This week, we learned …
… Easter Islanders did not engage in ecocide. Read of the week!
Who are the most famous residents of Easter Island?
… new underwater sensors are searching for the Big One off Canada’s west coast.
Is the North American West Coast prone to earthquakes?
… how layers in a latte form, and why this is important to oceanography.
What are the layers in the deep blue sea?
… bar mitzvah motivators get the party started.
What are bar mitzvahs? (Page 48!)
… deaf servants thrived in the Ottoman Empire’s carefully cultivated culture of silence.
… the California drought helped the Sierras rise by almost an inch.
What was California’s “megadrought”?
… scientists revealed a connection between lightning and the solar wind—thanks to the personal diary of a medieval princess.
… how bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters could impact civil rights.
How are other e-commerce giants managed?
… 2,000 years later, Romans repealed Ovid’s exile.
What were the limits to citizenship in Ancient Rome?
… what we’ve learned from 60 years of U.S.-funded UFO studies.
Learn a little about Project Blue Book—the government program to study UFOs.
… Ghana’s hip-hop artists rap about the environment.
Download and print your own map of this coastal African nation here.