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Hasdrubal Barca

Hasdrubal Barca (c. 244-207 BCE) was the younger brother of the Carthaginian general Hannibal (247-183 BCE) and commanded the forces of Carthage …

Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

Tablet beat Pythagoras by a millennium, may explain how the ancients built pyramidsThose of you who can remember trigonometry can feel free to forget …

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Mental Health

Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry-Lemon Compote

Makes 8 large<p>If you’re in a bit of a time crunch, these lemon-ricotta pancakes are remarkably light and delectable on their own. They would also be fantastic made with raspberries or huckleberries.<p>August 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups fresh blueberries (about 1½ pounds), divided<p>¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon …

Baking

What Fine Dining Looks Like in Lisbon

Lisbon might not be known as a fine-dining destination, but a group of groundbreaking chefs are ushering in a new era of ambitious cooking. Showcasing the unbelievable ingredients Portugal has to offer, including fresh seafood and <i>porco preto</i> pork from Alentejo, these restaurants blend Portuguese …

The Only Cake Recipe You'll Need This Summer

My friend Jodi Rhoden started baking cakes out of her Barbie-pink house in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. The venture became so popular, so fast, that she opened a bakery, and wrote a cookbook about Southern cake ladies, the home bakers everyone around town knows to call up for a birthday …

Recipes

Can you solve it? Pythagoras's best puzzles

Three teasers from the vaults from the great Greek mathematician and philosopher<p>Hi guzzlers,<p>The most famous theorem in maths is named after the Greek thinker Pythagoras. So is the most famous recreational mathematics publication in the Netherlands.

The Very Best Way to Build Triceps

Top Tips From 8 Experts<p>The Question<p>What's the very best way to build triceps?<p>Paul Carter – Strength and Bodybuilding Coach<p>The PJR pullover.<p>No …

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Proudly claiming foreign ancestry used to be the key to gaining political power

For much of Western history, claiming foreign ancestry was the key to political legitimacy.<p>From the Roman Empire to the Renaissance, noble families across Europe insisted that they were not related to the populations they ruled.<p>They traced their ancestry back to illustrious foreign powers, …

Ancient History

This Singular Personality Trait Can Predict Career Failure

<i>A version of this article originally appeared on Inc. Sign up for my newsletter to get my articles straight to your inbox.</i><p>I dislike myself.<p>I fear the worst.<p>I change my mood a lot.<p>I am easily disturbed.<p>I get stressed out easily.<p>I am full of doubt.<p>I feel threatened easily.<p>These are sample statements …

Jane Smiley Explores Ancient Ireland’s Mysterious Tombs

About a half-mile past the entrance to Newgrange, in the Valley of the Boyne, County Meath, Ireland, is a handmade sign with an arrow that reads “Irish crafts for sale.” I am, of course, fascinated by Newgrange, a Neolithic site that predates Stonehenge by a thousand years, but I can never pass up …

It's Official: NASA's Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

It works.<p>After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it …

The key life skills parents should be teaching their children

By Sarah Hamaker<p>Over a Thanksgiving dinner our family hosted last fall with four international students from George Mason University, a female graduate student from Peru recounted her experiences as a resident assistant in a freshman dorm. “I had students coming to me with no idea how to do …

Have more sex, eat garlic and don't sleep too much: the new rules for heart health

Heart disease remains the UK’s biggest killer, but there is much to be optimistic about: deaths are plummeting as we get better at preventing, diagnosing and treating the problem. Heart attacks have fallen by 40 per cent since the introduction of the smoking ban in 2007, according to a major review …

Is America collapsing like the Roman Empire?

Anyone spending this election season in the Eternal City, as I am doing, is bound sooner or later to think about the Colosseum. After all, we Americans have one candidate running for Empress and another running for Gladiator. Can’t we feed them both to the lions? That’s what many voters wish.<p>Just …

BBC - Culture - Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Having sex increases spirituality and 'makes people more likely to believe in God'

Hormones released while having sex can increase spirituality and belief in God, scientists have claimed.<p>According to the research, the release of …

Women of the CIA: The Hidden History of American Spycraft

U.S. CIA Women<p>“My first son was my 1993 World Trade Center bombing baby,” says Gina Bennett, a veteran CIA analyst who has spent her career tracking …

Trump-Clinton nasty? Not compared to these campaigns

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prepare to square off Monday night in their first debate, the expectations are clear: Political bloodsport in primetime.<p>The 2016 race has been notably nasty, with Trump assuming the attack dog role campaigns have traditionally outsourced to running mates …

Thomas Jefferson

You Really Should Visit America's Ancient Ruins

Five spectacular sites, no international flights.<p>For avid travelers, it not unusual to spend thousands of dollars and fly halfway around the world to …

Easy Week Night Cooking: Easy Garlic Chicken | shopswell

We do chicken dishes a few times a week here at least. This one is so good the only complaint I ever here is there wasn't enough! I usually toss a …

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Bring Greens (and Even More Protein) to Spicy Baked Eggs

If you're on the hunt for a new way to enjoy eggs, try this play on the traditional Middle Eastern dish <i>shakshuka</i> that satisfies as a special Winter …

It’s time to hit the gazpacho reset button

By Gabriela Llamas<p>MADRID — In Spain, there are as many gazpachos as there are Spaniards. Every family here has its own recipe with its own little changes.<p>I much prefer gazpacho made in a food mill, as that allows for some texture, and that is the way it was made when I was young. Nowadays it is …

Lithium should be more widely used for bipolar disorder, researchers say

Lithium is most effective drug in reducing self-harm and suicide, and bad reputation is misplaced, study suggests<p>Britain’s 650,000 people with bipolar disorder should take lithium to help control their condition, despite its reputation for dulling the senses, a significant new study has …

Depression

The Collatz Conjecture Is a Simple Problem That Mathematicians Can't Solve

A kid can understand the question, but no one can answer it.<p>Part of the beauty of mathematics is that seemingly simple patterns lead to much more complicated questions and theories. The Collatz conjecture, which is the subject of a new video from YouTube channel Numberphile, is the perfect example …