News tagged with church

The anthropology of humanitarianism

Erica Caple James conducted her dissertation research in trying circumstances: in Haiti, following the 1994 removal of the country's military leaders. It was a time of social conflict and discord, yet the sense of the anxiety ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Researcher uncovers secrets of Kells 'angels'

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Book of Kells and similarly illustrated manuscripts of seventh- and eighth-century England and Ireland are known for their entrancingly intricate artwork -- geometric designs so precise that in some places ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Other
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The 'woman who understood Newton'

In this month's edition of Physics World, Paula Findlen from Stanford University profiles Laura Bassi—an emblematic and influential physicist from the 18th century who can be regarded as the first ever woman to forge a ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in General Physics
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