Lexi Anaya

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The Witness

The greatest ecological crisis in the earth’s history began with the emission of climate-changing gases by an organism that had spread widely across …

Sometimes Embracing Emotional Distress Is the Best Medicine

An unfortunate side effect of the biological revolution of psychiatry is in perceiving emotional discomfort as undesirable or bad, something we …

Fallacy of wilderness: There’s no landscape on Earth untouched by humans, scientists say

Implicit in much, if not all, modern environmental sentiment is the idea that the natural world has been despoiled by humans – and if we could just …

Anthropology

Tracking Paleocoastal People in California’s Channel Islands

EUGENE, OREGON—<i>Western Digs</i> reports that archaeologist Jon Erlandson of the University of Oregon and his team predicted where they would find stone …

The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade (Review)

Review<p>by Mark Cartwright<br>published on 08 June 2016<p><b>Rating:</b> <b><br>Audience:</b> University<b><br>Difficulty:</b> Medium<p><b>A must-have book for a more complete understanding of</b> …

Experts in Spain produce 3D scans of 4 mummies to reveal new insights into their lives

Jun 8, 2016 | By Benedict<p>Archaeologists and doctors in Spain have used 3D scanning technology to examine the remains of four ancient mummies …

Who was Sattjeni? Tomb reveals secrets about ancient Egyptian elite

Two eyes painted on a newly discovered Egyptian coffin seem to stare out from across millennia, conveying the secrets of the ancient Egyptian elite.<p>The coffin, discovered this year in the necropolis at Qubbet el-Hawa across the Nile River from Aswan, belonged to an important local woman, Sattjeni, …

Ancient History

Possible Shishman-Dynasty Graves Unearthed in Bulgaria

SOFIA, BULGARIA—The graves of several aristocrats have been found under the site of the medieval Church of St. George, located near the town of …

England's best beaches: 9 you should visit | CNN Travel

Beaches

13 hidden attractions in London that even locals might not know exist

But the two-millennia-old city has much more to offer than Big Ben, the London Eye, and Trafalgar Square. London's streets are laced with underground speakeasies, rooftop gardens, historical relics, and oddly innovative forms of public transport.<p>We've collected 13 of the least conventional …

19 photographs that will convince you to visit the world's happiest country

The world's 15 most peaceful countries – which nation has been number one for seven years?

European Travel

Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean's Twilight Zone

Deep down in the ocean, 200 to 500 feet below the surface, lifeforms flourish where they shouldn't. Down here, little light penetrates, which is …

Smart fish can recognise human faces, scientists find

Study could shed light human brain function and whether facial recognition is an innate or learned ability<p>A tropical fish can tell one human face from another despite lacking a brain section that homo sapiens and other “smart” animals use for this task, scientists said on Tuesday.<p>The astonishing …

Fish

Magical Narwhals + 4 Other Amazing Animals Threatened By Climate Change

The Arctic is in danger—it's warming at twice the rate of the rest of the Earth, and offshore oil and gas exploration are threatening its pristine …

Global Warming

Fish Spotted Stuck Inside Jellyfish, Regrets Everything

Ocean photographer Tim Samuel and videographer Franny Plumridge spotted this peculiar pair just off Byron Bay on the eastern coast of Australia …

Nature

Whales: Giants of the Deep

Exhibition Highlights<p>Video, Article<p><i>Whales: Giants of the Deep</i> transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on …

Pacific Rim National Park officials howling over rise in wolf activity

A rise in wolf activity at Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve near Tofino has prompted Parks Canada officials to issue a public advisory.<p>…

Wildlife

Yellowstone National Park: Man dies after falling into hot spring having wandered off trail

Rangers suspended their attempts on Wednesday to recover the body of a man who wandered from a designated boardwalk and fell into an acidic hot spring at Yellowstone National Park, another in a string of incidents raising concerns over visitor behavior.<p>"They were able to recover a few personal …

Dinosaur Extinction Extended To The Antarctic

An asteroid really was the dominant cause of the most recent mass extinction, and it did not spare creatures living around Antarctica, despite their …

Video: Iceland's Northern Lights in Timelapse

Just when you thought Iceland's landscapes couldn't get any more beautiful, nature illuminates them with the Northern Lights, giving them an …

Milan's patron saint of wasted youth

Most locals are unaware that the old man selling beers from the small bar in the alley is a legend in Milanese counterculture.<p>Walk the streets of Milan's Ticinese district and you’ll see young people drinking freely in open spaces like Parco delle Basiliche and Piazza della Vetra – an odd sight for …

Italy

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

We've all seen this classic piece of artwork, <i>Starry Night</i>, painted by Vincent Van Gogh.<p>WikiArt<p>What many don't know is that Van Gogh painted <i>Starry</i> …

Vincent Van Gogh

New Wallpaper Ideas

<i>Florence Rolfe presents a selection of the latest wallpapers in seabed and jungle scenes.</i><p><b>Seaweed top left</b> 'Limewood' (bolsover grey), 52cm wide, £115 …

A Cubist Perspective on Life

They say that possession is nine tenths of the law. But isn't it really perspective that really matters? Cubist painters had no monopoly on the notion that the canvas of life could be seen from unforeseen angles. Your ANS (autonomic nervous system) is affected by stimulae that then go on to trigger …

Avant-garde

35 must-watch indie movies on Netflix

Some nights you turn to Netflix for a bit of comfort food, courtesy of a beloved movie you’ve already seen a million times. Other times, however, …

Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Imperial portraits of Hadrian’s successors

This month’s sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa are portraits of Roman emperors and empresses who rose to power after Hadrian. After the death of …

Art

Biblical Archaeology: Exploring The Dead Sea Scrolls (Paleo Genesis – Exodus)

This is now the second series created on biblical archaeology. This series will be specifically discussing the texts of the dead sea scrolls. Our …

Theology

Explore the Temples of An Ancient Greek Cult

Walk the path of a cult initiate and explore the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace in this meticulous virtual re-creation of the sacred grounds.<p>Ancient Greeks turned to mystery cults when seeking greater meaning in their lives and, in the case of Samothrace, protection …

Ancient History