Day: November 28, 2016

A story of racial cleansing in America

Source: Longreads Why did the forced removal of African Americans seem so plausible in Forsyth County, Georgia in 1912? Was it because it had all happened before? Detail from a map of Cherokee territory over time. The green line designates their territory at the point of their forced removal. Red […]

Scientists Seek to Update Evolution

Source: Quanta Magazine By Carl Zimmer Kevin Laland looked out across the meeting room at a couple hundred people gathered for a conference on the future of evolutionary biology. A colleague sidled up next to him and asked how he thought things were going. “I think it’s going quite well,” […]

The Dead Sea is drying out

Source:CNN Something’s happening at the lowest point on our planet, some 1,388 feet below sea level.The Dead Sea, a salt lake nestled by Israel, Jordan and the West Bank, is shrinking at an alarming rate — about 3.3 feet per year, according to the environmentalist group EcoPeace Middle East. And […]