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Chimps Eat Poop, So Is There Anything That Actually Grosses Them Out?

Scientists have the answer.<p>You probably wouldn't pick up and eat a corn kernel from your own poop. That's because we humans are equipped with a …

Unknown Mark Twain bedtime tales rediscovered

US author Mark Twain died more than a century ago, but fans of the creator of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer can look forward to brand new work.<p>Notes of a bedtime tale told by Twain to his children have now been turned into a new book by a husband and wife team of modern authors.<p>Al Jazeera's …

After Brexit, EU English will be free to morph into a distinct variety

The newfound neutrality of English in Europe may help it survive Brexit as the EU’s lingua franca ... with the addition of a few distinctly un-British quirks<p>If your planification isn’t up to snuff, you might need to precise your actorness. English in the EU, spoken primarily by non-native speakers, …

Comic Artist Maps the History of Languages with an Illustrated Linguistic Tree

Using research from Ethnologue, Minna Sundberg created this amazing infographic in the form of a magnificent tree, which illustrates the ancient linguistic links between the world’s languages. Trees and branches are often used by linguists as a visual metaphor to explain language origination. This …

This Amazing Tree That Shows How Languages Are Connected Will Change The Way You See Our World

Did you know that most of the different languages we speak today can actually be placed in only a couple of groups by their origin? This is what …

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Blackmagic Continues To Make Impact In Hollywood

Blackmagic Design gear used to help make more than 20 films this summer. Yes, your little pocket camera has been used on some of this year’s biggest …

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How to Start Submitting Your Work to Literary Journals

Literary journals are wonderful magazines that focus on publishing creative writing. Some are digital. Others are print. Some only publish literary …

Surreal estate: a piece of medieval Italy – in pictures

This fully habitable stone property from the 1600s is in the popular hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, north of Rome<p>This fully restored three-bedroom stone property, dating back to 1600, is in the tiny medieval hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the Italian province of …

12 Movie Sex Maneuvers That Would Not Work In Real Life

We're looking at you, Titanic.<p>While love scenes are often the pivotal moment of any romantic comedy, take away the music and slo-mo and you're left with something totally impossible. That's because so many movies use the your willing suspension of disbelief and the magic of editing to create sex …

How the Rich Are Hurting the Museums They Fund

THE recent announcement of a wrenching round of layoffs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has sent a shiver through the museum world. Yet as recently as March, the Met seemed to be on a roll, when it opened a flashy contemporary art annex, the Met Breuer.<p>Indeed, if you’ve thought at all …

Secret Teacher: My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police

Children should be dreaming up quirky characters and gripping cliffhangers. Instead they are worrying about semi-colons and the passive voice<p>“Sir, can you read my story?”<p>It’s a request that fills me with dread, because I know what will follow.<p>Related: Secret Teacher: Dear Nicky, I cried at the SATs …

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These Photo Realistic Illustrations Took Hundreds Of Hours To Create

Photo realistic artwork can be created by tricking the eye with implied depth, using photo reference and digital painting software, or by spending a …

What Sex Was Like in Ancient Rome

<b>Mary Beard:</b> Sex is one of the things that has always absolutely enticed us about the Roman Empire. And the Roman Empire is always represented as the …

The Biblioracle: Why bookstores are more than places that sell books

I recently had the privilege of spending three days in Paris and had the chance to see the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Rodin Museum, Picasso Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, but there was another Paris sight I had to visit before I ran out of time: Shakespeare and …

"Staring Contests That Make Philosophy Interesting"

<i>Imagine two people arguing about free will. One of them, let’s call her Olga the Optimist, has just heard about compatibilism and happily accepts the</i> …

HOW TO PLAN YOUR STORY PLOT FROM START TO FINISH : Story Plot Writing Tips

How to Plan Your Story Plot from Start to Finish<p>by Samantha Stone<p>A well-plotted story is engaging, a page-turner, a book your readers can't put down. …

Why is decaf coffee sometimes okay, and other times it tastes like crap?

• Take normal coffee beans. Soak them in water in order to extract the caffeine.<b></b> <br>• Separate the water from the beans and mix it with a solvent (dichloromethane or ethyl acetate). The solvent works to extract the caffeine from the water.<br>• Separate the solvent, which, like oil, doesn’t mix with water, and …

Polish Artist Born Without Arms creates Hyper-Realistic Drawings

23-year-old Polish artist, Mariusz Kędzierski was born without arms and creates hyperrealistic drawings. His amazing work of arts is simply stunning. …

One man Photoshops his dog for fun and the results are unbelievable

We all get bored sometimes, but one man did something other than watching Netflix to cure it: he Photoshopped his dog, Zelda, into iconic photos.<p>He posted all of the images on Reddit and they're quickly becoming viral.<p>This isn't just an amateur job, either. It just so happened that this man, a …

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What is transformational consciousness?

I have worked as a business psychologist for nearly 20 years. This has involved listening on a daily basis to the trials, tribulations, wishes and …

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How One Young Artist Makes Public Art for Free...and Makes a Living Too

Karen Anderson builds tiny doors in Atlanta for free. See how she handles the money angle.<p>Karen Anderson created one tiny door for her neighborhood …

Magic marker! Japanese pen lights up artwork

TOKYO, July 22 (Reuters) - A Japanese startup has developed a pen that can bring pictures to life using a silver quick drying ink that conducts electricity.<p>The "Circuit Marker" allows users to draw an electric circuit that can withstand up to 100 volts. The circuits are capable of lighting lamps …

These nine artists can pump out stunning paintings in 20 minutes

At Art Battle, painters have a brush in their hands, pigments by their side and 20 minutes to create entire works of art from scratch. When the …

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The E-Reader: The Most Daunting Anthology

What is lost when the vast expanse of the internet’s literature is at a student’s fingertips?<p>As screens occupy more and more of our mental space, a lot of ink—or screen space, as the case may be—has been spent on the issue of what, if anything, is lost in electing to read on devices rather than on …

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