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These Stunning Maps Show the Final Months of the First World War

The First World War began just over a century ago, and in 2017, the United States will begin to commemorate its entry into the conflict. These three …

A pair of mathematicians have discovered a prime-number conspiracy

A prime is a number that is divisible only by 1 and itself, like 2, 3, 5, 7, and 11. A number like 6 is not prime, because 6 is divisible by 2 and 3.<p>Prime numbers are one of the major objects of interest of the mathematical subfield of number theory. One favourite obsession of number theorists is …

Mathematics

Vast 4,200-Year-Old Tomb Complex Unearthed Near Bethlehem

A vast prehistoric necropolis some 4,200 years old has been found near the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, proving for the first time that the city …

2,500-year-old seal from First Temple period unearthed in Jerusalem

‘Owner of seal was exceptional compared to other women of First Temple period: She had legal status allowing her to conduct business and possess …

All about Home Decoration

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then try these bedtime stories... for robots

Scientists say robots could be ‘taught morality’ – using fairy tales. Michael Deacon imagines how they might be adapted for robot tastes...<p>Scientists in the US have argued that robots can be “taught morality”. The way to do it, they believe, is simple: <b>read them bedtime stories</b>.<p>“<b>Fables</b> and …

One of World's Longest-Running Experiments Is Buried in a Secret Location in Michigan

The coolest experiment you've never heard of.<p>In 1879, a botanist called William Beal buried 20 glass bottles in a secret spot on the grounds of …

Umberto Eco in quotes – 10 of the best

A bestselling novelist, semiotician, philosopher, essayist, literary critic... no matter the form, Umberto Eco explored the intricacies of human behaviour, love and literature with grace and nuance. Here are some of his best quotes<p>Umberto Eco, the bestselling Italian writer and academic has died …

Reading stories can make robots more sympathetic to humanity, and less likely to kill us

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates have all warned that rapidly advancing artificial intelligence can have severe consequences for the human race. Their concerns bring credibility to decades-old fears, perpetuated by science-fiction books and films like <i>Terminator</i> and <i>I,</i> <i>Robot</i>, that human …

Artificial Intelligence

A Bespoke Occult Glyph for Every Quandary

Eliza Gauger’s Problem Glyphs are modern memes rooted in ancient magical imagery and traditions.<p><i>This is the third story in a series exploring the connections between art and magic. Click here for the first two.</i><p>Eliza Gauger is an artist, writer, and the creator behind Problem Glyphs, a …

Art

Hieronymus Bosch fantasies reunited in hometown show - CNN Style

Written by By Nick Glass, CNN<p>Hieronymus Bosch arguably had the wildest, most fantastical imagination in art history -- painting our deepest fears, our deepest desires.<p>500 years after his death, he is finally being accorded an honor almost certainly unthinkable during his lifetime -- a retrospective …

These 10 space images look unbelievable, but are actually real (pictures)

'All The Birds' Overturns Sci-Fi And Fantasy, Gently

As a genre, science-fantasy is often as basic as it sounds: People with swords meet people with lasers. (In some cases, like <i>Star Wars</i>, the swords and lasers are even the same thing.) But there's so much more potential in the overlap between science fiction and fantasy, a fact that's not lost on …

Flint is part of a pattern: 7 toxic assaults on communities of color

<b>(AP/Paul Sancya)</b><p>From Pennsylvania to California and across the South, black families are most vulnerable to environmental disaster<p>David J. Krajicek<p>January 26, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Don’t try to tell Dr. Robert D. Bullard that the noxious water disaster in …

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

Elasticity

These novels about Ancient Rome could be the most important political books you'll read this year

The Republic is in danger. Populist leaders — including one of the country's richest men — are stirring up resentment among the masses against the …

The Perfect Gear to Take With You Anywhere

You never really know where life’s excursions are going to take you. From moose hunting in the Yukon and scuba diving in Bonaire to skiing Colorado’s …

Forget Schrödinger's cat, can you understand the 'quantum pigeonhole principle' puzzle?

Solve this riddle: how do you put three pigeons into two pigeonholes, with no two pigeons ending up in the same hole?<p>If you thought Schrödinger's cat was a bit tricky, wait until you get your chops around this new quantum physics puzzle - which centres around pigeons.<p>Chapman University have come up …

Fairy tales trace back thousands of years, some older than the Bible

Many well known fairy tales predate the existence of modern European languages and major world religions, finds new research.<p>The findings, published …

15 of history's most revealing maps - CNN Style

Written by John Hessler<p>John Hessler is a Specialist in Modern Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. He is the author of "Map: Exploring the World," published by Phaidon.<p>The world is always changing, moving, never …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Where to Drink Like Hemingway: A Tour of the World's Best Literary Bars

From Dorothy Parker and her ‘vicious circle’ to the bar where Hunter S. Thompson sank tequila, take a seat at the bar of these writerly booze palaces.<p>…

Burundi crisis: US tells its citizens to leave

<b>The US state department is warning Americans not to travel to Burundi as political violence there increases.</b><p>A travel warning issued on Sunday urges US citizens in the central African country to leave "as soon as it is feasible to do so".<p>On Friday, 87 people were killed after three military sites …

Slightly NSFW Greek Mythology Multiplayer Is Free On Steam

<b>Video:</b> Remember <i>Apotheon</i>, that cool, slightly NSFW game about Greek myth that Stephen really liked? It's now got a completely free (no …

10 Misconceptions About Mythology

Don't miss an episode—subscribe here! <i>(Images and footage provided by our friends at Shutterstock. This transcript comes courtesy of Nerdfighteria</i> …

Modernist Café Culture in Prague

Prague’s Grand Café Orient is the only cubist-designed space of its kind in the world. It occupies the first floor of the House of the Black Madonna, …

Museum of Torture Instruments

Take a break from the beauty of Prague to explore a more gruesome side of history.<p>Humans are good at being bad to each other, and the artifacts of …

Donald Trump Thinks Americans Are Stupid. And You Know What? He Might Be Right.

I have a theory about Donald Trump.<p>Here's a guy with an Ivy League degree who allegedly graduated tops in his class from the University of Pennsylvania. A guy who has amassed a fortune of more than $4 billion making smart and savvy business deals. A guy who has risen to the top of almost every …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, is it a clue to the rise of Jewish Galilee?

The tapered head, flattened bill and graceful curve of the neck are unquestionably that of a duck. The bird’s head decorates a small, 2,200-year-old …

Archaeology