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NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

A fascinating new study from NASA reveals how the amount of freshwater in certain regions changed over the years due to various factors, including …

Water

Forget the pyramids. Sail the Nile south and experience Egypt's Nubian culture

Quiet conversation and the whip of the felucca's single sail lull me into a peaceful state as we drift along the Nile near Aswan. We float past a …

Texas

Tame wants to bring order to conference and event planning chaos

Tame, a self-proclaimed “design-driven” tech startup from Copenhagen in Denmark, is on a mission to “solve the chaos of event planning.” The company’s founders, who claim to have previously organised more than 30 large conferences and events, think they have spotted a gap in the market for an …

Project Management

Underground City

The Temple of Belvedere, invited sieges, dinner pigeons, consequential instability, mythological seduction, uprisings, earthen unveiling, Dante, …

Ancient History

Rare World War II photos printed in colour show the conflict the way our ancestors would have seen it

THIS extraordinary collection of rare colour photographs reveal the Second World War as the people living through the conflict would have seen it.<p>A …

World History

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Help a Library Transcribe Magical Manuscripts & Recover the Charms, Potions & Witchcraft That Flourished in Early Modern Europe and America

Magic is real—hear me out. No, you can’t solve life’s problems with a wand and made-up Latin. But there are academic departments of magic, only they …

Books

Behold 3,000 Digitized Manuscripts from the Bibliotheca Palatina: The Mother of All Medieval Libraries Is Getting Reconstructed Online

The internet, one occasionally hears, has overtaken the function of the library. In terms of storing and making accessible all of human knowledge, …

A Recent Ice Age Was Triggered by a Firestorm Bigger Than The One That Killed The Dinosaurs

It lasted 1,000 years.<p>In a hugely detailed and comprehensive new study, researchers have painted a picture of how around a tenth of Earth's surface …

Ice Age

Earth’s Magnetic Field Could be Reversing, Dooming Us All

Credit: Pixabay<p>If you think back to your high school lessons, you may recall that every so often, the Earth’s magnetic poles flip. We know this …

Universe

Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden is the biblical earthly paradise created by God to be inhabited by his first human creation - Adam and Eve. Some claim that the …

10 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

Prehistory literally means the time “before we had written records” (roughly the time before the 4th Century BC) and ancient history is the time …

Persian Wars: Battle of Thermopylae

<b>Battle of Thermopylae - Conflict & Dates:</b><p>The Battle of Thermopylae is believed to have been fought in August 480 BC, during the Persian Wars (499 …

From the Bronze Age to A.D. 500 - The Ancient Eras

Cross-Cultural Timeline of Major Epochs, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Classical...<p>Events in Ancient History | From the Bronze Age to A.D. 500 - The Ancient …

Facebook will share anonymized location data with disaster relief organizations

A new initiative from Facebook will provide aid organizations with location data for users in affected areas, such as where people are marking themselves safe and from where they are fleeing. It shows the immense potential of this kind of fine-grained tracking, but inescapably resurfaces questions …

AdTech

Seal found in ancient dump in 2009 turns out to be remarkable

Archaeologists in Jerusalem say they've made a first-of-its kind discovery: the seal of an ancient Israelite king—one that may have been made by his own hand. Researchers digging in Old Jerusalem think the seal impression, or bulla, comes from King Hezekiah, who ruled in the 8th century BC, reports …

Archaeology

The Evil Geniuses score $6.6M prize as winners of the Dota 2 International Championships

The Evil Geniuses esports team won the fifth annual Dota 2 International Championships, taking home a prize of $6.6 million.<p>With a total prize pool of $18 million, the tournament for the multiplayer online battle arena title was one more indicator that esports, or video games played in front of …

Computer independently solves 120-year-old biological mystery

For the first time ever a computer has managed to develop a new scientific theory using only its artificial intelligence, and with no help from human …

10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of

Koh Ker, Cambodia<p>Lost to forest and abandoned for over a thousand years, you’ll find this little-visited site in northern Cambodia. It’s less than two hours’ ride from its more famous cousin, Angkor Wat, and well worth a visit to see more than two dozen temples emerging from the jungle. A highlight …

Archaeology

10 Great Reasons to visit the Ring of Cork

Eastern promise<p>From cliff walks to certificates of foxiness, there's no end of things to do in this off-radar corner of the Rebel County.<p>So what is …

This Guy Planned The Best European Road Trip So You Don't Have To

If you thought planning a road trip in the U.S. was hard, try planning one for Europe.<p>Randy Olson, the brilliant Ph.D. candidate who recently planned the best way to road trip across America, just calculated the most epic European road trip ever. Add it to the bucket list <i>pronto</i>.<p>To calculate the …

Goddess Ninkharsag—Ancient Powerful Mother who Faded into The Holy Ghost

The tale of our creation we know from the Bible is only half the story—one which has been heavily edited. But have you ever wondered how god created …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Ancient Civilisations Archives - Page 2 of 20 - Alien UFO Sightings

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

European Travel

From Giza to Vegas: Our Favorite Pyramid Pictures From Around the World

The Edwin Smith papyrus, the world’s oldest surviving surgical document

The Edwin Smith papyrus, the world’s oldest surviving surgical document. Written in hieratic script in ancient Egypt around 1600 B.C., the text describes anatomical observations and the examination, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of 48 types of medical problems in exquisite detail. Among the treatments described are closing wounds with sutures, preventing and curing infection with honey and moldy bread, stopping bleeding with raw meat, and immobilization of head and spinal cord injuries. …