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Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)124,151The HISTORY® original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore—and raid—the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), a respected warrior in her own right. It is the tale of Ragnar’s brother Rollo (Clive Standen), a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; of Earl Haraldson’s wife Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig), a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and of the monk Athelstan (George Blagden), whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test—and their way of life will never be the same again.Vikings was created and written by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors).Vikings, HISTORY's first scripted series, premieres Sunday 3.3.13 at 10/9c.http://history.com/vikingsAdd the +Vikings Circle Page to your TV Show circles for show updates and...Join the Vikings G+ Community to discuss the show and each episode!https://plus.google.com/communities/114114270073600513051#Vikings  Vikings [Series Premiere]2013-03-04 04:00:0081 
NASA1,899,570Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008341 
Fraser Cain925,753To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela L. Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004875 
NASA1,899,570The most advanced robot ever sent to another world is set to land on Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT). Will you be watching?Mars Science Laboratory will deliver the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT and 5:31 a.m. UTC on Aug. 6). Curiosity, carrying laboratory instruments to analyze samples of rocks, soil and atmosphere, will investigate whether Mars has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.NASA TV will broadcast live from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., during Curiosity’s critical entry, descent and landing phase.Two live feeds of video during key landing activities from mission control rooms at JPL will be carried on NASA TV, NASA TV online http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html and Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/ between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (11:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 2:00 a.m. Aug. 6 EDT), and between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. PDT on Aug. 6 (3:30 to 4:30 a.m. EDT). The NASA TV Public Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl will carry a feed including commentary and interviews. The NASA TV Media Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 will carry an uninterrupted, clean feed.Follow the mission on Facebook and on Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity.NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing2012-08-06 02:00:002206 

Matt Hall has been shared in 75 public circles

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Harry Day11,457*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!! 4. Publicly share this circle...!!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-11-28 07:07:07488125
Graeme McRae30,763Graeme's Circle of Active GooglePlussers! . . . This is a curated circle of active people on Google+ If you add this circle, you will see hundreds of new posts per day in your stream from this circle alone. If you’re in the circle (you’ll know ‘cause I notified you) then please reshare it! It's a circle of people I started following in May, and who have consistently posted something at least once a week during all of weeks since then. If you want an interesting stream, you should add this circle. If you're interested in how I curated this circle, and why I think it makes for a really great stream, read on. . .How did these people get in the circle?. . . They must have posted something interesting, at least once, because I don't follow people unless they post something interesting. By now, you're probably not surprised by the number of people on G+ whose pages are full of repeated posts, videos without comments, "what's up" and other uninteresting things. I don't follow those people.How did they stay in the circle since they were added?. . . After I add someone, I keep them in the circle of people I added around the same time. Then, several times a week, I go through all my circles and delete people who haven't posted (something visible to me) in the last 7 days. So the people who are left in the circle are consistent posters. That says something important about them, because consistency is a proxy for quality.Wait. What? Why is consistency is a proxy for quality?. . . I'll admit it: I don't have the science to back up that wild statement, but I'll tell you why I believe it to be true. People who post crap don't get a lot of followers, and the few followers they have don't bother to engage. After a while, the crappy-posting people start to think G+ is a ghost town, and they lose interest (or funding). On the other hand, the people who share (or re-share) interesting things get followers and engagement, slowly at first, but ever increasing, and this outpouring of love is what keeps them going. That's what I think anyway, and I'm sticking to it.People who share interesting things get lots of followers. . . This is another half-baked theory of mine, but hear me out. You might think this makes sense: Google+ offers suggestions of people to follow, especially to new users. Google+'s only source of names to suggest is other G+ers like yourself. The G+ers who have the most engagement are the ones Google+ knows will be good to follow, so these people get put out as suggestions more often, and some percentage of those suggestions are taken up. So the more engagement you have, the more Google+ will suggest you as a person to follow, and so the more followers you'll get. Completing the theory: the more interesting the stuff you share (or reshare), the more engagement you'll get, and hence the more followers you'll get.Do you punish people for unfollowing you by unfollowing them back?. . . No. Well, not directly. I only unfollow people who haven’t posted in the past 7 days. If you posted privately to your circles or your extended circles, and then you unfollow me, then I won’t see those posts any more, and I’ll assume you haven’t posted in the past 7 days, and, yes, I will unfollow you in that case. But if your posts are public, my methodology doesn’t care whether you follow me.Do you promise me there won’t be any spammers in this circle?. . . No, I can’t make that promise for 2 reasons. First, one person’s spam is another person’s interesting post. A plumbing contractor who posts fascinating details of pipe fitting, each with a link to his company’s website might go either way. Second, a clever spammer will intersperse interesting posts with annoying spam -- maybe 52014-08-12 05:51:49351364662
hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102
Organo Gold Review1,066I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you. Circle sharing pages This circle contains pages that engage through pluses, comments or shares. If you receive a notification means you are inside.#circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles       #publiccircle       #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle     #dontconfusethecircles  2014-05-20 02:06:08460113
Andrew Wisniewski43,733Good morning-evening to allYou'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#Forfriends2014-02-12 15:19:30454432481
Andrew Wisniewski41,525Good morning/evening to all. #Forfriends  You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#Forfriends  2014-01-23 12:25:3434415940
Shikha Agarwal131A circle of varied bloggers. Come join the club and make new friends. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #blogger   #sharedcircles  2013-12-18 16:33:01165000
Berry Canote4,774This is what I call my "Regulars" circle and are people I want to keep up with. #sharedcircles   #followfriday  2013-11-22 15:22:4756000
Backup of Serendipity Diamonds0Great #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles well worth adding and sharing.2013-09-05 14:25:03172112
steph wanamaker82,635#followfriday  here is my awesome men who comment circle  freshly curated2013-07-19 16:10:4715463660
Don Dobbie3,342#sharedcircles  2013-05-29 19:27:12480003
steph wanamaker76,900#circlesharesunday here is my #awesomemenwhocomment circle2013-05-19 15:19:3616272259
steph wanamaker75,727#followfriday this is my newly curated  awesome men who comment circle2013-05-10 15:06:3215749454
steph wanamaker74,636#followfriday this is my awesome men who comment circle  shoutouts to birthday boys  +Ayoub Khote and +Fergus Martin 2013-05-03 15:26:2115149046
Hadrian Micciche7,927The Engagers ◦ Level 3: ☛ The Plus PeopleA circle of people who have regularly engaged with my posts by giving them a plus. Unlike many shared circles, these folks are vetted engagers -- plus they are all way cool. Add and engage with them, and they may do the same. Please feel free to re-share2013-04-27 01:26:31119605
Berry Canote2,956I shared this circle yesterday, but here it is again for #followfriday  This is the circle of folks I regularly interact with and interact with me. If you are not in it, worry not, if you regularly interact with me you may be soon as I regularly am adding to it!2013-04-19 14:40:2244001
Chris Mallory18,430A circleThat is all...No further insight need be given. No matter how detailed the description, I'm sure certain nobody will add the whole circle anyway ;) Plus, it has an aura of mystery about it when I present it this way... what ever could these people have in common? O the mystery!2013-04-02 04:52:581167114
Shane Beetson0Share of the snowball circle. To be included it is quite simple 1. Plus the Post . 2. Share the Post. 3, Add the circle. Once you have done this request in comments to be added it is that simple!! Happy connecting due to this process I have gained 22,000 great Google plus connections. Do the same!2013-02-20 21:35:08105011
Bright Smiles Dental0The Snowball Circle has a few new additions, As I said I will continue to add and share this circle as people ask to be involved. There is no better way to keep Google Plus thriving then to add other people to your circles and vice versa! It has helped me immensely with over 9500 people adding me! THX for that. This circle is now diversifying even more with Social Media experts Photographers, Film Makers, Bloggers, Interesting and Funny, Science and Technology you name it it will be in here. This is one of the greatest group of people I enjoy on g+ and I hope you find out why!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles2013-02-18 06:52:1051000
Choice Bathrooms0Share of the snowball circle. To be included it is quite simple 1. Plus the Post . 2. Share the Post. 3, Add the circle. Once you have done this request in comments to be added it is that simple!! Happy connecting due to this process I have gained 22,000 great Google plus connections. Do the same!2013-02-15 01:02:24104000
Aidan Cole1,819This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..Everyone OLD and NEW Must ADD this circle to your own the latest versionsBELOW INSTRUCTIONS is what make this all possible so thanksFor newcomers and members this system is the best, we do 3 to 4 things every share.1. ADD THE CIRCLE if you can't try again this ensures you stay in the circle long term and you won't be removed2. Share the post3. PLUS the circle4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #circleshared #publiccirclesproject #growthinfollowers #followers #addmetoyourcircles  2013-02-12 23:37:40265271227
Jens Eckleben3,990Its my special Circle for "Highpotential GPlussers" they are very active, share interesting news and hav more than 2.000 followers.  2013-02-02 18:33:4737432836
Euro Maestro41,209Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus ! #sharedcircles   #top500   #ff   #euromaestrocircles   #euromaestro   #weeklyreview  Who are the top engagers on Google Plus this week ?Find out on +CircleCount  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/Who are the top 50 in my country ?On the top of the page change "all countries" to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. Where am I on the list ?If you don't see yourself, just put your name in the search box and you can find your scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below you. How can I find the list during the week if I forget the link ?Click on circlecount.com then click on specials and click on Euro's who's who.Who moved up this week ?+Shailja Sharma overtook Neila Rey to get the number 1 spot this week.+Rinus Bakker reclaimed the number 3 spot this week.Ashley Tindale slipped down to fourth place.  +Hugh Jackman climbed up to number 5 from number 16 two weeks ago. +Amanda Blain always in the top 10 secured number 6 once again.+Marques Brownlee moved up to number 7.+Ali Adelstein advanced to number 8.+Trey Ratcliff entered into the top 10 for the first time at number 9.And +Luuh Santos rounded out the top 10.+Wil Wheaton has been moving up quickly from number 22013-02-02 18:14:5426519343116
Michael Husband2,192Time for a Special Circle Share also known as the SnowBallShare. This is a Fast Building Circle! It's only at 498 Currently so let's see how many we end with! Follow the steps +JUSTIN MATTHEW put together for this to work and gain with us! This circle will also within a week start my Social Media Skelton Key Circle! So follow the steps bellow    1. Add this circle to yours this is needed to keep you in it and to add you to    the circle).  2. Share the circle publicly. Use hashtag #snowballcircle   3. Plus the circle and spread the word! 4. Once you have done this comment to be added The growth speaks for itself as +JUSTIN MATTHEW is now ranked 580 in the USA and met some great contacts!Note: If you share this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#circle     #circles   #CircleDaze     #public     #publiccircles   #publiccircle     #circleshare       #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #circleoftheday   #followers 2013-01-13 17:00:42494618
Dirk Puehl2,754#followfriday #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #history #art #literature  "The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are" (C.S. Lewis)Well, since Friday is for following... here comes a big thank you to the wonderful people I interacted the most with last week, a motley crew of artists and writers and historians and role-playing gamers and litterateurs and connoisseurs and just... friends from all over the world, Serbia, Poland, the Netherlands, the UK, Austria and Germany, the US and whatnot. And since they all post very interesting content - they are highly and cordially recommended for following.2012-12-14 12:37:286228623
Vanessa Arrowsmith546Here are some people I enjoy following.  That means they're at least somewhat interesting and that they're taking G+ at least somewhat seriously.  Maybe you'll enjoy following them too!PS - If you want to get into this circle, share it, and we'll talk :) #sharedcircles #circleshare  2012-11-25 05:49:1119811615
Martin Jackson0Justin does it again!JUSTIN MATTHEWThis is a public circle #thesnowballcircle   #snowballcircle    most of you know it and for some others this is new,  it is composed of people that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps.REMEMBER CURRENT MEMBERS STILL ADD CIRCLE FOR NEW MEMBERS    1. Add this circle to yours this is needed to keep you in it and to add you to    the circle).  2. Share the circle publicly. Use hashtag #snowballcircle    3. Plus the circle and spread the word! 4. Once you have done this comment to be added The growth speaks for itself as I am now ranked 534 in the USA and met some great contacts!Note: Always ADD circle and if you can't try again the next day :)#circle     #circles       #public       #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #circleshare         #circlesharing       #sharedpubliccircles       #circleoftheday     #followers  2012-11-18 00:24:54146010
Michael Husband2,192Time for a Special Circle Share also known as the SnowBallShare. This is a Fast Building Circle and My 3rd One! It's only 83 Currently so let's see how many we end with! Follow the steps +JUSTIN MATTHEW put together for this to work and gain with us!    1. Add this circle to yours this is needed to keep you in it and to add you to    the circle).  2. Share the circle publicly. Use hashtag #snowballcircle   3. Plus the circle and spread the word! 4. Once you have done this comment to be added The growth speaks for itself as +JUSTIN MATTHEW is now ranked 580 in the USA and met some great contacts!Note: If you share this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#circle     #circles   #CircleDaze     #public     #publiccircles   #publiccircle     #circleshare       #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #circleoftheday   #followers  2012-11-17 01:25:29348213
Linda Huscher12,163Update for My Peeps circle share...This circle would not complete without my dear friend +Rumiana Nikolova This is a circle of my Peeps. They are an intelligent, friendly, humorous, and respectful sort.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Have a great day!2012-10-30 14:24:07782311
Ivan Raszl6,155Here is my #atheist #circle . Feel free to follow these fine folks (or unfollow depending on your views ;). Unfortunately only 500 people can be shared at one time. Reshare this post and add a comment if you want to be included! #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #atheism   #religon   #secular   #humanism   #gsm   #brights   #nogod   #god   #freethinker   #freethought   #freethinking  2012-10-19 18:59:50501805
M Monica0My 75 Secret Weapons Circle I don't often share circles, because I don't usually see the need.But this is the one circle I check most often, on a daily basis, and I end up resharing from it most often. So here it is, my secret weapon circle: Folks who post a lot of science like +Philip Plait  are in here, as well as +Rajini Rao  and +Betsy McCall  The insightful commentary and daily curated threads of  +Alex Grossman are important in my stream too, as is the humor of +Steve Barry.  +Natalie Villalobos is in there for her beautiful yoga pictures, which always relax me.  +James Williams for digging up the best articles and also funny pics.  +Chase Sterling  for her blog, +Melissa Carlson  as an excellent news anchor using Plus. +P E Sharpe  for her off the wall style humor, (and stunning art.)  When I look at this list I'm amazed by the quality of people I've been able to meet here.  This circle does have a handful of well known folks like +Mike Elgan  and +Larry Fournillier, +Amanda Blain,  in here. (Just because they're well known does not mean they are not high quality.) But there are also some pages you may not be so familiar with like  +Liz Krane, +Sonny Williamson, +2012-10-16 12:20:437525531
NOD3x1,128An amazing group of 500 people you should get to know...Each very different... each has their own tale to tellWho's in your top 500? #circleshare  2012-10-05 16:28:2650028823
NOD3x906Being social and active takes time, patience and 'guiding lights'...This circle is group of guiding lights - so if you're looking for diverse content to populate your streams you can't go wrong by adding these to your circles #circleshare  2012-09-28 16:13:10501241230
Xabier Ostale0I'm not very popular in this messy thing that is G+, maybe this circle would get more success if it is shared by you. And I will keep adding people who +1 it or who comment below and I'll share it again some two days later.A circle about The Brain!!! Neuroscience, memory, intellectual faculties, regulatory functions, emotion, perception, neurotransmitters, chemical and electric processes, development, learning, brain injuries and diseases, MRI, animal brains... even topics related to history of neurology and conceptualizations of the brain, experiences, anecdotes, disorders and treatments. I wish people contributed with what they know, with interesting links, with doubts or questions, with experiences. All from expertise to daily life. A circle to share and enjoy :)2012-09-17 06:08:2826241336
Matt Hall2,162This is my Archaeology/History/Evolution circle.If you like anything old, and are excited to learn how we got where we are, you're wasting time reading this. Circle them now! #Archaeology   #History   #Anthropology   #Paleontology   #Evolution   #Sharedcircle  2012-09-14 14:01:2442013
Xabier Ostale0This is the first time I share this circle about The Brain : neuroscience, memory, intellectual faculties, regulatory functions, emotion, perception, neurotransmitters, chemical and electric processes, development, learning, brain injuries and diseases, MRI, animal brains... even topics related to history of neurology and conceptualizations of the brain, experiences, anecdotes, disorders and treatments. I wish people contributed with what they know, with interesting links, with doubts or questions, with experiences. All from expertise to daily life. A circle to share and enjoy :)if someone wants to be included please +1 or comment. I will share this circle again with the new ones (well, I don't know if I can include the new ones automatically or I need to share it again with the new ones).2012-09-13 18:52:4221506
Matt Hall2,153What do you mean you haven't circled these people yet!?This is my core circle. Some of the most informed/engaging/cool people on here.So start circling! #Sharedcircle   #Sharedcircles  2012-09-12 14:18:5670101
NOD3x491Our first 500 people following us... :)Thanks for your continued support, feedback, discussions and banter.We're sharing this a little thank you - if you're seeing this in your stream, then we can strongly recommend checking these people out and adding them to your circles.They are from all over the world, post on various subject matter and know how to have a good laugh...Plus, they're all great engagers :) #sharedcircles   #fridaycircles  2012-08-17 17:59:5950026537
Zachary Roovenback1,335Sharing my Atheist and Fellow Freethinkers circle again.  Almost 1,800 strong.  You can only add 500 a day, so let me know if you need it shared again.Stay thinking, my friends.2012-08-10 04:29:445016310
Tim Brooks3,886Now releasing the long awaited, newly updated, circle of Anti-theists and people who actively oppose religion.This is the most active atheist circle on Google+ as far as we know, there are others but not like this :) If you are an anti-theist or someone who actively opposes religion please feel free to comment on this post to be added.Add this circle. Enjoy this circle. Share this circle.  #atheism   #antitheism   #nogod   #antitheist   #atheist #SharedCircle #circleshare  2012-08-02 21:00:1723814418
NOD3x380We know it's not #FollowFriday  but as another milestone is reached - we wanted to say thank you to our 1st 400 followers.We really appreciate all your feedback and support.If you're looking for a great bunch of people to engage with - please add these to your circles.Lee & the NOD3x Crewhttp://nod3x.com #sharedcircles   #CircleShare   #ThankYou  2012-08-02 10:52:5840019330
NOD3x309I didn't think we'd be doing another circle share this week after reaching 200 followers on Tuesday - but here's our first 300 (323 actual) followers.Thanks very much for your continued support and feedback.NOD3x Crew2012-07-27 13:32:5532232328
AP Foto Semarang0This #SharedCircles   about people that love to #AddBack   if you add themPlease Share it, Thanks2012-07-26 16:17:06200277
David Stroz1,083Today I share with you another group of awesome people I follow here on Google+!  There is no real theme for this circle but you should all add them and share this with your friends :)2012-07-23 17:26:444971108
Michael Husband456This is a #MultiplyShareCircle and continuously circulating, it takes multiple forms, based on the members included! This Circle is Valuable and one you don't want to miss the chance to be included in.The #popular and #trending  circle began with the Master of Influence himself +JUSTIN MATTHEW and will continue through all our channels and  all you have to do to be in the circle there are 3 things everyone does.1. Plus the post2. Share the post3. Add this Circle.2012-06-29 02:25:3850151312
Bea Wellman0This is a great circle of people that I enjoy following.  Some of these posters are not for the faint of heart...er I guess that should be "faith" of heart.   My fellow Freethinkers / Atheists / Secular Community / and the obligatory badasses.  I have another circle with more of the same - but this is the circle that tends to share the most.For all of you that are in this circle - thanks for sharing and making me realize what a great community of thought I belong to.2012-06-26 04:14:29496114
John Ward4,989This is a circle I have set up for people who enjoy Science Fiction or Fantasy. If you'd like to be added to the circle, please let me know in the comments. Also, make sure you guys add the circle as well; so you can see other people's recommendations on the subject. Feel free to re-share this post. #circlesharesunday  2012-06-24 22:05:395014938
Tom Itoya0A stunning circle to take a look at 149 awesome people that without would make g plus a very dull place for me!AS usual when I share a circle I like to have diversity of all skill types.We have #astronauts #science #technology #bloggers #photographer #filmmakers #writers #tips #advice #funny you name it!It has been great slowly but surely putting this together. Oh and by the way if you want in simply plus the circle add it share it and comment that you want in. This is a community and we will help grow it!This process has been critical in myself surpassing 10,000 followers and help keep google plus going strong! Do the same add this circle and share it. Hope to see your requests!#circleshare #publiccirclesproject +Circle Plus +CircleCount +Public Circles2012-06-24 05:48:27149123
Angela Estrada5,066I reached over 5000 followers last night ....So its time for a circle share. ;)My Top 500I follow only 578 people...so if you were left out..I don't know who you are and you may be removed soon.  I did leave out a couple of my favorites..because I feel they would of not of wanted to be shared. ;)ENJOY2012-06-14 13:11:2750118717
Tim Brooks3,572*Updated*Here is the new and updated, long awaited update of the Google+ infamous circle of Anti-theists and people who actively oppose religion.This is the most active atheist circle on Google+ and can easily provide you with all the atheism related discussion you will need.Circle. Enjoy. Share.If you would like to be added to this circle just leave a message in the comments. (on original post)#antitheism #atheist #nogod #atheism #antitheist #circleshare #thevoice #religion #religiousdiscussion #fathersday2012-06-13 23:09:3322043718

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2014-12-03 13:39:50 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"Thousands of swords from Europe’s early Middle Ages have been recovered. Many of these are too corroded to show any detail but 19th Century archaeologists noticed that some had markings on the blades. Further investigation showed that many of these had the name Ulfberht on one side and geometric markings on the other."

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2014-12-01 07:58:23 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+David Mantel was wondering if there were any CAD adaptations of the Antikythera Mechanism. Turns out there are! Now if anyone on here has a nice 3D printer and wants to make me a copy, that would be great. :-)

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2014-12-16 13:31:30 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011)

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2014-12-22 13:34:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-22 11:57:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

One of our cats plotting her world domination whilst watching the fireplace.

___One of our cats plotting her world domination whilst watching the fireplace.

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2014-12-22 11:24:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Doesn't include Celtic, Latin, or Norse. But still a neat little quiz.
How well do you know the origins of English words?

Doesn't include Celtic, Latin, or Norse. But still a neat little quiz.
How well do you know the origins of English words?___

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2014-12-22 05:10:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A clear, molecular view of how human color vision evolved
Summary:
Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to see all the colors in a rainbow. Now, after more than two decades of painstaking research, scientists have finished a detailed and complete picture of the evolution of human color vision.

A clear, molecular view of how human color vision evolved
Summary:
Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to see all the colors in a rainbow. Now, after more than two decades of painstaking research, scientists have finished a detailed and complete picture of the evolution of human color vision.___

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2014-12-22 04:53:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

No 'bird brains'? Crows exhibit advanced relational thinking,
study suggests
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Crows have the brain power to solve higher-order, relational-matching tasks, and they can do so spontaneously, according to new research. That means crows join humans, apes and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking, according to the research.

No 'bird brains'? Crows exhibit advanced relational thinking,
study suggests
Summary:
Crows have the brain power to solve higher-order, relational-matching tasks, and they can do so spontaneously, according to new research. That means crows join humans, apes and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinking, according to the research.___

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2014-12-22 04:39:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

More structures identified at Amphipolis mound
A geophysical survey was carried out on Kasta Hill, where the mysterious tomb of Amphipolis was discovered, with the results indicating the location of additional man-made structures of archaeological importance.

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-structures-identified-at.html#.VJeeKAAA

More structures identified at Amphipolis mound
A geophysical survey was carried out on Kasta Hill, where the mysterious tomb of Amphipolis was discovered, with the results indicating the location of additional man-made structures of archaeological importance.

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-structures-identified-at.html#.VJeeKAAA___

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2014-12-22 04:24:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The fearsome reputation of the Vikings has made them the subject of countless exhibitions, books and films - however, surprisingly little is known about their more southerly exploits in Spain.

The fearsome reputation of the Vikings has made them the subject of countless exhibitions, books and films - however, surprisingly little is known about their more southerly exploits in Spain.___

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2014-12-22 04:02:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Lower Galilee
The earliest evidence of the use of olive oil in the country, and possibly the entire Middle East, was unearthed at an excavation site in the Lower Galilee, the Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Lower Galilee
The earliest evidence of the use of olive oil in the country, and possibly the entire Middle East, was unearthed at an excavation site in the Lower Galilee, the Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.___

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2014-12-22 03:45:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned
with dinosaurs' extinction
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A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and challenges the dominant theory that a meteorite impact was the sole cause of the extinction.

New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned
with dinosaurs' extinction
Summary:
A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and challenges the dominant theory that a meteorite impact was the sole cause of the extinction.___

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2014-12-21 16:15:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Thanks +Dirk Puehl 

#onthisday , Winter Solstice or midwinter night marks the longest night of the year and one of the traditional dates when the Wild Hunt is abroad.

“… many men both saw and heard a great number of huntsmen hunting. The huntsmen were black, huge, and hideous, and rode on black horses and on black he-goats, and their hounds were jet black, with eyes like saucers, and horrible. This was seen in the very deer park of the town of Peterborough, and in all the woods that stretch from that same town to Stamford, and in the night the monks heard them sounding and winding their horns.“ (The Peterborough Chronicle)

The Iranian festival of Yaldā night is one of the very few actually celebrated on the longest and darkest night of the year, midwinter. At least according to the few sources we have from the grey past. The Germanic tribes very probably celebrated their Yule festival with logs, boars and goats and what not when the worst was over, on the night of the first full moon, 40 days after midwinter. Because the year’s longest night was the first of the four “Rauhnächte”, the rough nights, when the Odin’s Wild Hunt set forth and the time “between the years” began. The image of spectral huntsmen riding across the skies in the nights following midwinter is almost universal among the Celtic and Germanic tribes across Europe and echo similar beliefs among most other Indo-European peoples. The Germanic belief is generally that the huntsmen are dead warriors or, later, the souls of the restless dead who are condemned to eternal walking because they died before their time. The connection to the Yule festivals are close, though, and Odin bears, among many others, the soubriquet jólfaðr, Yule Father.

The “Rauhnächte” beginning on midwinter are generally reputed to be a time when the gates of the underworld are open and the whole caboodle of hellish creatures has a pass to roam the world of the living, from draugr, the Norse revenants who walk during the “rough nights” and feed on the blood of livestock and people, to witches and mages who are supposed to haunt crossroads as werewolves. Several other, less gory but equally deadly tales are told about the four “Rauhnächte”, such as the custom of keeping one’s house clean and especially not leave the washing hanging lest the Wild Hunts steals the bedclothes and returns them over the year as winding sheets as well the rather widespread yarn of animals being able to speak in human tongues during these nights and predict the future, unfortunately hearing these prophecies uttered means death to the listener, sooner than later. Prophecies are quite common during midwinter night all across the Northern Hemisphere, usually with a less fatal outcome regardless of the “Rauhnacht”, from the charming stichomancy, the “divination by lines of verse in books taken at hazard“ practised by picking passages from Hafez’ “Divan” during Yaldā in Iran to various divinations taken from randomly opening the Bible in Central Europe. 


It’s not that occasion was not celebrated in Northern Europe beyond all the charms and commandments to ward off things that go bump in the Midwinter Night, though. Since the late Middle Ages, the date is connected with Thomas the Apostle, in the vernacular midwinter night is called St Thomas Night, and besides the ringing of church bells for the next twelve nights, the bells of St Thomas to keep away evil spirits, fattened pigs are slaughtered for Christmas, various customs to see future husbands and wives at crossroads – in case werewolves aren’t present – or standing naked by one’s bedside and reciting formulas are celebrated and some regions just booze the night away. The following days is consequently called “Kotzmorgen”, morning of vomit.

Depicted below is an imagination of the Wild Hunt painted by Emil Doepler, who died #onthisday in 1922 in Munich at the age of 67, an Art Noveau illustrator who designed the eagle decorating the future Federal German escutcheon and various depicitions of Germanic mythology.

More about the Wild Hunt on 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Hunt

and Emil Doepler on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Doepler

A few of his illustrations can be found on this Italian website:

http://bifrost.it/GERMANI/Museo/Doepler-3.html

#mythology   #folklore   #1000faces   #yuletide   #yuletidespast   #history   #europeanhistory   #midwinter   #wintersolstice  ___Thanks +Dirk Puehl 

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2014-12-18 14:21:15 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-16 13:31:30 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011)

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011)___

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2014-12-16 13:15:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Mastering fire was one of the most important developments in human prehistory. But it’s also one of the hardest to pin down, with different lines of evidence pointing to different timelines. A new study of artifacts from a cave in Israel suggests that our ancestors began regularly using fire about 350,000 years ago.

Mastering fire was one of the most important developments in human prehistory. But it’s also one of the hardest to pin down, with different lines of evidence pointing to different timelines. A new study of artifacts from a cave in Israel suggests that our ancestors began regularly using fire about 350,000 years ago.___

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2014-12-14 18:54:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This looks like it could be fun to make!

h/t +Tom Carlson 

This looks like it could be fun to make!

h/t +Tom Carlson ___

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2014-12-14 15:34:24 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Water’s role in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
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Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows. But the stable food supply brought about by these measures promoted population growth and urbanization, pushing the Empire closer to the limits of its food resources.

Water’s role in the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
Summary:
Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows. But the stable food supply brought about by these measures promoted population growth and urbanization, pushing the Empire closer to the limits of its food resources.___

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2014-12-13 14:07:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

FUJIIDERA, Osaka Prefecture--Three men whose warlord ancestors fought in the crucial 1615 Battle of Domyoji between the Tokugawa and Toyotomi armies shook hands in reconciliation and called for peace.

FUJIIDERA, Osaka Prefecture--Three men whose warlord ancestors fought in the crucial 1615 Battle of Domyoji between the Tokugawa and Toyotomi armies shook hands in reconciliation and called for peace.___

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2014-12-12 16:35:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-12 16:26:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made remnants of the Second World War that have become part of our coastal landscape

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2865904/The-stand-Eerie-photos-capture-man-remnants-Second-World-War-coastal-landscape.html#ixzz3LhYl3CU5 

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made remnants of the Second World War that have become part of our coastal landscape

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2865904/The-stand-Eerie-photos-capture-man-remnants-Second-World-War-coastal-landscape.html#ixzz3LhYl3CU5 ___

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2014-12-11 13:27:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

They say it's your birthday +Ralph Roberts. I'm not sure how accurate this illustration is, but I hope you get to spend the day doing something you enjoy!

They say it's your birthday +Ralph Roberts. I'm not sure how accurate this illustration is, but I hope you get to spend the day doing something you enjoy!___

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2014-12-10 13:54:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Scientists to offer glimpse of Antikythera discoveries
Archaeology buffs experiencing withdrawal symptoms since the information flow from the Amphipolis excavation in northern Greece slowed to a trickle over the past few weeks can always get a quick fix from the Antikythera Shipwreck mission. The international team of archeologists and engineers, as well as divers who made the descent to the ancient wreck off Greece’s southern coast, are expected to announce the findings of the first part of the mission, which ended in mid-October, in Piraeus at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/12/scientists-to-offer-glimpse-of.html#.VIhO_Ord_VM

Scientists to offer glimpse of Antikythera discoveries
Archaeology buffs experiencing withdrawal symptoms since the information flow from the Amphipolis excavation in northern Greece slowed to a trickle over the past few weeks can always get a quick fix from the Antikythera Shipwreck mission. The international team of archeologists and engineers, as well as divers who made the descent to the ancient wreck off Greece’s southern coast, are expected to announce the findings of the first part of the mission, which ended in mid-October, in Piraeus at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/12/scientists-to-offer-glimpse-of.html#.VIhO_Ord_VM___

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2014-12-10 13:40:01 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Why are we surprised to learn that women were part of society?

Why are we surprised to learn that women were part of society?___

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2014-12-10 13:18:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

What are the main culprits that lead a person to #religion?

What are the main culprits that lead a person to #religion?___

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2014-12-10 13:08:08 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Thanks +Xabier Ostale!

Pervitin
WWII Drug: The German Granddaddy of Crystal Meth
Crystal meth is notorious for being highly addictive and ravaging countless communities. But few know that the drug can be traced back to Nazi Germany, where it first became popular as a way to keep pilots and soldiers alert in battle during World War II.
"As enticing as the drug was, its long-term effects on the human body were just as devastating. Short rest periods weren't enough to make up for long stretches of wakefulness, and the soldiers quickly became addicted to the stimulant. And with addiction came sweating, dizziness, depression and hallucinations. There were soldiers who died of heart failure and others who shot themselves during psychotic phases."___Thanks +Xabier Ostale!

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2014-12-08 18:13:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Damn fine coffee!

Damn fine coffee!___

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2014-12-08 18:03:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Danish Bronze Age glass beads traced to Egypt
An international collaboration between Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, and Institut de Recherche sur les Archéomatériaux (IRAMAT) at Orléans, France, has resulted in a sensational discovery about the trade routes between Denmark and the ancient civilisations in Egypt and Mesopotamia in the Bronze Age 3,400 years ago. The discovery also gives us new knowledge about the sun cult in the Nordic Bronze Age.

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/12/danish-bronze-age-glass-beads-traced-to.html#.VIXmFerd_VM

Danish Bronze Age glass beads traced to Egypt
An international collaboration between Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, and Institut de Recherche sur les Archéomatériaux (IRAMAT) at Orléans, France, has resulted in a sensational discovery about the trade routes between Denmark and the ancient civilisations in Egypt and Mesopotamia in the Bronze Age 3,400 years ago. The discovery also gives us new knowledge about the sun cult in the Nordic Bronze Age.

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/12/danish-bronze-age-glass-beads-traced-to.html#.VIXmFerd_VM___

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2014-12-08 18:01:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#archaeology  

#archaeology  ___

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2014-12-08 17:34:46 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Uncovering one of humankind’s most ancient lineages
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Scientists have successfully discovered one of modern humans' ancient lineages through the sequencing of genes of the Southern African Khoisan tribespeople. This is the first time that the history of humankind populations has been analyzed and matched to Earth's climatic conditions over the last 200,000 years.

Uncovering one of humankind’s most ancient lineages
Summary:
Scientists have successfully discovered one of modern humans' ancient lineages through the sequencing of genes of the Southern African Khoisan tribespeople. This is the first time that the history of humankind populations has been analyzed and matched to Earth's climatic conditions over the last 200,000 years.___

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2014-12-08 17:09:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Findings at Viking archaeological site show power trumping
practicality
Vikings are known for raiding and trading, but those who settled in Iceland centuries ago spent more time producing and consuming booze and beef—in part to gain political clout in a place very different from their Scandinavian homeland, says a Baylor University archaeologist.
The seafaring warriors wanted to sustain the "big man" society of Scandinavia—a political economy in which chieftains hosted huge feasts of beer and beef served in great halls, says Davide Zori, Ph.D., a Denmark native and archeological field director in Iceland, who conducted National Science Foundation-funded research in archeology and medieval Viking literature.

Findings at Viking archaeological site show power trumping
practicality
Vikings are known for raiding and trading, but those who settled in Iceland centuries ago spent more time producing and consuming booze and beef—in part to gain political clout in a place very different from their Scandinavian homeland, says a Baylor University archaeologist.
The seafaring warriors wanted to sustain the "big man" society of Scandinavia—a political economy in which chieftains hosted huge feasts of beer and beef served in great halls, says Davide Zori, Ph.D., a Denmark native and archeological field director in Iceland, who conducted National Science Foundation-funded research in archeology and medieval Viking literature.___

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2014-12-08 11:01:17 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The reconstruction of #ancient #recipes challenges experimental archaeologists and chefs alike, while concurrently offering unique glimpses into the culinary tastes of diverse ethnic groups. http://ow.ly/EmABA

#cooking #ancienthistory #archaeology

The reconstruction of #ancient #recipes challenges experimental archaeologists and chefs alike, while concurrently offering unique glimpses into the culinary tastes of diverse ethnic groups. http://ow.ly/EmABA

#cooking #ancienthistory #archaeology___

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2014-12-07 17:25:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Dec. 7, 43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated ... "... His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose in not only Latin but European languages up to the 19th century was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, "the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language." ... "

more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero

Dec. 7, 43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated ... "... His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose in not only Latin but European languages up to the 19th century was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, "the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language." ... "

more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero___

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2014-12-07 17:11:09 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

#geekhumor  

#geekhumor  ___

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2014-12-06 02:05:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Although it was found about fifty years ago, archaeologists have just determined that a small stone container discovered on Baffin Island in Canada’s Arctic region was actually part of metallurgical equipment used by the Vikings around the year 1000 A.D. 

Although it was found about fifty years ago, archaeologists have just determined that a small stone container discovered on Baffin Island in Canada’s Arctic region was actually part of metallurgical equipment used by the Vikings around the year 1000 A.D. ___

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2014-12-04 14:40:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Golden ratio offers unity of science
It is said to represent a “cosmic constant” found in the curvature of elephant tusks, the shape of a kudu’s horn, the destructive beauty of Hurricane Katrina, and in the astronomical grandeur of how planets, moons, asteroids and rings are distributed in the solar system, to name but a few.
Now, researchers from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria are also suggesting that the “Golden Ratio” – designated by the Greek symbol ∅ (letter Phi) with a mathematical value of about 1.618 – also relates to the topology of space-time, and to a biological species constant (T). Jan Boeyens, a former Wits University Professor and now at the Centre for Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, and Professor Francis Thackeray, a palaeontologist at Wits University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute, present their latestresearch in scien... more »

Golden ratio offers unity of science
It is said to represent a “cosmic constant” found in the curvature of elephant tusks, the shape of a kudu’s horn, the destructive beauty of Hurricane Katrina, and in the astronomical grandeur of how planets, moons, asteroids and rings are distributed in the solar system, to name but a few.
Now, researchers from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria are also suggesting that the “Golden Ratio” – designated by the Greek symbol ∅ (letter Phi) with a mathematical value of about 1.618 – also relates to the topology of space-time, and to a biological species constant (T). Jan Boeyens, a former Wits University Professor and now at the Centre for Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, and Professor Francis Thackeray, a palaeontologist at Wits University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute, present their latest research in scientific correspondence, titled: Number theory and the unity of science, published online in the South African Journal of Science (SAJS) on Wednesday, 26 November 2014. Boeyens and Thackeray have a shared interest in how the Golden Ratio is expressed, from the spiral structure of the cochlea ear-bone in a 2-million-year-old fossil hominin from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa; to the logarithmic spirals of inter-stellar galaxies, the structure of DNA, the growth of many plants, and even in the Periodic Table of the elements. Thackeray investigates whether 1.61 is present in biology as an approximation of the absolute mean value of a hypothesised species constant (T) – associated not only with living species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and beetles, but also with extinct species (Australopithecus, Paranthropus and early Homo). His argument is based on statistical analysis of measurements obtained from animals of the same species, whether vertebrates or invertebrates. “Zoologists and palaeontologists recognise the number 1.618 in the logarithmic spiral in the growth of mammalian ear structures (the cochlea), whether in modern humans or in australopithecines about 2 million years old. They recognise the same number in the growth structures of the spiral shells of certain molluscs. In addition, they identify the same value for spiral growth structures of fossil ammonites more than 65 million years old,” Thackeray explains. Boeyens researches questions that relate to the mathematical number (1.618) in the context of chemistry, physics, space-time, relativity and quantum mechanics. Meteorologists recognise the number 1.618 in the spiral structure of hurricanes, while astronomers claim that the structure of certain spiral galaxies can also be identified with Phi. Boeyens discusses the remarkable cosmic occurrence of this number with reference to space-time, relativity and quantum mechanics. He claims that concepts associated with relativity and quantum mechanics can be integrated, through the number 1.618. The researchers say that the “time has come to recognize that relativity and quantum theories can be integrated, and linked numerically to the value of a mathematical constant – whether in the context of space-time or biology”. Source: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg [November 27, 2014]

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/11/golden-ratio-offers-unity-of-science.html#.VIBtverd_VM___

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2014-12-04 14:19:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Lantian Homo erectus cranium half a million years older
than previously thought
According to paper published in the Journal of Human Evolution, the age of the Lantian Homo erectus cranium from Gongwangling, Lantian County, Shaanxi Province, China, is likely half a million years older than previously thought. Earlier estimates dated this important fossil, which was found in 1964, to 1.15 million years ago. A research team of Chinese and British scientists, have provided compelling evidence that the fossil should be dated to 1.63 million years ago, making it the oldest fossil hominin cranium known in northeast Asia, and the second oldest site with cranial remains outside Africa. Only the Dmanisi crania from Georgia that, like Lantian, are relatively small-brained, are older, at around 1.75 million years old.

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Lantian Homo erectus cranium half a million years older
than previously thought
According to paper published in the Journal of Human Evolution, the age of the Lantian Homo erectus cranium from Gongwangling, Lantian County, Shaanxi Province, China, is likely half a million years older than previously thought. Earlier estimates dated this important fossil, which was found in 1964, to 1.15 million years ago. A research team of Chinese and British scientists, have provided compelling evidence that the fossil should be dated to 1.63 million years ago, making it the oldest fossil hominin cranium known in northeast Asia, and the second oldest site with cranial remains outside Africa. Only the Dmanisi crania from Georgia that, like Lantian, are relatively small-brained, are older, at around 1.75 million years old.

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/11/lantian-homo-erectus-cranium-half.html#.VIBtDOrd_VM___

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2014-12-04 13:57:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Amphipolis Tomb Timeline: What We Know So Far About the Magnificent Ancient Greek Monument 

Amphipolis Tomb Timeline: What We Know So Far About the Magnificent Ancient Greek Monument ___

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2014-12-04 13:44:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Anthropologists on Wednesday said they had found the earliest engraving in human history on a fossilised mollusc shell some 500,000 years old, unearthed in colonial-era Indonesia.

Anthropologists on Wednesday said they had found the earliest engraving in human history on a fossilised mollusc shell some 500,000 years old, unearthed in colonial-era Indonesia.___

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2014-12-04 01:16:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Google is killing CAPTCHA as we know it"

"Google is killing CAPTCHA as we know it"___

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2014-12-03 13:39:50 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"Thousands of swords from Europe’s early Middle Ages have been recovered. Many of these are too corroded to show any detail but 19th Century archaeologists noticed that some had markings on the blades. Further investigation showed that many of these had the name Ulfberht on one side and geometric markings on the other."

"Thousands of swords from Europe’s early Middle Ages have been recovered. Many of these are too corroded to show any detail but 19th Century archaeologists noticed that some had markings on the blades. Further investigation showed that many of these had the name Ulfberht on one side and geometric markings on the other."___

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2014-12-03 12:50:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

An egg much smaller than a common grain of sand and found in a tiny piece of fossilized dung has helped scientists identify a pinworm that lived 240 million years ago.

An egg much smaller than a common grain of sand and found in a tiny piece of fossilized dung has helped scientists identify a pinworm that lived 240 million years ago.___

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2014-12-03 12:37:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"The Visitor Center Fugledegård situated at the west bank of Lake Tissø has in collaboration with the research project 'pre-Christian Cult places' at the National Museum of Denmark commissioned a 3D animation film visualizing the royal complex at the time around 900 AD."

"The Visitor Center Fugledegård situated at the west bank of Lake Tissø has in collaboration with the research project 'pre-Christian Cult places' at the National Museum of Denmark commissioned a 3D animation film visualizing the royal complex at the time around 900 AD."___

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2014-12-03 01:35:40 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Richard III's DNA throws up infidelity surprise
Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications.

Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's.

The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

But the scientists would not be drawn on what meaning it might have - if any - for the current Royal Family, as it was still unknown when the break, or breaks, in the lineage occurred.

In 2012, scientists extracted genetic material from the remains discovered on the former site of Greyfriars Abbey, where Richard was interred after his death in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Richard III's DNA throws up infidelity surprise
Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications.

Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's.

The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

But the scientists would not be drawn on what meaning it might have - if any - for the current Royal Family, as it was still unknown when the break, or breaks, in the lineage occurred.

In 2012, scientists extracted genetic material from the remains discovered on the former site of Greyfriars Abbey, where Richard was interred after his death in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.___

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2014-12-02 16:00:35 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-02 13:33:14 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

On this day in 1804 Napoleon crowned himself Emperor Napoleon I at Notre Dame de Paris. 
Also, this is the day +Dirk Puehl celebrates his birthday! So to honor both of these historic events here is a recent pic of Dirk on his horse Marengo. Ride on Dirk. And thanks for making our streams what they are!

On this day in 1804 Napoleon crowned himself Emperor Napoleon I at Notre Dame de Paris. 
Also, this is the day +Dirk Puehl celebrates his birthday! So to honor both of these historic events here is a recent pic of Dirk on his horse Marengo. Ride on Dirk. And thanks for making our streams what they are!___

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2014-12-01 12:16:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Neat!

Neat!___

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2014-12-01 07:58:23 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+David Mantel was wondering if there were any CAD adaptations of the Antikythera Mechanism. Turns out there are! Now if anyone on here has a nice 3D printer and wants to make me a copy, that would be great. :-)

+David Mantel was wondering if there were any CAD adaptations of the Antikythera Mechanism. Turns out there are! Now if anyone on here has a nice 3D printer and wants to make me a copy, that would be great. :-)___

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2014-12-01 01:21:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

GeoDia is a teaching and learning tool for anyone interested in the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. http://goo.gl/KRBQs

GeoDia is a teaching and learning tool for anyone interested in the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. http://goo.gl/KRBQs___

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2014-11-30 09:06:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Maybe Senator Sanders should run for President.

Maybe Senator Sanders should run for President.___

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2014-11-29 22:46:53 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Cave Art Older, More Widespread Than Thought ... "A human hand and a "pig-deer" drawn in an Indonesian cave at least 40,000 years ago put Asia in a virtual tie with Europe for the earliest known cave art. ...

How surprising is it to find such old cave paintings outside Europe?

Absolutely this changes our views and is going to make us ask a lot of questions about the causes rather than the origins of cave art. The hand stencils are almost identical to ones seen in Europe and elsewhere around the world, which is really interesting. ..."

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141010-cave-art-indonesia-alistair-pike-questions-science/

Cave Art Older, More Widespread Than Thought ... "A human hand and a "pig-deer" drawn in an Indonesian cave at least 40,000 years ago put Asia in a virtual tie with Europe for the earliest known cave art. ...

How surprising is it to find such old cave paintings outside Europe?

Absolutely this changes our views and is going to make us ask a lot of questions about the causes rather than the origins of cave art. The hand stencils are almost identical to ones seen in Europe and elsewhere around the world, which is really interesting. ..."

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141010-cave-art-indonesia-alistair-pike-questions-science/___

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