Christina Conner

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Top 20 Most Under-Rated Healing Herbs You Need To Know About

When you think of cooking, what herbs come to mind? Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Peppermint, and Sage? Perhaps Lavender, Thyme, and Tarragon make your …

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the sealed-off passage was found to contain thousands of extraordinary treasures lying exactly where they had first been placed as ritual …

Archaeology

5 of History's Greatest Buddhist Masters Reveal the Secret to Happiness

To many people who don’t believe in religion, Buddhism is seen as a “good” religion. It doesn’t promote hate and offers the individual more freedom …

Ancient Roman treasure trove found off coast of Caesarea

The Antiquities Authority called the discovery the biggest treasure uncovered in at least 30 years.<p>><p>1,600 year-old Roman artifacts found off the …

Art History Books You Must Read

The Books that Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss<p>This pioneering volume is a concise and brilliant study of the …

At the bottom of the Arabian Sea, a 500-year-old shipwreck from the fleet of Vasco da Gama

Standing atop the rugged, barren peak of Al-Hallaniyah Island, eyeing the blue-gray Arabian Sea as it lashed the rocky coast below, David Mearns tried to transport himself back 500 years.<p>The sky was dark with storm clouds, the sea a raging, surging maelstrom. Two ships, heedlessly anchored on the …

Archaeology

22 Signs People Have Been Socially Awkward Since The Middle Ages

When you're socially awkward, those demons are real.

James Franco’s Emma Watson Neck “Tattoo,” Explained

When <b>James Franco</b> posted an Instagram of himself (not new) with a brand new neck tattoo of <b>Emma Watson’s</b> face and “Emma” (very new), his fans couldn’t figure out if it was real or not, and more importantly—if they’re dating or not.<p>But Franco, who knows exactly who he’s clowning with at all times (all …

Ancient Greek Warrior's Tomb Yields Eye-Popping Treasures

An American husband-and-wife team working in Greece has uncovered the 3,500-year-old remains of a prominent ancient warrior who was buried alongside …

Archaeology

An African American from Compton is a rising star on the Mexican music scene

Rhyan Lowery is a 19-year-old African American from Compton, but he grew up listening to Mexican regional music — corridos, banda and cumbia. So it’s no surprise he loves some of those signature sounds.<p>“The accordion — it’s amazing what they can do with the accordion, and what sounds you can get …

Microsoft Research Debuts Autocomplete For Animation, And It’s Incredible

Draw something once, and software can predict, guide, and adjust what you want to do next.<p>Microsoft Research, working with the University of Hong Kong and the University of Tokyo, has a remarkable new technology that it calls “Autocomplete hand drawn animations.”<p>Unveiled at the Siggraph Asia …

Back to the Future Day live: Is October 21, 2015 turning out like the film predicted?

Great Scott! Today is the day Michael J Fox's Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd's Doc Brown travelled to in Back to the Future 2 in 1989 - jump on your hoverboard and follow our live updates<p><b>• It's Back to the Future Day! And the internet is going crazy</b> <b><br>• Everyone is excited, from civillians to cast</b> …

Robots

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Microbiology

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

British Columbia

Books Becoming Movies in 2015 and 2016

When the number one and number two movies at the box office (<i>Goosebumps</i> and <i>The Martian</i>) are both based on bestsellers, it's time to check in on what else Hollywood has lifted from the literary world for our future viewing pleasure. These novel-to-movie properties are ordered from "coming soon to …

Haunting new find of death masks from ancient Siberian warrior race

By Anna Liesowska / The Siberian Times<p>A crypt with up to 30 burials is giving archaeologists fresh insights of intriguing ancient Siberians famed for …

Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script

Andrew Robinson reflects on the most tantalizing of all the undeciphered scripts — that used in the civilization of the Indus valley in the third …

10 Fabulous Campus Novels To Cozy Up With This Fall

'Tis the season for leggings, lattes and Lucky Jim.<p>Happy fall! You can grumble about rosé bottles slowly vanishing from bodega shelves, or, you can embrace the cooling weather with a hot coffee and a good book.<p>If your to-read pile isn’t already toppling over, we recommend adding a few campus novels …

What fear of singing? Jennifer Lawrence does a mean Cher impression on 'Conan'

Jennifer Lawrence is terrified of singing in front of people, but, in typical Lawrence fashion, she doesn't seem to have a problem with it when she's going for a laugh.<p>The Oscar winner and her "Hunger Games" costars appeared on "Conan" following their Comic-Con International panel in San Diego on …

Nicky Hilton Marries James Rothschild With Paris Hilton As Her Bridesmaid

Congratulations are in order for Nicky Hilton, who married James Rothschild in London Friday.<p>Hilton and Rothschild wed in the Orangery in the Kensington Gardens at Kensington Palace. The bride wore a Valentino haute couture lace wedding gown, according to E! News, with long sleeves, a high neckline …

The mummified monk inside a Buddha statue

A recent study on a Chinese Buddha statue carried out in the Netherlands revealed a startling discovery - the statue contains the mummified remains …

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Archaeology

Two unfinished Cézanne sketches discovered on backs on paintings

Museum which found them believes collector who bought them more than 90 years ago probably never knew they were there<p>Unfinished sketches by the famed French artist Paul Cezanne have been found hidden on the backs of two of his watercolours.<p>The Pennsylvanian-based Barnes Foundation museum said the …

Margaret Atwood visits West Point for a frank conversation on gender, politics and oppression

The celebrated author speaks to a class of military academy cadets about her dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”<p>On a frosty morning last week, the author Margaret Atwood, her silver hair framed by a hood lined with violet-colored artificial fur, left her hotel in Midtown Manhattan and got into a …

How filthy is your phone? - Telegraph

Surrey

A Fresh View of the Moon’s Surface

<i>National Geographic’s Dan Vergano contributed reporting to this story, as well as writing and editing. If I could post it with a shared byline, I would!</i><p>The moon is Earth’s nearest celestial companion, but we don’t often see fresh views of the lunar surface.<p>More than 40 years ago, the Soviet Luna …

We get Huck Finn all wrong: Race, Mark Twain, children and myths of an American classic

Our sense of comedy and seriousness in “Huck Finn” says more about America now than America in Mark Twain’s time<p>For anyone who wants to try to unravel the tangled knot that ties modern Americans to their past, Mark Twain’s <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i> (1885) remains essential. According to the …

These Photos Of A 2-Year-Old And Her Drug-Addict Parents Started A Huge Controversy

Then a 21-year-old college student, Popova asked the woman, Lilya, if she could take her photograph. That photo spurred a months-long photo project on the lives of the little girl, Anfisa, and her parents, Lilya and a man named Pasha.<p>With the family's permission, Popova stayed with them for several …

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 3 - Telegraph

Sony will release The Interview online Wednesday to US viewers

Sony has confirmed that The Interview will be distributed online and on-demand on Wednesday, reversing an earlier decision to withdraw the film from distribution entirely. The company confirmed that more than 200 sites across the US will also screen the movie starting Christmas Day.<p>The Interview …