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Why We Should Be Celebrating the Treatment of Women in Anglo-Saxon England | History News Network

What was the way of life for most ordinary women during the early Middle Ages in England? The answer is surprising. In Anglo-Saxon England – before …

Civil Rights

The Rain Is a Taut Dystopian Thriller

Nordic noir meets YA apocalypse drama meets ludicrous climate fiction in this rollicking new series.<p>It’s best not to think too hard about the premise for <i>The Rain</i>, which is that a sudden storm appears one day in Denmark and wipes out most of the country’s population. In short: the rain contains a …

Selling

The Evolutionary Enigma of the Human Eyebrow

<i> [no-caption] Pexels</i> <i>This article was originally published at</i> The Conversation<i> and has been republished under Creative Commons.</i>Eyebrows. We all have …

Anthropology

AMC's 'The Terror' Is More Than a Chilling Monster Show - The Atlantic

In 1845, two ships under the command of Captain John Franklin set sail from Britain on a mission of exploration. Three years later, both disappeared in the Arctic. None of the 129 men on that expedition came back, and the battered wrecks of the HMS <i>Erebus</i> and HMS <i>Terror</i> were found in 2014 and 2016, …

Horror

Book Review: The Armies of Ancient Persia

Iranian author Kaveh Farrokh studies the Sassanians in his first book of a three-volume history of ancient PersiaThe post Book Review: The Armies of …

World History

Bigotry stopped Americans from intervening before the Holocaust. Not much has changed

A ruthless dictator unleashes terror on his own citizens. Those fleeing elicit sympathy — but encounter obstacles to entering the United States. Americans learn of mass killings, but their moral revulsion doesn’t easily turn into policy or military intervention. One thing remains consistent: …

History

How Russia Used the NRA To Give Big Money To Help Trump Win

The Republicans refused to investigate it, and the House Intelligence Committee Report ignored it. But one of the biggest stories coming out of …

Donald Trump

Secrets of the Nazi Interrogators

The Luftwaffe developed masterful psychological techniques to milk Allied airmen for information. For the American and British troops who fought …

Military

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Queen Elizabeth II at 92: These photos document the making of modern history

Britain’s longest-ever ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, turns 92 today (April 21). Living through the terms of 21 UK prime ministers and 16 US presidents, she has reigned for 65 years as one constant in a world that has enormous change.<p>Through photos from the year she was born to present day, …

Remembering the Red Baron on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

How the name of WWI’s greatest ace stays alive even as the Great War is forgotten.<p>If you’re a fan of World War I films, 2017 was a big year, in the …

Big Data Is A Sham

Big companies are hoarding big data and doing nothing with it–except invading our privacy. It’s time to think small, writes Paddle Consulting’s Brian Millar.<p>There’s a joke about a quality control guy in a match factory. He picks up every match, strikes it, says, “This one works,” blows it out and …

Big Data

What the Cottingley Fairies Can Teach Us about Belief

In 1917 sixteen-year-old Elsie Wright and her ten-year-old cousin Frances Griffths took a remarkable series of photographs. The girls produced two …

‘These guys are reading our mail’

<b>By David T. Zabecki</b><br>4/17/2018 • Vietnam Magazine<p>Understanding the enemy is the cardinal sin of warfare. Yet the Americans in Vietnam continually made …

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

1968: the year that changed America

The cliche says that if you can remember the Sixties, you weren’t really there. But Hendrik Hertzberg remembers the decade’s most explosive year very well indeed<p>Where were you in the 1960s? And what were you? A toddler, a grade schooler, a teenager? A young adult? Were you already old enough to …

San Francisco

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<b>News: Winner of the 2017 Book Award, Popular Category, Society for American Archaeology</b><p><b>The book in three sentences by author Michael E. Smith</b><b>:</b> <br>The …

The 1918 Flu Pandemic: Photos From a Century Ago

One hundred years ago, an outbreak of influenza spread rapidly across the world, and killed more than 50 million—and possibly as many as 100 million—people within 15 months. The speed of the pandemic was shocking; the numbers of dead bodies overwhelmed hospitals and cemeteries. Quarantine centers, …

Disease

Danger in Every Dark Alley: 40 Years of Adventuring in Lankhmar, Fritz Leiber’s Great Fantasy Metropolis

Back in October I splurged on the <b>Lankhmar Collector’s Box Set</b>, a massive collection of setting material for the <i>Savage Worlds</i> core ruleset from …

Board Games

Chinatown: 1911

January 30, 1911. New York. "New Year's decorations in Chinatown on Mott Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

Photography

This African city could be the most populated in the world by the end of the century, predictions suggest

Everyone knows cities can be crowded, but some of them are growing quicker than we might think.<p>One such location is Lagos, Nigeria, which could soon become the world's most populated city with close to 100 million residents by the end of the century, according to researchers from the University of …

Conjuring Madness: Self/Non Self and Mental Illness in Post-Apartheid Namibia by Mattia Fumanti

<i>Il convient plutot de s’attacher</i> <i>à</i><i> ce que signifie</i> <i>ȇ</i><i>tre un homme, avant de probl</i><i>é</i><i>matiser la folie en terms de sant</i><i>é</i><i> et maladie, Ludwig Binswanger, Le …

Mental Health

Unions Want to Know Where the Hell All That Trump Tax Cut Money Went

Several unions are demanding that employers explain what exactly they're doing with they huge windfall Republicans gave them.<p>Certified nursing assistant Gloria Duquette starts each work day at 7 AM, dashes to her second job at 3 PM, and finishes at 11 PM. All day long, she transports nursing home …

Bad Science of the Havana Embassy "Sonic Attack"

In late 2016, staff at the US embassy in Havana, Cuba, began to report hearing unusual sounds. Over the coming months, some staff were struck down by …

The Brain

Two New Books Look at Mythology With Fresh Eyes

Years after Circe watches Odysseus push off from her enchanted shores, she hears a song about their storied meeting.<p>“I was not surprised by the portrait of myself,” she says. “The proud witch undone before the hero’s sword, kneeling and begging for mercy. Humbling women seems to be a chief pastime …

Books

Urban Gardens

Urban Gardens<p>Aphrodisias, Turkey<p>By JASON URBANUS<p>Tuesday, March 20, 2018<p><b>The South Agora</b> of Aphrodisias, located in southwestern Turkey, was one of two …

Books of the Month

Pagan Britain<p><b>Review Summary:</b><br>I highly recommend this for anyone interested in the history of modern Paganism and anyone interested in prehistoric …

The Forgotten Drink That Caffeinated North America for Centuries

Yaupon tea, a botanical cousin to yerba maté, is now almost unknown.<p>Every morning, every day, 85 percent of Americans alter their state of …

What to Stream This Weekend

Five filmmakers’ first features.<p><i>Each week, Richard Brody picks a classic film, a modern film, an independent film, a foreign film, and a documentary for online viewing.</i><p>“The Bellboy”<p>The excellent films in this year’s edition of “New Directors/New Films,” at <i>MOMA</i> and Film Society of Lincoln Center, …

Scale Armour - Looking for the Evidence

Extant Scale Armour Finds<p>By Jennifer Baker – Hodegon NVG<p>Eurasian Scale Armor, ca. 6th century B.C in the Met Museum, New York<p><b>SUMMARY OF FINDS</b><br>Early …