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Scientists Sniff Out the Smells of Old Europe
Scientists Sniff Out the Smells of Old Europe
History
Scientists Sniff Out the Smells of Old Europe
A research team has just launched an ambitious project to identify and reconstruct the most popular scents of everyday life in 16th century Europe.
November 30, 2020

A research team has just launched an ambitious project to identify and reconstruct the most popular scents of everyday life in 16th century Europe.

History
Museums Are Racing To Save Hong Kong's History Before It Gets Censored
hong kong history
History
Museums Are Racing To Save Hong Kong's History Before It Gets Censored
A sweeping security law has Hong Kongers racing to digitize archives and artifacts, from Tiananmen Square to Telegram channels.
November 8, 2020

A sweeping security law has Hong Kongers racing to digitize archives and artifacts, from Tiananmen Square to Telegram channels.

Marine Archaeology
The Race to Find Slave Ships, Before They're Lost Forever
diving with a purpose
Marine Archaeology
The Race to Find Slave Ships, Before They're Lost Forever
Diving with a Purpose is training the next wave of marine archeologists, working with youth to document potential slave ship wrecks before they’re lost.
November 8, 2020

Diving with a Purpose is training the next wave of marine archeologists, working with youth to document potential slave ship wrecks before they’re lost.

Languages
Bringing Lost Languages Back To Life With AI
Lost Languages
Languages
Bringing Lost Languages Back To Life With AI
An algorithm that can identify the closest living relatives of lost languages could help linguists unlock the meaning of ancient texts.
October 25, 2020

An algorithm that can identify the closest living relatives of lost languages could help linguists unlock the meaning of ancient texts.

History
Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls May Be in Animal DNA
the dead sea scrolls
History
Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls May Be in Animal DNA
Scholars' understanding of the Dead Sea Scrolls may be enhanced by an unusual source: the DNA of the animals they’re printed on.
June 21, 2020

Scholars' understanding of the Dead Sea Scrolls may be enhanced by an unusual source: the DNA of the animals they’re printed on.