Nikita Gorlach

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36 Writing Tips to Help You Write Like the Pros

These 10 minutes will help you become a better writer forever<p>As a blogger, writing is no doubt an integral part of your life. Be it fiction, or …

Meet the Murderous Viking Princess Who Brought the Faith to Eastern Europe

The Drevlian people of medieval Ukraine were happy and optimistic. They had just murdered Prince Igor of Kiev, regent of one of their enemies, the …

Eastern Europe

5 victorious wars that became fateful for Russia - Russia Beyond

<b>Struggle against Mamai (1374-1380)</b><p>Since the middle of the 13th century the various Russian principalities had been politically and economically dependent on the Golden Horde. In the late 14th century the strengthened Moscow Principality tried to throw off the power of the khans.<p>Following the …

OK, So These Are The Oldest Things On The Planet

Humans have a fascination with things that are really, really old, so why not cover a few of those record setters?<p>With a list of this nature, of …

Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Books of December 2017

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>Soon to be seen in <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic …

Books

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

Survive a heart attack if one strikes while you're alone

- Every four seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.<p>Some do not even know it's happening while others develop rhythm problems, leading to …

Los Angeles

Race Q&A helps South Africans see the funny side to their differences

02 November, 08:37 AM<p>They say laughter is the best medicine and it certainly seems to be the case for South Africans this week left depressed by …

The signs of pancreatic cancer the experts want you to be aware of

How many could you spot?<p>How's this for a worrying statistic: just over a third of adults in the UK would <i>not</i> be worried if they had a few of the …

Stirling's oldest resident revealed to be 4000-year-old 'Torbrex Tam'

Tests have established that Tam's bones date from the Bronze Age when the Torbrex area was a small settlement surrounded by water.<p>Human bones …

Archaeology

Believe Me When I Tell You These Little-Known Facts About Color Are Fascinating

Who knew the Dutch were responsible for the prevalence of orange carrots?

Vasily Grossman, the Great Forgotten Soviet Jewish Literary Genius of Exile and Betrayal, Lives Inside Us All

Tell me to close my eyes, change the author’s name and all the place names, read slowly aloud the first page, and I will still know right away that …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution

It was not a good idea that somehow went wrong or withered away. It was a very bad idea from the outset, and one forced into life — or the life of the undead — with barely imaginable self-righteousness, pedantry, dynamism, and horror. The chief demerit of the Marxist program was its point-by-point …

How Stalin Hid Ukraine's Famine From the World

In 1932 and 1933, millions died across the Soviet Union—and the foreign press corps helped cover up the catastrophe.<p>In the years 1932 and 1933, a catastrophic famine swept across the Soviet Union. It began in the chaos of collectivization, when millions of peasants were forced off their land and …

'It's like time travel': Inside oldest rooms in city that are only accessible by hidden medieval staircase

A city's 'oldest room's have been discovered after being largely untouched for hundreds of years.<p>Never before open to the public, the ‘Priests’ …

Time Travel

Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and Neandertals?

When scientists excavated a 40,000-year-old skeleton in China in 2003, they thought they had discovered the offspring of a Neandertal and a modern …

Grandkids Who Are Dead Ringers for Their Celebrity Grandparents

Updated: Jul 12, 2016 3:14 pm<p>Share!<p>Share Tweet Pin it<p>7 of 12<p>Grace Kelly and Charlotte Casiraghi

Grace Kelly

Duck egg blue and oviraptor green: study reconstructs colour of dinosaur eggs

Bird eggs come in a variety of colours. From the creamy and chalky whites in doves and pigeons to spotted yellow lapwing eggs and brown chicken eggs, to the blues of blackbirds and American robins. The striking colours and patterns have inspired artists, scientists and home decor makers from …

Dinosaurs

St. Cataldus Catacombs

Overshadowed by other, more famous Maltese catacombs, this ancient burial chamber has one of the best examples of a ritual agape table.<p>This small …

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a reading lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

Literature

What Europe's most ancient battlefield reveals

It is the site of a huge battle that took place 3,300 years ago in Germany. A relatively recent discovery, little is known about what actually …

Archaeology

10 Books That Have Been Lost To History

Books are one of humanity’s greatest inventions. A few scribbles on a page and your thoughts, knowledge, and emotions can transcend space and time, …

Body of headless Jacobite clan chief exhumed to solve 270-year-old mystery

A grisly investigation has begun to establish whether a headless skeleton in a Highland mausoleum is that of a notorious 18th century clan chief.<p>Simon Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat, a Jacobite sympathiser who backed Bonnie Prince Charlie, was executed in London in 1747.<p>His body was said to have …

Details Of A Trojan Prince And Sea People Emerge After Mysterious 3,200-Year-Old Stone Slab Is Deciphered

The details of an ancient 3,200-year-old stone slab containing stories of a Trojan prince and a race of people known as the Sea People are finally …

Roman Fish-Salting Factory

Remnants of the rich history of fish salting in this ancient Mediterranean port town.<p>During the Roman era, the port of Mazarrón was an invaluable …

Here’s how people judge you based on your face

Scientists have identified countless ways that we judge people based on their looks, even when those judgments have no basis in reality.<p>"We form …

Lost City of Alexander The Great Thought to Be Found After 2,000 Years

It was first revealed by 1960s spies.<p>An ancient city thought to have been founded in the era of Alexander the Great has been discovered after being …

Treasure Island: The Extraordinary Finds of an Amateur Diving Club in Holland

On August 22, 2014, three members of an amateur scuba-diving club were exploring a shipwreck in the Wadden Sea, a few miles off the coast of Texel, the southernmost barrier island in the archipelago that curls around the northwestern coast of the Netherlands. The wreck, which lay at a depth of …

Archaeology

Why haven't we evolved immortality? The answer is in our genes

If evolution works by selecting for the most advantageous genes, it begs the question: why haven't we evolved immortality? According to a decades-old …

Biology