The GeologyThe Eastern Region of Newfoundland, including the Bonavista Peninsula where the Skerwink trail is located, was once, some 500 million years ago, a part of Africa. This entire region is made up of layer upon layer of ancient sedimentary rock. These layers can easily be seen along parts of the coast where the bedrock is exposed.
We all have favorite buildings perhaps an unusual house passed on some regularly taken journey, or a monument that we have traveled to see, or would like to. This month we asked architects and artists to single out the structures that have smitten their specialist eyes. Some did cite monuments (both Modern classics and ancient wonders), but many told of romances with less august, more everyday edifices.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileNow, a study of first and second graders suggests what may be part of the answer: female elementary school teachers concerned about their own math skills could be passing along the insecurity to the little girls they teach.Young students tend to model themselves after adults of the same sex, and having a female teacher who is anxious about math may reinforce the stereotype that boys are better at math than girls, explained Sian L. Beilock, an associate professor in psychology at the University of Chicago.Is there a better way to inspire women to enter the math field?Are you a woman working in the field? If so, what inspired you to enter math in the first place?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.
There’s no question that names like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul are among the NBA’s leading lights, but the next generation of stars is unquestionably beginning to emerge. Forwards Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker are blossoming into starsin Milwaukee, while big men Joel Embiid, Kristaps Porzingis, Karl Anthony Towns, Nikola Jokic and Myles Turner look like future stars despite being in their rookie or sophomore seasons. Between theCavs Warriors rivalry and Westbrook’s chase for history, the league’s present is plenty bright, but young guns like these have its future looking just as good..
“War always takes you by surprise,” writes Iranian born, Paris based artist Marjane Satrapi in her latest book. This memoir, written in a series of comic strips, recounts Satrapi’s childhood in Iran between the ages of 4 and 14. In the book, Satrapi depicts her account of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the subsequent eight year Iran Iraq war.