Vivian Hornby

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6 Practical Examples Of How Quantum Computing Will Change Our World

There’s a reason Google, Microsoft, IBM and governments around the world continue to make significant investments in quantum computing—they are counting on it to change the world by solving problems that are intractable for today’s classical computers.<p>Quantum computers will disrupt every industry. …

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

"We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea."<p>That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945.<p>Allen, who is leading a 13-person …

Rowing

Before the Murders: 28 Rare Photographs of the Romanov Family Years Before Their Execution

At about 1 a.m. on July 17, 1918, in a fortified mansion in the town of Ekaterinburg, in the Ural Mountains, the Romanovs—ex-tsar Nicholas II, …

The lost city of Jesus' apostles has just been found, archaeologists say

Archaeologists think they may have found the lost Roman city of Julias, the home of three apostles of Jesus: Peter, Andrew and Philip (John 1:44; …

SkyTeam $438-$542 LAX to many Spain cities Aug-April

SkyTeam airlines including Delta, Air France, KLM have several cities in Spain on sale from $438 round trip for flights August 2017 to April 2018. …

Flying

Nike's Reversal: An Omen For Wall Street?

Disclosure: I own shares of NKE<p>Another quarter, another pleasant surprise for Nike stockholders.<p>After the market closed on Tuesday, the company reported strong results across all its major product segments. Wall Street took notice, sending Nike’s stock sharply higher in early market trade on …

Wall Street

The Concept Of The Universe As Understood By Ancient Indian Seers

<b>How did the ancient Indians view the cosmos, time and life? Subhash Kak tells us about the Indian cyclical model and ideas related to time.</b><p>It is …

Hinduism

Two skeletons discovered at Sicily’s Valley of the Temples

Two skeletons have been unearthed by archeaologists at Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples in Sicily.<p>The skeletons are thought to date back to the 7th century AD, long after the ancient Greek period when the temples were built. They were found just a few metres from the famous Tempio della Concordia, …

10 countries sitting on massive oceans of oil

One of the most talked-about side effects of the deal is the reentry of Iranian crude on the global markets.<p>Interestingly, although Iran has a huge amount of oil, the Islamic republic doesn't even make it into the top three when it comes to proven crude oil reserves.<p>Using the data provided by …

The Scariest Hotel in the World – Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru!

My fiancee and I have been travelling around South America for two years now and have decided to return to one of our favourite places in the world – …

Dwell

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Home Tours

The time has come to redefine “old age”

In 1985, American Richard Bass accomplished an amazing feat. He had set for himself the task of climbing the world’s highest mountains in all seven continents. In that year, at age 55, he completed the climb of the last of his seven mountains, Mount Everest and in doing so became the first person …

Demographics

The Ancient Ruins of Salamis, the Once Thriving Port City of Cyprus

Ancient cities can be a window into the past of human society. It is difficult to imagine a thriving city during different times, without the …

The 10 Most Dangerous SCUBA Dives in the World

There are beautiful and serene dives—and then there are dives with an added element of danger and mystery so compelling, many will risk their lives …

New Jersey

Ancient Coptic 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' found

2/04/2015 06:00:00 PM<p>An ancient gospel has been discovered in the pages of a diminutive book dating back to the 6th century.<p><i>An image of the gospel's</i> …

Rock Art On Earth Draws Scientists to Ancient Lakes

Life imitates art. And sometimes science does the same.<p>Seven thousand year-old rock paintings in the Sahara desert have, somewhat serendipitously, …

Biology

After Gaffe-Filled Foreign Tour, Europe Asks: ‘Is Mitt Romney a Loser?’

Mitt Romney’s trip to Europe and Israel may not have been a complete disaster. Yet it was close enough to a risible calamity that the presumptive …

Church Fathers: The Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas

<b>By Thomas V. Mirus</b> (bio - articles - email) | Aug 19, 2014<p>One of the most important sources from the age of the Apostolic Fathers is “The Lord’s …

Theology

California: Surfboards turned into works of art in Morro Bay

More than 20 surfboards-turned-artworks are on display around Morro Bay, Calif., in the town's first such public art on display through November. The Surfboard Art Festival features boards that have been painted to convey familiar scenes in the Central Coast town, wildlife and even strands of …

California

From slaves to the sidewalk: Bill Cosby's African art collection – in pictures

The standup comedian and sitcom star has amassed a remarkable collection of African art, from Senegalese sculpture to Ghanaian collage and South African street photography. It goes on show in the exhibition Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue, held at the National …

Your Guide to Travel + Leisure on Flipboard

When “Camera and Travel” became “Travel + Leisure” in 1971, it combined the renowned photography of the former with the most experienced travel …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

The Week in Review: Catholic Church Debate

Over 19 months ago, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. The pontiff has since changed the face of the Catholic Church, speaking out against …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

National Parks

Free Things to Do in Barcelona

From the street performers who line Las Ramblas to works by modernist masters like Picasso, Gaudí, and Miró, the Catalan capital is awash in culture, much of it accessible for free with a little planning.<p>From the street performers who line La Rambla to works by modernist masters like Picasso, …

Table Tennis

Anti-Woman? Five Reasons the Catholic Church Is the Most Pro-Woman Institution in Existence

Anyone who claims that the Catholic Church is anti-woman knows little about her rich history and Tradition in proclaiming the beauty and greatness of …

Inca Road & Tunnel to Machu Picchu Discovered

CUSCO, PERU—A new section of road leading to Machu Picchu has been discovered beneath heavy vegetation, according to a report in <i>Peru This Week</i>. Built …

South America

4,000-Year-Old Burial with Chariots Discovered in South Caucasus

An ancient burial containing chariots, gold artifacts and possible human sacrifices has been discovered by archaeologists in the country of Georgia, …

9 Pharaonic mummies discovered in southern Egypt

By Menna Zaki<p>A new tomb that contains nine mummies was discovered in southern Aswan by Spanish archaeologists.<p>The tomb is said to belong to the Late …