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The city that makes Rome blush: 5 reasons why Palmyra's ruins are so important

The fate of one of the world's most important archaeological treasures hangs in the balance after the Islamist militant group<p>ISIS overwhelmed the historic city of Palmyra, also known as Tadmur.<p>The city contains the ruins of what, according to UNESCO, "was one of the most important cultural centers …

Archaeology

The Four Stages of Life

Life is a bitch. Then you die. So while staring at my navel the other day, I decided that that bitch happens in four stages. Here they are.Stage One: …

Self-improvement

World's largest temple to be built in India – after Muslims donate the land for Hindu shrine

A giant Hindu complex is set to be built in India, which will replace Angkor Wat as the world's largest temple<p>Builders in India are to begin construction of the world's largest temple, after Muslims donated land to build the Hindu shrine.<p>The temple, with a seating capacity of 20,000, has been …

Indian E-commerce Firm Flipkart Valued At $15.5 Billion Turning Founders Into Billionaires

India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart is closing a funding round for over $500 million at a valuation of $15.5 billion. The paperwork for the latest round, where only existing investors have participated, is coming to a close, according to an investor source who did not want to be quoted. The …

Venture Capital

The Director Telling One Amazonian Tribe's Story of Survival

<b>While staying with the remote Bameno tribe, photographer and director Cedric Houin discovers the cultural transition of an indigenous community entering the modern world.</b><p>It was in 2010 that photographer and director Cedric Houin, also known by his pseudonym Varial*, decided to devote himself to …

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …

University of Washington

10 Amazing Nature Accounts to Follow on Instagram

It is said that nature has answers to all because if we really observe it, we will find everything - from the charm of a butterfly flapping its wings to the poem of sunset. But even though our eyes are only capable of appreciating nature briefly, there are people who have the ability to capture …

New Eruption For Kilauea Volcano? Earthquakes Indicate A Lava Buildup

A swarm of earthquakes and shifting lava flows have scientists wondering what Kilauea will do next. The active volcano already has two active …

Introduction to Hinduism

<i>This is the first part of a new series on Hinduism.</i><p>Hinduism is the major religion of India with a worldwide following of over a billion people. In …