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Ben Gallagher 2018-05-17
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We tend to associate industrial pollution with the modern era, but human civilisations have been contaminating the planet for thousands of years.

By drilling deep into Greenland’s ice sheet, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has chronicled the industrial waste produced by the ancient Greeks and Romans over a 1,900-year period, linking pollution to economic booms, wars, and even plagues.

An indelible aspect of the ancient Greek and Roman economies involved the mining and smelting of lead and silver ores.

The resulting emissions drifted up into the atmosphere, travelled thousands of miles, and eventually settled onto Greenland’s frozen surface.

In a cyclical process that lasted for centuries, snow and ice covered this lead pollution, creating numerous sedimentary layers, and by consequence, a geological record extending for hundreds of feet into the ice.

Armed with the assumption that these layers of lead could be read like a history book, archaeologists, economists, and historians from the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the University of Oxford, and other institutions, analysed a 1,390-foot-long (423 metres) ice sample taken from the North Greenland Ice Core Project (NGRIP).

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Shivani Chaudhary 2019-09-26
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Izmir third-most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara, and the second-largest metropolitan area on the Aegean Sea after Athens, Greece. Izmir is also known as Smyrna. Turkey officially the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country situated mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria. Like other destinations, Turkey is one of the world's top ten destination countries, with Germany and Russia sending the most tourists.  Turkey is home to two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Turkey includes the world's oldest religious site Göbekli Tepe, and numerous other World Heritage Sites.

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Duane Harrison 2019-06-12
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When folks these days get high they watch TV or play videogames or paint or hike.

Alternately, if you lived 2,500 years ago in what is now western China, you smoked the good stuff at funerals while playing ritualistic music and also maybe doing some human sacrifice.

Researchers analyzed ancient incense burners (known as braziers) from burial grounds at the so-called Jirzankal Cemetery, nearly 10,000 feet up in the mountains of Central Asia, and found residue that tested positive for cannabis.

Not only that, it’s cannabis high in THC content—at least by ancient standards—suggesting that these peoples were seeking out the most powerful plants for funerary rituals, perhaps aided by the fact that cannabis growing at high elevations tends to express more THC.

It’s a glimpse both into how cannabis use spread around the ancient world, and how we humans have long exploited the plant’s malleability for our own purposes, be they for enjoying videogames or ushering compatriots into the afterlife.

Matt Simon covers cannabis, robots, and climate science for WIRED.

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Porter Johnson 2018-10-01
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It’s hard to imagine a better demonstration of the state of AAA gaming today than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, a game where the whole of the wine-dark Classical Aegean is available for you to ply with your oars — but which operates according to a risible, cartoonish video game logic that seems, if possible even more anachronistic.

In case you haven’t been following the Assassin’s Creed… well, odyssey, the last few years, the game took some time off following the lavishly produced but ambivalently received Unity and Syndicate games, set in revolutionary Paris and Victorian London respectively.

Here, then was that world brought to life with all the fidelity that Ubisofts hundreds of artists and modelers could bring, with a narrative combining secret societies with classical warfare, historical figures, and high-seas adventure (I loved the pirate-themed AC Black Flag).

Ubisoft’s rendering of the Classical world is so beautiful, so massive, so obviously a labor of love and skill and intensive research that I have spent much of my time in the game simply gawking.

The characters you interact with and the minute-by-minute gameplay are so uneven that I truly believe that Ubisoft simply didn’t have time to adequately play-test it.

It’s an incredibly lopsided collection of old and new ideas, balanced and unbalanced systems, good and bad UI, intuitive and baffling combat, beautiful and repulsive graphics, and excellent and laughable voice acting.

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Smarajit Behera 2019-12-02
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What affected Pine Tree Science Fiction & Fantasy Books 2019 State most was however Gailey plays with all of the conventions of a magic academy story whereas demonstrating that teenagers magic or not are teenagers which the issues that they face and build ar deeply frozen in some very human tendencies.

It Makes An Ideal Scan for an Ancient Science Fiction Books Read On Summer

Marko Kloos is Known knowledge fiction series Frontlines, However, Science Fiction & Fantasy Books July 2019 His next book is Aftershocks, The primary installment of a replacement series known as The metal Wars.

Following a huge celestial body war in a very distant system, A veteran of the aspect that lost the war works to come back to terms with what comes next.

Pan's Labyrinth of the Roman deity by Cornelia Funke

Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth could be a medium masterpiece, and probably one among the most effective Science & Fantasy Books for Young Adults Films ever created.

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Renumala Pradhan 2019-12-10
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What affected Pine Tree Science Fiction & Fantasy Books 2019 State most was however Gailey plays with all of the conventions of a magic academy story whereas demonstrating that teenagers magic or not are teenagers which the issues that they face and build ar deeply frozen in some very human tendencies.

It Makes An Ideal Scan for an Ancient Science Fiction Books Read On Summer

Marko Kloos is Known knowledge fiction series Frontlines, However, Science Fiction & Fantasy Books July 2019 His next book is Aftershocks, The primary installment of a replacement series known as The metal Wars.

Following a huge celestial body war in a very distant system, A veteran of the aspect that lost the war works to come back to terms with what comes next.

Pan's Labyrinth of the Roman deity by Cornelia Funke

Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth could be a medium masterpiece, and probably one among the most effective Science & Fantasy Books for Young Adults Films ever created.

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Sunil Mandal 2019-12-17
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What affected Pine Tree Science Fiction & Fantasy Books 2019 State most was however Gailey plays with all of the conventions of a magic academy story whereas demonstrating that teenagers magic or not are teenagers which the issues that they face and build ar deeply frozen in some very human tendencies.

It Makes An Ideal Scan for an Ancient Science Fiction Books Read On Summer

Marko Kloos is Known knowledge fiction series Frontlines, However, Science Fiction & Fantasy Books July 2019 His next book is Aftershocks, The primary installment of a replacement series known as The metal Wars.

Following a huge celestial body war in a very distant system, A veteran of the aspect that lost the war works to come back to terms with what comes next.

Pan's Labyrinth of the Roman deity by Cornelia Funke

Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth could be a medium masterpiece, and probably one among the most effective Science & Fantasy Books for Young Adults Films ever created.

collect
0
Ben Gallagher 2018-05-17
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We tend to associate industrial pollution with the modern era, but human civilisations have been contaminating the planet for thousands of years.

By drilling deep into Greenland’s ice sheet, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has chronicled the industrial waste produced by the ancient Greeks and Romans over a 1,900-year period, linking pollution to economic booms, wars, and even plagues.

An indelible aspect of the ancient Greek and Roman economies involved the mining and smelting of lead and silver ores.

The resulting emissions drifted up into the atmosphere, travelled thousands of miles, and eventually settled onto Greenland’s frozen surface.

In a cyclical process that lasted for centuries, snow and ice covered this lead pollution, creating numerous sedimentary layers, and by consequence, a geological record extending for hundreds of feet into the ice.

Armed with the assumption that these layers of lead could be read like a history book, archaeologists, economists, and historians from the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the University of Oxford, and other institutions, analysed a 1,390-foot-long (423 metres) ice sample taken from the North Greenland Ice Core Project (NGRIP).

Duane Harrison 2019-06-12
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When folks these days get high they watch TV or play videogames or paint or hike.

Alternately, if you lived 2,500 years ago in what is now western China, you smoked the good stuff at funerals while playing ritualistic music and also maybe doing some human sacrifice.

Researchers analyzed ancient incense burners (known as braziers) from burial grounds at the so-called Jirzankal Cemetery, nearly 10,000 feet up in the mountains of Central Asia, and found residue that tested positive for cannabis.

Not only that, it’s cannabis high in THC content—at least by ancient standards—suggesting that these peoples were seeking out the most powerful plants for funerary rituals, perhaps aided by the fact that cannabis growing at high elevations tends to express more THC.

It’s a glimpse both into how cannabis use spread around the ancient world, and how we humans have long exploited the plant’s malleability for our own purposes, be they for enjoying videogames or ushering compatriots into the afterlife.

Matt Simon covers cannabis, robots, and climate science for WIRED.

Smarajit Behera 2019-12-02
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What affected Pine Tree Science Fiction & Fantasy Books 2019 State most was however Gailey plays with all of the conventions of a magic academy story whereas demonstrating that teenagers magic or not are teenagers which the issues that they face and build ar deeply frozen in some very human tendencies.

It Makes An Ideal Scan for an Ancient Science Fiction Books Read On Summer

Marko Kloos is Known knowledge fiction series Frontlines, However, Science Fiction & Fantasy Books July 2019 His next book is Aftershocks, The primary installment of a replacement series known as The metal Wars.

Following a huge celestial body war in a very distant system, A veteran of the aspect that lost the war works to come back to terms with what comes next.

Pan's Labyrinth of the Roman deity by Cornelia Funke

Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth could be a medium masterpiece, and probably one among the most effective Science & Fantasy Books for Young Adults Films ever created.

Sunil Mandal 2019-12-17
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What affected Pine Tree Science Fiction & Fantasy Books 2019 State most was however Gailey plays with all of the conventions of a magic academy story whereas demonstrating that teenagers magic or not are teenagers which the issues that they face and build ar deeply frozen in some very human tendencies.

It Makes An Ideal Scan for an Ancient Science Fiction Books Read On Summer

Marko Kloos is Known knowledge fiction series Frontlines, However, Science Fiction & Fantasy Books July 2019 His next book is Aftershocks, The primary installment of a replacement series known as The metal Wars.

Following a huge celestial body war in a very distant system, A veteran of the aspect that lost the war works to come back to terms with what comes next.

Pan's Labyrinth of the Roman deity by Cornelia Funke

Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth could be a medium masterpiece, and probably one among the most effective Science & Fantasy Books for Young Adults Films ever created.

Shivani Chaudhary 2019-09-26
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Izmir third-most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara, and the second-largest metropolitan area on the Aegean Sea after Athens, Greece. Izmir is also known as Smyrna. Turkey officially the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country situated mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria. Like other destinations, Turkey is one of the world's top ten destination countries, with Germany and Russia sending the most tourists.  Turkey is home to two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Turkey includes the world's oldest religious site Göbekli Tepe, and numerous other World Heritage Sites.

Porter Johnson 2018-10-01
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It’s hard to imagine a better demonstration of the state of AAA gaming today than Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, a game where the whole of the wine-dark Classical Aegean is available for you to ply with your oars — but which operates according to a risible, cartoonish video game logic that seems, if possible even more anachronistic.

In case you haven’t been following the Assassin’s Creed… well, odyssey, the last few years, the game took some time off following the lavishly produced but ambivalently received Unity and Syndicate games, set in revolutionary Paris and Victorian London respectively.

Here, then was that world brought to life with all the fidelity that Ubisofts hundreds of artists and modelers could bring, with a narrative combining secret societies with classical warfare, historical figures, and high-seas adventure (I loved the pirate-themed AC Black Flag).

Ubisoft’s rendering of the Classical world is so beautiful, so massive, so obviously a labor of love and skill and intensive research that I have spent much of my time in the game simply gawking.

The characters you interact with and the minute-by-minute gameplay are so uneven that I truly believe that Ubisoft simply didn’t have time to adequately play-test it.

It’s an incredibly lopsided collection of old and new ideas, balanced and unbalanced systems, good and bad UI, intuitive and baffling combat, beautiful and repulsive graphics, and excellent and laughable voice acting.

Renumala Pradhan 2019-12-10
img

What affected Pine Tree Science Fiction & Fantasy Books 2019 State most was however Gailey plays with all of the conventions of a magic academy story whereas demonstrating that teenagers magic or not are teenagers which the issues that they face and build ar deeply frozen in some very human tendencies.

It Makes An Ideal Scan for an Ancient Science Fiction Books Read On Summer

Marko Kloos is Known knowledge fiction series Frontlines, However, Science Fiction & Fantasy Books July 2019 His next book is Aftershocks, The primary installment of a replacement series known as The metal Wars.

Following a huge celestial body war in a very distant system, A veteran of the aspect that lost the war works to come back to terms with what comes next.

Pan's Labyrinth of the Roman deity by Cornelia Funke

Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth could be a medium masterpiece, and probably one among the most effective Science & Fantasy Books for Young Adults Films ever created.