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A New Tool for Analyzing Cultural Mobility

A dataset on the birth and death locations of distinguished individuals over 2,000 years is providing insights into cultural mobility, a new study reports. To better understand the spread of disease, the rise of conflict, and the evolution of cities, researchers have needed a way to quantitatively analyze the impact of individual historical developments on societal practices. They used the migration patterns of more than 150,000 notable individuals, as represented by their birth and death locations, and suggest that the consistent global patterns uncovered with their framework will help provide guidance with respect to predicting growth, size and distance distributions going forward, as well as better interpreting of cultural phenomena. 

Read more about this research in the 1 August 2014 issue of Science here.

[Image courtesy of Maximilian Schich & Mauro Martino, 2014. Please click here for more information.]

© 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science. All Rights Reserved.

scipak:

A New Tool for Analyzing Cultural Mobility

A dataset on the birth and death locations of distinguished individuals over 2,000 years is providing insights into cultural mobility, a new study reports. To better understand the spread of disease, the rise of conflict, and the evolution of cities, researchers have needed a way to quantitatively analyze the impact of individual historical developments on societal practices. They used the migration patterns of more than 150,000 notable individuals, as represented by their birth and death locations, and suggest that the consistent global patterns uncovered with their framework will help provide guidance with respect to predicting growth, size and distance distributions going forward, as well as better interpreting of cultural phenomena.

Read more about this research in the 1 August 2014 issue of Science here.

[Image courtesy of Maximilian Schich & Mauro Martino, 2014. Please click here for more information.]

© 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science. All Rights Reserved.

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urbpan:

photo IMG_7125_zps3eed14aa.jpg This is the chicken mushroom on August 11 photo IMG_7163_zpsb207ae71.jpg And this is the exact same mushroom on August 13 Be careful with those field guides, mushrooms are not static. They change over time and with weather conditions.

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tedbunny:

Running for their lives; German soldiers retreat while caught in a gas attack, Flanders 1917. 

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Running for their lives; German soldiers retreat while caught in a gas attack, Flanders 1917. 

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109pm:

Scutellinia scutellata
Upper Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, VictoriaLate Winter, August 2014Taken on 60mm Macro, Canon 600D

109pm:

Scutellinia scutellata

Upper Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria
Late Winter, August 2014
Taken on 60mm Macro, Canon 600D

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Mycena sp.
1000 Steps Trail, Upper Ferntree Gully, VictoriaLate Autumn, May 2014

109pm:

Mycena sp.

1000 Steps Trail, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Late Autumn, May 2014

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backspatter:

The autopsy report of Michael Brown - Michael was shot at least six times. The fact that three of those gunshot wounds are on the inside of the arm indicate that he was shot when he had his arms up, surrendering. As for the wound at the top of his head that has a downward trajectory - he was 6’4. A wound like that could only occur when he was on his knees, again surrendering, or the officer was 8’4. This wasn’t self-defence. This wasn’t an accident. This was an execution.

backspatter:

The autopsy report of Michael Brown - Michael was shot at least six times. The fact that three of those gunshot wounds are on the inside of the arm indicate that he was shot when he had his arms up, surrendering. As for the wound at the top of his head that has a downward trajectory - he was 6’4. A wound like that could only occur when he was on his knees, again surrendering, or the officer was 8’4. This wasn’t self-defence. This wasn’t an accident. This was an execution.

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