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Dizzying heights: Prehistoric farming on the 'roof of the world'

Archaeological findings pose questions about genetic resistance in humans to altitude sickness and genetic response in crop plants to flowering times and ultraviolet radiation tolerance. Archaeological discoveries from the ‘roof of the world’ on the Tibetan Plateau indicate that from 3,600 years ago, crop growing and the raising of livestock was taking place year-round at hitherto unprecedented altitudes. 687 more words

Nature

Three Days

The Mid-Atlantic states have had a roller-coaster of weather over the past three days.  Today, it is snowing with the prediction of 4-6 inches by nightfall.  86 more words

Culture

Check your privilege: Diagnosing cultural agnosia

Without wanting to sound like a pollyanna, I sometimes wonder if I’m not the luckiest man alive.  I live in a beautiful country where human and natural disasters can often seem a long way away; I’m well paid for a job I love; I have ready access to fresh food and water; I’m healthy, and can fall back on public services that have reliably educated my children, emptied my rubbish bins, and generally kept the lights on.   1,010 more words

Physiotherapy

Haleakalā National Park Now Accepting Applications For College Internship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 ‘Imi i ka Lama Collegiate Internship Program at Haleakalā National Park. There will be eight positions available in the fields of Endangered Wildlife Management, Facilities Management, Interpretation, the Kīpahulu District, and Visitor/Resources Protection. 199 more words

Pacific Island National Parks

Responding to Ferguson

Educators who are in the United States – and many of you who are not – will be well aware of the release of the grand jury’s decision on Monday night to not indict the police officer who killed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. 1,086 more words

The Wishing Map 16

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The Wishing Map

Chapter Four: Melcarhassen

Previously: Aviar accidentally shook Zack out of his swimsuit.  839 more words

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