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Silver Composition in Coins Confirms the Story of the Rise of Rome

Archaeologists love coins. Not only are they a great way to date a dig site, they also show the extent and influence of an ancient culture and …

Ancient History

‘A Treacherous President Stood in the Way’

Frederick Douglass’s 1866 essay for The Atlantic on how Congress can cope with a chief executive who refuses to recognize the rights of all citizens<p><i>By December of 1866, the Civil War was over, but the conflict that would define the nature of the United States of America was not close to finished.</i> …

Human Rights

11 Websites That Let You Book Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

These sites let you book five-star hotel rooms for an affordable price.<p>These days, it’s easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a …

Hospitality

President Trump's 35 most eye-popping quotes in his interview with the New York Times

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump sat down for a nearly hour-long interview with The New York Times -- you know, the one he has repeatedly called "failing" -- on Wednesday. And he went off on, well, everything.<p>While his comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew the most attention, there are …

Donald Trump

How To Pack for the Camino de Santiago: The Ultimate Camino Packing List

<i>How do you effectively pack for the Camino de Santiago — light and prepared? This is the place to find out. But first, some quick background.</i> A …

Backpacking

People Who Start Companies Are Crazy | Inc.com

I think people who start companies are, without a doubt, just a little bit crazy.<p>Myself included.<p>And people who start <i>more</i> than one company? Deranged lunatics - all of them!<p>Why? Because it's insanely hard!<p>You're signing up for a ridiculous amount of work.<p>But I also think you <i>have</i> to be crazy to start …

Motivation

Take a virtual tour of ancient Rome

Free online course lets you walk through the streets as if it were the year 315.<p>It might be the closest you can get to ancient Rome, short of time …

The surprising discovery at Angkor Wat

The largest religious structure on earth has puzzled and enchanted visitors for centuries. How did it come to be? Jonathan Glancey investigates.<p>António da Madelena, a Portuguese Capuchin friar, was one of the first Western visitors to Angkor Wat, the monumental and moated 12th Century …

Asia Travel

Why Anyone Who Cares About Taiwan Should Watch 'A City of Sadness'

<i>By Anthony Kao</i><p>Let’s say you are someone cares about Taiwan and you had to pick only one movie from the island to watch. What should it be?<p>Our answer: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s (侯孝賢) 1989 historical drama "A City of Sadness," which follows a family’s experiences during the infamous 228 Incident.<p>But why …

TrumpBeat: Is Trump Already Messing With Government Data?

<i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature looking at how developments in Washington affect people in the real world. Want to get</i> …

Health Care

Some stuck in Big Sur chopper out, for a hefty price

Due to this winter's relentless storms, Highway One is closed at the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge just south of the Pfeiffer Canyon State Park in Big Sur. It is also closed north of the beautiful Central Coast town at Garrapatta State Park, according to Caltrans. So you might think there is no way in or …

See and enjoy southern Italy

Naples, Capri, Sicily - these holiday destinations evoke a yearning for Italy in tourists. The area around Bari however is still untouched by tourism …

Italy

Theory claims to offer the first 'evidence' our Universe is a hologram

Despite how extreme the idea sounds, theories about the Universe being an illusion or a hologram aren't new. Now, researchers claim to have found …

Dark Matter

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Political Science

Disturbed Man Gets Past White House Security, Gives Press Conference

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—A man who was described as “visibly deranged” eluded the Secret Service on Saturday and gave a five-minute press conference at the White House.<p>The man, who somehow obtained White House credentials in order to bypass security, unloaded a delusional and paranoid rant …

The White House