How rain can move mountains | NSF – National Science Foundation

[…] The U.S. National Science Foundation-funded research, published in Science Advances by Arizona State University co-authors Kelin Whipple, Arjun Heimsath and Kip Hodges, not only improves the understanding of how mountain ranges evolve over millions of years, but paves the way for understanding natural hazards associated with climate-driven erosion and, in turn, human life. […]

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To solve problems caused by sitting, learn to squat — Quartz

Westerners have forgotten how to squat, and it’s causing health problems.

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in malasana, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with the West is they don’t squat.” […]

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Rohingya people – Wikipedia

The Rohingya people (/ˈroʊɪŋjə/, or /ˈroʊhɪŋjə/; historically also termed Arakanese Indians) are a stateless Indo-Aryan people from Rakhine State, Myanmar. There were an estimated 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2016–17 crisis. The majority are Muslim while a minority are Hindu. Described by the United Nations in 2013 as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya population are denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law.

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