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Irish Castle Sells for Above €17.5 Million Asking Price

The estate was inspired by Buckingham Palace<p>Castletown Cox, a 250-year-old Irish castle inspired by William Winde’s Buckingham House—later known as …

Real Estate

Sinclair defends itself over uproar after local news anchors read anti-'false news' screed

Sinclair Broadcast Group is defending itself against criticism for a recent on-air promotional message many of its local news anchors were asked to read that warned viewers about "false news" on competing media outlets.<p>Dozens of stations belonging to the nation's largest broadcaster have aired …

Journalism

Sex for rent … the rogue landlords who offer a ‘free’ room in return for ‘favours’

As the housing crisis deepens, words such as ‘intimacy’ and ‘benefits’ are starting to appear in the to-let columns<p>To the unaware, the true meaning of some of the phrases used on the ads for tenants could be missed. Rooms for rent are offered in exchange for “benefits” or “keeping me company”. …

North London

11,000 Years Old Mysterious Wooden Statue is the Oldest in the World- Twice As Old As The Pyramids(VIDEO)

According to new tests, a mysterious wooden statue canvassed in undeciphered markings is 11,000 years old, which is more 1,500 years more than it was …

Archaeology

11 maps that will make you look at the US in an entirely different light

The United States is a dominant force on the global stage, but it doesn't excel at everything.<p>Just look at the list of countries that offer paid vacation to its workers, for example — the US is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't guarantee them any.<p>As it turns out, the US leads the …

Geography

A 4,000-YEAR-OLD CLAY TABLET HAS REVEALED THE LOCATION OF 11 LOST ANCIENT CITIES

Archaeologists have identified the location of 11 lost cities thanks to a 4,000-year-old clay tablet, created by ancient merchants from the Assyrian …

Archaeology

Ancient Footprints Found in Canada May Explain the Peopling of the Americas

The footprints are approximately 13,000 years old.<p>About 13,000 years ago, two adults and child walked barefoot alongside the Pacific coast shore of …

Anthropology

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

Facebook logs SMS texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

Leaving the social network after Cambridge Analytica scandal, users discover extent of data held<p>As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, …

Social Media

Survivor marks 6 minutes of strength and silence at rally

Chin high and tears streaming, Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez stood silent in front of thousands gathered for the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C.<p>She continued to stand silently as a few crowd members shouted out support. She remained silent as tentative chants broke …

Gun Control

'Black Panther' is now the highest domestic grossing superhero movie of all-time — and it did it in just 36 days

By Saturday night, "Black Panther" will be the highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time at the domestic box office, with an estimated total of over $630.5 million by the time the weekend's over. It surpasses the previous title holder, 2012's "The Avenger" ($623.2 million).<p>The incredible feat by …

Box Office

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

The giant garbage vortex in the Pacific Ocean is over twice the size of Texas — here's what it looks like

Every little bit of plastic that gets tossed into the ocean or swept downstream out to sea either sinks or is picked up by currents. Much of it is eventually carried into one of five massive ocean regions, where plastic can be so concentrated that areas have garnered names like the Great Pacific …

Pollution

Archaeologists glance into fox burrow in Iraq, find 4,000-year-old Sumerian port

Archaeologists digging in southern Iraq have uncovered the remains of a large harbor built more than 4,000 years ago by the Sumerians. The discovery …

Archaeology

Male birth control pill trials show it causes a side effect that women have faced for decades

It’s been more than a century since Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and nearly 60 years since the first …

Women's Health

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Travel Photography

McDonald's is flipping its iconic arches upside down in an unprecedented statement

People driving by a McDonald's in Lynwood, California, might be baffled by an upside-down sign. The golden arches, typically standing as an M, have been flipped over to become a W.<p>But this isn't a bizarre prank or a careless mistake. The upside-down arches are in "celebration of women everywhere," …

McDonald's

Archaeologists Find Something Truly Bizarre in an Isolated Medieval Graveyard

Those are not human bones.<p>A three-week archaeological dig in the English Channel took a bizarre, inexplicable turn, after researchers chanced upon a …

The 10 Senate seats most likely to switch parties: March edition

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The national debate over gun control has thrown a new dynamic into this year's top Senate races.<p>For the five Democrats defending seats in states President Donald Trump won in 2016 by double-digits, the issue is complicated: Their national party and donors want gun restrictions, …

Republicans

France orders end of macho culture with fines for pestering women on streets

Men who harass women on French streets with wolf-whistles or lecherous behaviour could be fined more than £300 under a new law against “sexual or sexist affront” aimed at France’s macho culture.<p>The plans were set out by a parliamentary working group on Wednesday amid rising concern about sexual …

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented<p>An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate …

Global Warming

Prehistoric boy may have been Native American ‘missing link’.

The skeleton will help scientists fill in the gaps in the ‘epic journey of our species.’<p>A nearly complete projectile point of dendritic chert, a …

In DNA Survey of Ancient Europe, Stonehenge's Creators Unexpectedly Vanish

"There was a sudden change in the population of Britain.'<p>Nobody is sure who built Stonehenge, the iconic ring of giant stones in the southwest of …

Anthropology

Friday essay: the erotic art of Ancient Greece and Rome

<i>In our sexual histories series, authors explore changing sexual mores from antiquity to today.</i><p>Rarely does L.P. Hartley’s dictum that “the past is a …

Ancient History

'I've never been so unimpressed by a person in my life': Parkland shooting survivor delivers a biting critique of her phone call with Trump

A student who survived the mass shooting last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida, had some terse words for President Donald Trump, who she said called her on the phone while she was recovering in the hospital.<p>Samantha Fuentes told The New York Times she did not feel comforted by Trump, who …

Donald Trump

Brendan Fraser opens up about the 2003 incident he believes derailed his career

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>Feb. 23, 2018</i> The HFPA has issued an official statement in response to Fraser's account, writing, "This report includes alleged information …

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from …

Trump used crib notes at White House listening session on school shootings

A photographer captured his talking points.<p>President Donald Trump apparently needed a reminder to tell shooting survivors, “I hear you,” during a White House listening session on school shootings he hosted on Wednesday.<p>An Associated Press photographer snapped a photo of the president’s poorly …

Lazy and Foolish Men Still Fail to Realize How Much Unpaid Labor Women Do

According to a new report by the UN, women do nearly three times as much unpaid domestic work as men. This disparity will persist until men actually step up, experts say.<p>Around the world, women still do 2.6 times as much unpaid domestic work as men, according to a new report by the United Nations. …

Feminism

Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows

At least 90% of the ancestry of Britons was replaced by a wave of migrants, who arrived about 4,500 years ago, say researchers<p>The largest ever study on ancient DNA has shown that Britain was changed forever by the arrival of the Beaker folk, a wave of migrants about 4,500 years ago who brought with …

Anthropology