Mark Jurjevic

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Lost cities #6: how Thonis-Heracleion resurfaced after 1,000 years under water

Ancient Egypt’s gateway to the Mediterranean – submerged and buried under layers of sand – is an eerie reminder of how vulnerable cities are to nature’s forces<p>He stood for centuries at the very edge of ancient Egypt, gazing down imperiously upon the trading ships as they blew in from the …

Constructing Visions of "Perpetual Peace": An Interview With Noam Chomsky

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft from Poland, Germany, Sweden and the US over the Blatic Sea, June 9, 2016. Although …

Geopolitics

The big problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor

In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel, a researcher at Stanford University, invited several hundred children to participate in a game in which they were given a choice: They could eat one sweet right away, or wait and have two a little later. Initially, the goal was simple: to see how and why people …

Psychology

DNA of Ancient Phoenician Could Make Us Reconsider History of Human Migration

05/27/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>A rare genome has been identified in an ancient body pulled from a sarcophagus on a site near ancient Carthage, in a discovery which could throw new light on the history of human movement. …

Anthropology

Top 8 Ultra-Long Distance Adventure Runs

Trail-running is exploding in popularity, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a sport that requires virtually no equipment—except (maybe) shorts and trail running shoes—and allows you to explore vast mountain ranges and terrain that most people will never experience? Even better, our …

Hiking

Containers and the Evolution of Computing

Increasingly, developers are breaking their applications apart into smaller components and distributing them across a pool of compute resources. Docker is fast becoming a core component of these architectures, but going from a single or a small number of containers to a distributed application is …

Microservices

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur says basic income would work even if 90% of people smoked weed instead of working

Sam Altman doesn't buy it.<p>On a recent episode of the "Freakonomics" podcast, entitled "Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income?" Altman argued basic income could support huge amounts of productivity loss and still carry the economy on its shoulders.<p>"Maybe 90% of people will go smoke pot …

Silicon Valley

A couple who quit their jobs to spend 7 months traveling the world explain how they stretched $8,000 across 13 countries

"We thought we'd do all of Italy, all of Greece, and all of Croatia," Gallagher recalls — but then they started crunching the numbers.<p>"We realized it could easily be a $10,000 or $20,000 trip," he tells Business Insider.<p>That's when the idea of living<i>,</i> rather than vacationing, abroad surfaced.<p>"Alex …

Italian Riviera

Is There a Better Way to Think About Income Inequality?

One sociologist says that there’s too much of a focus on giving out more college degrees, getting more people married, and making elite workplaces more diverse.<p>By now, no one is debating the fact that economic inequality has grown substantially in the past few decades. It seems that almost every …

The 15 best poetry books of all time

Literature

First Triumvirate

The First Triumvirate of ancient Rome was an uneasy alliance between the three titans Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus which, from 60 BCE until 53 …

Tutankhamun's secret tomb, lost tribes and ancient fish sauce: 7 of the world's most unusual discoveries

Secret chambers may reveal Queen Nefertiti's final resting place - but that isn't the only major archaeological find of recent times<p>Discoveries of ancient hoards – whether they be coins, ingots or the remains of British monarchs – seem to be increasingly prevalent nowadays, particularly given the …

Archaeology

Lysander

Lysander (d. 395 BCE) was a Spartan statesman and general who famously defeated the Athenian navy at the Battle of Aigospotamoi in 405 BCE, which …

Ancient History

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …