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Total solar eclipses used to be terrifying events — here's how ancient cultures explained them

As the Earth and moon sweep through space in their annual journey around the sun, the three bodies align in such a way that the Earth passes into the shadow of the moon. Observers then witness a sun that is gradually covered and uncovered by the moon's disk - a spectacular celestial event.<p>But until …

Ancient History

What is Amazon, really?

In the beginning, Amazon.com sold books.<p>Today Amazon is a titan of e-commerce, logistics, payments, hardware, data storage, and media. It dabbles in plenty more industries. It’s the go-to site for online shoppers and merchants alike, a modern necessity that independent sellers love to hate. Prime, …

eCommerce

AI and CGI will transform information warfare, boost hoaxes, and escalate revenge porn

When the Roman Republic first conquered the Italian peninsula between 500-200 BC, it was known to send fake refugees into enemy cities to "[subvert] the enemy from within." "Pope Joan" was believed to be a woman who allegedly tricked her way into become pope in the Middle Ages by pretending to be a …

Artificial Intelligence

21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people …

16 tasty taco recipes to make every night taco night

Taco Tuesday, Taco Thursday — heck, we'll gladly eat tacos any day! And you can too, thanks to these 16 delicious taco recipes. So here's to our favorite handheld device (the one that's allowed at the dinner table): Tacos stuffed with chicken, pork, beef, beans, and veggies, made with a slow …

Cooking

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

1 of 13<p>How the List Was Calculated<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>January: Domestic<p>3 of 13<p>January: International<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>February: …

18 Movies & TV Shows Leaving Netflix in October

Stream these classics this weekend before it's too late.<p>Stream these classics this weekend before it's too late.

Consumer Trends 2016

Contents<p>This year's Consumer Trends report presents a powerful case for the value of the travel agency channel, with the "Advantage Gap" widening in …

Travel Industry

The Most Luxurious Hotels in America’s National Parks

This August 25, the National Park Service celebrates its 100-year anniversary. A century ago, the organization, which was established by Congress, only managed 14 national parks, including the first, Yellowstone, but today there are 59 to speak of. Located in 27 vast and different states, these …

These 1-Pot Pasta Recipes Are the Answer to Quick and Easy Dinner

Does dinner get any easier than one-pot pasta? When you need to throw dinner together in a matter of minutes, turn to any of these 27 recipes where every single thing is cooked in the same pot as the pasta. There's sure to be a recipe that speaks to you, from one-pot tomato basil pasta to one-pot …