Browsing: July 10

A Brief History On July 10, 1997, British scientists in London, England, reported that the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton gave credibility to the “Out of Africa” theory of human origins, including the likelihood of an “Eve” ancestress to all modern humans dated back to 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.  Some other scientists have since pushed back the possible date of origin of the human species to over 300,000 years ago, still believed to have originated in Africa. Digging Deeper The idea that every single human being on Earth has a common ancestor, the fabled “Eve,” is supported by…

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A Brief History On July 10, 1040, Lady Godiva is supposed to have ridden naked on horseback to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes. Digging Deeper Before and since Lady Godiva’s legendary ride, many other women have made great impressions on culture, society and history mainly because they were in the buff. This article lists Medieval women (those who lived from about 476-1517) famous for being naked or who, at one point in their lives, had famously been naked. The order they will be presented in is not a ranking, but merely a chronological listing. Please…

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A Brief History On July 10, 1913, the verified recorded high temperature in Death Valley, California, reached a stunning and sweltering 134.4°F, the highest recorded temperature in the world accepted by scientists.  Here we list 10 Amazing Weather Records, and ask you to nominate other remarkable or interesting weather data for inclusion on the list.  (Of course, the data cited here is only during the brief time humans have been scientifically recording weather phenomena, and more extreme examples of weather would certainly have taken place at some other point in the 5 billion year existence of Earth.)  We use Fahrenheit…

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A Brief History Horror fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see WISH UPON before it opens in theaters. Digging Deeper To get an admit-two pass for a special advance screening on Monday, July 10 at 7:30pm at Cinemark Valley View, visit: http://broadgreenscreenings.com/WISHHORROR Available while supplies last.  Seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  This film is rated PG-13. Question for students (and subscribers): Have you seen this film?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. If you liked this article and would like to receive notification of new articles, please…

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A Brief History On July 10, 1997, British scientists in London conducted DNA tests on a Neanderthal skeleton which showed the likelihood of a common ancestor for all men having originated in Africa, perhaps 200,000 years ago. Digging Deeper Neanderthal man is the stereotypical cave man of cultural reference, powerfully built and immensely strong, with males average height about 5’6” and females about 5’1”.  Their brains were actually larger than modern human brains, 1600 cc versus 1400 cc.  The theory of human evolution has modern man and Neanderthal both evolving from a common ancestor 200,000 or so years ago in…

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