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Why did Vikings have 'Allah' embroidered into funeral clothes?

<b>Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters woven into burial costumes from Viking boat graves. The discovery raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia, writes journalist Tharik Hussain.</b><p>They were kept in storage for more than 100 years, dismissed as typical examples of …

Archaeology

How Israel’s desalination technology is helping the world fight water shortage

<i>This post was originally published by NoCamels. Check out their excellent coverage and follow them down here:</i><p>In the hot and arid Middle East, clean water is liquid gold. Faced with limited rainfall and a grueling climate, Israel has increasingly relied on seawater since it built its first …

A 16th-century engineer whose work almost defeated an Empire | Ars Technica

When the Ottomans laid siege to Rhodes, this smart inventor held them off for months.<p>Suleiman the Magnificent earned his epithet, at least …

World History

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?

Today some claim that Jesus is just an idea, rather than a real historical figure, but there is a good deal of written evidence for his existence 2,000 years ago<p>How confident can we be that Jesus Christ actually lived?<p>The historical evidence for Jesus of Nazareth is both long-established and …

Theology

End of an epoch in Russia as Stalin casts aside rivals - archive, 1928

10 March 1928: To Stalin belongs the credit and the blame both for making the “opposition” and for destroying it<p><i>[Mr. Arthur Ransome has now returned from his investigations in Russia and we print below the first of a series of articles in which he will record his conclusions.]</i><p>There is nothing in …

Russia

South Park creators reveal Scientology made Isaac Hayes stop voicing chef

The 20th season of <i>South Park</i> is set to air imminently, creators - Matt Stone and Trey Parker - candidly talking to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> about the …

Entertainment

How Tupac and Biggie Went from Friends to Deadly Rivals

Tupac declined Biggie's offer to manage his career. "Nah, stay with Puff," he told Biggie. "He will make you a star."<p><i>fo</i><p><i>The following is excerpted from</i> Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap <i>by Ben Westhoff, forthcoming from</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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Google DeepMind and UCLH collaborate on AI-based radiotherapy treatment

Google’s AI research arm is partnering with the hospital to improve the scans available for radiotherapists by using machine learning<p>Google DeepMindhas announced it is working on a project to improve treatment on head and neck cancers, its third major collaboration with the NHS.<p>The London-based AI …

Machine Learning

Channel 4 sources just confirmed that 'The Crystal Maze' will return

The commercial broadcaster is on the brink of commissioning a celebrity special for its "Stand Up To Cancer" programming line-up in October— a fundraising initiative encouraging viewers to donate to Cancer Research UK.<p>The Sun originally reported Channel 4's plans and sources at the broadcaster …

Lineup

Why Didn't Russia Ever Make It to the Moon?

A new video delves into the history of the Soviet space program and all the reasons it was never able to put a person on the moon.<p>It's a basic fact of history that on July 20, 1969, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to set foot on another celestial body, …

6 Foods Will Help You Get a Six-Pack | Men's Health

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack<p>And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>shutterstock<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might …

Physicists Say They've Figured Out How to 'See' Inside a Black Hole

What lies beyond the event horizon.<p>Physicists have come up with a new way to predict what lies beyond the event horizon of a black hole, and it could …

Physics

15 best classics books of all time

The ancient classics can still teach us about love, politics, history and legend. We pick the must-reads<p><b>The Iliad</b><p>Homer (c775BC)<p>The theme is war, for sure, but really it’s the wrath of Achilles, and what it’s like to work with an unstable killing machine. Each death is separately crafted; the gods …

This Is How Much Porn Traffic Dropped During the 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale

According to new data from PornHub, everyone stopped masturbating for an hour to watch incest dragons instead.<p>The final episode of <i>Game of Throne</i>'s sixth season aired last Sunday and attracted a record 8.9 million viewers. Indeed, the finale was so eagerly anticipated that, according to PornHub's …

TV Series

Soak Chia Seeds To Supercharge Their Metabolism, Weight Loss and Inflammation-Fighting Like Never Before

What is Chia Seed?<p>Chia seed is an ancient superfood that is currently experiencing a glorious renaissance . It is a member of the sage family (Salvia …

Nutrition

How to Remove Yellow Armpit Stains | The Art of Manliness

It’s a sartorial problem that many men have, but few talk about. Yellow armpit stains.<p>You or someone you know has probably suffered the shame and …

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‘They’re coming here’: Bush admin. ignored multiple pre-9/11 warnings

Disclosures from more than 100 hours of exclusive interviews with 12 former CIA directors reveal that the George W. Bush administration ignored …

From Velcro to Viagra: 10 products that were invented by accident

We tend to hold history's inventors in high esteem, praising their achievements as the fruit of ingenuity, insight, and painstaking research. But, as …

The legendary Nintendo Playstation DOES exist – and it was bought for a ridiculous price

<b>It has long been a bit of a fable in the gaming community – do any prototypes remain from that short lived union between Sony and Nintendo?</b><p>The …

81-Year Old Shocks the Internet With Unbelievable Guitar Shredding

Age ain't nothing but a number.<p><b>Bob Wood</b>, 81, is the newest viral sensation after shredding an unbelievable guitar riff during a visit at the <b>British</b> …

Guitar

What Your DNA Says About Medieval History

A new study uses genetic data from living people to trace millennia-old migration patterns.<p>Earlier this year, researchers from Oxford University published a study showing how the slave trade and colonization shaped the genetics of North and South America.<p>Analyzing more than 4,000 DNA samples from …

Anthropology

Riddle of the ages solved: Where did the Philistines come from?

As civilization collapsed 3,200 years ago, the Sea People – of whom the Philistines were but one - arose, seemingly sweeping away all that stood …

Archaeology

A Supersized Gallery Of Superhero Tattoos

Tattoo pics abound on the interwebs, and superheroes are an ever popular subject for tattooification, so an article about comic book themed tats …

Comic Books

How to switch from iOS to Android and keep all your stuff

Did you get a shiny brand new Android device under your tree? Welcome to Camp Android! You’ll love it here. But how do you get started? Good question.<p>Switching from iPhone to Android can be a convoluted process, or can be easy… depending on the steps you take. In this tutorial we will show you the …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Henry V and the battle of Agincourt

He is one of England’s most popular kings, famed for leading England to victory at the battle of Agincourt. Yet surprisingly little is known about …

World History