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The Metrosexual Knights Who Defended Medieval Korea

In a breathtaking Korean valley, a group of young men gathers by a stream to dance and sing and pray to the spirits of nature. The boys are beautiful …

Ancient History

Nobody Can Figure Out How the First Americans Migrated Across the Continent

'It is very likely that they simply did not all run at once.'<p>Thousands of years ago, humans in Eurasia were cut off from the Americas by ice. But …

Anthropology

Wonderful Words That You're Not Using (Yet) : Agelast

The biblioklept holds her bounty tightly.<p>Photo: cipella<p><b>Definition:</b> one who steals books<p><i>Biblioklept</i> is, in at least some sense of the word, fairly …

Language

Interesting New Video Series: “American English Regional Vocabulary Differences”

American English, the U.S. Department of State department that supports teaching and learning English, has just begun publishing a series of videos …

U.S. State Department

Older than Giza: 4,600-year-old pyramid uncovered in Egypt

TORONTO — Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.<p>The step pyramid, which once stood as high as 43 feet (13 meters), is one of seven …

Archaeology

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Language

Why Didn’t The Crusades Succeed?

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World History

Grammar rules you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

Linguistics

Revolut announces a Robinhood-like trading product

Fintech startup Revolut likes to announce new things all the time. Even though nothing is going live today, it’s interesting to see where the startup is heading. The company is working on a trading platform for traditional shares without any commission.<p>You’ll find stock from public companies from …

Something Weird Happened to Men 7,000 Years Ago, And We Finally Know Why Bizsiziz

<b>Something Weird Happened to Men 7,000 Years Ago, And We Finally Know Why</b><p><b>Around 7,000 years ago – all the way back in the Neolithic – something really</b> …

Bronze-Age Bonapartes – Five Great Conquerors Who Dominated the Ancient World

“Centuries before Alexander the Great was even born, powerful warlords were writing their own pages in the annals of military history.” ALEXANDER THE …

Cannae

On a hot, dusty field in 216 B.C., a Roman army perished and the dream of double envelopment was bornThe post Cannae appeared first on HistoryNet.

The Famous Prophecies of Nostradamus

Michel de Nostredame (1503-1566)<p>On May 4, 1555, The first edition of <b>Michel de Nostredame‘s</b> ‘<i>Les Propheties</i>‘, a famous collection of long-term …

Daily Life in the Byzantine Empire

Daily life in the Byzantine Empire, like almost everywhere else before or since, largely depended on one’s birth and the social circumstances of …

Religious Developments in Ancient India

For well over 1,000 years, sacred stories and heroic epics have made up the mythology of Hinduism. Nothing in these complex yet colourful legends is …

Why ancient deer returned to the sea and became whales

Animals first evolved to live exclusively on land about 370 million years ago – but on dozens of occasions since then land animals have gone back to …

St. Joseph's Day treat: Make fried Sicilian pastry called sfince

The Feast of St. Joseph, which falls every year on March 19, is a big deal in Italy. Not only does the holiday commemorate the putative father of Jesus and patron saint of carpenters, it also is a celebration of all fathers — Italy’s version of Father’s Day — and of spring’s long-awaited return.<p>In …

Humans flourished through a supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago (so you can make it through Tuesday)

At least, some of them did...<p>About 74,000 years ago, a large chunk of a Pacific island exploded. It sent ash and other debris around the world, including to the southern tip of Africa, where it would be found by a team of international scientists and entered as the latest data point in one of the …

Earth Science

Why Won't The Old Caveman Stereotypes For Neanderthals Die?

<i>Barbara J. King is an anthropology professor emerita at the College of William and Mary. She often writes about the cognition, emotion and welfare of animals and about biological anthropology, human evolution and gender issues. Barbara's new book is</i> Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds …

Humanity

James Sadler - the First English Aeronaut

A view of the balloon of Mr. Sadler’s ascending. Print illustrating Sadler’s ascent on 12 August 1811<p>On February 27, 1753, English chemist, pastry …

An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

13 Americans Visiting Europe Share Their Most WTF Moments

<i>If you've never traveled to Europe before, be prepared for some kinks in your plans. Or at least be prepared to run into some shit that'll take some</i> …

I’ve Been Making Asian Nachos for Years—and Now Everybody Wants Them

We come across a lot of food trends—yes, like the currently hot Asian nachos. It’s our job to go through them and use years of cooking and eating …

Hey Babylon, Nineveh Wants Its Hanging Gardens Back: The Truth of an Ancient Wonder

For thousands of years, the Babylonians have likely been taking credit for one of the greatest feats of the Assyrians, according to scholar Stephanie …

The island that switches countries every six months

<b>Next week, France will hand over 6,820 sq m of its territory to Spain without a single shot being fired. But in six months' time Spain will voluntarily hand back the land to France. As Chris Bockman reports, it's been that way for more than 350 years.</b><p>The French Basque beach resort of Hendaye is the …

War

The Delian League, Part 4: The Ten Years War (431/0-421/0 BCE)

The fourth phase of the Delian League encompasses the first part of the Great Peloponnesian War, also referred to as the Ten Years War, sometimes …

All the new phones at CES 2018

Barbecue Deviled Eggs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add water to a depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and …

How to make spicy Mexican chicken tostadas in under 25 minutes

<b>Spicy Mexican chicken tostadas</b><p>Prep: 10 minutes<br>Cook: 12 minutes<p>Serves 2<p>For the smoked chilli sauce<p><i>1 tbsp olive oil<br>1 onion, chopped<br>1 garlic clove,</i> …

Why Was Food So Weird in the 70s?

Ham-wrapped bananas with hollandaise was somehow a thing.<p><i>This story first appeared on VICE Quebec.</i><p>With the holidays coming up fast, a lot of us are gearing up for the many traditional feasts that await us. But when discussing classic holiday foods with colleagues, I noticed that most of our …