I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
This Shipwreck Dates to When Genghis Khan’s Descendants Ruled China
Archaeologists have uncovered a shipwreck buried under silt and mud that dates back around 700 years to a time when the descendants of Genghis Khan ruled China, sometimes from their palace at Xanadu.
Although China was ruled by the Mongols Chinese culture flourished at this time and the art and artifacts found in the 70-foot-long (21 meters) wooden shipwreck show motifs that were popular in China. These include a colorful jar depicting a dragon and phoenix.
The ship, which the archaeologists believe was used for river journeys, was found at a modern day construction site and had a hull sectioned into 12 cabins by 12 bulkheads, wrote the team of archaeologists led by Shougong Wang, of the Shandong Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, in a paper published recently in the journal Chinese Cultural Relics. Read more.
I’m still so fascinated by the Princess of Ukok (also known as the Siberian Ice Maiden) and her fantastic tattoos. She was buried 2500 years ago in a kurgan from the Pazyryk culture from Northern Asia, on the Ukok plateau in the Altai mountains, and was extremely well preserved by the cold, dry conditions there. Turns out, she also may have been a trans woman…
my teacher for ap world gave us a study assignment to make a powerpoint for (almost) every chapter of every unit. we have our own book that we use so im not sure if the chapters align to the books most schools use but the content should be the same
i will be updating this
weeklywhen i can to add the powerpoints i just made, but please be patient! these take a lot of time but i really want to help other people succeed.
the powerpoints include important points from each section and subsection, as well as an overview of the main topic for each section, as well as a top ten things to remember slide for every chapter.
i hope this helps!
unit one - foundations (8000 BCE - 600 BCE)
unit two - classical age (600 BCE - 600 CE)
unit three - post classical era (600 - 1450)
unit four - early modern world (1450-1750)
chapter 20 - east asia
unit five - industrial era (1750-1900)
What caused this outburst of this star named V838 Mon? For reasons unknown, this star’s outer surface suddenly greatly expanded with the result that it became the brightest star in the entire Milky Way Galaxy in January 2002. Then, just as suddenly, it faded. A stellar flash like this had never been seen before – supernovas and novas expel matter out into space.
Although the V838 Mon flash appears to expel material into space, what is seen in the above GIF from the Hubble Space Telescope is actually an outwardly moving light echo of the bright flash.
In a light echo, light from the flash is reflected by successively more distant rings in the complex array of ambient interstellar dust that already surrounded the star. V838 Mon lies about 20,000 light years away toward the constellation of the unicorn (Monoceros), while the light echo above spans about six light years in diameter.
Credit: NASA, ESA
To discover more, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2472.html
I, unfortunately, live in a region with a bigot leading the GOP women (no, not a member). She is very outspoken in her ignorance on the issue of what it means to be transgender, persisting in calling it a mental illness and dangerous to those needing a public restroom. Educate whenever you have an opportunity! Any other good resources out there?
Networks of the brain reflect the individual gender identity
“Our sense of belonging to the male or female gender is an inherent component of the human identity perception.”
White matter microstructure in female to male transsexuals before cross-sex hormonal treatment. A diffusion tensor imaging study
“Some gray and white matter regions of the brain are sexually dimorphic.”
The microstructure of white matter in male to female transsexuals before cross-sex hormonal treatment. A DTI study
“Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has been shown to be sensitive in detecting white matter differences between sexes. Before cross-sex hormone treatment female to male transsexuals (FtM) differ from females but not from males in several brain fibers. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether white matter patterns in male to female (MtF) transsexuals before commencing cross-sex hormone treatment are also more similar to those of their biological sex or whether they are more similar to those of their gender identity.”
Transgender children: more than a theoretical challenge
“This paper is about one of the most marginalised and excluded groups: transgender children.”
Transgender kids show consistent gender identity across measures
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/… “A study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense.”