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Gain A Deeper Appreciation For Bob Marley With These Lesser Known Hits

The eternal face of reggae, Bob Marley, would be 72 years old today and probably still jamming had he not succumbed to cancer in 1981. But while you may know him as a face emblazoned on a poster or a T-shirt, or for hit songs like “Three Little Birds,” “Redemption Song” and “No Woman, No Cry,” some …

Bob Marley

Researchers Find More Women Buried At Stonehenge Than Men

"As far as the burials go, women were as prominent there as men."<p>Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of 14 women, believed to be of elite status, buried at the iconic prehistoric monument of Stonehenge.<p>The remarkable discovery was announced in the latest publication of British Archaeology, …

Financial despair, addiction and the rise of suicide in white America

The death rate for white Americans aged 45 to 54 has risen sharply since 1999, but Montana officials wrestle to explain why the state has the highest rate of suicide in the US at nearly twice the national average – and it’s rising<p>Kevin Lowney lies awake some nights wondering if he should kill …

We Were Wrong About What Happened After Europeans Reached America

The tale of Europeans explorers’ arrival in the Americas is a dark one, colored by slavery, slaughter, and smallpox. But a new study calls key …

Forced abortions and medical experiments: Last survivors of Nazi women's camp tell their horror stories

"There were lots of tears in the interviews," says author Sarah Helm of her meetings with last survivors of the Nazis' only concentration camp for …

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

China wants to launch its own digital currency

China's central bank is mulling plans to launch its own digital currency as soon as possible.<p>The People's Bank of China said it has been studying digital currencies since 2014 and reviewing what implementation would look like.<p>But in a statement posted on its website this week, the bank didn't give …

Digital Currency

35,000 Year Old Cave Painting Of Ancient Volcanic Eruption

The Chauvet-Pont D’Arc cave located in southern France may be the location of the world’s oldest depiction of a volcanic eruption. The walls of the “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” are filled with cones and spray-shaped images were previously unidentified. Research published in <i>PLoS ONE</i> confirmed that the …

History's Oldest Shopping Mall Remains One of the World's Most Visited Attractions

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is a place with a rich and extensive past. Widely considered to be history's oldest shopping mall, it occupies 61 covered streets and contains over 3,000 independent vendors that sell everything from carpet to jewelry to spices to souvenirs. Its beginnings date …

A history of violence: World's oldest massacre unearthed

The history of humanity is a history spattered with blood. Our ancestors were killing each other hundreds of thousands of years ago. Now the oldest massacre in history has been discovered in the fossilised bones of at least 27 individuals unearthed at Nataruk, 30 kilometres west of Lake Turkana in …

Society needs to find shared values again | Cristina Odone

To function properly, a democracy needs to have a strong moral compass. At present we don’t have one<p>Warren Vaughan, who runs parenting classes for Lighthouse Kidz, a non-profit community service company, likes to ask the mothers and fathers a question: “What do you value? And it can’t be a person …

5 Ways Quitting Facebook Will Improve Your Mental Health

Research shows that social media may not be so good for our mental health.<p>For some of us, checking Facebook is part of the daily routine, either first thing in the morning or first thing at work. And that first check usually kicks off many return trips throughout the day. It's definitely a part of …

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62 People Now Own As Much Wealth As Half Of The World's Population

In 2010, Oxfam calculated that the world had become so unequal that the 388 richest people together owned as much as the poorest 50% of the planet’s population.<p>By 2015, this was no longer the case. According to the charity's latest research, published on Monday, just 62 individuals now have the …

Income Inequality

Here's Why People Who Sleep Late Are Smarter, According To Science

Anyone ever yell at you for doing something the wrong way? Maybe it wasn’t wrong at all; maybe they just wanted something done a certain way.<p>Geniuses …

NASA Unveils Alien World Of Ceres In Stunning Detail

NASA has released new images of Ceres, showing the dwarf planet in exquisite detail.<p>The latest pictures were taken while the space agency's Dawn …

The Story of an Alleged Gang Rape in Brooklyn That Keeps Getting Darker

A lurid allegation of group sexual assault on a playground is shining a spotlight on a corner of NYC that often makes headlines for gun violence but rarely grips the public imagination.<p>On Thursday night at around 9 PM, a teenaged woman and her father grabbed some beers and headed into Osborn …

Warrior women of the ancient world: 5 myths busted

<b>(CNN) —</b> History often remembers them as fearsome, war-loving lesbians, who killed baby boys and cut off their own breasts to better fire a bow and arrow.<p>But just who were the Amazons, these legendary horsewomen-archers depicted across ancient Greece, Egypt, and China?<p>The truth is no less gripping …

I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but something fishy is going on in Europe

Having taken the piss out of <i>Guardian</i> columnists for their laughably painful paroxysms over the appalling attacks upon women at Cologne railway station, credit where it’s due. The paper at least broke this story about the Swedish police being accused of covering up sex attacks by refugees at a music …

The Origins of Heaven and Hell

Plato's <i>Myth of Er</i>, contained in the <i>Republic</i>, greatly influenced subsequent religious and philosophical thought, up to and including our very idea of …

Archaeologists Begin Excavation of Honduran “Lost City”

Nearly a year after discovering mysterious artifacts, a new expedition seeks clues to the identity of the civilization that made them.<p>For a century, explorers and prospectors in Honduras told tales of the white ramparts of a lost city glimpsed above jungle foliage. Indigenous stories speak of a …

This viral lottery post about ending poverty has a very basic maths error

A million Facebook users failed to spot the very basic maths error in this viral post about Wednesday’s US Powerball jackpot<p>Could a $1.3billion (£901 million) lottery jackpot end poverty in America?<p>More than a million Facebook users have shared a post which claims that Wednesday’s world record …

Here's how people's sex lives change over the course of a relationship

The next six months are a relationship's sexual prime: Couples in the study reported the highest satisfaction with their sex lives during this time.<p>But after that first year, sexual satisfaction slowly declines.<p>The study, published in the January issue of the Archives of Sexual Behavior, involved …

6 Things You Didn't Know About The Industry Of Death

Walmart caskets come with free shipping, and other facts you might not know about the business of funerals.<p>Nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. What isn't certain, though, is how much that death is going to cost you. The Huffington Post took a dive into the industry that provides nearly …

CES 2016: Are humans ready for the technology of tomorrow?

The future is here, whether we want it or not. But will anyone buy it?<p>On May 1, 1851, Hyde Park in London hosted the first ever Crystal Palace exhibition – a giant shimmering plate-glass structure, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, housing more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world in its …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

Worst states for black Americans

Full screen<p>1/10 SLIDES © Thinkstock<p>10. Ohio<p>2/10 SLIDES © Thinkstock<p>9. Louisiana<p>3/10 SLIDES © Thinkstock<p>8. Pennsylvania<p>4/10 SLIDES © Wikimedia …

Arlington Cemetery Rights Revoked For Female WWII Pilots

Wearing her WASP uniform from World War II, Eleanor Brown of Victoria, Texas, attends a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony on Capitol Hill in …