Culture, 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.

Culture:

Culture is a group's characteristic way of perceiving its environment    Culturomics2.0    Catalogues of culture

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

Mapping a world of human activity    Cultures and disasters: understanding cultural framings in DRR

Are cultural heritage and resources threatened by climate change?

Cold climate contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

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

The ethnosphere - dreams from endangered cultures

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

Ancient DNA reveals prehistoric population of Southeast Asia

Stone tools age Asia's first Homo presence

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

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

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

Think everyone died young in ancient societies? Think again

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

Satellite-based damage assessment of cultural heritage sites

Lidar uncovers thousands of new Maya structures

Mining events with declassified diplomatic documents 

The city at the center of the Cosmos

The complexity of cultural evolution

Social inequality leaves a genetic mark

Sociophysics     

Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies'

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

Language:

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

Education:

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

Why should physicists study history?    Science and storytelling     NOAA's Science on a Sphere    

MIT report on the future of libraries    GEODE   

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

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

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

Regional:

Africa:

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

Europe:

Europeana

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