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Top Gun in Iran? Don't be scared of the Islamic Republic's F-14s

Maverick And Goose Won't Be Coming To The Rescue<p><i>This post is part of</i> Autoblog Military<i>, our sub-site dedicated to the vehicles, aircraft, and ships of the world's armed forces.</i><p>You remember <i>Top Gun</i>, the movie about Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer playing volleyball. There was that sexy airplane too, the …

Hairstylist Creates Hair Dyeing Masterpieces Inspired by Classic Fine Art Paintings

For the past year, people have turned to their own hair as a canvas for their artistic interpretations of the world around them, finding a range of inspiration from baked goods to childhood tales of mythical creatures to the entire universe. Hairstylist Ursula Goff has certainly experimented with …

Amphipolis

Amphipolis, located on a plain in northern Macedonia near Mt. Pangaion and the river Strymon, was an Athenian colony founded c. 437 BCE on the older …

Ancient History

Athena Parthenos by Phidias

The magnificent temple on the Acropolis of Athens, known as the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432 BCE in the Golden Age of Pericles, and it …

Ancient History

The Plays of Cratinus

Cratinus was a highly successful writer of Attic Old Comedy, but the very fragmentary nature of his surviving plays means that he is not as well …

Ancient History

Siren

Sirens were creatures from Greek mythology which enticed sailors to their destruction with their irresistibly beautiful singing. Their most famous …

Draco's Law Code

Draco was an aristocrat who in 7th century BCE Athens was handed the task of composing a new body of laws. We have no particular clues concerning his …

Pandora

Pandora is a figure from Greek mythology who was not only the first woman, but --as an instrument of the wrath of Zeus-- was held responsible for …

Ancient History

In the footsteps of Xerxes

Today we have another contribution from Time Travels Magazine in which Ben Churcher writes about the remains that can be found of the Persian wars in …

The Last Days of Socrates - Plato's Greater, Better World

Socrates' execution at Athens in 399 BCE had a profound effect on his student Plato (428-348 BCE) who was inspired by his teacher to abandon his …

Ethnography

The Relationship Between the Greek Symposium Poetry

The Ancient Greek symposium is often considered an important part of Greek culture, a place where the elite drank, feasted and indulged in sometimes …

Ancient History

Cynane

Cynane (c. 357- 323 BCE, pronounced `Keenahnay') was the daughter of the Illyrian Princess Audata and King Philip II of Macedon, making her the …

Syracusia

The Syracusia was an ancient sailing vessel designed by Archimedes in the 3rd century BCE. She was fabled as being one of the largest ships ever …

Aeschylus

Aeschylus (c. 525 - c. 456 BCE) was one of the great writers of Greek Tragedy in 5th century BCE Classical Athens. Known as 'the father of tragedy', …

Ancient History

This is why Volkswagen wants to settle with diesel owners right now

What is VW up to here?<p>Simply put, it appears to be one more move by VW CEO Matthias Mueller to get his company past the cheating scandal as quickly as possible.<p>Settlement funds are Feinberg's specialty. He won praise for his work administering funds for victims of the Sept. 11 and Boston Marathon …

RANKED: All of Amazon's original shows from best to worst

While Amazon's first few attempts didn't make much of an impact, it scored its first blockbuster hit with 2014's "Transparent," a comedy-drama about a family trying to make sense of a father's transition from man to woman. The show won two Golden Globes last year, for best actor and best TV series …

How to use Apple's most innovative iPhone app of the year

Apple's most innovate app of 2015 is one you may have never heard of: Workflow.<p>The app's tag line is "powerful automation made simple." It's like a Swiss army knife for completing complicated tasks, which the app calls "workflows," on the iPhone or iPad.<p>For example, you can use Workflow to make …

Modi seen pivoting from roads to fields in next budget

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will recalibrate budget priorities in 2016 to focus on social initiatives, such as the country’s first major crop insurance scheme, while capping previously prioritized infrastructure spending, officials say.<p>A farmer channels water to …

Savannas of India

In Saurashtra, a three-day break leads to an ASI site, black bucks and weaving traditions that take your breath away<p><b>Adventure</b> <b><br>Tour & Taste</b><b><br>Relax</b></b> …

Look Out, USB Chargers. Your Days Are Numbered.

This story appears in the December 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This article is part of our Trends 2016 coverage.</i><p>When Wi-Fi gained dominance over the Ethernet cable, it obviated the need to plug in for an internet connection. So have you ever wondered why device charging still largely …

North West is Pretty in Pink in Latest Instagram Snap

At the ripe old age of two, it's already clear that North West has a keen eye for style. The little tot has sat front row at more international …

Why I think the most unique feature in the iPhone 6s is totally useless

At the iPhone 6S unveiling in September, Apple advertised 3D Touch as "just as profound as multi-touch," the innovation that introduced the world to swiping, pinching and zooming on smartphones.<p>But that's not the case. In fact, calling 3D Touch just as profound as multi-touch couldn't be further …

Ultimate Bodybuilding Guide - 63 Rules To Grow By

2K<p>Shares 2K<p>Ask most bodybuilders and they’ll tell you training is the easy part. Not that lifting ungodly tonnage and pushing your body to its …

Here's a simple trick to use at the end of the workday so you can actually relax when you get home

Unfortunately, you can't turn off the part of your brain that's still preoccupied with work issues.<p>Yet a new study suggests that there's a simple strategy for mentally distancing yourself from your job. The trick? Write down exactly how you plan to complete any uncompleted tasks the following …

A woman is suing Airbnb over an alleged hidden camera

Airbnb is facing a new lawsuit over a hidden camera in a rented apartment. Filed yesterday in Northern California District Court, the case concerns an Irvine, California apartment with a wireless camera allegedly installed in the living room. The plaintiff, a German woman named Yvonne Schumacher, …

India worries it compromised too much on climate treaty

NEW DELHI (AP) — As the world celebrates reaching an unprecedented global climate treaty, India is praising nations' willingness to compromise for …

Meet Udayan Vundru, the 17-year-old iPhone photographer

Udayan Vundru loves football, travelling and is hard at work preparing for his class 12 boards. Any of these facts could easily be used to describe …

The most innovative new tech of 2015

We saw so many gadgets, apps, and services raising the bar that anything less simply will not do.<p>Here's our list of the most innovative tech that launched this year:

Shredded Abs Without Ab Exercises

Some think they need to perform thousands of sit-ups and crunches to get their abs to pop. It’s what bodybuilders do, and they have shredded abs, but …

LG unveils next year's monitors and laptops ahead of CES

LG announced three classes of products on Tuesday that it will be showcasing at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. First up, LG announced a trio of new models for its 21:9 UltraWide line of monitors. They'll all sport 3440- x 1440-pixel screens and ThunderBolt 2 connectors. The The UC98 …

Consumer Tech