David Stockstill

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Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries

Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves – they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves<p>I recently had the privilege of circling the world to write a book about libraries. My timing was excellent: after a short-lived e-books scare, physical books …

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The Trump Presidency Falls Apart

After an extraordinary 10 days, the tenure of the chief executive may have deteriorated beyond his ability to repair it.<p>After an astonishing week of revelations, Donald Trump’s presidency appears to be on the verge of collapse.<p>Consider what has happened just in the last 10 days: a string of …

Remains of Five Archbishops of Canterbury Discovered Under London Museum

The centuries-old remains of five archbishops of Canterbury were uncovered underneath a London museum by a construction site manager in what historians are calling an "incredible and astonishing" find.<p>The Garden Museum, which is housed in a church next to the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lambeth …

The Five Ages of King Kong

Ever since the first “King Kong” movie in 1933, the giant, chest-pounding, helicopter-smacking, no-nonsense primate has meant different things to different generations, embodying both his science and his fiction. Kong has been a kind of canvas on which to paint the economic and political issues of …

Great Depression

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> Excavations on the storied Judean cliffside revealed a new Dead Sea Scrolls cave, full of scroll storage jars and other antiquities, the first such discovery in over 60 years.<p>The discovery upends a decades-old theory in the archaeological community that Dead Sea Scrolls were only found in …

Archaeology

To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation

On a recent October morning in the White House mailroom, on the ground floor of the Executive Office Building just beside a loading dock, 10 interns sat at two long tables, each trying to get through 300 letters. Grab a bundle, sit down and read. It was pretty straightforward: Read. A girl doesn’t …

Great Depression

Images: Famous Monsters Of Filmland Cover Art Shows Off Classic Horror Movie Monsters

This is a collection of cover art from the horror magazine <i>Famous Monsters of Filmland</i>.<p>The horror magazine was the first to really focus on the genre …

How I Read 65 Books in a Year Without Speed Reading

"Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth."-- Archimedes, Greek mathematician and astronomer<p>Books are to me what the lever was to Archimedes -- they allow me to lift objects beyond the limitations of my natural abilities.<p>For the price of a beer, I can purchase an author's lifetime of …

Answering the same questions over and over: how to talk to people with dementia

Wife: I just told you, we have a doctor’s appointment at 1:30pm.<p>Husband: (five minutes later) what are we doing today?<p>Wife: (getting frustrated now, …

Dig shows that scholars have more to learn about Shakespeare's theaters

LONDON — London's relentless building boom has dug up another chunk of the city's history — one with a surprise for scholars of Shakespearean theater.<p>…

'Astonishing' Shakespeare first edition found

A very singular copy of the first known collection of Shakespeare's plays has been uncovered in an aristocratic country house in Scotland. The First …

William Shakespeare

Create an Extraordinary Life: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

<b>“We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it's tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche.” ~K.A. Laity</b><p>Do you have a vision of a …

Happiness

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $20 million a year. If …

Creative Writing

I found eight minutes in the dementia ‘Tardis’ disorientating and distressing but it can improve understanding and care for those with the condition<p>I am standing clenching and releasing my fists. There is a confusion of noises in my ears and I can’t see properly. I try to pick up a cup and it tips …

Dementia

Adele: Inside Her Private Life and Triumphant Return

As Adele steers through a South London high street in her four-door Mini Cooper, with her toddler’s vacant car seat in back and the remains of a …

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New species of ancient human discovered in South African cave

Homo naledi had humanlike feet and hands, but some scientists question its genealogical status<p>Scientists have announced the discovery of 15 partial skeletons belonging to what is thought to be a previously unknown species of ancient human. The remains were recovered from the Rising Star cave in …

Earth - What is our Universe made of?

If an alien managed to visit our Universe from a parallel reality, there is a high chance they would not even notice we exist.<p>In a way that's obvious: the Universe is enormous and our planet is but a small, pale blue dot. But it's worse than that: the aliens might not even notice all the stars and …

Dark Matter

German scientists think they made a 145 million-year-old discovery

"It's very unusual how long the trail is and what great condition it's in," excavation leader Benjamin Englich told Reuters at the site, referring to 90 uninterrupted footprints stretching over 50 meters. Their diameter measured 1.2 meters.<p>Englich and his team found the impressions in the central …

Ancient Mayan tablet with hieroglyphics honors lowly king

A 1,600-year-old Mayan stone tablet describing the rule of an ancient king has been unearthed in the ruins of a temple in Guatemala.<p>The broken tablet, or stela, depicts the king's head, adorned with a feathered headdress, along with some of his neck and shoulders. On the other side, an inscription …

Surprisingly Healthy Teeth Write a New Chapter in Ancient History

Changing Planet<p><i>Haagen Klaus studies the ancient and mysterious remains of societies along Peru’s northern coastal areas. A recent project has seen him racing against the clock in the modern-day town of Olmos to rescue skeletons from a looming construction project and the scathing rains of El Niño.</i> …

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Inside Egypt’s Puppy Mummy Crypt

Animal sacrifice was rampant in ancient Egypt, and underneath the country’s earliest pyramid lie remnants of around 8 million mummified animals.<p>Man’s …

My uncle's suicide isn't his legacy

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Andrew, I have some really bad news."<p>My mind races. I've never heard my father begin a conversation with those words. He wouldn't have said that unless something was very wrong. Immediately, my thoughts fixate on my eldest family members; I imagine one of my grandparents had fallen and …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

A history of the world in funny puns

Headlines

MSU joins The Common Application<p>Dedicated to State: Newest Zacharias Distinguished Staff Award recipients celebrated at MSU<p>A Mississippi State …

When Researchers Used an Ultraviolet Light on a 765-Year-Old Book, They Found Some Astonishing Things

Researchers recently analyzed a 765-year-old book with modern technology, revealing more than what can be read with the naked eye.<p>The Black Book of Carmarthen, which is named so for its binding’s color, is one of the earliest medieval manuscripts written all in Welsh and has some of the earliest …

At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

Richard III was buried this week, two years after his abandoned bones were certified to be under a modern-day car park, and 530 years after he was the last English king to die in battle on English soil.<p>If you look past all the dukedoms and earldoms, the dust-up between the Houses of York and …