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The Underground World of the Hagia Sophia

For over a thousand years until its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, the city of Constantinople was one of the greatest urban centres in the …

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

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Why we must remember the bloody cost of Waterloo

Some 55,000 soldiers were killed and wounded during the Battle of Waterloo, a carnage comparable to the first day of the Somme. A new book written by a surgeon ahead of this summer's 200th anniversary argues that sacrifice must not be forgotten<p>The legend of Lord Uxbridge’s leg is one told with …

24 Diagrams To Help You Eat Healthier

Including quick and easy dinner recipes, a Paleo shopping list, a guide to portion sizes, and more.

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Secret Turing notebook could fetch $1m at auction

A notebook belonging to Alan Turing is expected to fetch at least $1 million (£659,000) at auction. The notebook dates from 1942 when the …

Alan Turing

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9 reasons why you should practice yoga

Yes, the obvious is true: Most yoga classes are attended by a majority of fit, flexible females in tight clothes. But, contrary to what you might …

Yoga

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

How to Tell a Story | The Art of Manliness

Every man needs to be able to tell a great story.<p>It might be for a presentation you give at work. Or for a paper you need to write.<p>Maybe you’re just …

Don't Ever Get Locked Out of Your House

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6 Light-Yet-Satisfying Summer Soups

<b>1. Creamy Zucchini, Walnut and Dill Soup</b><p>This silky puréed soup is surprisingly healthy -- there's no heavy cream or dairy in it, just a handful of toasted walnuts to thicken it up. Serve it warm or cold, depending on the weather and your mood. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup</b><p>This …

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Never Get Your Headphones Tangled Again!

How many times have you reached for your earbuds before heading out on a run or sitting down for your commute, only to spend 15 agonizing minutes furiously untangling the cable?<p>It’s enough of a pain in the ass that physicist Robert Matthews, Ph.D., of Aston University in England, took it upon …

Stop-Motion Animation Reveals the Insides of Objects Sanded Down Layer by Layer | Colossal

<p>As a quick follow-up to our video from Keith Skretch yesterday, here’s a similar concept from two years ago by Laurin Döpfner who used an industrial …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …