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Here’s a Hyperlapse Journey Through the Ancient City of Rome

Ukranian timelapse photographer Kirill Neiezhmakov has released a gorgeous new short film titled, “A Gift from Rome.” It’s a timelapse and hyperlapse …

Vatican

There Will Be Blood

Supply is outpacing demand.<p>There are more inhibitors than catalysts for the price of oil.<p>OPEC will eventually decide to not renew the cut, sparking a …

Oil

These gorgeous HBO-commissioned ‘Game of Thrones’ posters take 4 days to make after an episode airs

HBO/Robert BallWarning: Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" ahead.In a series riddled with heartbreaking character deaths, it only seems appropriate to …

TV Series

The Cruel Beauty of Hieronymus Bosch: 500 Years of Breathtaking Imagery

Pieter van Huystee’s documentary ‘Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil’ is a fascinating tribute to the Dutch master.<p>This year, 500 annums after …

States of the Fertile Crescent, c. 1450 BCE

License<p>Based on Wikipedia content that has been reviewed, edited, and republished. Original image by <b>Свифт/Svift</b>. Uploaded by Mark Cartwright, …

New theory attempts to explain why some lived and others perished during the Cretaceous - Palaeogene extinction

Building Planets Through Collisions (Artist’s Concept)<p>66 million years ago some three-quarters of plants and animal species were wiped of the surface …

The Best of Pull-Apart Bread

<b>These easy pull-apart bread recipes make the ultimate centerpiece at breakfast, lunch or dinnertime. They’re so good, you won’t be able to keep your</b> …

U.S. Supreme Court

Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

Science

What one of the greatest civilizations in history tells us about Donald Trump

Last week, in his first major piece since his blogging hiatus, Andrew Sullivan joined the frenzy of pundits trying to make sense of Donald Trump. Sullivan's completely straight-faced take is that the final days of the republic are upon us. “In terms of our liberal democracy and constitutional …

Political Science

Searching for Signs of Hannibal’s Route in DNA from Horse Manure

More than two thousand years ago, thirty-seven elephants from heat-shimmering latitudes ascended Europe’s highest mountain range, tramped though snow and across ice, and breathed the thin air of high altitudes. Those that survived the perilous journey met with a bitter winter and war, as the …

Anthropology

Donald Trump’s Greatest Self-Contradictions

The many, many, MANY sides of the likely Republican nominee, in his own words.<p>Donald Trump likes to say that he “tells it like it is,” and his blunt style has won him the Republican nomination, buoyed by voters who like feeling they know just where a candidate stands on the issues. So where <i>does</i> he …

Donald Trump
Archaeology

Watch Six Bulldozers Battle Each Other on the Streets of China in the Craziest Fight Ever

This is madness. Like, seriously what in the hell is going on. In northern China, multiple bulldozers apparently got so mad at each other that they …

Cool Stuff

Exxon Lawsuit Signals the Start of a Big Tobacco-Style Showdown for Oil and Gas

The oil and gas giant has filed a lawsuit to keep lawmakers and environmentalists in the dark.<p>Exxon (now ExxonMobil) is showing signs that it's gearing up for history's largest ever battle over the future of fossil fuels and climate change.<p>The oil and gas titan has been sowing the seeds of climate …

Clean Technology

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

Brasidas

Brasidas (d. 422 BCE) was an enterprising and successful Spartan general during the early years of the second Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE) between …

BBC - Earth - The animal that doesn't get cancer

Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it<p>Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is similar to that suffered by humans.<p>The dogs and cats we share our homes with can get various forms of cancer. Among other …

Biology

Martin Shkreli Planned to Make $1 Billion on Drug Price Hike

Martin Shkreli thought buying an affordable prescription drug and jacking up the price by more than 50-fold overnight was a billion-dollar idea. …

Martin Shkreli

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

World History

A story of drugs, darkness and death in the Amazon

“Unais was a good man. We spoke for four or five hours a day about philosophy, health and world politics. I thought we would be lifelong friends. But that night, all I could sense from him was evil. His eyes had an empty rage. He was possessed.”<p>On Wednesday, December 16, Joshua Stevens, 29, a …

Mallows Bay: The 'ghost fleet' graveyard where nature has risen from the dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> They were built to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to aid the allied effort in World War I, but wound up unused, abandoned, stripped and finally scuttled.<p>Almost a century on, the "ghost fleet" of Mallows Bay in the Potomac River, 30 miles south of Washington D.C., is positively brimming with …

Great Depression

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Retirement

22 Nature Photos Taken In 2015 That Will Blow You Away

An inspiring sneak peek at some of the stunning pictures entered into the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>The natural world never fails to be the perfect subject for the avid photographer. Enjoy a selection of some of the best entries so far in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>"The …

Nature Photography

Books Bill Gates thinks you should read

oninnovation/flickr<p>While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A …

Books

Climbing On Mount Denali

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

Self-improvement

4 Strategies to Help Men Get Through Depression

Caregiving is tough. It's one thing to see a loved one in the dirty trenches of illness; it is a whole other to jump headfirst into that trench with them. Caring for a man who is suffering from depression can be even harder, because depression isn't often seen - it's felt.<p>NIH and CDC statistics …

Mental Health
Fairy Tales

Artists Took Miniature Food Photography to a Whole New Level

Paris based husband-wife duo Pierre Javelle, 43, and Akiko Ido, 41 initiated a series of miniature food photography, what they have named as <i>Minimiam</i>. …

Food Photography