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So far there have been five notable mass extinctions on Earth. A growing number of scientists argue that we’re now in the midst of a sixth. Postcards from the 6th Mass Extinction is a podcast hosted by John P. Rafferty that attempts to personalize extinction, emphasizing the survival challenges that familiar forms of life currently face, while at the same time considering the pivotal roles

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Posted: (5 months ago) So far there have been five notable mass extinctions on Earth. A growing number of scientists argue that we’re now in the midst of a sixth. Postcards from the 6th Mass Extinction is a podcast hosted by John P. Rafferty that attempts to personalize extinction, emphasizing the survival challenges that familiar forms of life currently face, while at the same time considering the pivotal roles ...

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Wikipedia | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica

Posted: (1 days ago) Wikipedia, free Internet-based encyclopedia, started in 2001, that operates under an open-source management style. It is overseen by the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation and is one of the most-visited sites on the Internet. It uses a collaborative software known as wiki for editing articles.

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Britannica Kids

Posted: (1 days ago) Britannica’s new platform provides content designed and written specifically for early learners. Creating a more engaging and fun learning experience for students, the activities in Britannica Fundamentals align with the content areas children learn in the classroom.

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Roman numeral | Chart & Facts | Britannica

Posted: (1 days ago) Despite the impracticality of using Roman numerals for mathematical calculations, which led to the widespread use of the Hindu-Arabic numeral system we know today, some people do still argue for the importance of teaching Roman numerals in schools. Proponents believe that Roman numerals have enduring cultural relevance, as seen in their continued use in sporting event titles and book chapters.

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Methodism | History, Beliefs, & Organization | Britannica

Posted: (1 days ago) Methodism, 18th-century movement founded by John Wesley that sought to reform the Church of England from within. The movement, however, became separate from its parent body and developed into an autonomous church. The World Methodist Council comprises more than 40.5 million people in 138 countries.

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Buckeye | tree | Britannica

Posted: (1 days ago) Buckeye, any of about six species of North American trees and shrubs in the genus Aesculus of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae). The name refers to the resemblance of the nutlike seed, which has a pale patch on a shiny red-brown surface, to the eye of a deer. Like many of the related Eurasian

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Marxism | Definition, History, Ideology, Examples, & Facts ...

Posted: (1 days ago) Marxism, a body of doctrine developed by Karl Marx and, to a lesser extent, by Friedrich Engels in the mid-19th century. It originally consisted of three related ideas: a philosophical anthropology, a theory of history, and an economic and political program.

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Mary I | Biography & Facts | Britannica

Posted: (1 days ago) Mary I, the first queen to rule England (1553–58) in her own right. She was known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants in a vain attempt to restore Catholicism to England. Learn more about Mary’s life and reign in this article.

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Belize | History, Capital, Population, Map, Flag, & Facts ...

Posted: (1 days ago) Belize, country located on the northeast coast of Central America. Belize, which was known as British Honduras until 1973, was the last British colony on the American mainland, achieving its independence on September 21, 1981. Its capital is Belmopan and its most populous city is Belize City.

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Kristallnacht | Definition, Date, Facts, & Significance ...

Posted: (1 days ago) Kristallnacht, the night of November 9–10, 1938, when German Nazis attacked Jewish persons and property. The name refers ironically to the litter of broken glass left in the streets after these pogroms. After Kristallnacht, the Nazi regime made Jewish survival in Germany impossible.

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