Everything We Have Been Taught About Our Origins Is A Lie - Malta Now In June 1936 Max Hahn and his wife Emma were on a walk beside a waterfall near to London, Texas, when they noticed a rock with wood protruding from its core. They decided to take the oddity home and later cracked it open with a hammer and a chisel. What they found within shocked the archaeological and scientific community. Embedded in the rock was what appeared to be some type of ancient man made hammer. A team of archaeologists analysed and dated it. Reading insecurity: The crippling fear that the digital age has left you unable to read deeply and thoughtfully. Everett Collection Slate is an online magazine, which means you are almost certainly reading this on a screen. It is more likely to be morning than evening.
A Girl Who Codes Nikita Rau is a high school senior and, at this moment, drinking applekiwi-strawberry juice out of a plastic cup. We're in the cafeteria of Bronx High School of Science, in New York. The noise level is high--too high for older ears--but the kids seem excited. Or maybe frenzied would be a better word. It's around 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the new school year, otherwise known as club-fair day.
Shamanism The earliest known depiction of a Siberian shaman, produced by the Dutch explorer Nicolaes Witsen, who authored an account of his travels among Samoyedic- and Tungusic-speaking peoples in 1692. Witsen labelled the illustration as a "Priest of the Devil" and gave this figure clawed feet to highlight what Witsen perceived as demonic qualities. Shamanism (/ˈʃɑːmən/ SHAH-mən or /ˈʃeɪmən/ SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world. A shaman is a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, who typically enters into a trance state during a ritual, and practices divination and healing.
Confessions of a Community College Dean When Michael Dukakis ran for President, his slogan of “competence, not ideology” didn’t exactly stir the blood. But I saw competency stir the blood of some smart people on Monday, and it gave me hope. NEBHE - the New England Board of Higher Education - hosted a conference in Boston on Competency-Based Education, and it was one of the best I’ve attended in years. Competency-Based Education doesn’t have a standard definition yet -- which several speakers noted over the course of the day -- but it generally refers to programs in which student learning is measured in accomplishments, rather than time. The idea is to invert the credit hour. Girls (Who Code) Rule The World In a conference room on the ninth floor of the futuristic-looking IAC building on Manhattan's far West Side, a hive of teenage girls were buzzing in conversation recently. But they weren't talking about fashion or Justin Bieber. Instead, if you listen in, you'd overhear snippets like this: "My interest is robotics--I'm curious how a stoplight or an ATM works," said Martha Ghose, a Bangladeshi girl from Manhattan, or, "I want to create new medical devices," said Sondos Alnajjar from Jordan. These are Girls Who Code and their newest friends, the TechGirls. Girls Who Code is an eight-week summer enrichment and mentoring program for teenage girls interested in web design, robotics, and mobile development. The program was started in New York City and is happening in six cities this summer.
Britain First: inside the extremist group targeting mosques 'Person who owned the BNP' Behind this success is Jim Dowson, whose company Midas Consultancy previously helped to boost the popularity of the BNP. He told Channel 4 News he learned how to create publicity campaigns like this from pro-life groups in the US. Dowson has a long history of anti-abortion campaigning, and previously ran the BNP's call centre, earning him the title of "the person who owned the BNP". Mr Dowson claimed to Channel 4 News he raised £4m for the BNP coffers in a bid to drag British politics "further to the right". This time around he wants to bring political lessons learned from violent loyalist protests in Ulster to the streets of Britain.
This new tool makes the flipped classroom more social Flipping your class by having students watch lecture videos for their homework can lead to richer discussions about the content, but only if students come to class prepared. And having them watch a video lecture at home “simply takes a technique that didn’t work in person and puts in online,” said Harvard University physics professor Eric Mazur. During the 2016 Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference organized by education thought leader Alan November, Mazur unveiled a free tool that he and a team of colleagues developed to solve this problem. Minimize request overhead - Make the Web Faster Every time a client sends an HTTP request, it has to send all associated cookies that have been set for that domain and path along with it. Most users have asymmetric Internet connections: upload-to-download bandwidth ratios are commonly in the range of 1:4 to 1:20. This means that a 500-byte HTTP header request could take the equivalent time to upload as 10 KB of HTTP response data takes to download.
Vintage Photos: Drinking Wine in the 1950s The inspiration for this set of vintage photos started with a simple question: What did we used to drink? Today most wine is viewed as a prestige product, but has it always been that way? Follow along as we explore how much wine culture has changed in the last few decades. Housewives pick up wine from a local delivery van in post-war France. credit Veuve Clicquot is served at a gala in wide coup glasses.
The unique internet search site your students don't know about The Wayback Machine is a reference tool for the internet Age as basic as a dictionary. When was the last time you saw a student use it? When I’m giving a talk to students about being responsible digital citizens, I’ll tell them, “You know, some day you might apply to college, or run for Congress—and you might regret something you posted online when you were young.” Introducing Blue Pill All the current rootkits and backdoors, which I am aware of, are based on a concept. For example: FU was based on an idea of unlinking EPROCESS blocks from the kernel list of active processes, Shadow Walker was based on a concept of hooking the page fault handler and marking some pages as invalid, deepdoor on changing some fields in NDIS data structure, etc... Once you know the concept you can (at least theoretically) detect the given rootkit. Now, imagine a malware (e.g. a network backdoor, keylogger, etc...) whose capabilities to remain undetectable do not rely on obscurity of the concept. Malware, which could not be detected even though its algorithm (concept) is publicly known.
In Pictures: London’s Lost Department Stores Oxford Street in the 1890s; Marshall & Snelgrove is on the left, on the corner of Vere Street. It merged with Debenhams in 1919, and the building has since been re-built. Derry & Toms & Pontings, two of the early-20th century department stores in Kensington High Street, photographed in 1929.