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The full lyrics to Eminem's Trump-bashing freestyle 'The Storm'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rapper Eminem unleashed a blistering four-and-a-half minute attack on President Donald Trump in a freestyle that aired Tuesday during the BET Hip Hop Awards. In it, he questioned the President's patriotism, criticized his policies and ridiculed his campaign promises. It ended with a …

Donald Trump

How the Most Powerful Women in the World Wear the Most Comfortable Shoe on Earth

Here's the thing about some of the most sophisticated, stylish working women in the world who we look to for inspiration: they dress sensibly for casual events. Even when they're tending to their duties (think Kate Middleton making an appearance at a sporting event or Victoria Beckham paying a …

Let's Model Radioactive Decay to Show How Carbon Dating Works

Radioactive material gets a bad rap, what with radiation and fallout and nuclear waste and all. But it offers some practical uses. One of the coolest …

Chemistry

A Guide to Every Famous Musician Who’s Shown Up on Game of Thrones

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New research changes our understanding of who built ancient Silk Roads

Previous studies used the wrong algorithm and missed an obvious hypothesis.<p>The Silk Road was a series of ancient trading routes that spanned Asia, …

Silk Road

8 Plank Variations That Will Make Your Abs Scream

Not your granddaddy's planks.

Workouts

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

We Might Finally Have Found Where Complex Life Came From

We could be descended from a group of microbes called 'Asgard'.<p>It sounds like something out of Norse mythology, but new evidence suggests that all …

Billion-year-old air has five times more oxygen than expected

Scientists have, for the first time, been able to directly analyze the atmosphere of Earth from nearly a billion years ago. No, you did not miss the …

Earth Science

25 Unknown Ancient Wonders You Have to Visit - Quiet Corner

The Colosseum and the Great Wall of China are impressive, but they get too much credit! In this list, we dive into some of humanity’s most …

Archaeology

19 Brilliant Camping Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Summertime means getting outside… A LOT. The days are long, with plenty of time to plan what camping food you’ll munch, pull together some cool DIY camping projects and test out that homemade sunscreen. While everyone’s pictures of the great outdoors look effortless on social media, life can get a …

Norway Just Banned Deforestation

Norway is the first country to adopt a ban on deforestation, a policy that will likely have global effects. The Norwegian parliament recently committed to a deforestation-free supply chain of goods coming into the country. Norway is not, however, new to putting large sums of money to stop …

Carbon Dioxide

A Geologist’s Guide To Finding Ancient History Embedded In Buildings

The buildings all around us contain meteorites, fossils, and billion-year-old stones. Why don’t we ever notice them?<p>Our cities are mostly made up of stone, but many of us don’t think of the billions of years of geological history each stone represents. When Ruth Siddall walks to work every day as …

This space telescope just uncovered more than 100 new planets, many of which might harbor alien life

Now an international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed more than 100 additional exoplanets. Many of these planets might even be rocky and cool enough to harbor life.<p>The Kepler space telescope is a space observatory launched in 2009 with the mission of finding Earth-size planets in …

Security Dragged Stephen Colbert Off the Republican National Convention Stage

He even got in a few Trump digs before being dragged away.<p>Stephen Colbert will be reuniting with Jon Stewart during <i>The Late Show</i>'s coverage of the Republican National Convention this week. But he'll be doing more than just hanging with his former <i>Daily Show</i> boss, and now the Internet has a sneak …

Comedy

The Total-Body Muscle Tremor Workout | Men's Health

Alternating between non-competitive exercises allows you to keep the rest short to maximize intra-workout calorie burn.<p>And by using resistance training exercises instead of classic cardio options, there’s a large muscular and oxygen demand which will also elevate your post-workout metabolism.<p>Here’s …

Cooking the world's oldest known curry

<b>Everyone eats. But what if you were told that 4,000 years ago they ate almost exactly what you ate last night? That re-heating it in the microwave was the only real advantage you had over an average Harappan home cook.</b><p>In other words, had you been washed ashore four millennia ago on the banks of the …

Washington State University

The Best Solar Camp Shower

After a long day on the trail, taking a hot shower could be nothing more than wishful thinking if you don’t have running water. But if you’re a …

The world's greatest walking trails

Hiking

The 20 Best Camping Gadgets

Soto Pocket Torch<p>Don’t let a little wind get you down. This powerful wind-resistant burner reaches temperatures up to 2300 degrees F and features an …

Jews and Christians in a Roman World

Jews and Christians in a Roman World<p>August 26, 1999<p>Highlights from papers by Richard A. Horsley, research professor in the classics and religion …

Archaeology

Officials: Unprepared hiking couple saved by hiker with tent

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — An unprepared couple hiking the Appalachian Trail was overcome by 60 mph winds, rain and fog and likely would have died on …

Neil Young Onstage: 'F--k You, Donald Trump'

Rocker sets record straight that he "continues to deny Trump permission to use his music"<p>In a lengthy Facebook post, Neil Young cleared the air about …

Donald Trump

Game of Thrones: George R. R. Martin reveals Brienne's surprising backstory (SPOILERS)

<b>WARNING: This article is dark and full of spoilers.</b><p>Game of Thrones' sixth season has already shed light on a couple of long standing mysteries, and …

Ancient Roman texts shed light on earliest Londoners in one of UK's most important archaeological discoveries

After almost 2000 years of silence, extraordinary new archaeological discoveries have allowed the first Londoners to speak again.<p>Dozens of the …

This Popular Game of Thrones Fan Theory May Be Coming True

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for both the <i>Game of Thrones</i> TV show and George R.R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series.<p>After the return of …

Tutankhamun's knife was 'made from meteorite iron'

<b>A dagger entombed alongside the mummy of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was made with iron that came from a meteorite, researchers say.</b><p>The weapon was one of a pair of daggers discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1925 within the burial wrappings of the teenaged king.<p>The origin of its …

Egypt

Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel

The days of drilling into the ground in the search for fuel may be numbered, because if Daniel Nocera has his way, it’ll just be a matter of looking …

The mystery of England’s ancient tunnels

More than a dozen tunnels have been found beneath Cornwall’s countryside, dating back some 2,400 years. But why do they exist?<p>“How do you like spiders?” asked James Gossip, an archaeologist, British prehistory expert and my guide to this subterranean world – one, apparently, that’s already …

Archaeology