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Antisocial Woman Pretends to Be Blind for 28 Years So She Wouldn’t Have to Greet People

28 years ago, Carmen Jiménez, from Madrid, Spain, became completely blind due to a serious eye injury. At least that’s what she told everyone, …

NASA plans to launch a probe in 2018 that will 'touch' the sun's blazing-hot atmosphere

NASA on Wednesday released new details about its $1.5 billion effort to "touch" the sun.<p>The Parker Solar Probe (PSP), as the space agency has re-named the its Solar Probe Plus mission, is scheduled to launch sometime between July 31 and August 19 in 2018.<p>The robot is designed to survive sunlight …

Astronomy

The story of cities, part 1: how Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

In the first in a 50-part series charting the history of the planet’s urbanisation, Jack Shenker explores the ancient metropolis of Alexandria, which set a powerful precedent for future cities all over the world<p>Read other articles in our story of cities series<p>The secret to Alexandria, if classical …

Ancient History

An Open Letter To Islamophobic Sexists

Who gives you the right to assume Muslim women are oppressed by the tenants of our faith and the words of the Holy Qur’an?<p><i>Written by Tasbeeh Muhamed & Tahira Ayub</i><p>Dear Islamophobic sexists,<p>I understand that it might seem strange to see the word “sexist” coming right after “Islamophobic.” In fact, to …

Italy to give away more than 100 castles, inns and monasteries for free

It sounds like an offer too good to refuse – Italy is to give away, for free, more than 100 historic monasteries, castles, stone towers, inns and railway stations.<p>Many of the properties are situated along historic pilgrimage routes which the government wants to promote, just as Spain attracts …

Italy

7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different

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Education Technology

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you

Inspiration<p>This comic was inspired by this three-part series on the backfire effect from the You Are Not So Smart Podcast.<p>If you want to learn more …

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …