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Possible 1665 'plague pit' latest unearthed link to London's storied past

<b>London (CNN) —</b> If you scratch the surface of a 2,000-year-old city like London, you frequently find clues to its past -- whether Roman, medieval or remnants of the 20th century's greatest conflict.<p>Three-hundred and fifty years ago, London suffered its last major outbreak of plague. As many as …

Archaeology

'Downton Abbey' May Not End Happily For Every Character, Hints Exec Producer Gareth Neame

'Downton Abbey's new series is on its way to screen - for the sixth and final time, and there's good news and bad news.<p>The good news is that exec …

TV
Google Play

Heavier cutlery makes food taste better

Eating with heavier cutlery makes food taste better, with researchers for the first time finding a direct link between the weight of eating utensils …

Oxford University

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations<p>Our Editors' Favorite Places to Travel Solo<p>A Road Trip Through Portugal's Algarve Region<p>The Best Cities for Expats<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>Next<p>Make It Rain<p>How to blow your tax refund ASAP.<p>Previous<p>Where to Go With Your Tax Refund in 2018<p>Best …

Whales

You could be able to buy your own jetpack for $150,000 next year

Martin Aircraft has announced that it will begin selling its manned jetpack in the second half of 2016 for about $150,000.<p>Developed over the past 35 years, Martin says its jetpack is powered by a 200HP V4 petrol engine that drives two ducted fans for upto 30 minutes of flight time. The company …

Hallucination, or Divine Revelation?

"Madness" used to be considered an affliction of the spirit—demonic possessions, or Godly visions. Now it's treated as a medical issue. What does this mean for contemporary believers?<p>What is the difference between a homeless man who claims to speak to God and a saint who says the same? When I posed …

Mental Health

Places to Stay If You Don't Have Vertigo

<b>Sleep in a cliff-edge transparent pod or swim in an infinity pool 650 feet above ground by staying at these hotels in high places (literally).</b><p><b>BALI</b><p><b>1. Alila Uluwatu, Uluwatu</b><p>Set on the towering clifftops of Bali's southern coast, Alila Uluwatu is an exceptionally stylish luxury resort for people in …

Hong Kong

HangKeys makes a fun game out of an iOS keyboard

When messaging a friend of family member begins to drop off, wouldn't it be good if you could fire up a game to liven things up a bit? Normally, you'd have to meet your would-be opponent in an app like <i>Words With Friends</i>, but new iOS keyboard HangKeys is able to skip the formalities and drop a fresh …

This app lets founders pitch startup ideas to investors, media with 2-minute videos

For entrepreneurs, it’s not always easy finding the right time and place to pitch a potential investor on an idea — and that’s where Founderfox wants …

Startups
Language

Incredible Underwater Hotel Room In Dubai Will Make You Want To Sleep With The Fishes

Sleeping under the sea is a rare treat for us land dwellers. Luckily, a new wave of underwater hotels and suites in places like Bali, Pemba Island in Tanzania and the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai are letting lucky patrons sleep under the sea.<p>Atlantis The Palm in Dubai gained notoriety this week when …

Sea Turtles

Can you spell rivalry? Family dynasties fuel competition, intrigue at spelling bee

BERRYVILLE, Va. — The Estep kids all remember the words they spelled correctly to land a coveted spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.<p>Marissa, 22, who went to the national bee twice, made it in 2004 with <i>manicotti.</i> Sam, 17, a three-time contestant, advanced in 2010 with <i>dromomania</i> (an …

Virginia Beach

Could a Robot Write the Perfect Pop Song?

Probably not. But that doesn't mean the pop star of the future is going to be a human.<p>Grab some blank sheet music. Choose a key (a major key, preferably). Set your tempo at something moderate, 4/4 time. Write a melody, a chorus, and a bridge, with each line getting eight bars. Add lyrics about a …

Pop Music

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

Secrets of Bombardier beetle's superheated defensive spray revealed

The bombardier beetle has a unique defensive mechanism. It induces a chemical explosion inside its shell to create a boiling, toxic liquid which it …

Insects

Anna Jarvis Was Sorry She Ever Invented Mother’s Day

The woman who devoted herself to the creation of a national holiday to honor overworked, underappreciated mothers later devoted herself to fighting the commercial juggernaut it became. Was Anna Jarvis stubborn and crazy, as many came to believe, or misunderstood?

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Staten Island

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Healthy Eating

The evolutionary reason you always want to eat sugar

Millions and millions of years ago, apes survived on sugar-rich fruit. These animals evolved to like riper fruit because it had a higher sugar content than unripe fruit and therefore supplied more energy.<p>"Sugar is a deep, deep ancient craving," said Daniel Lieberman, an evolutionary biologist at …

Nutrition

Articles about 6 whimsical kids rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing and...<p>In the face of …

Logging

Addapp Helps You Make Sense of Your Health Data

There is a multitude of ways to track aspects of your health these days, but making sense of all the data you collect is tricky. Addapp is a new app that aims to help you do just that.<p>Out now for iOS, Addapp gives plain English recommendations for action based on data from sources like Fitbit, …

Samsung and Samsonite are working on smart luggage

There have been more than a few efforts at smart luggage, but this is one you're likely going to notice. Samsung and Samsonite (appropriately enough) are teaming up to develop smart bags that will likely be easier to buy and more accessible. They should include include loads of location and mobile …

Facebook Opens Internet.Org To All Developers In Response To Net Neutrality Concerns

Facebook is turning Internet.org, its project to provide free internet to new users, into a platform. The move comes amid criticism of the program’s “walled garden” approach to hand-picking services, and claims that it violates the principles of net neutrality.<p>Criticism of net neutrality has been …

Internet

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

Literature

The word 'selfie' is Australia's flamin' fault

Australia has already gifted the world so much: Chris Hemsworth, pavlova, <i>Ja'mie: Private School Girl</i>, but yet we can bear to give still more. Namely, …

Australia

Cheese: the secret to a longer life and faster metabolism?

Good news for fromage fiends: a new study suggests a link between cheese consumption and a longer, healthier life<p>It's the best news we've had all year: a study suggests that cheese consumption could be the key to a faster metabolism and reduced obesity.<p>Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark …

Why A Building Made From Papier-Mâché Isn’t As Crazy As It Sounds

Ball-Nogues Studio developed an advanced kind of papier-mâché to create a compostable pulp pavilion at Coachella.<p>The Los Angeles studio Ball-Nogues is known for making architectural installations out of unlikely materials: glass beads, stainless steel orbs, and even T-shirts and coffee tables. Now …

Coachella

11 Landscaping Ideas to Add a Touch of Red

Think of red as lipstick for your garden.<p>Even if you’re one of those gardeners who thinks a little red goes a long way, you still need a little. …