Joel Russell

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A 'selfie' may be just the ticket for international travelers

The federal agency that protects the nation's borders cannot do anything to ensure that your flight will arrive on time this holiday season, but it says air travelers returning from trips outside the U.S. can "app-solutely'' increase their chances of flying through the customs hall at O'Hare …

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Description<p><i>The Canterbury Tales</i> by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1345–1400) was enormously popular in medieval England, with over 90 copies in existence from …

'Extraordinary Tales' animates 5 Poe stories in extraordinary ways

In the modest but often visually striking "Extraordinary Tales," Spanish animator Raul Garcia uses imaginative designs, computer animation that suggests other media and an impressive array of voice actors to present five short films based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe.<p>The segments are linked by a …

Photos: Ancient Treasures Discovered in Cyprus Tomb Complex

Archaeologists in northern Cyprus have discovered a tomb complex constructed sometime between 400 B.C. and 350 B.C. Discovered near the ancient city …

Archaeology

14 Terrifying Facts About Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

The first installment of Alvin Schwartz’s <i>Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark</i> trilogy hit bookshelves in 1981. The series would become a preteen cult …

Books

Enlightenment Proves Elusive In 'Witches Of America'

There's no such thing as an objective cultural history; that's just the nature of the beast. Every student brings something to their research, and every reader brings something to the text. And that's before you get into the idea of memoir as an approach unto itself. Documentarian Alex Mar walks …

Storytelling Master Robert McKee Discusses Story, Writing Philosophy and Screenwriting

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

America Looks A Lot Like Nazi Germany Did Just Prior To World War II

Written by: Michael Snyder<p>Published on: October 20, 2015<p>Once upon a time America fought a great war to rid the world of the Nazis, but now we have …

Liberty Media

Flight Deal of the Day: Fly to Iceland to See the Northern Lights for $99

Jet to Iceland for $99 each way this winter and you can cross spotting the Northern Lights off your bucket list.<p>What's the best way for an airline to celebrate the one-year anniversary of offering ultra-low fares to Iceland? Naturally, the answer is to offer more ultra-low fares to Iceland. Wow …

Top 11 Documentaries Streaming On Netflix Now That Could Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>Netflix has become increasingly popular over the last few years and for good reason; viewers have the choice to watch what they want, when …

The universe really is weird: a landmark quantum experiment has finally proved it so

Only last year the world of physics celebrated the 50th anniversary of Bell’s theorem, a mathematical proof that certain predictions of quantum …

Quantum Physics

1,200-year-old Viking sword discovered by hiker

<b>(CNN) —</b> A sword is probably the last thing you'd expect to find on a hike -- especially one that's more than a millennium old.<p>But that's what happened to a man in Norway who recently stumbled across a 1,200-year-old Viking sword while walking an ancient route.<p>The find, which dates from …

Archaeology

Archaeologists excavate Neolithic cave in Flintshire

<b>Archaeologists are excavating a cave where 5,000-year-old human bones were discovered in the 1970s.</b><p>Experts have returned to the site at Loggerheads Country Park, near Mold, Flintshire, to see what else remains since the discovery at Ogof Colomendy.<p>The exact location of the site is normally a …

Battle of Agincourt: 10 reasons why the French lost to Henry V's army

The Battle of Agincourt is often heralded as one of the greatest English military victories. Here are ten reasons why King Henry V's army was able to defeat a French force four times its size<p>The Battle of Agincourt was a major victory for England in the Hundred Years' War, and took place Friday, 25 …

World History

Photos: Newfound Egyptian Tomb Has Colorful Murals of Man and Wife

Archaeologists have uncovered a colorful and ancient tomb in Egypt, the second such discovery within one month, according to a statement released …

Video: A Journey by Bike Through Patagonia

Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth, South America's Patagonia region is filled with remote landscapes, snowcapped …

South America

Humanities research is groundbreaking, life-changing… and ignored

Humanities scholars are making strides in sectors from sustainability to robotics – why are so few people aware of their work?<p>Deep in the corridors of Stanford University’s English department, graduate student Jodie Archer developed a computer model that can predict New York Times bestsellers. Her …

Humanities

Brand Storytelling And The Art Of Making Myths

Myths are by nature clichés; that’s what makes them work. They’re easy, we get them instantly and their message shoots straight to our heart – …

Italians identify five locations where fabled Roman treasure hoard may be buried

Scientists to use ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic instruments to find gold buried alongside Visigoth warrior king<p>Italian scientists have identified five sites where they believe a 1,600-year-old hoard of Roman gold and treasure worth more than £700 million was buried, in what they …

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The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation. Here are the images that have shocked, inspired, and moved us as a country.

Missing Sphinx Head Found in Ancient Greek Tomb

Archaeologists have discovered the missing head of one of the two marble sphinxes guarding a huge Macedonian tomb under excavation in Amphipolis, …

Best Countries to Tour by Bicycle

Bicycle touring is one of the greatest styles of travelling. It beats conventional road trips with a car, train rides and definitely bus tours. …

330 Years of Unknown History: The Oldest Road in America Finally Surfaces

Often, there are hidden truths and old tales that get lost with each generation. As such, there is an untold story about the United States that …

Archaeologists Unearth Marble Head of Medusa at Roman Ruins in Turkey

Archaeologists in Turkey have unearthed a marble head of Medusa, the legendary gorgon from Greek mythology with snakes in place of hair who could …

Hidden World War II Battlefields Reveal Germans' Secret Tactics

Deep in the forests of northwestern Europe, the ghosts of battle from World War II remain. These landscapes preserve troves of bomb craters, trenches …

Forests

6 Rules For Great Storytelling, From A Moth-Approved Master Of The Form

Moth storytelling champ Margot Leitman has been hired by Facebook and others to help them learn how to spin a yarn. These are her rules.<p>Some years ago, writes Margot Leitman in her new book, <i>Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need</i>, when she was an aspiring actress in New York, …

Writing