Gareth Humphreys

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The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra

<b>The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra</b><p>By Adam C. English<p>Baylor University Press, 2012<br>ISBN: …

Culpability and Concealed Motives: An Analysis of the Parties Involved in the Diversion of the Fourth Crusade

<b>Culpability and Concealed Motives: An Analysis of the Parties Involved in the Diversion of the Fourth Crusade</b><p>Breyer, Christopher<p><i>Senior Seminar,</i> …

The Siege of Beauvais in 1472

<b>The Siege of Beauvais in 1472</b><p>By Susan Abernethy<p>“The first place that can resist him – that will be sufficient to undo him” ~King Louis XI of France, …

Dark Matter Does Matter! | National Geographic

Ancient burial box claimed to have earliest reference to Jesus

For 2,000 years, pilgrims and archaeologists have hunted for physical evidence of Jesus and his family, without success.<p>But now an ancient burial box claiming to contain the earliest reference to the Christian saviour is about to go on public display in Israel after its owner was cleared of …

What Your Brain Sees May Not Be What You See

You Built What?!: A Tesla Coil Gun That Produces Foot-Long Sparks

Modeled after a Nerf gun--but with 200,000 volts under the hood<p>While browsing a bookstore near his home in Seattle last year, Rob Flickenger came across a graphic novel titled <i>The Five Fists of Science</i>. The story portrays inventor Nikola Tesla as a crime fighter who battles his enemies with a pair …

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Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

Have We Found the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island?

Remote-sensing techniques have unearthed clues to the fate of settlers who mysteriously disappeared.<p>It's a mystery that has intrigued Americans for centuries: What happened to the lost colonists of North Carolina's Roanoke Island? (See "America's Lost Colony.")<p>The settlers, who arrived in 1587, …

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the …

The Passion of Peter Abelard

<b>The Passion of Peter Abelard</b><p>Babich, Yulia Zadoroznaja, Ludmila Pent, Kristel Mastilo, Tatjana Alameddine, Liudmila and Ngassa, Jean-Luc<p><i>Roskilde</i> …

Women, War, and Social Change in Armenia during the Mongol Domination

<b>Women, War, and Social Change in Armenia during the Mongol Domination</b><p>Lecture by Zara Pogossian, John Cabot University<p>Given at the University of …

Diseases and causes of death among the Popes

<b>Diseases and causes of death among the Popes</b><p>By Francois Retief and Louise P. Cilliers<p><i>Acta Theologica</i>, Vol.26:2 (2006)<p>Abstract: The causes of death of …

Scientists find black hole spewing iron, nickel in powerful jets

Has a black hole mystery just been solved?<p>Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific puzzle …

Remembering the First Crusade: Latin Narrative Histories 1099-c.1300

<b>Remembering the First Crusade: Latin Narrative Histories 1099-c.1300</b><p>By Barbara Packard<p>PhD Dissertation, Royal Holloway, University of London, …

Medieval Siege Warfare: A Reconnaissance

<b>Medieval Siege Warfare: A Reconnaissance</b><p>By Bernard S. Bachrach<p><i>Journal of Military History</i>, Vol.58:1 (1994)<p>Introduction: Historians writing during the …

Weekend Reading: The Legacy of Nazi Science, An Argentine Rebel, and More

What if much Nazi-era medical research was less like the widely condemned atrocities of Josef Mengele and more like the case of Henrietta Lacks, in which unethical circumstances led to a lasting scientific legacy? According to Emily Bazelon’s sprawling new article in Slate, “The Nazi Anatomists,” …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? http://gu.com/p/3jtcn/fb Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is a looming national catastrophe. Many are turning to what sex and relationship counsellor Aoyama terms "Pot Noodle love" – easy or instant gratification. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/Panos Pictures

How To Write a Good History Essay

The former editor of History Review Robert Pearce gives his personal view.<p>First of all we ought to ask, What constitutes a good history essay? …

Free online course on 'England in the time of King Richard III'

<b>Update</b>: <i>The next course begins on June 30, 2014.</i><p>The University of Leicester and FutureLearn are teaming up to offer a six-week online course that will …

Is the universe saddle shaped?

The geometry of the universe is “open” or negatively curved like a saddle, according to a new model proposed by researchers in Europe who have …

Constantine VIII and Michael Psellos: Rhetoric, Reality, and the Decline of Byzantium, AD 1025-28

<b>Constantine VIII and Michael Psellos: Rhetoric, Reality, and the Decline of Byzantium, AD 1025-28</b><p>By Gary J. Johnson<p><i>Byzantine Studies / Etudes</i> …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

The Problem of Cathar Apocalypticism

<b>The Problem of Cathar Apocalypticism</b><p>By Raymond A. Powell<p><i>Koinonia</i>, Vol.14 (2004)<p>Introduction: Of all the heresies in the Middle Ages, none posed more …

The Albigensian Crusades: Wars Like Any Other?

<b>The Albigensian Crusades: Wars Like Any Other?</b><p>By Malcolm Barber<p><i>Dei gesta per Francos: Etudes sur les croisades deditees a Jean Richard</i>, eds. Michel …

Conisbrough Castle begins £1.1 million redevelopment project

Conisbrough Castle in northern England has started a £1.1 million redevelopment project that will include a new visitors centre. The castle will …