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The Strange Story Of William Adams – The Englishman Who Became A Samurai

Not only was William Adams the first Englishman to reach Japan, he became an adviser to the shogun and one of the first Westerners to become a …

Japan

StumbleUpon is calling it quits after 16 years

After helping some 40 million users discover billions of pages with interesting stuff from across the web over since the early noughties, StumbleUpon is shuttering its content curation and discovery platform today.<p>The service was arguably one of the first of its kind when it launched in 2002, …

Content Curation

What Are the Seven Wonders of the World?

We've all heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, but what are they exactly and where do they come from? To get to the origins of the original “must-see” list, we need to go back to Ancient Greece. Called <i>themata</i>—Greek for “things to see”—the list came about from writers of guidebooks and …

Ancient History

Order of the Garter

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the highest order of knighthood in Britain and the most exclusive with traditionally only 24 knights as full …

Ancient History

This tree beautifully reveals the relationships between languages

For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designer's go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the world's largest language families.<p>All of the languages illustrated …

Language

The greatest tale ever told?

Homer’s Odyssey has topped our poll of 100 Stories that Shaped the World. Natalie Haynes looks at why the epic poem has survived for millennia.<p>If any story can be considered the greatest tale ever told, Homer’s Odyssey has a better claim than most. Twenty-four books long, it runs to more than …

Literature

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

The 25 Strongest Marvel Mutants, Officially Ranked

When it comes to mutants, the strength levels of the heroes and villains have never been great compared to other hero types. While The Avengers have …

Comics

A Zen Master Explains Why It’s Useless To Try To “Silence The Mind”

Have you ever tried to “silence the mind” in order to achieve peace and tranquility?<br>It’s very common advice from mindfulness practitioners to quieten …

Meditation

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

Do You Know the Meaning of Om?

Om is a very simple sound with a complex meaning. Om is the whole universe coalesced into a single word, representing the union of mind, body, and …

Yoga

Here's Why Some Brains Really Are Smarter, According to This New Study

Are you 'neurally efficient'?<p>People with a higher IQ are more likely to have fewer connections between the neurons in the outer layer of their brain, …

The Brain

50 Page Friday: THE WORLD OF LORE: MONSTROUS CREATURES by Aaron Mahnke

Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic …

Horror

Æthelflæd: The woman who crushed the Vikings

Janina Ramirez reveals how Æthelflæd – wife, mother, diplomat and, above all, warrior-queen – left an indelible mark on Anglo-Saxon England in the …

Ancient History

What Is Consciousness?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers

Consciousness

Weapons Of Mass Destruction: The 15 Most Lethal Weapon X Members, Ranked

There are dozens of nefarious organizations that, in the name of things like science, or even the eradication of all mutants, are up to no good in …

Comics

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Behavioral Sciences

This Is The Myers-Briggs Type That Is Most Likely To Be Your Soulmate, Based On Your Myers-Briggs

There's a lot to take into consideration when trying to find out, "who is my soulmate?" You'll want to make sure you and your partner are on the same …

Myers-Briggs

Five Scientific Reasons You'll Always Be Biologically Attached to Mom

And why she's attached to you.<p>No two mothers are alike (except for the fact that they all love candles). But through the lens of science, some …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Mindfulness

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Apps

1600-year-old Theodosius Cistern opens to visitors in Istanbul

A new part of İstanbul’s extensive ancient water system has been revealed to the public with the opening in late April of the fifth century Theodosius Cistern, located in the Çemberlitaş neighbourhood on the city’s historic peninsula.<p>The 1600-year-old cistern, known as Şerefiye Sarnıcı in Turkish, …

Archaeology

This Cauliflower and Date Salad Is the Best Side Dish — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cauliflower

Do You Only Live Once? The Evidence for Rebirth - Lion's Roar

What happens after you die? That used to be just a religious question, but science is starting to weigh in. Sam Littlefair looks at the evidence that …

Spirituality

Why are kids so bored, impatient, and fragile these days?

<b>Kids' social, emotional, and academic functioning has been declining for years, which suggests we need a new approach to parenting.</b><p>A friend of mine, …

Parenting

Doctor Weighs In on What May Have Killed Saladin, the 12th-Century Muslim Military Leader

Saladin, the 12th-century sultan of Egypt and Syria, was one fearless ruler. After unifying much of the Muslim world, he took on the Christian Franks …

World History

25 Unbelievable Things Found On Earth We Can’t Explain

In the modern age, we’d love to believe we have everything figured out. With science increasing our knowledge every day, it’s an easy thing to buy …

Breakthroughs

The 10 Biggest NBA Draft Busts Since 2000

In the NBA, one draft pick can alter the trajectory of a franchise.<p>For better or worse.<p>And there have been a lot of busts since 2000.<p>For this exercise, we're only focusing on top-10 picks. There have been some awful choices from later in the draft, no doubt, but the lottery, which since 2005 has …

Basketball

10 “Notes to Self” that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Let’s start off with a simple question:<i>Why do we always take things so personally?</i>There are admittedly quite a few viable and valid answers to …

Self-help