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Sunken Cities: the man who found Atlantis

One day in 1999, the French maritime archaeologist Franck Goddio went diving off the coast of Egypt. He was poised to make the most important discovery of his life.<p>That day, the visibility of the waters in <b>Aboukir Bay</b>, at the north-western edge of the Nile Delta, was terrible: at a depth of around …

Archaeology

BREAKING: Never-before-seen Shakespeare play discovered in travelling case

An unfinished and unpublished script authored by the legendary playwright William Shakespeare has been discovered in London...<p><i>Please be aware this</i> …

The 10 best representations of God in culture

1 | The Creation of Adam<p><b>Michelangelo (1511)</b><p>For its first 1,200 years, Christianity followed the line in John’s gospel that stated, “No one has ever seen God” and avoided portraying him. Relaxation of the rule came when he was shown as first a hand, then a face cloaked in cloud, but the Renaissance …

Morgan Freeman

British Indie Band Viola Beach Killed in Car Accident

Warrington, England group's four members and manager pass away Saturday following crash outside Stockholm<p>All four members of British indie rock band …

Indie Music

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to build a wall around Israel to protect it from 'wild beasts'

Netanyahu unveiled the proposal during a tour of the Jordan border area in Israel's south, adding that the project - which would cost billions of shekels - would also be aimed at solving the problem of Hamas infiltration tunnels from Gaza, a recent source of renewed concern.<p>Netanyahu called the …

Jimi Hendrix's former London flat to open as a museum

The London room where Jimi Hendrix slept, entertained and played records so loudly his two giant speakers kept breaking, is about to open to the public.<p>The guitar legend moved into 23 Brook Street in 1968 – and more than 45 years later the bedroom/living room of the home has been recreated down to …

Guitar

David Bowie, Glenn Frey and the End of the Classic Rock Era

As our heroes reach their golden years, pop music is changing forever<p>Early this week, I interviewed J.D. Souther, who first met the Eagles' Glenn …

This photo of an organic potato sold for over $1 million. Fine.

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. They probably never mean a potato's eye, though.<p>Celebrity photographer Kevin Abosch recently …

Dates of key Mozart symphonies are wrong, claims music scholar

Days of looking at crossed-out dates on original manuscripts with magnifying glass reveals different dates on five works from composer’s early period<p>Mozart symphonies from one of the most important periods of his composing life have been wrongly dated, a British scholar has discovered.<p>John Arthur …

Flute

25 Stylish Items for Lovers of Handwritten Notes

Keep the art of print correspondence alive with pens, pencils, stationery, sealing wax, and other fancy stuff.

Stationery

Jihadism is not nihilism: What everyone gets wrong about ISIS

Religious fanaticism is a consequence of faith, not of losing faith. It’s important that we make the distinction<p>Extremist jihadism is a consequence of faith, not a consequence of losing faith. In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic State, Democrats have fastened on a philosophical term …

Richard Dawkins says UK cinemas should screen the Lord's Prayer

The Church of England has received unlikely backing from the biologist and prominent atheist Richard Dawkins after the UK’s three leading cinema chains refused to screen its advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer.<p>The 60-second advert was due to be shown before Star Wars: the Force Awakens, released on …

Religion

Christians Should Be Terrified

I am terrified at what I am seeing. ISIS is dangerous and frightening, right? But I'm not talking about that right now; I am talking about the fruit of what some now seek to sow in the west.<p>What is the difference, after all, between taking a sword and hacking the head off of children ... or …

Ancient DNA cracks puzzle of Basque origins

<b>DNA from ancient remains seems to have solved the puzzle of one of Europe's most enigmatic people: the Basques.</b><p>The distinct language and genetic make-up of the Basque people in northern Spain and southern France has puzzled anthropologists for decades.<p>One theory proposed that they were an unmixed …

Anthropology

The reason every meme uses that one font

If you've spent much time on the internet, you've seen a meme like the ones above: a picture, white words, a black outline, and the same exact font.<p>It's described everything from cats:<p>To German chancellors:<p>Why do so many memes have the same appearance?<p>The answer tells us something about design, …

Ancient Egyptian underwater treasures to be exhibited for the first time

Artefacts discovered amid submerged ruins of cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus to be unveiled in major Paris exhibition<p>Spectacular ancient Egyptian treasures are to be exhibited for the first time having been discovered underwater in the submerged ruins of the near-legendary cities of …

Archaeology

Famous Pastor Explains Biblical View on ‘Manhood and Womanhood’ and ‘Draws a Line’ on the Transgender Issue: ‘I Would Be Lying to Call a He a She’

Prominent theologian and pastor John Piper recently tackled questions from podcast listeners about how to handle the transgender issue from a Christian perspective, explaining how sex and gender are defined in the Bible and proclaiming that he would be “lying to call a he a ‘she.'”<p>Pastor John Piper …

Transgender

Ancient burned Hebrew scroll reveals its secrets

The contents of an ancient burned Hebrew scroll have been deciphered for the first time thanks to state-of-the-art 3D scanning and digital imaging software.<p>The rare parchment scroll, which was discovered 45 years ago in Ein Gedi, Israel, was completely burned around 1,500 years ago, according to …

10 essential things no graphic designer should live without

Although we doubt any creative would turn down a strong cup of coffee there are a number of other essential things no graphic designer should live …

What you should know about Cuneiform writing: One of the most important ancient writing systems

It is believed to be the oldest writing system known to man to date. The cuneiform writing can be found on numerous clay and stone tablets and …

Ancient Jewish ritual bath discovered in Jerusalem

A rare 2,000 year-old bath used for Jewish ritual bathing has been discovered under the floorboards of a family home in Jerusalem<p>Israeli authorities said Wednesday they have identified a rare, well-preserved 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath hidden under the floorboards of a home in …

Why Christians Need Apologetics

<i>Defending the faith is not optional.</i> The Bible makes this clear:“In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a …

Faith

Natalie Portman on Israel, Hollywood sexism and ‘being the boss’

Natalie Portman is lugging a giant, heavy-looking sofa across the floor, to get away from what she mutters is the “brutal” heat of the sunlight beating down on the corner of a private beach club in Cannes. I feel I should help – I’m standing a few feet away, awaiting the signal to step forward – …

Natalie Portman

Oscar Isaac Suggests His ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Baddie Is All About Old Testament Wrath

When Bryan Singer et al. initially announced actor Oscar Isaac as the titular villain of <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i>, the Internet didn’t implode. Then again, it didn’t orgasm with excitement either. Isaac is positively wonderful in <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i>, and nerds across the board are excited for his turn as …