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This 3,000-Year-Old Bronze Age Sword Is Absolutely Incredible

In what archaeologists are calling the “find of a lifetime,” a horde of Late Bronze Age weapons has been discovered at a Scottish construction site. …

How John Hinckley Lives Now

Every morning, John Hinckley Jr. leaves his room inside St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital and goes outside at 8:30 to feed his cats. They are a …

Empathy

This Tool Promises Perfect Watermelon Slices Every Time

If you'll be slicing piles and platters of watermelon—or pineapple, or canteloupe, or cake (?)—for a Fourth of July gathering, might I suggest the Perfect Slicer?<p><b>No! I might not. I will not.</b><p>After our rigorous, real-life testing of the 2-for-$14.99 (plus $7.99 shipping and handling, per slicer) of …

Life hack alert: This is how to make an avocado ripen in only 10 minutes

Rock-hard avocados, be gone!<p>It’s an avocado recipe disaster; you’ve fancied it all day long, finally get home and set about whipping up your dinner, …

Breakfast

The Secret You Need to Know About Ebooks

<i>Advertorial</i>Earlier last year, the price on the blockbuster book, <i>The Girl on the Train</i>, was slashed from $11.99 to $1.99 for one day only.<p>Previously,</i> …

Books

7 Baked Egg Dishes You Can Eat Any Time of Day

What's not to love about eggs? They're cheap, easy to cook, and extremely versatile. And that's before we even dive into the health benefits.<p>Baked …

Green Comet Will Pass Near Earth—With a Twin

A rare double comet is buzzing by; here’s how to see it for yourself.<p>A rapidly brightening green comet is making a historically close encounter with Earth on Monday, March 21. And following right behind it like a tagalong sibling is a second, smaller comet.<p>The green comet, named 252P/LINEAR, is …

Surreal estate: a piece of medieval Italy – in pictures

This fully habitable stone property from the 1600s is in the popular hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, north of Rome<p>This fully restored three-bedroom stone property, dating back to 1600, is in the tiny medieval hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the Italian province of …

Italy

China: beyond the Great Wall

Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey. As people the world over prepare for the festivities, we pick out some of the best ways to visit the home of this much-anticipated holiday.<p>First-time visitors to China are always drawn to the country’s iconic sights: Beijing’s …

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Your questions about history answered by historians and experts - History Extra

Your questions about history answered by historians and experts.

These Are Scary Times for Muslims and Not Just Because of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

As the anti-Muslim rhetoric persists and as we enter what some are calling a "post-religious America," will Muslim Americans feel there is a place for them to practice Islam without deliberate compromise? With the holidays behind us, I saw several articles about how Muslims celebrate Christmas and …

Religion

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