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Seven Notable New Books on Slavery

Over the past few years, several films have been released in the United States, including Twelve Years a Slave, The Birth of a Nation, and the remake of Roots, exploring various aspects of the lives of enslaved men and women. Although these films offer valuable insights into the history of slavery, …

Black History

How to road trip Scotland

Scotland is one of the best countries in the world to take a road trip. Here are some of my favourite routes, many of them easily linkable for longer …

A strange physical phenomenon is helping scientists predict where massive earthquakes will strike

Earthquakes are a lot harder to monitor than volcanic eruptions, but some techniques are used such as laser beams to detect plate movement, or a seismometer to pick up the vibrations in the Earth's crust.<p>Now, thanks to new research, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania believe they've found …

Research

“You can’t coddle white brothers and sisters”: The fiery racial gospel of Michael Eric Dyson

In the age of Trump, preacher Michael Eric Dyson challenges white America: “Stop being white, and just be human”<p>Eloquence is essential to the cultivation of constructive citizenship and the emergence of productive leadership. It is not coincidental that the window dressing of America’s current …

Bernie Sanders

The Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent, BARBG and other torrent sites you can use in 2017

Among the torrent sites you can use in 2017, the Pirate Bay tops the list with Alexa ranking of 116, followed by ExtraTorrent.<p>Anti-piracy …

Medieval Europe: How The Sytem Of Lords And Serfs Worked

<b>Lords And Serfs In Medieval Europe</b><p>In attempting to understand the ideas and institutions of the period of history that is usually called the “Middle …

Toussaint L'Ouverture's Slave Revolt Was History's Greatest David Vs. Goliath Victory

The harrowing, heroic story of one man who brought himself and his people from slavery to freedom.<p>Toussaint L’Ouverture.<p>A typical 18th century …

Ancient Britons' teeth reveal people were 'highly mobile' 4,000 years ago

Archaeologists have created a new database from the teeth of prehistoric humans found at ancient burial sites in Britain and Ireland that tell us a …

Four Great African Empires That Astonished the World

Who ruled Africa while Rome ruled Europe? How did they come to be forgotten?<p>A quick scan of online message boards will tell you that worldwide …

Life on the fault lines: major earthquakes ‘overdue’ across the globe

UTS Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering senior lecturer Dr Behzad Fatahi said “no one in the world is safe” from the looming natural disasters of …

Natural Disasters

This 2,500-Year-Old Stone Just Revealed The Name of a Powerful Etruscan Goddess

And an underground cult, nbd.<p>Researchers have been translating an inscription on an ancient Etruscan stone slab, and have found mention of the …

Archaeology

NASA spacecraft just saw something huge erupting from the sun

Do not be alarmed, but NASA just spotted the biggest eruptions yet this year on the surface of the sun.<p>But the sun is actually in a period of low …

100 Must-Read Mystery & Crime Novels Around the World

This installment of the 100 Must-Read list is sponsored by the <b>Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series</b> by Warren Adler.<p>The Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series …

Caribbean

How China is rewriting the book on human origins

Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.<p>On the outskirts of Beijing, a small …

Humanity

Nanovaccines could deliver cancer drugs exactly where they're needed

Yvette van Kooyk is making a cancer vaccine at the nano scale. "By using nanotechnology to deliver vaccines into the body, we can create more …

Immunotherapy

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

The Sack of Rome by the Gauls, 390 BCE

After the Gauls defeated the Romans at the confluence of the Tiber and the Allia rivers, the Gauls marched on to Rome. In late July 390 BCE, the …

Ancient DNA Shows Perfect Storm Felled Ice Age Giants

Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful saber-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern …

Ice Age

Ancient Cities Discovered Beneath Jungle Surrounding Angkor Wat Temples

The majesties of Angkor Wat are just beginning to unfurl.<p>Scientists have announced the discovery of 1,000-year-old cities buried in the jungle surrounding Cambodia's famous temple complex in a colossal discovery that could upend the area's rich history as we know it.<p>Ground-penetrating lasers …

Archaeology

Birth of cities: visualising 6,000 years of urbanisation

Whether it is Rome, Sparta, ancient Babylon or Troy, or maybe even vast ancient cities buried beneath the jungles of Cambodia, the human instinct to …

Angkor Wat

Why the ‘lone-wolf’ terrorist is a myth

President Obama says don’t worry, the Orlando terrorist was just another “lone actor” operating in isolation, unconnected to any larger group of …