What We’re Reading: August 21, 2014
Today’s What We’re Reading features the real-life “Rosies” of WWII, why it’s so hard to catch your own typos, the DPLA’s exhibition on the history of activism, and much more!
Real-life “Rosies” recount their experiences (and challenges) as women working during WWII.
A corked bottle found within a shipwreck originally thought to be naturally carbonated spring water, is actually a 200-year-old drinkable bottle of booze!
In wake of several summer blockbusters, this article highlights some of the more obscure cinematic depictions of evolutionary biology throughout the 20th century.
As the European Space Agency celebrates its first 50 years of cooperative space exploration, an interactive timeline highlighting achievements and milestones has recently debuted online.
News In and Around the Humanities & Higher Education
The partnership will offer social data to academics at select universities for advanced study.
According to psychologist Tom Stafford, “your brain generalizes simple, component parts (like turning letters into words and words into sentences) so it can focus on more complex tasks (like combining sentences into complex ideas).”
Best Tweets of the Week
Professor Plagiarized ‘Plagiarism’ Definition in Textbook: http://t.co/wms3rg4JKN
— Rob Townsend (@rbthisted) August 15, 2014
— Dan Cohen (@dancohen) August 19, 2014
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