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Art History Movies Everybody Needs to Watch

Woman in Gold (2015)<p>Let’s start the list with a recent achievement directed by Simon Curtis. With Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds in the main roles, …

Art

'Unparalleled' discovery of Roman villa beneath Wiltshire garden

It started off as a bit of basic home improvement, but it ended up with the discovery of one of the largest Roman Villas ever found in the UK.<p>While laying an electricity cable beneath the grounds of his home, near the village of Tisbury, in Wiltshire, Luke Irwin found the remains of what appeared …

2,400-Year-Old 'Bong' Found In Ancient Burial Mound

In a vast and ancient burial site in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia, archaeologists have discovered what appear to be 2,400-year-old solid …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Media Industry

NASA just released incredible new images of Pluto — the best we'll see in decades

NASA just released the first batch of the closest images of Pluto that we'll see from the New Horizons flyby in July.<p>These images were taken from …

After 150 years, America gets its first slavery museum | Toronto Star

The United States is home to more than 35,000 museums that explore the nation’s culture and history. Restored plantations that commemorate the Old …

Black History
European Union

How The Tenement Museum Uses Crime Scene Photos to Create its Exhibits

The Tenement Museum in New York City isn’t just dedicated to educating visitors about the history of immigration in America—it’s also the closest …

New York City

USGS Geology and Geophysics

What is Geologic Time?<p>Concealed within the rocks that make up the Earth's crust lies evidence of over 4.5 billion years of time. The written record …

Geology

Origins of 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Begin to Emerge

The truth may be finally emerging about the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," a highly controversial papyrus suggesting that some people, in ancient times, …

Why the 'Prime Meridian of the World' Shifted Hundreds of Feet

Once called the Prime Meridian of the World, the invisible line running north to south that divides the world into Eastern and Western hemispheres …

The Glory Of Malala: Improving The Condition Of Women In The World

Last week two things happened: one purely personal, the other global. Both share a common thread. My eldest grand-daughter, Clara, got her GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) results: spectacular! 10 A’s/A+’s, 1 B (statistics!) Needless to say we, her family and friends, are all …

Malala Yousafzai

New Book Explores Biogeography And The Human Adventure

Alexander H. Harcourt is a professor of anthropology at University of California, Davis. In his new book, <i>Humankind</i>, just out from Penguin, he explores “How Biology and Geography Shape Human Destiny.”<p>Putting it another way, Harcourt shows how human cultures show the same geographical patterns as do …

Yellowstone National Park

A 2,500-Year-Old City Was Unearthed Near Madurai It's Spectacular

Redefining contemporary youth culture in India. Free delivery to your inbox, week after week, with stories that inform, surprise and make you …

India

Kurds Fighting the Islamic State Enraged at Turkey Over Brutal Killing of Female Fighter | VICE News

As photos of the naked and bloodied corpse of a female Kurdish militant recently trended on Twitter, women's rights groups in Turkey reeled at an act of sexualized torture committed by Turkish police, who also allegedly leaked the images.<p>The pro-Kurdish group Save Kobane identified the body as …

Middle East

India’s war on Greenpeace

Environmental activists are being investigated, prevented from leaving the country and having their funds frozen. Why is India’s political class lining up to brand them enemies of the state?<p>After deciding not to sleep at all before her 6.50am flight out of Delhi, Priya Pillai felt slow and drowsy …

India

DNA Study Pinpoints When The Ancient Greeks Colonized Sicily And Italy

Archaeologists have long known of Greek colonization of Magna Graecia, the name given to the coastal areas of Southern Italy and Sicily, thanks to artifacts and historical records. Somewhere around the 8th century BC, Greeks came in droves to settle Magna Graecia, bringing with them traces of a …

Anthropology

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

Women don’t have “maiden” names: A modest proposal to retire the descriptor

The antiquated term carries all kinds of sexist connotations. Its continued usage is more political than we realize<p>Last weekend the New York <i>Times</i> published an article about women and marriage and names—a perennially complicated topic that touches on matters of family, identity, feminism, and …

Feminism

Green Pope Goes Medieval on Planet

Pope Francis’s embrace of the direst ideas about climate change could usher in a new feudalism that stalls progress and penalizes the world’s poor in …

10 Essential Italian Desserts

<i>by Marla Gulley Roncaglia, Italian Cuisine Expert for the Menuism Italian Food Blog</i><p>It is nearly impossible to choose just ten desserts that represent Italy. Italian desserts are many, varied, seasonal, and fiercely regional, so it is difficult to proclaim a definitive list. The north to south …

Dessert

US mid-continent seismicity linked to high-rate injection wells

<b>A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern US since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas</b> …

Jonathan Safran Foer Is Blind, Deaf, and Dumb

These days, the <i>New Yorker</i> fiction issue is so bad it’s hard to imagine anyone liking it who wasn’t told to. It wasn’t always this way. Through his</i> …

Books

General relativity explains why Schrodinger's cat is alive

Stuart Gary<p>Quantum conundrum <b>General relativity theory can explain why one of the spooky properties of quantum mechanics works at the subatomic scale,</b> …

Quantum Mechanics

Fiorina Feminism Is No Feminism at All

As long as words mean things, "feminism" is still a political movement with political aims, not a feel-good self-help catchphrase.<p>After decades of marginalization and mockery, it looks like feminism has finally made it: A right-wing presidential contender has adopted it as part of her …

Ancient DNA reveals how Europeans developed light skin and lactose tolerance

Food intolerance is often dismissed as a modern invention and a “first-world problem”. However, a study analysing the genomes of 101 Bronze-Age …

UK's first commercial-scale aquaponic urban farm could be blueprint for city farming - Factor

An old, disused warehouse in the east of London is undergoing a transformation to turn it into a high-tech, state of the art urban farm that will be …

Aquaponics

Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness

The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving …

Hair

Two Sonography Students Allege That Their College Forced Them To Undergo Transvaginal Ultrasounds to Become "Better Providers"

<i>Content note: This post contains discussions of sexual and medical assault.</i><p>This is the time when scores of new med school graduates flock out into the world, getting ready to dive into their internships and direct patient care. But long before young doctors work directly with real patients, they …

Students