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Germany for first-timers

Germany is a combination of cutting-edge cool and timeless tradition, wrapped up in a package of spectacular landscapes, vibrant metropolises and idyllic half-timbered villages, architectural masterpieces and fairy-tale palaces.<p>The world’s fourth-largest economy is also a powerhouse when it comes …

High-speed air travel breaking new ground

A dart-shaped business jet that is more than 1000 kilometres per hour faster than a Boeing 747 is on course to make the first boarding call in the …

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to donate 99 percent of their Facebook fortune

In a surprise announcement today, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the cause of human advancement. That represents roughly $45 billion at Facebook's current valuation, making it one of the largest pledges in history. The money …

Silicon Valley

Where Archaeology Meets The Bible: Neo Babylonian Period [626 – 529 BCE]

This is now the 5th installment of “Where Archaeology Meets The Bible”. The previous installments can be found below in chronological order. #1 …

Ancient History

Five Steps to Connecting Your Brand with the Internet of Things

Connected devices may seem like a brain-bending puzzle of physical hardware, data collection, and digital experience design, but there’s always a way …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Wine Trails: Champagne houses to visit

See which Champagne houses to visit on your wine holiday, taken from Lonely Planet's new book Wine Trails.<p>Champagne houses to visit<p><b>READ: Wine Trails:</b> …

Can neuroscience explain consciousness?

The study of consciousness has long been excluded from serious consideration within psychology and the neurosciences, but this field is gaining …

Building New Thoughts

<b>New study reveals clues to how thoughts take shape.</b><p>Let’s start with a simple sentence: Last week Joe Biden beat Vladimir Putin in a game of …

France’s Most Unique Champagne Might Surprise You (Plus Exactly Where to Drink It)

Nothing says celebration like the pop of a champagne cork. And a trip to Paris offers the opportunity to seek out a special sparkling bottle: Champagne Récoltant-Manipulant (RM), which is also known as grower champagne, or champagne propriétaire. Produced by smaller wineries that have often been in …

France

Book Review:- India: A Sacred Geography—A Disturbing New Front

Diana L. Eck “is professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of the …

Massive "Tree of Life" map connects 2.3 million organisms

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11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing

Choosing which language to use for an Internet of Things project can be as big a decision as choosing a hardware platform. Here are 11 options to …

Business Technology

15 Monumental Facts About Stonehenge

The recent discovery of a “Superhenge” near Stonehenge has renewed interest in England’s favorite prehistoric monument. You know what Stonehenge …

The World's Most Adorable Animals (And Where to Find Them)

Do you spend most of your work days gazing at cute animal clips on YouTube? (We won't tell your boss.) Why not tear yourself away from the computer and go see them in person? Read on to find out where you can visit the world's most adorable animals in the wild.<p><b>Arctic Foxes</b><p><i>(Photo: Wikimedia Commons</i> …

On this day 1693…invention of Champagne?

This day in 1693 is sometimes pinpointed as the day Dom Pérignon “invented” Champagne, although the <i>Petit Journal</i> cover below claims the 200th …

Sparkling Wine

Tracing the Origins of Europe, through Goddess Europa, Back to Jeroboam? Pt 2

In the ancient legend surrounding the goddess Europa, the Greeks were essentially telling the story of how Phoenicians ended up getting scattered, …

A Look Into The Origins Of Mankind: Does This Explain Evolution’s “Missing Link?”

By In5D on June 11, 2015 in Extraterrestrials<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a minimal</b> …

The Coming Merge of Human and Machine Intelligence

For most of the past two million years, the human brain has been growing steadily. But something has recently changed. In a surprising reversal, …

Neuroscience: Searching For God In The Brain

The doughnut-shaped machine swallows the nun, who is outfitted in a plain T-shirt and loose hospital pants rather than her usual brown habit and long …

Discover

Welcome to Beijing, the city that reinvented itself in one generation and is still pulsing with future possibilities.<p>Finally, our third …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes