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Matt Hall has been shared in 73 public circles

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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 15:19:30454452386CC G+
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 12:25:34344161043CC G+
Shikha Agarwal0A circle of varied bloggers. Come join the club and make new friends. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #blogger   #sharedcircles  2013-12-18 16:33:01165000CC G+
Berry Canote4,774This is what I call my "Regulars" circle and are people I want to keep up with. #sharedcircles   #followfriday  2013-11-22 15:22:4756001CC G+
Serendipity Diamonds0Great #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles well worth adding and sharing.2013-09-05 14:25:03172112CC G+
steph wanamaker82,635#followfriday  here is my awesome men who comment circle  freshly curated2013-07-19 16:10:4715464660CC G+
Don Dobbie3,342#sharedcircles  2013-05-29 19:27:12480003CC G+
steph wanamaker76,900#circlesharesunday here is my #awesomemenwhocomment circle2013-05-19 15:19:3616272260CC G+
steph wanamaker75,727#followfriday this is my newly curated  awesome men who comment circle2013-05-10 15:06:3215749454CC G+
steph wanamaker74,636#followfriday this is my awesome men who comment circle  shoutouts to birthday boys  +Ayoub Khote and +Fergus Martin 2013-05-03 15:26:2115149046CC G+
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 01:26:31119605CC G+
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 14:40:2244001CC G+
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 04:52:581167114CC G+
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 21:35:08105011CC G+
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 06:52:1051000CC G+
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 01:02:24104000CC G+
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 23:37:40265271327CC G+
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 18:33:4737432837CC G+
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 27 two weeks ago to numbe2013-02-02 18:14:5426519446116CC G+
Michael Husband (DazeHub)0Time 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 17:00:42494617CC G+
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 12:37:286228623CC G+
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 05:49:1119812616CC G+
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 00:24:54146010CC G+
Michael Husband (DazeHub)0Time 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 01:25:29348213CC G+
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 14:24:07782311CC G+
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 18:59:50501805CC G+
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 12:20:437525531CC G+
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 16:28:2650028823CC G+
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 16:13:10501241429CC G+
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 06:08:2826241336CC G+
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 14:01:2442013CC G+
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 18:52:4221506CC G+
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 14:18:5670101CC G+
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 17:59:5950026637CC G+
Zachary Roovenback (Zach Attack)1,335Sharing 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 04:29:445016412CC G+
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 21:00:1723815517CC G+
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 10:52:5840019330CC G+
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 13:32:5532232328CC G+
AP Foto Semarang0This #SharedCircles   about people that love to #AddBack   if you add themPlease Share it, Thanks2012-07-26 16:17:06200297CC G+
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 17:26:444971108CC G+
Michael Husband (DazeHub)0This 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 02:25:3850161413CC G+
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 04:14:29496114CC G+
Justin Matthew (Jmhhacker)10,928As promised and due to popular demand the once a week #snowballcircle  share is underway. We have new people added as I promised to do and are up to 498!I personally have gained atleast1,000 great people since starting this circle 9 weeks ago or so!To be in the circle there are 3 things everyone does. 1. Plus the post2. Share the post3. ADD THE CIRCLE.As long as everyone does this it will continue to be one of the fastest growing circles on all of google plus!Oh and by the way, I don't pigeon hole people into a category like ONLY PHOTOS. This circle is made up of the fabric of gplus.  #circleshare   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing  2012-06-25 23:47:034985010693CC G+
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 22:05:395014938CC G+
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 05:48:27149123CC G+
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 13:11:2750118717CC G+
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 23:09:3322043718CC G+
Karen Morrison0WOW who knew when this circle of 33 people started about 3 months ago it would grow into 412 today! I personally have had 1,216 people add me from the first time I shared it and many have become great friends on google plus!I added up the 18 times this circle has been shared and it has a total of 611 plus 1's 423 shares and 334 comments. Let's really add to those numbers this time!Well I had many requests last week and as promised added those requests. As usual everyone in the circle to remain in it must plus it share it and if you want to be in the circle just mention it in the comments, I have been good about adding lately.Lets get this circle jamming and shared all over the best social network GPLUS!#circle   #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #circlecount  +Public Circles +Circle Plus +CircleCount +Meagan Cignoli  #technology   #youtube   #writers   #blogger   #filmmaking   #astronomy   #scienc2012-06-12 21:50:38174101CC G+
Tim Brooks3,552Here 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 #fathersday2012-06-12 19:25:12201921019CC G+
Alan Bombria5,910This is my atheist/humanist/freethinker circle.  People are in this circle not just for being "good without god", but for being critical thinkers, contending for their position without being contentious, or just plain posting interesting or thought provoking material.  This is the circle I maintain the most meticulously.  Enjoy!2012-06-10 15:48:58267406CC G+


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2014-04-23 00:53:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

To this Hershey chemist, BC="before chocolate." He has helped a number of anthropologists identify the presence of chocolate in ancient Mayan drinking vessels. For example, in 1984, archaeological excavators at Rio Azul (Guatemala) uncovered "Tomb 19," which contained the remains of a middle-aged man who had died around 460 AD, plus a trove of ceramic vessels. One of them bore the hieroglyph for the Mayan word ka-ka-wa — in English, cacao, chocolate’s primary ingredient. http://ow.ly/w2UvO

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2014-04-22 17:44:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Happy Earth day!


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2014-04-22 17:18:18 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Scientists have shown that anatomically modern humans spread from Africa to Asia and Europe in several migratory movements. The first ancestors of today’s non-African peoples probably took a southern route through the Arabian Peninsula as early as 130,000 years ago, the researchers found.


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2014-04-22 17:07:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Atlit Yam is one of the oldest and largest sunken settlements ever found and sheds new light on the daily lives of its ancient inhabitants.

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2014-04-22 17:06:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Charred grains of barley, millet and wheat deposited nearly 5,000 years ago at campsites in the high plains of Kazakhstan show that nomadic sheepherders played a surprisingly important role in the early spread of domesticated crops throughout a corridor along the historic Silk Road, and push back the chronology of interactions along the Silk Road another 2000 years. http://ow.ly/w10Wi

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2014-04-22 00:25:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

In his work, History Begins at Sumer, Samuel Noah Kramer lists 39 `firsts’ in human civilization and culture that originated at Sumer. Sumer was the region of southern Mesopotamia c. 5000/4500-1750 BCE corresponding to modern-day Iraq and Kuwait. Both time and writing, and many other aspects of our daily lives, were invented by the Sumerians. Before the Sumerians, a day began with the sunrise and ended with the sunset. It was the Sumerians who divided the day from the night by time, by increments of sixty-second minutes and sixty-minute hours which made up twelve hours of night and the twelve hours of the day. http://ow.ly/w04lY

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2014-04-22 00:20:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

The Hereford World Map
Made in 1300 AD, this is one of the most complete and strange medieval maps, where you find a religious topography, geographic medieval knowledge, biblical legends and mythical creatures like the unicorn as well. There are the monsters that 244 years later Sebastian Munster depicts in his Cosmographia (1544), i.e. the one foot people, the two-heads ones, etc... and also other curious inhabitants as the Essedones, who eat the corpses of their parents. This map has a lot of things to look at, the inscriptions are in Latin. If you turn the map 90 degrees you can see a more recognizable shape of the world... not accurate by any standard, but familiar nonetheless, thus it makes more sense to us. The video is only 4.29 mins for a map that one would be looking in detail for maybe more than 13 minutes.

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2014-04-21 05:26:48 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

For those of you who remember Winona. 


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2014-04-21 05:19:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-04-21 05:10:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Viking Runes Through Time
"Early Germanic tribes of northern Europe were first to develop runes, but the Scandinavians soon adopted the symbols for their own use. When the seafaring Vikings traveled to faraway lands, they brought their system of writing with them, leaving behind runic inscriptions in places as distant as Greenland. Wherever they went, Vikings turned to runes to express both the poetic ("Listen, ring-bearers, while I speak/Of the glories in war of Harald, most wealthy") and the prosaic ("Rannvieg owns this box"), inscribing them on everything from great stone monuments to common household items."
Now, write your name in runes, it will make your name look stupidly mysterious or something:

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2014-04-20 22:07:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-04-20 18:31:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

The Surprising Gut Microbes of African Hunter-Gatherers

The Hadza gut microbiome has an entirely unique combination of bacteria from any western population, or rural African population, that’s been sampled,” said co-author Alyssa Crittenden..

Many of the bacteria are species that the researchers had never seen before. And even familiar microbes were present in unusual levels in the Hadza belly. “The Hadza not only lack the ‘healthy bacteria,’ and they don’t suffer from the diseases we suffer from, but they also have high levels of bacteria that are associated with disease,” Crittenden said.


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2014-04-20 12:04:20 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

All my research points to this being true. But I'm off to gather some more data with the puppy. 

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2014-04-20 11:59:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Impact glass from asteroids and comets stores biodata for millions
of years
Bits of plant life encapsulated in molten glass by asteroid and comet impacts millions of years ago give geologists information about climate and life forms on the ancient Earth. Scientists exploring large fields of impact glass in Argentina suggest that what happened on Earth might well have happened on Mars millions of years ago. Martian impact glass could hold traces of organic compounds.
Asteroid and comet impacts can cause widespread ecological havoc, killing off plants and animals on regional or even global scales. But new research from Brown University shows that impacts can also preserve the signatures of ancient life at the time of an impact.
A research team led by Brown geologist Pete Schultz has found fragments of leaves and preserved organic compounds lodged inside glass created by a... more »

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2014-04-20 11:52:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife
Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to Stanford researchers.
Wildlife and the natural habitat that supports it might be an increasingly scarce commodity in a world where at least three-quarters of the land surface is directly affected by humans and the rest is vulnerable to human-caused impacts such as climate change. But what if altered agricultural landscapes could play vital roles in nurturing wildlife populations while also feeding an ever-growing human population?
A new study, published April 16 in the journal Nature and co-authored by three Stanford scientists, finds that a long-accepted theory used to estimate extinction rates, predict ecological risk... more »

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2014-04-20 11:37:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Climate instability linked to human mobility in ancient Sahara
Over millennia, the Sahara has gone through cycles of greening and aridity. During times when this region was lush and covered with bodies of water, it supported a wide variety of life, including human.
Arizona State University bioarchaeologists Christopher Stojanowski and Kelly Knudson are studying the remains of some of these ancient humans to understand how their changing climate affected their ability and need to move across the landscape. Stojanowski and Knudson's research site is located in central Niger. Known as Gobero, it was home to a large lake during the middle Holocene, roughly five- to seven-thousand years ago. The humans who made their homes around the lake at this time depended on hunting, gathering and fishing, and some kept cattle. Along with collaborators at the University of Chicago, Stojanowski directed... more »

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2014-04-20 11:24:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

New Findings at Prehistoric Stone Tool Site in China

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2014-04-20 10:12:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Carbon-14 Dating—Understanding the Basics

 (extract from University of Oxford, one of the most concise and clear overview of Carbon-14 principle)

Radiocarbon dating is one of the most widely used scientific dating methods in archaeology and environmental science.  It can be applied to most organic materials and spans dates from a few hundred years ago right back to about 50,000 years ago - about when modern humans were first entering Europe.

What can be dated?
For radiocarbon dating to be possible, the material must once have been part of a living organism. This means that things like stone, metal and pottery cannot usually be directly dated by this means unless there is some organic material embedded or left as a residue.
As explained below, the radiocarbon date tells us when the organism was alive (not when the material was used). This factsho... more »

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2014-04-19 12:54:00 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)

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2014-04-18 00:51:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Here's one that ended well!

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2014-04-18 00:39:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

This newly translated document reveals the first record of a bribe for game fixing to be found in the ancient world.

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2014-04-17 19:43:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Study concludes the US is an oligarchy, not a democracy.  Anyone surprised?


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2014-04-17 19:39:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

The story of animal domestication retold
Many of our ideas about domestication derive from Charles Darwin, whose ideas in turn were strongly influenced by British animal-breeding practices during the 19th century, a period when landowners vigorously pursued systematic livestock improvement.
It is from Darwin that we inherit the ideas that domestication involved isolation of captive animals from wild species and total human control over breeding and animal care.
But animal management in this industrial setting has been applied too broadly in time and space, said Fiona Marshall, PhD, professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. It is not representative of the practices of the Neolithic herders who first domesticated animals nor -- for that matter -- of contemporary herders in nonindustrial societies.
Together with Keith Dobney, PhD, of the University of Aberdeen... more »

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2014-04-17 19:18:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

An Earth-like planet? Our Kepler spacecraft discovered first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star! The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone—a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth. For more information, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1kEWyFz 

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2014-04-17 12:08:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered
New research demonstrates how carnivores transitioned into herbivores for the first time on land. Previously unknown, the 300-million-year old fossilized juvenile skeleton of Eocasea martini is less than 20 cm long. Found in Kansas, it consists of a partial skull, most of the vertebral column, the pelvis and a hind limb. By comparing the skeletal anatomy of related animals, scientists discovered that Eocasea martini belonged to the caseid branch of the group Synapsid. This group, which includes early terrestrial herbivores and large top predators, ultimately evolved into modern living mammals. Eocasea lived nearly 80 million years before the age of dinosaurs.

2014-04-16 00:31:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

So I was dreaming about some weird 10 story haunted house when someone knocked on my door needing gas and directions to the state forest. To go tent camping. While it's below freezing. While wearing flip flops. After dark. 
Gave her some gas, and just woke up garbled directions. I hope she makes it and doesn't freeze to death, but next time I'm staying in bed and making it to the top floor of that house. 

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2014-04-16 00:11:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Interesting picture of the day, from the Iron Age La Tene culture of central Europe. La Tene warriors were famous for their wine consumption and large scale feasting, and for being a major thorn in the side of Roman imperial expansion. Thanks to @Celtic Legacy: an archaeological journey for finding this great picture.

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2014-04-15 13:18:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur across the US
Inside a museum basement in Montana, a small team of scientists have been preparing a dinosaur for an extraordinary road trip.

Bones the size of a child and others that are mere fragments have been examined, photographed, checked off lists, placed in cushioning cradles and packed in 16 wooded crates.

These are the 66 million-year-old remains of the Wankel T-Rex, one of the most complete tyrannosaurus skeletons ever discovered and now bound for the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington.

"The work has been intense because of the scrutiny this fossil is under from the media and the public," says Cathy Van Arsdale, a physical anthropologist with the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the bones because they were found on government land.

For a quarter of a century, the Wankel... more »

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2014-04-15 13:01:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of a Saturn moon
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.
Images taken with Cassini's narrow angle camera on April 15, 2013, show disturbances at the very edge of Saturn's A ring -- the outermost of the planet's large, bright rings. One of these disturbances is an arc about 20 percent brighter than its surroundings, 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) long and 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide. Scientists also found unusual protuberances in the usually smooth profile at the ring's edge. Scientists believe the arc and protuberances are caused by the gravitational effects of a nearby object. Details of the observations were published online today (April 14, 2014) by the journal... more »

2014-04-15 12:55:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the
Iberian Peninsula
The meeting between a Neanderthal and one of the first humans, which we used to picture in our minds, did not happen on the Iberian Peninsula. That is the conclusion reached by an international team of researchers from the Australian National University, Oxford University, the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, University of Maryland, Universitat de Girona and the University of Oviedo, after redoing the dating of the remains in three caves located on the route through the Pyrenees of the first beings of our species: L'Arbreda, Labeko Koba and La Viña. The paper, entitled The chronology of the earliest Upper Palaeolithic in northern Iberia: New insights from L'Arbreda, Labeko Koba and La Viña, has been published in the Journal of Human Evolution.

Until now, the carbon 14 technique, ar... more »

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2014-04-14 20:20:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Paying Farmers to Welcome Birds

"The Central Valley was once one of North America’s most productive wildlife habitats, a 450-mile-long expanse marbled with meandering streams and lush wetlands that provided an ideal stop for migratory shorebirds on their annual journeys from South America and Mexico to the Arctic and back.

Farmers and engineers have long since tamed the valley. Of the wetlands that existed before the valley was settled, about 95 percent are gone, and the number of migratory birds has declined drastically. But now an unusual alliance of conservationists, bird watchers and farmers have joined in an innovative plan to restore essential habitat for the migrating birds."

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2014-04-14 11:01:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Sharing because Scotland. 

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2014-04-14 10:59:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Why I believe that Serbian and Turkish word Basamak is important for understanding the meaning of the Lia Fáil, the stone of destiny of the Tuatha de Danann and the meaning of the word Dolmen, Stolmen.


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2014-04-14 10:53:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

What would life be like if you were always on vacation? Dark Rye meets one family who considers "home" to be an ever-changing location (via +PBS Food).

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2014-04-14 10:43:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Ancient Rome just got a little older. Excavations inside the Roman Forum have found the remains of a wall dating back to 900 BC – suggesting that the Eternal City was settled two centuries earlier than previously believed.http://ow.ly/vJZ9U

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2014-04-14 10:00:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Can we drive our own evolution? Specific examples of human cultural adaptations driving gene changes include lactose tolerance among peoples who raised milking cows and sickle-cell disease as a response to malaria.  Not mentioned in this interesting article, but described in Christopher Wills's fascinating Children of Prometheus, is the way advanced clothing and shelter methods enabled humans to colonize the Tibetan Plateau, necessitating major changes in blood chemistry that give Tibetans their vaunted tolerance of the thin air at high altitudes.


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2014-04-13 16:22:11 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Total Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow Night
Depending upon where you live on the planet, a lunar eclipse will occur starting either late April 14 or in the early morning hours of April 15.  NASA provides the times in Universal TIme (UT):

For viewers in North America, here's the approximate timing for viewers on the West Coast (PDT time zone):

10:58pm (Mon) partial lunar eclipse begins
12:07am (Tues) total lunar eclipse begins
12:47am (Tues) maximum lunar eclipse
  1:25am (Tues) total lunar eclipse ends
  2:33am (Tues) partial lunar eclipse ends

The moon will actually start to dim around 9:55 pm as the moon starts to enter the earth's penumbra, the dim edge of the earth's shadow, and it won't fully exit the penumbra until 3:36 am.

The moon will be very high inth... more »

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2014-04-12 13:31:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)


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2014-04-12 11:31:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Mount Greylock, North Adams Mass, on the drive home this morning.

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2014-04-12 00:35:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

8 Ways Roads Helped Rome Rule the Ancient World

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2014-04-12 00:31:39 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)

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2014-04-11 17:50:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Earliest evidence of human presence in Scotland found
Archaeologists have uncovered the earliest evidence of the presence of humans in Scotland it was announced today.
An assemblage of over 5,000 flint artefacts was recovered in 2005-9 by Biggar Archaeology Group in fields at Howburn, near Biggar in South Lanarkshire, and subsequent studies have dated their use to 14,000 years ago. Prior to the find, the oldest evidence of human occupation in Scotland could be dated to around 13,000 years ago at a now-destroyed cave site in Argyll. Dating to the very earliest part of the late-glacial period, Howburn is likely to represent the first settlers in Scotland. The flint tools are strikingly close in design to similar finds in northern Germany and southern Denmark from the same period, a link which has helped experts to date them. The new findings were revealed today (9th April) by Fiona Hyslop,... more »

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2014-04-11 17:11:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Soil Science May Be Important Key to Tackling Climate Change

Studying the important partnership between soil and plants may lead to some solutions for the ongoing problems arising from climate change. The +East Bay Regional Park District's Sharol Nelson-Embry highlights a recent panel discussion in San Francisco with local soil scientists and author Kristin Ohlson on carbon sequestration - learn more at KQED Science. 

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2014-04-11 10:18:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

"Several iconic Adirondack birds are in trouble, with declines driven by the size of their wetland habitats, how connected these wetlands are to one another, and how near they are to human infrastructure, research finds. A new report presents an evaluation of the potential influence of climate change and habitat alteration on species occurrence patterns over time".

(Posted by +rasha kamel)

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2014-04-11 10:16:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

In an era of potent concern over internet pornography, cyber-bullying, and drugs, it is hard to imagine a game being controversial. But 30 years ago Dungeons & Dragons was the subject of a full-on moral panic http://bbc.in/1n0uJtP

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2014-04-11 10:11:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Nearly 300 years ago, two great alliances collided on the Great Plains in a battle that  changed the course of American history. But until now, no physical evidence of the storied conflict had ever been found.

In the summer of 1720, where the Platte River meets the Loup in eastern Nebraska, Spanish soldiers, New Mexican settlers and their Pueblo and Apache allies clashed with warriors from the Pawnee and Oto nations of the Plains.

In a daybreak raid, the Pawnee and the Oto — possibly with the support of French traders — routed the Spanish, killing their commander, Don Pedro de Villasur, along with 35 soldiers and 10 Pueblo scouts.

The attack proved to be a turning point in the Spanish conquest, marking the end of the empire’s eastward encroachment across the continent.

Villasur’s defeat was well-documented by survivors at the time, but perhaps nowhere wasit more ... more »

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2014-04-10 20:35:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Took the puppy for a hike/jog/walk in the state forest. It's surprising how many sticks there are in the woods. And pine cones. And interesting smells. And mud.

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2014-04-10 12:27:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Genetic circuits: Bacterial 'FM radio' created
Programming living cells offers the prospect of harnessing sophisticated biological machinery for transformative applications in energy, agriculture, water remediation and medicine. Inspired by engineering, researchers in the emerging field of synthetic biology have designed a tool box of small genetic components that act as intracellular switches, logic gates, counters and oscillators.
But scientists have found it difficult to wire the components together to form larger circuits that can function as "genetic programs." One of the biggest obstacles? Dealing with a small number of available wires.
A team of biologists and engineers at UC San Diego has taken a large step toward overcoming this obstacle. Their advance, detailed in a paper which appears in this week's advance online publication of the journal Nature,... more »

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2014-04-10 00:59:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Recreating Nordic Grog
The woman, dead at 30, was buried 1,900 years ago in an oak log near Juellinge, Denmark. Interred with her was a long-handled bronze strainer that still held residue of a fermented drink she may have been meant to enjoy in the afterlife. 

Now the ingredients and even the flavor of that drink, a “grog” made from local fruits, grains, and herbs mixed with grape wine from southern Europe, are becoming clearer. University of Pennsylvania archaeologist Patrick McGovern has applied biomolecular techniques to organic residue taken from four ancient Scandinavian artifacts, including the woman’s strainer, a clay jar, and pieces of Roman bronze drinking sets, dating to between 1500 B.C. and A.D. 200.

Using a method called solid phase micro-extraction, McGovern found volatile organic compounds that are biomarkers for ingredients such as lingonberry, bogcranbe... more »


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