Fri.Jul 05, 2024

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Earliest Known Cave Art Reveals 51,000-Year-Old Storytelling on Indonesian Island

A prehistoric painting in Indonesia has been dated to at least 51,200 years ago, making it the earliest known example of "figurative" cave art in the world. This discovery may also represent the oldest known surviving example of a narrative scene, as proposed by a team of researchers in a recent study. Figurative artworks are those that clearly depict real objects such as animals, humans, or other identifiable subjects.

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Different Values, Different Consequences

Political Science Now

In the APSA Public Scholarship Program, graduate students in political science produce summaries of new research in the American Political Science Review. This piece, written by Dirck de Kleer , covers the new article by Jae-Hee Jung and Scott Clifford, “Varieties of Values: Moral Values Are Uniquely Divisive.” Values matter in politics. They help explain opinions on topics ranging from homelessness to foreign policy and our political orientations.


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Racking and Stacking EduProtocols: Maximizing Student Engagement and Learning

Moler's Musing

As educators, we’re always looking for ways to make our lessons more engaging and effective. One powerful strategy I’ve found is “racking and stacking” EduProtocols. But what exactly does this mean, and why is it so beneficial? Let’s dive in! What is Racking and Stacking? “Racking and stacking” refers to the practice of sequencing multiple EduProtocols within a single lesson or unit.

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Economic Inequality and Political Responsiveness: A Systematic Review

Political Science Now

Economic Inequality and Political Responsiveness: A Systematic Review By Mads Andreas Elkjær , University of Copenhagen , and Michael Baggesen Klitgaard , Aalborg University Do political outcomes respond more strongly to the preferences of the rich? In an age of rising inequality, this question has become increasingly salient. Yet, although an influential literature has emerged, no systematic account exists either of the severity of differentials in political responsiveness, the potential driver

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"Trump vs US" Supreme Court Case on Executive Immunity. Maybe a helpful visual?

Hayward "Blah, Blah, Blah" Blog

Helps me to put a picture to what I see as the result of the Executive Immunity case recently decided by the Supreme Court (case decision HERE).Here is the succinct summary of what the Supreme Court held:Below are a couple of images I created to give students a nominal starting point to understand the result. I make no claims it is a perfect representation.