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Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.<p>An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern …

Archaeology

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' Discovered in Ancient Text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or …

See the world on a budget with these great travel websites

Merriam-Webster defines travel as “going from one place to another, as on a trip or journey.” While relatively straightforward in definition, people …

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Travel

The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine

<b>Since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine eight months ago, the Kremlin has denied any direct involvement, including sending Russian troops. But there are Russian fighters on the ground who are proud to announce their presence - and to discuss their ideas of "holy war".</b><p>Even when the …

What is Vladimir Putin doing in the skies of the Baltics?

A near-miss between a Scandinavian airliner and a Russian spy plane shows the Kremlin's war gaming<p>Being an airline pilot in the Baltics isn't an easy job these days. As well as freezing winter temperatures and heavy fogs, there's a growing risk of crashing into a Russian spy plane or military …

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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Vladimir Putin's Novorossiya may mark just the start of his empire-building ambitions

Vladimir Putin has deftly tapped into Russians' sense of patriotism, evoking Moscow's defeat of the Nazis, while pursuing what critics say are alarming similar policies of expansionism - but sanctions are biting<p>For a man who has made a career out of Soviet-era nostalgia, it was a timely reminder …

Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapflights.com has rounded up 10 types of voluntourism trips that can be done in two weeks or fewer.<p>Some of these trips operate on exchanges -- meaning, you …

A Master List of 1,150 Free Courses From Top Universities: 33,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

While you were eating turkey, we were busy rummaging around the internet and adding new courses to our big list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

How to Make Dunkaroos at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Dunkaroos may not be available in the U.S. anymore (grieving, commence), but frostable fun is still available for everyone, courtesy of the great</i></i> …

Ancient Thebes

<b>Site</b>: Ancient Thebes With Its Necropolis<p><b>Location</b>: Egypt<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1979<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria</b>: (i)(iii)(vi)<p><b>Reason</b>: Towering temples and treasure-filled tombs shine a light on one of history's greatest civilizations.<p>* * *<p>Ancient Thebes was home to some of the greatest monuments of the …

Been there. Done that. What's Next? 8 Epic Travel Adventures for 2015

Snowmobiled to the <i>aurora borealis</i>; snorkeled the Galapagos. <i>Been there.</i><p>Blackwater rafted New Zealand's glow-worm caves; communed with orangutans in Borneo. <i>Done that</i>.<p>Took Rio's <i>favela</i> tour; and sick of sand in every orifice after Burning Man. <i>What's next?</i><p>Been there. Done that. What's Next? Indeed, …

Russia and US Isolation Could Lead to 'Nuclear Catastrophe,' Expert Says

Stanford University professor Siegfried S. Hecker in a recent NY Times editorial that a “nuclear catastrophe” could take place if the US and Russia …

Now You Can Play 'Smash Bros.' On Your TI-83 Calculator

Now there's a new way for bored kids to kill time in algebra class -- playing "Super Smash Bros." on their calculators.<p>"Super Smash Bros. Open" is a program that brings the popular Nintendo game to graphing calculators such as the TI-83 and TI-84. Hayleia, a user at Omnimaga.org, a calculator-game …

The Total-Body Circuit Workout You Can Do While You Travel

No space, no equipment, no time? No freakin’ problem.<p>I travel a lot for both work and play. Oftentimes, part of the fun of travel, for me, is to seek out new gyms wherever I go, to try out new training methodologies and connect with other fitness professionals to see what I can learn from them.<p>But …

Small Spaces

Reza Aslan destroys biblical literalism: “The Gospels are absolutely replete with historical errors”

At the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Aslan discussed the relatively new phenomenon of biblical literalism<p>Professor Reza Aslan, who holds a master's in theological studies and a Ph.D. in sociology focusing on religion, has bad news for biblical literalists: The Gospels are "replete with …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

Workouts

Where To Go Backpacking: A Map Of Every Major Route

If you want to travel the world, the sheer scale of things can be a little intimidating. For example, I remember when I first seriously looked at a …

Blast 500+ Calories Doing Yoga

Lose Weight with Yoga<p>How much can yoga really do for you? A lot. Cyndi Lee, founder of OM Yoga in New York City, has designed a total-body routine …