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Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found

While the great warrior’s tomb may contain treasure from across the ancient Mongol Empire, Mongolians want its location to remain a mystery.<p>This is an outsized land for outsized legends. No roads, no permanent buildings; just unfurling sky, tufted dry grass and streaming wind. We stopped to drink …

Archaeology

Ancient Israelite Judean Religion

As early as the 10th century BCE, Israelite and Judean religion began to emerge within the broader West Semitic culture, otherwise known as Canaanite …

Theology

The empire the world forgot

Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries, the former regional power of Ani is now an eerie, abandoned city of ghosts.<p><b>An abandoned city of ghosts</b><br>Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries – from the Byzantines to the Ottomans – the city of Ani …

World History

Chew On This: Slicing Meat Helped Shape Modern Humans

Miss Manners and skilled prep cooks should be pleased: Our early human ancestors likely mastered the art of chopping and slicing more than 2 million years ago. Not only did this yield daintier pieces of meat and vegetables that were much easier to digest raw, with less chewing — it also helped us …

Humanity

What's wrong with the American diet? More than half our calories come from 'ultra-processed' foods

Researchers who have analyzed America's eating habits say they can sum up what's wrong with our diet in just two words: ultra-processed foods.<p>These foods -- a group that includes frozen pizzas, breakfast cereals and soda -- make up 58% of all calories Americans consume in a typical day. Not only …

Russia and Turkey trade accusations over Syria | Reuters

BEIRUT/MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it suspected Turkey was preparing a military incursion into Syria, as a Syrian army source said Aleppo would soon be encircled by government forces with Russian air support.<p>Turkey in turn accused Moscow of trying to divert attention from its …

Are human beings innately violent? The oldest massacre ever discovered adds more proof

Some had their skulls crushed. Others were struck with arrows in their necks and heads. Among those killed was a pregnant woman with her hands and feet bound.<p>Researchers recently unearthed the 10,000-year-old remains of 27 people near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya and this brutal scene is a …

In case there was any doubt Apple is working on the next major computing platform ...

This week, the Financial Times reported that Apple hired Doug Bowman, a researcher and professor at Virginia Tech who specializes in virtual reality. No one knows exactly what Bowman will be doing at Apple, but it's not difficult to figure out what kinds of projects he'll be focusing on based on …

5 ways you’re sabotaging your weight-loss resolutions

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the hormone ghrelin, which was monitored in a study in the journal eLife. The hormone signals hunger, not fullness, and rose, as opposed to plummeting, when rats’ meal times were limited. This version has been corrected.<p>This month, …

Fitness

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Rams punter hilariously cowers from Seahawks player after dishing out a big hit

ProFootball Focus' Sam Monson spotted a hilarious moment in the St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks game when Hekker avoided redemption from a sneaky hit on Seahawks' defensive end Cliff Avril.<p>After a punt, Hekker sneaked behind Avril and leveled him. As he ran back down the field, he saw Avril chase …

France opens access to archives drawn from Nazi-collaboration Vichy era

Remains of Jewish victims of Nazi medical experiments found in France<p>Read more<p>France will throw open access to police and legal archives drawn from one of the country’s darkest hours, when the Vichy regime collaborated with Nazi occupiers during the second world war, authorities said on Sunday.<p>From …

Civil Service

Why the 1920s U.S. Ban on Japanese Immigrants Matters Today

TOKYO -- President Obama recited the American credo "that all men are created equal" in his Dec. 9 speech on race relations to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment.<p>His speech had the gravity that only he, the first African American president, could render. It also had …

Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, eating, dating and more on iOS

Our pick of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer number of apps for iOS can …

Apps

Trump defends minimum wage comments

Donald Trump defended his comment during the debate that increased American wages would hurt U.S. competition in a global market on Thursday, adding that he had not even realized he had caused a stir with his remarks.<p>“Let me just explain. That was on minimum wage and it was how we're going to …

'Imagine a ward full of men with their brains oozing out': First World War nurse's scrapbook describing the horrors of the Western Front is discovered in an attic

• <b>Scrapbook of First World War pictures by nurse Violet Gossett found after being left untouched for 90 years</b>• <b><br>It was found in the attic of a Midlands</b> …

Chinese archaeologists unearth ancient smoke-absorbing lamps

Chinese archaeologists unearth ancient smoke-absorbing lamps<p>NANCHANG, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Millennia before China's smog made world headlines, Chinese …

Here's What Happens When You Complain To Cops About Cops

The internal affairs division usually decides the officer did nothing wrong.<p>When I set foot inside a McDonald's in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 13, 2014, I had never been arrested and I'd never had a real complaint about police behavior. So when a St. Louis County officer forcefully …

Why Two Minutes of Lost Footage From The Civil War Are So Important

Twenty-five years is a whole lot of time to you and me, but to history? No. History deals in millennia. History deals in epochs. History can leave 25 …

Ben Carson's Holocaust Analogy Is Worse Than Ignorant—It Blames Victims

A rhetorical disease stalks the land. It seems to strike at random and leaves its victims hapless and foolish. It’s called Holocaust Analogy …

Medieval chivalry wasn't just knights and valor - Futurity

A "romantic haze" from the 19th century clouds our understanding of medieval chivalry, according to historian Richard Kaeuper.

We are at war with an imaginary Islam: Lies, propaganda and the real story of America and the Muslim world

<b>Former President Bush holding hands with the late Saudi King Abdullah, during a visit to Bush's Texas ranch in 2005. (Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>American propaganda exaggerates the power and moral depravity of the Islamic enemy, in the service of our empire<p>Raymond William Baker<p>September 26, 2015 2:45pm …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

The Top 15 Places To See In Your Lifetime

Wanderlust.<p>Good news, travelers: your ultimate bucket list is here.<p>Lonely Planet released its list of the Top 50 places to visit on Monday, and we're already packing our bags. The list is an excerpt from the company's upcoming book, <i>Ultimate Travel: The 500 Best Places on the Planet...Ranked</i>, <i></i>which …

A Brief History Of That Time Disneyland Employed Live Mermaids

In 1959, the park seemed a bit more magical.<p>After photos of Disneyland's performing mermaids surfaced on the Internet a few years ago, one former sea nymph recalled a peculiar question a park monorail conductor once fielded from an elderly visitor.<p>"Are they real?" she asked of the mermaids. The …

Software To Predict Exactly What Happens When You Edit A Gene

Sifting through the tangled genetic web of precision medicine<p>Genetics researchers are really excited about CRISPR/Cas9, an enzyme that has made it easier than ever for scientists to target a particular strand of DNA, snip part of it out, and replace it. And though its use in humans is still in its …

Genetics

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in response to radiation. As we enter his parents’ garage and approach his precious jumble of electrical equipment, it emits an ominous beep. Wilson is in full flow, explaining the …

Robert Downey Jr.

Five things you can do to be happier right now

Most people are wrong about the things that will make them happy. Professor Paul Dolan says it's actually quite simple<p>Earning more money; <b>bagging the fabulous job</b> you have always wanted or travelling the world might seem like the <b>key to happiness</b>.<p>But according to happiness expert Prof Paul Dolan, …