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New Evidence Helps Form Digital Reconstruction of Most Important Medieval Shrine

The shrine of Saint Thomas Becket, the most important pilgrimage destination in medieval England – visited for hundreds of years by pilgrims seeking miraculous healing – has been digitally reconstructed for the public, according to how experts believe it appeared before its destruction. In the 1530s, the Reformation in England saw the ornaments and riches...

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Racial Discrimination in Mortgage Market Persistent Over Last Four Decades

Black and Hispanic borrowers more likely to be rejected when they apply for a loan; more likely to receive a high-cost mortgage Housing discrimination leads to persistent neighborhood segregation Discrimination in mortgage market makes it more difficult for minority households to build wealth through housing A new Northwestern University analysis finds that racial disparities in...

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Neandertals Went Underwater for Their Tools

Neandertals collected clam shells and volcanic rock from the beach and coastal waters of Italy during the Middle Paleolithic, according to a study published January 15, 2020 in PLOS ONE by Paola Villa of the University of Colorado and colleagues. Neandertals are known to have used tools, but the extent to which they were able to...