Elspeth Kroviak

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Invasion of the Viking hoards

The Vikings are coming – again. The first time around was more than 1,000 years ago, when they poured down from Scandinavia in fast, low warships. They didn’t stay long – they were interrupted by William the Conqueror – but it was long enough for them to leave indelible marks on our culture and …

London maps and guides

Download free London maps and guides; read inspirational itineraries; find out about accessible London and lots more useful information to help you …

Destiny of the Republic

• <b>Author:</b> Candice Millard<p>James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a …

In the Garden of Beasts

• <b>Author:</b> Erik Larson<p><b>Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.</b><br>The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Smallicons

Hey, Dribbble! I bet what you're missing is flat icons :) So we did some hard work, had a lot of fun, and now we’re ready to introduce you our new …

George Washington's Secret Six

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger<p><b>“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life. The Culper spies represent all the patriotic Americans who give so much for their country but,</b> …

Press Release<p>For Immediate Release, 6 February 2018<p>A newly published study further supports the hypothesis that Amelia Earhart landed and died as a …

Anthropology

6 Foreign Parenting Practices Americans Would Call Neglect

As the country that invented <i>Toddlers & Tiaras</i> and crack babies, the U.S. doesn't always have the best track record when it comes to raising our kids. …

Parenting

Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies

9/24/2013 06:00:00 PM<p>The question of how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today has been …

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Kim Cattrall Credits "Fizzy Yoga" for Saving Her Life! Here's What It Is (I Didn't Know Either)

We all know that the always-fabulous Kim Cattrall is in great shape—see her no-holds-barred *Sex and the City *scenes for proof. Yesterday, she named "fizzy yoga" her newest workout addiction...and, I don't know about you, but I <i>had</i> to know what the heck that is.<p>*Turns out "fizzy yoga" isn't a yoga …

Tomb of a Powerful Moche Priestess-Queen Found in Peru

Discovery helps change ideas about the roles of elite women in Moche society.<p><b>Some 1,200 years ago, a prominent Moche woman was laid to rest with great pomp and ceremony. Now archaeologists have uncovered her tomb along with clues that testify to her privileged status and the power she once</b> …

Pepsi-Flavored Cheetos Exist

Humanity began when primates started to use rocks and sticks as tools. First came the spear and the club. Eventually humans learned to control fire, …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Pictures of Deepest Wreck Currently Under Excavation in U.S. Waters

Researchers find a treasure trove of artifacts and personal effects from three 19th-century shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico.

Light of the World

• <b>Author:</b> James Lee Burke<p><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “America’s best novelist” (<i>The Denver Post</i>) James Lee Burke is back with the twentieth mystery in the masterful Dave Robicheaux series.<p>Sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous …

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X-ray of a space suit

The above image is an x-ray of an experimental space suit from 1968. This x-ray and others are on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space …

1905 Video Shows New York City Subway Traveling From 14th St. to 42nd Street

If you're a New Yorker, you know this stretch of subway inside and out. You've schlepped from Union Square to Grand Central Station on the 4, 5, or 6 …

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Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

At the Newport Jazz Festival in 1955, Davis performed the song "'Round Midnight" as part of an all-star jam session, with the song's composer Thelonious Monk, along with Connie Kay and Percy Heath of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan. Davis's solo received an extremely positive reception from many jazz fans, and critics.

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