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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

8 Baffling Astronomy Mysteries

Photo Credit: Courtesy of KIPAC<p>Slide 1 of 17<p>The Wonder of It All<p>The universe has been around for roughly 13.7 billion years, but it still holds many …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Helen Keller's Kabbalistic Insight

"In the still, dark world in which I lived there was no strong sentiment or tenderness," remarked Helen Keller in the years before what she would subsequently describe as her "soul's sudden awakening." Around age five, she became aware of the fact that she was unable to communicate in the same …

The Bin Laden outrage nobody is talking about: What the government’s OBL “treasure trove” really reveals

The government has long claimed that the Bin Laden raid was an intelligence windfall. Now it’s playing defense.<p>About 10 days ago, Seymour Hersh wrote a story claiming much of what the government has told us about the Osama bin Laden raid was false. Among other claims, Hersh said the government had …

19 Healthy Dinners Under 500 Calories That You'll Actually Want To Eat

It's true!<p>Something else that's important is to make sure that the foods you eat are high in nutritious value. Nutrients like protein, fiber, and fat can take a while to digest and help you feel satisfied for longer — meaning fewer cravings and lower general hangry-ness. (Here's some more …

Healthy Eating

Families living in poverty in the shadow of Azerbaijan's luxury sports stadiums

As authorities invest heavily in hosting European Games, residents ask who will benefit from the event. Meydan TV report<p>Gulnara Suleymanova and her family of five live in a wagon behind Baku’s prestigious new sports stadium, built especially for next month’s European Games.<p>“On your way here, you …

Human Rights

How to dress like a local in 25 cities around the world

No one wants to stick out as a tourist when they travel because of what they wear. But fashion trends vary from city to city, making it tough to know what to wear in different destinations.<p>To avoid those awkward fashion mishaps, we've broken down what locals wear in 25 cities around the world. From …

300,000 South Korean Buddhists Pray For Peace And Reunification With The North

South Korean Buddhists marked the 70th anniversary of their country's independence from Japan with a massive outdoor demonstration for peace.<p>About 300,000 Buddhists chanted in unison in central Seoul on Saturday, hoping that their meditations and prayers would encourage reunification with their …

North Korea

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

Black Holes

The Proliferation of Hope

Changing Planet<p>Environmental destruction seems to be all around us all the time: Poaching, habitat destruction, growing markets for ivory and bushmeat, political strife and increasing human population are reducing wildlife populations for many key species.<p>The Western snowy plover is an endangered …

Wildlife

America’s elites are leaving it to die: TPP, Baltimore, Amtrak & the deteriorating fabric of a nation

Global trade deals are crippling American cities, and Congress is trying to starve them–a pitiful state of affairs<p>Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership make their case by asserting its adoption will deliver a more broad-based prosperity to America, that the deal will "level the playing field" …

12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world: Conflict, cruelty and suffering — not love and peace

Our shared moral/spiritual core matters. But religion has also promoted some of the worst ideas humanity has known<p>Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend …

Has humanity outgrown its fish tank? Fruit & Vegetables in the 21st Century.

<b>Has humanity outgrown its fish tank?</b><p>In a recent talk by the Anthropologist Henrietta Moore on ‘The end of Development’, she raised a challenge to …

6 Spiritual Practices To Balance Your Emotions

Up and down ... up and down. Isn’t this how we feel <i>most</i> of the time? We fluctuate between feeling good and bad, happy and sad. We like this and …

Mindfulness

The 'Wild' effect: Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail

The ‘Wild’ effect<p>Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail<p>The ‘Wild’ effect<p>Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail<p>CAMPO, California — Sixteen …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

The philosopher who studies the experience of coffee

Is coffee much deeper than it appears? David Robson meets a philosopher who certainly thinks so – he's attempting to use the drink to probe the human mind.<p>It’s like I’m drinking the dying embers of a log-fire – smoky and tinged with the tang of creosote. As I concentrate harder, I notice its …

Coffee

What have we learned in the 35 years since Mount St. Helens erupted?

On the morning of May 18, 1980, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the ground beneath Mount St. Helens and awakened the volcano located 96 miles south …

U.S. Geological Survey

8 Grab and Go Snacks under 200 Calories

Though burger-slinging giants like McDonald’s have monopolized the term, not all fast food is greasy, nor does it have to be handed through a …

Nutrition

How one NGO exposed contradictions at the heart of Putin's foreign agent law

Accusing an anti-torture group of trying to change state policy tangled Russia in a legal catch-22. After all, is torture a state policy? Elena Milashina reports<p>The human rights group Committee Against Torture has been declared a “foreign agent” by a Russian judge, who accused the group of trying …

Russia

The real story behind Shell's climate change rhetoric

In the first of an investigative series into the fossil fuel giants from which we are calling on Gates and Wellcome Trust to divest, we reveal Shell’s pursuit of ever riskier reserves is at odds with its own forecasts for dangerous global warming<p>A man of Ben van Beurden’s power and reputation for …

Oil & Gas Industry

History of World War II: America Was Providing Military Aid to the USSR, While Also Supporting Nazi Germany | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<b>See Part I:</b><p><b>Roosevelt’s World War II Lend-Lease Act: America’s War Economy, US “Military Aid” to the Soviet Union</b> By Evgeniy Spitsyn, May 13,</b> …

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture<p>Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on …

Anthropology

Brain waves can identify who the leader of a group is

SAN FRANCISCO — People who work together on a team go through a bit of a mind meld, as their brains literally begin to synchronize, research …

Climate change and the rise of the 'advocacy investor'

For some capital market watchers, the term "activist investor" may bring to mind corporate raiders such as Carl Icahn or Bill Ackman.<p>That's why …

10 Indispensable Android Apps for Teachers

May 13, 2015<br>For those of you using Android operated devices in their teaching, these apps are absolutely a must have. We have curated this list from …

Afghan clerics uneasy as civil rights movement gains momentum | Reuters

(This version of the May 10 story corrects 13th paragraph to remove a reference that could not be verified to protesters shouting “Death to the Koran”)<p>Members of civil society organisations chant slogans during a protest to condemn the killing of 27-year-old woman, Farkhunda, who was beaten with …

Black History