
As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it's not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it's usually here to stay.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: influenza history-of-medicine infectious-diseases epidemiology public-health covid-19 coronavirus hivaids pandemic malaria hiv tuberculosis plague vaccines measles sars-cov-2 vaccination disease severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars black-death global-pandemic ebola-virus covid-19-pandemic middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-mers smallpox emerging-diseases disease-outbreaks smallpox-eradication disease-eradication coronaviruses leprosy endemic history-of-public-health disease-modeling
A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology history environments-sustainability alvin-powell michael-mccormick spanish-flu rainfall world-war-i alexander-more initiative-for-the-science-of-the-human-past long-island-university nottingham-university paul-mayewski university-of-maine
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