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Cask from the past: archaeologists discover 5,000-year-old beer recipe

Chinese find suggests barley was used for booze before being grown for food - and that beer could have played a role in the development of society<p>Chinese villagers could have been raising a pint 5,000 years ago, according to new research.<p>Archaeologists studying vessels unearthed in the Shaanxi …

Archaeology

12 vintage photos that show what New York City's 'forgotten borough' looked like in the 1980s

But they didn't go too far — in 1982, the couple bought an affordable house on Staten Island, though they didn't know much about the borough.<p>"We had taken the ferry ride multiple times on hot summer days while living in Manhattan, but never got off," Osinski told Business Insider.<p>About a year after …

Staten Island

Anti-Trump campaign sparks civil war among Anonymous hackers

Critics say targeting Republican counters hacking collective’s tradition of not taking sides in political contests and others allege movement is being hijacked<p>The ripple effects of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy have led to a civil war in the Republican party. But they have also had the …

War

The Number One Reason The National Debt Will Continue To Rise

The national debt is over $19 trillion and is expected to surpass $23 trillion by 2021. Will Washington learn to control spending or will they attempt to raise taxes? Is there an economic collapse at the end of this road? To find answers to these questions, we must consider three pivotal moments in …

The 11 Greatest Female Friendships in TV History

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7 Offbeat Literary Vacations to Book Now

Follow in the footsteps of your favorite authors for a noteworthy getaway. One for the books, you might say.<p>Avid readers often wax poetic about how a truly great novel can transport you to another world, but few actually take the time to explore the worlds in which those worlds were created. What …

10 Other Magical Books 'Harry Potter' Fans Should Read

You could re-read "The Goblet of Fire" for the umpteenth time, or, you could try something new.<p>Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s occasional plot twists -- revealed on social media long after the series has satisfyingly concluded -- you’ve decided to re-read <i>Harry Potter</i>, swapping in a new pronunciation of …

Books

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Mike Bryan<p>Read full profile<p>Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out. Between 20 and 30, we all would undergo lots of …

Motivation

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Holistic Medicine

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Books

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival: Pictures

Chinese Art

A Point of View: Is there still any point collecting books?

<b>A lifetime of collecting books has left the writer Howard Jacobson with back injuries, a lack of living space and a sense of sheer pointlessness. But he'd do it all over again.</b><p>I can't remember how old I was when I began collecting second-hand books. I'd like to say eight or nine, but that's because …

Literature

10 Marvelous Facts About The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

The Room Where the Internet Was Born

An epic American road trip—to see “The Cloud” in all its strange manifestations—begins in an old lab at UCLA.<p>Starting a cross-country drive to New York in Los Angeles is pretty inconvenient, unless your cross-country drive is also a vision quest to see the Internet. More specifically, we'd been …

Internet

Back to the Future Day: What the franchise sneakily got right

Many seismic events have shaken the world in the past 30 years -- the fall of Communism, the rise of the Clintons and Bushes, the invention of the iPhone, the realization that suspenders are a bad look for anyone under the age of 70.<p>One constant, however, has been "Back to the Future." The 1985 …

Back to the Future

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

Genetics

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

University of British Columbia

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Undiscovered

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes