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The Everlasting Unextinguished Legacy of Palimpsests

Author: K. Kris Hirst - Published Tue 24 of Nov, 2020 08:00 EST - (192 Reads)
Students at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York state discovered that this 15th-century manuscript is an example of a palimpsest: the parchment pages hide a second, earlier text beneath its illustrations.

Water Management at the Maya Capital of Tikal

Author: K. Kris Hirst - Published Fri 30 of Oct, 2020 09:30 EDT - (314 Reads)
The Great Plaza at Tikal, located in the Peten peninsula of Guatemala and pictured here, was used as a source of runoff water by the Maya residents, part of a massive water control management system used for 1,500 years. Photo credit: Ed Nellis.

Cassandra and the Republican Senate

Author: K. Kris Hirst - Published Sun 25 of Oct, 2020 08:00 EDT - (301 Reads)
There are many many reasons to want Donald Trump and his enablers out of the United States government. This one has deep echoes from ancient history.

This image is of the climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg, one of many people who has inherited a deep sense of commitment in the face of skepticism and insults from people in power. She was speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on the 21st of January this year. Photo copyright World Economic Forum, Manuel Lopez.

Garum—Ancient Roman Umami in a Bottle

Author: K. Kris Hirst - Published Wed 07 of Oct, 2020 09:30 EDT - (444 Reads)

Fish Sauces for the Roman Empire

This painting illustrating the salted fish and garum production process is on display at the Archaeological Museum of Nabeul, Tunisia. Image by M. Rais

Scientific Rigor vs Accessibility

Author: Kris Hirst - Published Sat 27 of Sep, 2003 17:46 EDT - (4510 Reads)
Walking the Line: Rigor vs. Accessibility. Should scientists explain themselves to the public?
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