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    The Greek Online School Reveals Results of Its Greek Language Survey | archive , usa , arts & literature

    ATHENS – The Greek Online School started a Greek Language Survey with the help of Hellenic Film Society USA in March of 2021 and revealed the results on July 14. The main idea behind this survey was to reach as many participants as possible and find out the ways in which each individual connects to Greece, the Greek language and culture. The survey included various questions from where you stay when you visit Greece to how often you watch Greek movies and received 484 unique responses. “And if we realized one thing, is that all of these people experience their connection to Greece in unique ways but it is evident…

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    Google Earth reveals the world’s largest geoglyph

    In this image of a geoglyph in India, you can see a vegetated line with sand and silts, which occurs during the dry season. (Image credit: Carlo Oetheimer and Yohann Oetheimer / Archaeological Research in Asia) A set of sinuous lines found in the Thar Desert of India may be the largest geoglyph ever discovered. Geoglyphs, which are sprawling designs formed with earth or stone, have not previously been found in India, though they are known from other deserts in Peru and in Kazakhstan. The Indian glyph consists of several spirals and a long, snaking line that doubles back on itself again and again. All told, the patterns cover 51…

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    What the uproar over critical race theory and anti-racism education reveals

    If you follow politics at all, you’ve likely encountered phrases and terms such as “critical race theory” or “anti-racism” recently. There’s a debate raging over the history and legacy of American racism and how to teach it in schools. The current iteration of this debate (and there have been many) stretches back to 2019, when the New York Times published the 1619 Project, but it evolved into a kind of moral panic in the post-Trump universe, in part because it’s great fodder for right-wing media. The hysteria over critical race theory, or CRT, has now spilled beyond the confines of Twitter and Fox News. As I explored back in March,…

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    Latest jobs report reveals post-Covid economy’s long climb

    WASHINGTON — Friday brought some welcome employment news as the economy added about 560,000 new jobs in May, knocking the unemployment rate below 6 percent. Combined with the latest news about falling Covid-19 case numbers and increasing numbers of Americans’ getting vaccinated, many analysts hope for an economic boom this summer as a full reopening draws nearer. But it might not be that simple. There are signs that a broader shift might be remaking the economy in ways that make it harder to see the road ahead. Let’s start with last week’s job numbers. They were clearly a good sign overall. The unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in May,…

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    Dark matter map reveals new filaments connecting galaxies

    A new map of dark matter made using artificial intelligence reveals hidden filaments of the invisible stuff bridging galaxies. The map focuses on the local universe — the neighborhood surrounding the Milky Way. Despite being close by, the local universe is difficult to map because it’s chock full of complex structures made of visible matter, said Donghui Jeong, an astrophysicist at Pennsylvania State University and the lead author of the new research.  “We have to reverse engineer to know where dark matter is by looking at galaxies,” Jeong told Live Science. Related: The 11 biggest unanswered questions about dark matter Dark matter is a mysterious, invisible substance that interacts with…

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    Uighur internment camp survivor reveals China’s horrifying ‘re-education’ tactics

    Tursenay Ziawudun is a survivor — a survivor of the secretive Chinese camps where over a million Uighur Muslims have been detained, now safely in America she is telling her story, hoping to save others. “We need everyone to help, not just America,” she told Fox News. “We’re humans, but the way they torture these girls and even boys it’s like we’re animals.” Tursenay had been living in Kazakstan with her husband but returned to Northwest China for work; she had hoped to become a nurse. One day while walking with her husband, she was just grabbed off a road and thrown into a camp — her only crime was her religion. For a month, she…

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    New Research Reveals What Causes Landslides on Mars | Planetary Science, Space Exploration

    On Mars, seasonal features known as recurring slope lineae (RSL) are prevalent on Sun-facing slopes. Previous studies have suggested RSL are related to chlorine salts and noted their occurrence in regions of high sulfate outcrops. New laboratory experiments demonstrate that interactions of sulfates and chlorine salts in fine-grained soils on the Red Planet could absorb water, expand, deliquesce, cause subsidence, form crusts, disrupt surfaces, and ultimately produce landslides after dust loading on these unstable surfaces. HiRISE camera view of Krupac crater on Mars featuring gullies along the rim and recurring slope lineae lower down the crater wall. Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona. “I am excited about…

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