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This Week in Science - April 22 - 28, 2013:

  • Bone marrow stem cells here.
  • Olympic torch spacewalk here.
  • Dutch reality show for Mars volunteers here.
  • Small fairyfly here.
  • Theory of gravity test here.
  • Maya civilization origins discovery here.
  • Earth’s center here.
  • Sea-surface temperatures here.
  • Synthetic skin here.
  • Iron clumps in bird ears here.
  • Students discovered comet here.
  • Illegal drug breathalyzer here.
New research reveals clues into downfall of Maya civilization

The reasons for the downfall of the once great and powerful Maya civilization has long been debated among scientists and historians. Countless theories for their decline have been proposed ranging from overhunting to foreign invasion, climate change, deforestation, drought, disease, peasant revolt, and even supernatural explanations. A new study has been released than strengthens the theory that drought played a major role in their demise.

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New research reveals clues into downfall of Maya civilization

The reasons for the downfall of the once great and powerful Maya civilization has long been debated among scientists and historians. Countless theories for their decline have been proposed ranging from overhunting to foreign invasion, climate change, deforestation, drought, disease, peasant revolt, and even supernatural explanations. A new study has been released than strengthens the theory that drought played a major role in their demise.

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THE CLASSIC MAYA COLLAPSE: 

THE Terminal Classic period in Mesoamerica between c. 800 and 925 CE saw one of the most dramatic civilization collapses in history. Within a century or so the flourishing Classic Maya civilization fell into a permanent decline, so that once great cities were abandoned and left to ruin, in many cases, to be reclaimed by the jungle and so disappear from human memory for centuries. 

Some northern Maya cities, conversely, prospered like never before in this period, as did the Maya along the Gulf Coast and central highlands of Mexico; however, for the majority of the Maya in the southern lowlands, the period was nothing short of disaster and, as the historian M.E. Coe describes, “This was surely one of the most profound social and demographic catastrophes of all human history”.

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Info by Mark Cartwright on Ancient HIstory Encyclopedia 

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Le "Grand Trou Bleu" du Belize révèle une cause possible de la disparition des Mayas - SciencePost
La civilisation préhispanique des Mayas fascine par l’héritage qu’elle a laissé derrière elle à l’humanité, mais soulève aussi quelques mystères. Parmi eux, la cause de son extinction, aux alentours de 900 apr. J.-C. Une étude américaine pense avoir résolu cette question. C’est le fameux « Grand Trou Bleu » du Belize, cette dépression circulaire située dans les …
Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

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A poem by Maya Angelou

Exciting Maya Riviera Adventure Tours

Exciting Maya Riviera Adventure Tours

The Mayan Riviera or also called Riviera Maya is in the Yucatan Peninsula’s southeastern portion. This region is blessed with tropical climate, crystal clear sea as well as unspoiled beaches. Also, this region is one of the main centers of the ancient Maya civilization. The Mayan Riviera is the best place to be if you are up form some outdoor adventures that will take you the Mayan ruins.…

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 Augustus Le Plongeon  #THE#CODEX#TROANO                                 
Maya manuscript

“In the year 6 Kan, 11 muluc, in the month of zrc, occurred terrible earthquakes which continued without interruption until 13 Chuen.
The country of the hills of mud, the land of Mu, was sacrificed. ”
“After two commotions, it disappeared during the night, being constantly shaken by subterranean fires that caused the land to sink and reappear several times and in various places *, At last the surface gave way and ten countries were separated and disappeared.
64 million inhabitants sank 8000 years before writing this book. ”

The work of Le Plongeon, who propose the simultaneity of the Mayan and Egyptian civilizations and Maya “contact” with Atlantis is now in the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. Having no acceptance in the scientific community

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Twin statues of ancient Mayan dignitaries
The detail of the headdress bears an uncanny resemblance to those of the Egyptian pharaohs, who also highlighted the point in front of the third eye.

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Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222  

In which John Green teaches you about water! So, we talk about resources a lot on Crash Course, and today is no exception. It turns out people can’t live without water, which means it’s absolutely necessary for civilization. Today John talks about water in the context of classical civilizations, but not like Greece or Rome or something. We’re talking about the Maya civilization in Central America, and the Khmer civilization in what is now Cambodia. So this is an awesome video, OK?