Art, Culture, History, Language & Education

Culture largely comprises of three domains: intellectual, artistc & religious; political, economic & social; and science, commerce & industry. It is the historic weighting of these domains that determines the 'culture' of each nation state.

Art, Culture, History:

Culture is a group's characteristic way of perceiving its environment   

Culturomics2.0    Catalogues of culture    Mapping a world of human activity    Map of native lands

Anthropologist Wade Davis on disappearing world cultures   Cyber-archaeology at UC San Diego

Crowdsourced archaeology shows how humans have influenced Earth for thousands of years 

Controversial new study pinpoints where all modern humans arose

Human origins: leaving Africa, ancient humans

DNA reveals first look at enigmatic human relative

Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot

700,000-year-old stone tools point to mysterious human relative

AI-powered genomic analysis reveals unknown human ancestor

Enigmatic skull could be the oldest modern human outside Africa

Cold climate contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

The first Europeans weren't who you might think

Ancient DNA reveals new twists in Neanderthal migration

All modern humans have Neanderthal DNA, new research finds

Mysterious 'ghost population' of ancient humans discovered

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800.000 years ago

Scientists find new evidence: early human moved through the Mediterranean much earlier than believed

New research finds surprising early replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans in Southern Spain

Heading North: late Pleistocene environments and human dispersals in central and eastern Asia

Sulawesi: world's oldest cave art: half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art  

Ancient DNA reveals prehistoric population of Southeast Asia 

New species of early human found in cave in the Philippines 

Stone tools age Asia's first Homo presence

Climate change likely caused migration, demise of ancient Indus Valley civilization

8,000 years ago, 17 women reproduced for every one man

Ancient DNA may reveal opigin of the Bibical Philistines

DNA of 6,500-year-old human remains in Israeli cave points to origin of ancient Calcolithic culture

What happened 4,000 years ago in the Urals?

Pristine 4400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

How Egypt's ancient city of divine cats was rediscovered

Egypt's pharaohs welcomed summer with this fabulous festival 

Dive beneath the pyramids of Egypt's black pharaohs 

Role of climate in the rise and fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire 

Julius Caeser came. He saw. He conquered. Here's how Rome celebrated

Rome brought pomp and prosperity to this ancient outpost of Jordan

Thamugadi: the ancient Roman city buried by the Sahara sands

How did the Islamic world influence Western art?

Lasers are driving a revolution in archeology

15,000 year-old Idaho archaeology site now among America's oldest

Thee new DNA studies are shaking up the history of humans in the Americas

Widespread population decline in South America correlated with mid-Holocene climate change

The current genomic landscape of western South America: Andes, Amazonia, and Pacific Coast 

Nonlinearity and sdistance of ancient routes in the Aztec empire

The great dying of the indigenous peoples of the Americas caused global cooling in the 17th Century

The history of US territorial expansion

Cultures and disasters: understanding cultural framings in DRR

Are cultural heritage and resources threatened by climate change?

Latitude adjustment: distance from the Equator shapes our thinking

More than a quarter of the globe is controlled by indigenous groups

The ethnosphere - dreams from endangered cultures    When whales and humans talk

Think everyone died young in ancient societies? Think again

First signs: unlocking the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols

When time became regular and universal, it changed history

Satellite-based damage assessment of cultural heritage sites 

Location-based data raise ethical issues for cultural heritage 

Lidar uncovers thousands of new Maya structures

Mining events with declassified diplomatic documents

How a 'forgotten' 600-year-old tsunami changed history

400 years ago, enslaved Africans first arrived in Virginia 

The city at the center of the Cosmos

The complexity of cultural evolution

Social inequality leaves a genetic mark


Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies'

Responsible innovation: the role of ethics in an increasingly complex world   


Language alters our experience of time

A Turkish origin for Indo-European languages

This language is only used when collecting nits in New Guinea

World's languages traced back to single African mother tongue

Archeologists discover earliest monumental Egyptian hieroglyphs

Researchers decipher ancient Dead Sea Scrolls with the help of advanced imaging


Interview Marc Prensky - achievment based education    An interview with James Burke  

To groom better scientists, harness the power of narrative    Science and storytelling

Why should physicists study history?      Copernicus's revolutionary ideas reorganized the heavens     

MIT report on the future of libraries    GEODE    NOAA's Science on a Sphere   

The role of TV in our understanding of Nature    Mars webcam goes pro

Teens and scientists come together at Science Cafes    World Science U    

STEM education: tips from STEM experts    Math scares everyone, even physicists 

Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers: K-12 and beyond      

Opening the instructional doors to computer science and IT - finally

Grade-school students teach a robot to help themselves learn geometry

Its time to shift the emphasis away from code sharing 

Robot model for infant learning shows bodily posture may affect memory and learning

The Zero Project    The Zero Project - Inclusive Education and ICT    Equinox Communique

A global assessment of market accessibility and market influence for global environmental change studies

World context and implications for higher education systems and institutions

Knowledge-based participatory action research    Women's leadership in resilience

Delayed disaster impacts on academic performance of primary school children

Teaching the teachers    How to make a good teacher

Fire and emergency services educational resources

Math and science done right    Leon Lederman and Project ARISE

Democratization of HPC: ninth graders tap HPC in the cloud to design flying boats



Dispersals and genetic adaptation of Bantu-speaking populations in Africa and North America

Middle East:

Egypt unearths 7,000-year-old lost city    Is Saudi Arabia the next big heritage tourism destination?

Cosmic-ray particles reveal secret chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid    ScanPyramids 2017

Ancient mummy DNA reveals surprises about genetic origins of Egyptians

Anger as Iran bans women from universities



Increasing computer literacy with the BBC micro:bit

North America:

USA: Internet Trends, Education and Immigration

The indigenous lands of North America and historical treaties - interactive map

New DNA evidence provides unprecedented insight into the mysterious Chaco culture

A new Silicon Valley narrative    US open-source textbook initiative

South America:

Two ancient populations that diverged later reconverged in the Americas    Ancient Maya 101

Scientists believe they may have discovered the disease that wiped out 80% of Aztecs

Aztec moral philosophy: Life on the slippery Earth

Ancient mass child sacrifice in Peru may be world's largest

The astonishing Paracus (Peru) elongated skulls

Asia Pacific:

Education disrupted: disaster impacts on education in the Asia Pacific region in 2015

Cash Kao: China's tutors earn fortunes online

An ethereal forest where Japanese commit suicide

Australia: new school education pages focus on early intervention