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King Edward VII - Part 2

Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health?

<b>Our modern lifestyle is often blamed for the explosion in conditions like asthma, diabetes and obesity - but the evidence that our predecessors didn't suffer such ailments has been hard to come by - until now.</b><p>In 2008 a military helicopter chanced upon a previously uncharted group of huts in the …

Microbiology

Marvel Avenged: From financial ruin to the biggest film franchise in history

<b>Fifteen years ago, Marvel had just escaped bankruptcy. This week, it could overtake Harry Potter as the biggest film franchise in history.</b><p>Avengers: Age of Ultron, the 11th movie in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe", hits UK cinemas on Thursday, a week before the US.<p>If box office predictions are …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Want to Make $1,000 or More Per Hour?

How would you like to make $1,000 per hour?<p>No, you don’t need to go to law school or become a doctor. In fact, you can start making $1,000 an hour or more right now.<p>This is not an article about some new multilevel marketing company or passive income stream. You can achieve these results in your …

Beautiful knowledge: Complicated numbers made simple

<b>When will men become extinct? Which times table sums do children find most difficult? What are the most common computer passwords?</b><p>We are bombarded daily with information, and it can be difficult for our brains to process facts and figures in bulk. But author, designer and data-journalist David …

Steven Seagal

Game of Thrones: the deaths in numbers

How many characters in Game of Thrones have been killed by sword, and how many by poison? And who has racked up the most on-screen kills?<p>Death is a pretty much constant presence in <b>Game of Thrones</b>: since its inception in 2011, the HBO fantasy series has become known for its robustly cut-throat …

TV Series

7 Steps You Can Take to Stop Trading Time for Money

<i>We were all lied to.</i> Growing up, we were sold the misconception that we should follow the traditional career path of working 50-hour weeks to receive a stable paycheck. In short: Get into the office early, stay late and even come in on weekends -- then maybe, just maybe, you'll get a raise one …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

The 5 Most Popular TED Talks of All Time

Happiness, vulnerability and orgasms. These are few of the TED Talks themes that people love most.<p>Add to that viral mix soul-stirring speeches about education, inspiration, and revelation, and you have the stuff of the most-watched TED speeches of all time, the cream of the presentation crop with …

10 Free Online Courses That Can Benefit Every Entrepreneur

Every entrepreneur can benefit from continued education. Whether you are just starting out and handling multiple roles within your company or an experienced business owner -- enrolling in an online course is always a good way to improve your knowledge and has never been easier or more …

Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones

How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”<p><i>“It is our knowledge — the things we are sure of — that makes the world go wrong and keeps us from seeing and learning,”</i> Lincoln Steffens wrote in his beautiful 1925 essay. …

Literature

The men who uncovered Assyria

<b>Two of the ancient cities now being destroyed by Islamic State lay buried for 2,500 years, it was only 170 years ago that they began to be dug up and stripped of their treasures. The excavations arguably paved the way for IS to smash what remained - but also ensured that some of the riches of a</b> …

Archaeology

10 Best Books Written by Entrepreneurs

These classics provide an insider's view on how to achieve success in a rapidly changing business world.<p>There are thousands of books written about entrepreneurs, but few written by the entrepreneurs themselves, probably because they don't have the time. That's a shame, because knowing how …

Entrepreneurship

For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

Sorry bacon lovers, we've got some sad news about your favorite meat.<p>To get those sizzling strips of pork on your plate each morning takes more antibiotics than it does to make a steak burrito or a chicken sausage sandwich.<p>Pig farmers around the world, on average, use nearly four times as much …

Agriculture

Valiant's superhero movies are worth getting excited about

Earlier this month, news broke that there’s a new contender in the realm of cinematic superheroes—Valiant Entertainment. There’s a problem with that, …

The Best Startup Accelerators Of 2015

Startup accelerators, now fixtures of the tech community, were hard to find just a few years ago.<p>When researchers Yael Hochberg and Susan Cohen began researching accelerators in 2010 and 2011, they could hardly find 10 true programs to rank. On Tuesday, Hochberg and Cohen released their latest …

Venture Capital

Africa seed index raises bigger yield hopes for farmers

<b>An initiative has been launched to help improve smallholder farmers' access to a wider array of modern, more productive food crop varieties.</b><p>The African Seed Access Index (TASAI) monitors the state of the continent's seed sector and highlights problems that prevent seeds reaching farmers.<p>Organisers …

Farming

Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage.<p>Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late …

Corning Inc.

12 Myths About Meditation We Have To Stop Believing

With meditation practices on the rise, it makes sense that there is some confusion out there. Myths, misnomers and misinformation are to be expected -- but that doesn't mean we can't do our best to set the record straight. After discussing things you should know about meditation and ways anyone can …

Meditation

Male fertility: Losing weight and cancer drugs 'boost sperm'

<b>Two approaches to boosting obese men's sperm have been presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.</b><p>The first suggested that obese men who lost weight were more likely get their partners pregnant.<p>The second found that a cancer drug helped some infertile men have children.<p>Experts said …

Fertility

Banksy's Murals Turn Up In Gaza Strip

Banksy's work is now in the Gaza Strip.<p>The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images that he said were of art he created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory, titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new …

Israel

Japan's WW2 'Musashi battleship wreck found'

<b>American billionaire Paul Allen has announced the discovery of the famous World War Two Japanese battleship, the Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk by US forces.</b><p>Mr Allen said the vessel was found by his private exploration team.<p>It was at a depth of more than 1km (3,280ft) on the floor of …

Military

Jealousy, Greed, and Soccer Moms: Exploring the 'Great Beanie Baby Bubble' of the 90s

Zac Bissonnette talks to VICE about the story of Ty Warner's billion-dollar plush toy empire and the speculative bubble it created.<p>Somewhere in your parents' basement, there's a plastic Rubbermaid bin filled with worthless plush toys that once promised riches. The Beanie Baby frenzy of the 90s …

Knitting

Forest tree seeds arrive at Svalbard's 'Doomsday vault'

<b>The Svalbard "doomsday" vault - widely known for protecting global food crop seeds - has accepted its first delivery of forest tree species seeds.</b><p>Norway spruce and Scots pine samples have entered the vault inside a mountain on the Arctic archipelago.<p>The frozen depository opened in 2008 and is …

Ecology

The truth about the Sound of Music family

<b>When it was released 50 years ago, The Sound of Music became one of the most successful films of all time. It was based on the true story of the von Trapp family (above) - but what did they think of it and was their life really like it was portrayed in the movie?</b><p>"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music …

European Travel

Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers

<b>Fifty years ago Singapore became an independent state, after leaving the short-lived Malaysian Federation. With no natural resources, just how did this tiny country go from swamp to one of the region's leading economies? On the strength of its human resources - immigrants like my grandfather.</b><p>At the …

Asia

Michigan Central Station: The story of its rise, fall and...

<b>For several decades, millions passed through Motor City's majestic rail station which served as a portal to America's heartland. But as the auto-industry slumped and the local economy collapsed, the station saw less and less traffic. Since the last train left in 1988, the once-regal station has</b> …

Urban Design

Feeling down

FALLING prices sound like something to cheer. In 1950 talk was not cheap. It cost $3.70 to place a five-minute call between New York and San …

An Outdoor Ping Pong Table for Design Lovers

Ping Pong has been making a steady comeback in the last decade and Australia-based POPP, Public Ping Pong Worldwide, is making it even easier to …

Google Street View maps Greenland

Google has extended its Street View feature to take in the scenes of sparsely populated Greenland.<p>The internet giant has published immersive images of some of the island's most impressive landscapes, including the Ilulissat Icefjord and the Nuutoqaq harbour.<p>The country is the 66th to be …

Google Street View