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Jordan still waits to hear from Isis over prisoner swap

Proof of life not received for pilot Muath Kasasbeh or Japanese reporter Kenji Goto after swap for jailed jihadi was agreed<p>Jordan says it has seen no proof that its captured pilot is alive and has not heard from his Islamic State captors, nearly 24 hours after a prisoner swap to save his life was …

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Author Says a Whole Culture—Not a Single 'Homer'—Wrote 'Iliad,' 'Odyssey'

"It's a mistake to think of Homer as a person," says the author of Why Homer Matters.<p><i>The Iliad</i> and <i>The Odyssey</i> are two of the key works of Western civilization. But almost nothing is known about their author and the date and manner of their creation. In <i>Why Homer Matters</i>, historian and award-winning …

The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online

The Smithsonian vowed that it would open up its digital collection by early 2015, and it's clearly not wasting time as it delivers on that promise. Both the institution's Freer and Sackler galleries have posted over 40,000 pieces of global art online, all of which can be used for non-commercial …

How the American Museum of Natural History preserved the world's loneliest tortoise

Museums are using dead animals to help us appreciate the living ones<p>Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies and that was just half his troubles. The Pinta island tortoise spent a portion of his life being nudged to mate with a similar species, but all three clutches of eggs never developed …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …