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Exhibit's CT-scanned mummies give new look at old world

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever wonder what's really underneath that 5,000-year-old mummy's elaborate wrapping? There will be a rare chance to find out when "Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs" opens Sept. 18 at Los Angeles' Natural History Museum.<p>Exhibition organizers didn't actually cut open any of the …

Archaeology

Why all women need to have vagina parties. Yes, really

This week, a new study reported that young women aren't seeking medical help for gynaecological issues because they're too embarrassed. Psychologist Dr Elle Boag urges us to ditch the awkwardness and get talking<p>Vajayjay, nether regions, lady garden, front bum, Mary, foo - these are just some of the …

Birmingham City FC

If These Stunning Photos Were Taken Today, They’d Be Illegal. Is Drone Photography A Lost Art?

Amos Chapple has established himself as quite the photographer. He has traveled all over the world capturing places through his lens. But some of his …

India

These States Are Illegally Defunding Planned Parenthood

The ‘sting operation’ launched against Planned Parenthood is unraveling, but that isn’t stopping some governors from defunding the organization.<p>The …

Draconian Abortion Laws Kill Women and Girls

The story is so horrific it defies any logic.<p>In July 2012, 16-year-old Rosaura Almonte, known by the media as Esperancita was admitted to hospital in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's capital. Once there, she was diagnosed with leukemia and told she required urgent life-saving medical …

Rights & Freedoms

The tigon’s return: a rare tiger-lion takes over the Manchester Museum

A tigon, a cross between a tiger and lion, goes on display at the Manchester Museum. It is stuffed.<p><b>Name:</b> Maude<b><br>Species:</b> <i>Panthera tigris</i> x <i>P. leo</i> cross<b><br>Dates:</b> 1932-1949<b><br>Claim to fame:</b> Tigon<b><br>Where now:</b> The Manchester Museum, Manchester<p>When Maude died, there was much sadness.<p>She was always quiet and …

PlayStation Vue

100 best novels: one in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature

Where’s Carson McCullers, Patricia Highsmith, Erica Jong, and Margaret Atwood? Rachel Cooke responds to Robert McCrum’s list of great works of literature<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list Robert McCrum reflects on his choices Quiz: How well do you know the 100 best novels? The …

Literature

Muslim Feminists Rewrite Boundaries On The Street And At Home

When writer Mona Eltahawy was 15 her family moved to Saudi Arabia from the UK. It was a shock. Suddenly her highly educated mother could not drive or go anywhere unless accompanied by a man. Boys and girls lived segregated lives and it seemed to Eltahawy that women were considered the walking …

Feminism

Archaeologists discover the gates to Gath, home of Goliath

<i>Archaeologists working in Israel have discovered the remains of the fortifications and entrance gate of the biblical city of Gath, which was first</i> …

Archaeology

Ancient 'warrior princess' skeleton unearthed in Kazakhstan

8/12/2015 09:00:00 PM<p>The remains of an ancient female warrior have been discovered in South Kazakhstan. The perfectly preserved skeleton, believed to …

Queen Nefertiti dazzles the modern imagination – but why?

Author Michelle Moran brought the famous Egyptian queen to life in her popular book Nefertiti – and is thrilled by what the possible discovery of Nefertit’s tomb could teach us about her life<p>In the windswept, hot, sandy Egyptian desert in 1912, a German archaeological team headed by Ludwig …

Ancient History

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen reboot will be female-centric

The news that 20th Century Fox was planning a <i>League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen</i> reboot seemed strange back in May, seeing as the 2003 film …

30 Incredible Ballet Portraits

The sublime art of ballet is about movement; and yet, few videos seem to do the ballet dancer justice like the perfectly captured still image.<p>Maybe it's because each split second of a ballet dancer's movements must be perfect to create a beautiful final product, and the camera allows us to see that …

Photography

'Haunted' hospital off limits to ‘ghost hunters’

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza has said youngsters and ' ghost hunters' are prohibited from entering the …

Ghost Hunting

I watched 12 hours of the Planned Parenthood sting videos. Here’s what I learned. - Vox

"A lot of people want intact hearts these days," she says. "Always as many intact livers as possible. Some people want lower extremities too, which, that's simple. That's easy. I don't know what they're doing with it."<p>The woman in the video is Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood's medical …

Planned Parenthood

Ancient Egyptian animal mummies revealed at Manchester Museum exhibition

Unravelling the animal mummies of Ancient Egypt: Creepy exhibition reveals what lies beneath the bandages of cats, crocodiles and jackals offered to …

Ancient History

UFC Champ Ronda Rousey May Be a Bigger Geek Than Any of Us

Olympic medalist, UFC champion mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey took to Reddit.com's "Ask Me Anything" forum yesterday to answer some questions from …

Game of Thrones

Eyes Open Slowly

Project info<p>Eyes Open Slowly employs the prism of taxidermy to investigate the tangled and often paradoxical relationship between human and animal. The work speaks to the common nature of human life and animal life and how that commonality is manifested in our shared destiny of death.<p>Animals are …

Taxidermy

romans and christians -- 8/11/15

11 Aug 2015<p>Today's selection -- from <i>Sapiens: A Brief History</i> of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. Empires have been the dominant form of government in …

8 Tips to Take Stunning Photos of Iceland Without Expensive Gear

<b>Iceland is not only the land of fire and ice but also the land of photographers. Never in any locations had I seen so many people with big cameras and tripods. But let me reassure you, you do not need professional gear to come back with wonderful pictures of Iceland. And here are 8 tips to help you</b> …

Landscape Photography

Ancient 'warrior princess' skeleton found in Kazakhstan

Perfectly preserved skeleton found with a huge sword and dagger believed to be a woman living between the 11th century BC and fourth century AD, scientists say<p>The remains of an ancient female warrior have been discovered in South Kazakhstan.<p>The perfectly preserved skeleton, believed to be a woman …

The Big Secret of Abortion: Women Already Know How It Works

<i>This post originally appeared on The Cut By Rebecca Traister</i><p><i>Video still from an anti-abortion group's hidden-camera footage of the research director for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.</i><p>"I gave birth to two premature kids," said California's Barbara Boxer on the Senate floor last …

Feminism

Two Women Are Showing How Damaging Stereotypes Can Be With These Powerful Photos

The "I'm Tired" Project was started to raise awareness of the debilitating impact of everyday discrimination.<p>"For us, if this project changes even one person's mind about the preconceived notions they might be holding, or inspires someone to ask more questions, or even for someone to feel more …

Feminism

The Man Who Sold the World - Photographs and text by David Molina | LensCulture

“Heroes” is a personal body of work about my family and how my uncle’s heroin addiction and his death from overdose affected and changed our lives.<p>Heroin brought and took away the life of Santi, my uncle. In the little part of his days that I remember, there was music and there was drugs, but he …

Heroin

The Ancient Minoans of Crete

A detail of the dolphin fresco, the Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (c. 1700-1450 BCE). Photograph taken by Mark Cartwright for Ancient History …

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read <i>everything</i>.<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long …

Lost resting place of Egyptian queen Nefertiti may have been hidden by Tutankhamun's tomb, archaeologist says

An English archaeologist has suggested that the tomb of Tutankhamun, the most famous of Egypt's pharaohs, is hiding a secret that has eluded researchers since its discovery more than 90 years ago.<p>Dr. Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona told the Times of London that he believes he has …

Ancient History

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

Ireland’s Loch Ness monster resurfaces after 144 years

Image of Co Clare sea-serpent, dating from 1871, found in London<p>Mon, Aug 10, 2015, 01:00<p>An image of Co Clare’s sea-serpent - Victorian Ireland’s …