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The Six Weirdest Ancient Roman Ideas About The Human Body

Given our 21st century understanding of medicine, in which scientists can grow or 3D print new organs, the ancient Romans may seem fantastically clueless about human anatomy and disease. But until Anders Vesalius revolutionized the study of anatomy in the 16th century, Western medicine was …

Ancient History

DNA Reveals These Red-Haired Chinese Mummies Come From Europe And Asia

Within a nondescript Bronze Age cemetery first discovered by Swedish archaeologists in 1934 and rediscovered by the Xinjiang Archaeological Institute in 2000, researchers have found the oldest and best-preserved mummies in the Tarim Basin area of China. Their skeletal remains, along with …

Anthropology

Harper Lee literary bombshell: Atticus Finch depicted as racist bigot in Go Set a Watchman

Atticus Finch, the champion of racial justice in To Kill a Mockingbird, is portrayed in Harper Lee's new novel as a racist segregationist, according to first reviews<p>For fans of Harper Lee, there is a new literary sensation. Atticus Finch, the beloved champion of racial justice in her best-selling …

11 Science Fiction Books That Are Regularly Taught in College Classes

We all learn a lot from reading science fiction books—not just the cool ideas, but also the fascinating thought experiments. But college professors …

Science Fiction

6 ​unusual ​habits of ​exceptionally ​creative ​people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with some of history's most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity.<p>Some of the things I've learned …

China’s college students embrace stock trading, thanks to money from mom and dad

While many of his peers get their sense of achievement from online video games, Li Shengyao, a 21-year-old sophomore at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, gets it from playing the stock market. He describes himself as a short-term trader who “can’t stop my fingers from making orders.”<p>…

Stock Markets

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Productivity

Camping for a Week Is Only $160 at These National Parks

Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that staying inside their …

National Parks

In These Urban Forest Neighborhoods, The Houses Are Disguised As Trees

The Lord Of The Rings Elf city of the future.<p>If one Dutch architect gets his way, we might soon be living in car-free urban forests where the buildings look like trees.<p>“Imagine living with nothing but green around you,” says architect Raimond de Hullu. “Imagine growing flowers or tomatoes on your …

Architecture

7 Buddhist Teachings That Will Help You Overcome Life’s Most Difficult Challenges and Find Peace

Buddhaimonia.Growing up in the U.S. (California), almost all of my friends were either Christian or Catholic. My family wasn’t. My parents were …

Meditation

Places where nature has won

9 habits everyone should master before turning 30

Your 20s are a time of discovery. You figure out who you are, what you want, and how to make it happen.<p>The habits you establish during this time tend to stick and become the foundation of your adult life. Establishing positive ones can be the difference between success and failure.<p>We've sorted …

Google is starting a new company to improve cities

Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and deputy mayor of economic development and rebuilding for New York City, will run the company, which Page describes as a "modest investment" for Google that could hopefully "improve the lives of billions of people around the world."<p>Sidewalk Labs will focus …

Urban Design

10 Bucket List Activities for the Great American Adventurer

Sponsored<p>And gear to help you conquer all<p>Gore Tex<p>If you've been keeping your potential on a short leash, it's time to let it loose with this anything but run-of-the-mill bucket list. We've got the extreme sports, destinations and gear to help you excel. With the right skills, motivation and mettle, …

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

Self-improvement

Chicago’s 606 is America’s newest ‘transformative’ trail

Slide 1 of 5<p>Chicago’s 606 park and trail system opened Saturday, becoming the Second City’s answer to New York City’s incredibly popular High …

This German Glass Sphere Will Revolutionize Solar Power

A new sun-tracking solar generator created by German solar startup Rawlemon. The man behind the invention is Andre Broessel, who is an …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

What Designing an Indian City from Scratch Can Teach Us About Urban Planning Everywhere

It's ironic that the green, sustainable future of urban India is currently under construction and clustered around a Formula 1 racetrack. But then again, there's nothing standard about <b>Jaypee Greens Sports City</b>, 5,000 acres of flat, mostly featureless rice paddies and shepherd's fields 31 miles …

Nazi minister's letter to Soviet spy surfaces in Japan | DW | 19.05.2015

The letter congratulating Sorge (photo) on his 43rd birthday was written in 1938, and contains a singed photo of Ribbentrop, who served as Germany's …

How to Use The "O.H.I.O Method" To Beat Your Brain's Secret Coping Mechanism: Procrastination

<b>Procrastination is humanity’s most illogical problem.</b><p>How can people have such good intentions and yet be so totally unable to follow …

Procrastination

Living Beneath Your Means: The Foundation of Financial Independence

The whole concept of living beneath your means is so simple that it's virtually "old school". There's nothing high-minded about it, and no product to sell to help make it happen. For that reason, it's a concept that is generally ignored in favor of more technical financial applications. And yet it …

Wind Power Without The Mills

Vortex Bladeless is a radical company. It wants to completely change the way we get energy from the wind. Think wind stick instead of a massive tower with blades that capture blowing winds.<p>Wind stick. Really. Lest you think I’m mad, I’ve included a picture of this bladeless generator that helps …

Renewable Energy

'Cicadas': US military's new swarm of mini-drones

The "micro air vehicle" is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground before appearing in great swarms, reproducing and then dropping to the ground dead.<p>"The idea was why can't we make UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that have the same sort of …

Drones

How to Improve Self-Esteem: A New Secret From Research

It seems we all want to know how to improve self-esteem these days.<p>Life can be hard. And who is usually hardest on you? Yourself. There’s that …

17 things only someone who’s been to Idaho will understand

1. Idaho is more than just potatoes.<p>Idaho’s combined public lands total 12 million acres, including 2.4 million wilderness acres and 3,100 miles of …

How to Get Good at Stress

From wrecking your workouts to sabotaging your sleep, stress can wreak havoc on your life. But it can also be energizing, motivating and life …

Self-improvement