Common Ground: How Water Brings People Together

Looking at how the Great Lakes inspire us with grand potential and how their size stretches our capacity for care. By Paul BainesOutreach and Education CoordinatorGreat Lakes Commons Introduction Together they span half the continent, eight U.S. states, two Canadian provinces, and the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek Nation and Haudenosauee Confederacy. However, the current[…]

A History of the Ancient Nile River

The Nile was held up to the ancient people as the source of all life in Egypt. By Dr. Joshua J. MarkProfessor of PhilosophyMarist College Introduction The world’s longest river, located in Egypt, the Nile flows 4,132 miles (6,650 kilometres) northward to the Mediterranean Sea (a very unusual direction for a river to take). It was considered the source of life by the[…]

Distant Grind: An Incorrect Hypothesis and the Trapped Water on Mars

New data challenges the long-held theory that all of Mars’s water escaped into space. By Robert PerkinsContent and Media Strategist / Emergency Communications CoordinatorCalifornia Institute of Technology Billions of years ago, the Red Planet was far more blue; according to evidence still found on the surface, abundant water flowed across Mars and forming pools, lakes,[…]

Oceans, Seas, and Rivers: Maritime Travel and Exploration in the Ancient World

The first true ocean-going boats were invented by the Austronesian peoples. Curated/Reviewed by Matthew A. McIntoshPublic HistorianBrewminate Introduction Maritime history dates back thousands of years. In ancient maritime history,[1] evidence of maritime trade between civilizations dates back at least two millennia.[2] The first prehistoric boats are presumed to have been dugout canoes which were developed independently by various stone age populations.[…]

Is a Career in Counseling Right for You?

When you’re a compassionate person looking for a rewarding career move, you’ve probably thought about those roles that allow you to support other people and your community. It follows that you may have considered counseling as one of your options. This career will see you helping individuals on a personal and professional level and can[…]