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Drilling for insights under the salty dead sea

( -- Scientists are drilling deep into the bed of the fast-shrinking Dead Sea, searching for clues to past climate changes and other events that may have affected human history even earlier than biblical times. ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Has the green revolution really succeeded?

Over the past 50 years, human population has more than doubled, but cereal-crop production has grown even faster. Mechanization, synthetic fertilizers, new high-yield seeds and other advances in intensified agriculture have ...

dateJul 20, 2015 in Environment
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Sociologist examines a new American elite

Shamus Rahman Khan, an assistant sociology professor, is interested in elites. As a graduate of St. Paul’s School, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the nation, he thought that by going back there for a ...

dateMar 22, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Professor probes mental disorders in the ancient world

The examination of mental disorders would seem to be the almost exclusive domain of psychiatrists and psychologists, not humanities scholars. Yet William V. Harris, the William R. Shepherd Professor of History, has spent ...

dateDec 18, 2013 in Other
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