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Did chucking stones make us more human?

By Paul Salopek

DMANISI, Georgia—Reid Ferring holds a rock in each hand. They are the size of hens’ eggs. They are oblong. They are grey. They are categorically ordinary. Aside from numbers inked onto their surfaces for cataloging purposes, they look like a quadrillion other natural stones scattered across the face of the Earth. “The evidence is circumstantial,” Ferring, an American archaeologist, admits. “But we’ve got some good indications they were thrown.” He is talking about prehistoric pitching. Hundreds of such nondescript...

Linux Foundation announces 2015 Linux Training Scholarship recipients

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the recipients of its annual Linux Training Scholarship Program.

This is the fifth year Linux Foundation has hosted this program, which has awarded a total of 34 scholarships totaling more than $100,000 in free training to professionals who may not otherwise have access to these opportunities.

More than 850 entries were received this year across seven categories. The most popular submission category was again SysAdmin Super Star, demonstrating the lucrative career...

Researcher earns lifetime career award

Richard Dixon, a distinguished research professor at the University of North Texas, earned the Phytochemical Society of North America’s Phytochemical Pioneer Award.

Phytochemicals are natural plant chemicals, and a part of Dixon’s research activity.

He received the award at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the society’s annual meeting recently.

Can you believe these fitness mantras?

Envision the gym as a time-machine gallery; on its walls hang posters printed with slogans that, through the ages, have alternately inspired and shamed. Now, though, stepping back to look at them, they can also perplex.

No pain, no gain — seriously? Well, maybe. Back to that in a minute.

But other supposedly motivational sayings that show up on the Internet — Men shouldn’t hide weakness, they should kill it was one we found — elicit more of a “huh?” than awe.

We picked six and asked fitness experts to offer their takes.


2015 Vietnamese American music festival to open

by dangcongsan

The “2015 Vietnamese American Music Festival” will be held at the Grand Concert Hall in the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi from August 20th-22nd. The event will draw the participation of well known foreign and local artists such as Honna Tetsuji, Japanese music director and principal conductor of the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra; Dutch flutist and composer Paul Leenhouts, Director of the Early Music Department and the UNT Baroque Orchestra at the University of North Texas; and Cynthia Roberts, one of America’s leading performers on the Baroque violin.

Vietnamese artists will join...

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