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10 African Myths And Legends

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world. Among its one billion inhabitants, more than 1,000 languages are spoken, and there is a massive …

Learn from our mistakes: teachers share their first-year faux pas

From dunking ties in custard to encouraging year 8s to smoke, experienced teachers look back on their early blunders<p>All teachers have been there: the nerves, the frantic planning, the struggle to get to grips with marking. The first year is a steep learning curve, and – at times – it can feel more …

Teaching

Common origins of Neolithic farmers in Europe traced

An international team of researchers has sequenced the first complete genome of an Iberian farmer, which is also the first sequenced ancient genome …

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Enlightened Technology in the Ancient Sanskrit Texts

The Rig Veda is said to be between 3000 and 10,000 years old. The Third Mandala/Book of the Rig Veda Is attributed to the Seer/Rishi Vishvâmitra, his …

10 of The Craziest Weapon Ideas During WWII

August 20, 2015 | Brian<p>Most of these weapons didn’t materialize, but you have to admire the creativity at play. After all, World War II was an …

Have treasure hunters found missing Nazi train stuffed with gold?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could two treasure hunters have found a legendary Nazi train packed with gold that vanished 70 years ago?<p>It's a question authorities in Poland's mountainous southwestern Walbrzych district are taking seriously.<p>It seems on its face unlikely. But not impossible.<p>The train reputedly went …

World History

The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems

In Peru, Kenya and India, NGOs are helping communities overcome water scarcity using wisdom from the past<p>India<p>Across large swaths of the Thar desert in western India, traditional techniques for harvesting the little amount of rain that falls has helped people survive the powerful effects of the sun …

Water

Before Marvel and DC: Superheroes of the ancient world

Comic book tales of masked do-gooders now dominate cinemas, but these stories are not new – in fact, they have their origins in antiquity, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>Over the past few years, even the most ardent comic book nerd might have wondered if there were too many superhero movies playing in the …

Ancient History

World War II ended 70 years ago — here's the planned US invasion of Japan that never happened

The surrender came after months of bombing raids across the Japanese countryside, two atomic bombs, and the Soviet Union's declaration of war on the island nation.<p>The iron resolve of the Japanese was a major factor the US anticipated while planning the invasion of mainland Japan. The culture known …

History

Thank the ancient Romans for 'street food'

ROME, Italy - Grabbing something hot and tasty on the move? You have the ancient Romans to thank. "Street food" was their invention, generally …

HugeDomains.com - ArtsAndAntique.com is for sale (Arts And Antique)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The Australian who rewrote world history

The achievements of ancient Egypt so fascinated some people in the first half of the twentieth century that they assigned it a unique role in the …

21 rare and weird facts about World War II

History