Zack Worden

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Stunning meteor turns the sky emerald green as it burns up over India

<b>A photographer has captured the moment a meteor burnt up over the sky in India in a stunning picture that was captured completely by …

Female Samurai Warriors Immortalized in 19th Century Japanese Photos

Most of my generation’s exposure to Japanese culture came heavily mediated by anime and samurai films. One cultural artifact that stands out for me …

The 10 Things That Go Wrong When You're On Shrooms

And why those low points might be good for you in the long run.<p>You may have heard that psychedelics are enjoying a recent surge in popularity. Scientists in the US and the UK have been using psilocybin—the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms—to treat addiction, depression, and existential …

8 Mysterious Monsters of Asia

8 Mysterious Monsters of Asia<p>Updated on June 5, 2018<p>According to the Oxford Dictionary, a cryptid is an animal whose existence or survival is …

Arminius

The Cherusci noble Arminius (c. 18 BCE - 19 CE) led the resistance to Roman conquest of Germania during the years 9-16 CE. Likely raised as a child …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Diplomacy

Birds are more like ‘feathered apes’ than ‘bird brains’

For centuries scientists dismissed birds as dumb based on physical differences in their brains. How wrong we were.<p>When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there …

University of London

The long, steady decline of literary reading

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>The percentage of American adults who read literature — any novels, short stories, poetry or plays — fell to at least a three-decade low last year, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts.<p>In 2015, 43 percent of adults read at least one …

High School

The Plague at Athens, 430-427 BCE

In the 2nd year of the Peloponnesian War, 430 BCE, an outbreak of plague erupted in Athens. The illness would persist throughout scattered parts of …

Ancient History

Chilling mountaintop find may confirm dark Greek legend

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends …

Ernest M. Hemingway

"The writer's job is to tell the truth," Ernest Hemingway once said. When he was having difficulty writing he reminded himself of this, as he …

Literature

Women in Ancient Greece

Women in the ancient Greek world had few rights in comparison to male citizens. Unable to vote, own land, or inherit, a woman’s place was in the home …

Seven Surprising JavaScript 'Features'

Over the last couple of months I’ve made a few enhancements to JSHint, mainly as a way of learning ES6 (I’m most proud of re-implementing variable …

JavaScript

XML-RPC and Why It’s Time to Remove it for WordPress Security

From the very beginnings of WordPress, there have been features that allow you to interact remotely with your site. These same features build your …

Information Security

Custom Software Development Austin

Build Better<p>Partner with a software consultancy that shares their decade of experience solving tough problems while building elegant UI using test …

Here's Why Google Is Open-Sourcing Some Of Its Most Important Technology

We think of art as the most human of endeavors, but in recent years we’ve learned that machines can understand creativity too. There are algorithms that evaluate songs and movies for record companies and movie studios. One music professor even created a program that wrote compositions which drew …

Artificial Intelligence

Racism, Stress, and Black Death

Two weeks ago I used my aunt’s car to make my way across New Orleans. I am back in Louisiana, where I was born and raised, for a few weeks, and she has lent me her car so that I’m able to run all the errands my mother inevitably assigns to me each time I return home. When I am done, I drive the car …

Destroy All Ifs — A Perspective from Functional Programming

The Anti-IF Campaign currently stands at 4,136 signatures, and there’s a reason: conditional statements are frequently a troublesome source of bugs …

The only way to save the EU is for the UK to leave it

Xenophobic. Racist. Jingoistic. Nativist. Parochial. The 52% of British voters who hit the EU eject button might be all of those things. But they were also backing the right horse.<p>The vote repudiates a vision of Europe that rewards companies at workers’ expense. It’s a rebuke of a government that …

Economics

How to be best friend with the HTTP Cache ?

I am currently lead developer for a French press website with very high traffic. Along my previous work experiences, I was able to perform …

Web Development

Coding mobile-first emails

A practical step-by-step guide<p><i>Update: Since this article was written, Gmail has added support for media queries. However, due to</i> <i>some caveats in their</i> …

Wars of the Diadochi

On June 10, 323 BCE Alexander the Great died in Babylon. Although historians have debated the exact cause most agree that the empire he built was …

Carthaginian Warfare

Carthaginian warfare has been overshadowed by defeat to Rome in the Punic Wars, but for six centuries before that Carthage was remarkably successful …

Software has diseconomies of scale - not economies of scale

“Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.” John …

Complexities of an Infinite Scroller | Web

<b>By</b> Surma<p>Surma is a contributor to Web<b>Fundamentals</b><p><b>By</b> Robert Flack<p>Robert is a contributor to Web<b>Fundamentals</b><p>TL;DR: Re-use your DOM elements and remove …

Cahuachi

Cahuachi, located on the southern coast of Peru, was the most important sacred site of the Nazca civilization. The Nazca flourished between 200 BCE …

BBC - Culture - Sculpture of ancient Rome: The shock of the old

The Romans loved art full of violence and sex. But where modern viewers see smut and gore, ancient eyes may have seen something different, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>It must have been bliss to be an archaeologist during the 18th Century, when the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were rediscovered. …

Ancient History

6 Story Arcs Define Western Literature, Data-Mining Study Reveals - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | July 6, 2016 3:18 pm<p>(Credit: jorisvo/Shutterstock)<p>Almost the entirety of Western literature can be fit neatly into just six …

Data Mining

Carthaginian Religion

Carthage was founded by the Phoenician city of Tyre in the 9th century BCE, and along with many other cultural practices, the city adopted aspects of …

SSH From the Ground Up

If you work professionally in the IT industry, chances are you’ve been using OpenSSH for a long time now for your day to day work.<p>OpenSSH however …