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11 Horrific, And Thankfully Historical, Ways In Which Humans Killed Each Other

Humans have always been creative when it comes to killing each other.

Ancient History

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Ixion

Ixion is the fiendishly wicked king of the Lapiths from Greek mythology. In an attempted seduction of Hera, he was tricked by Zeus into making love …

This is the first model of the Solar System that accurately shows just how mind-boggling huge space is

But, for the most part, they're all wrong. At least where scale is concerned.<p>Sure, you can show the Sun and planets in relative size to each other accurately. But then the actual distances between them will probably be way off.<p>And OK, you can outline the planets' concentric orbits around the Sun to …

Astronomy

The Battle of Philippi 42 BCE

The Battle of Philippi in 42 BCE was an all-Roman affair fought between the young Octavian, chosen heir of Julius Caesar, and the mercurial Mark …

Ancient History

This Is How Every Type of Alcohol Affects Your Mood, According to Science

Pick your holiday drink wisely.<p>A new study has analysed how different types of alcohol cause different emotional responses in both men and women.<p>The …

Top 10 Crazy Conspiracy Claims Of Rosslyn Chapel

Many people believe that the Ark of the Covenant is located in Rosslyn Chapel, a centuries-old church just outside Edinburgh, Scotland. In fact, …

Paranormal

Sejanus

Lucius Aelius Seianus or Sejanus (20 BCE-31 CE) was the commander of the praetorian guard under the emperor Tiberius (14-37 CE). Coming from an …

Ancient History

How to pick locks and break padlocks

The art of picking locks may seem like a skill more suited for an action-movie hero than the average person. However, with perseverance, an understanding of locks, and the right tools, anyone can become a successful lock picker.<p>Although most advanced and higher-end locks require legitimate picking …

Aluminum Cans

This To-Scale Map of The Solar System Will Make You Appreciate The Vastness of Space

There is a whole lot of nothingness out there.<p>There's a lot of space in space. That's the point hammered in by this huge to-scale map of the solar system, If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel, created by the interactive designer Josh Worth. The map is simple: it starts at the sun, and by scrolling to the …

Lessons From the Roman Art of War | The Art of Manliness

Sometime in the late 4th or early 5th century, as the late Roman Empire stumbled along in the twilight of its power, an author of whom almost nothing …

World History

10 Mysterious Ancient Labyrinths

Do not confuse labyrinths with mazes. Mazes are complex, multibranched puzzles. Labyrinths are single, nonbranching paths that lead to a center. …

Archaeology

From the sun to planet nine: A stunning tour of our solar system

The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>Our solar system is a fascinating …

Dozens Dead In What UNICEF Calls One Of Worst School Bombings In Syria's War

Warplanes repeatedly bombed a complex of three schools in northern Syria on Wednesday in what UNICEF is calling one of the deadliest attacks on schools since the conflict began more than five years ago.<p>"This is a tragedy. It is an outrage. And if deliberate, it is a war crime," said UNICEF Director …

Middle East

11 Hidden Spots to Enter the Underworld

A world tour of the gateways of Hell.<p>Hades. Naraka. Guinee. Xibalba. Though names may differ from one set of teachings to another, almost every …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Universe

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This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

Universe

10 Amazing Facts About Ancient Sparta

Ancient Sparta was located in a region known as Laconia in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese. Even today, the allure of that prominent Greek …

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

Universe

10 Secret Space Mission Conspiracies

Although there is debate about whether the Moon landings actually happened, other debates completely on the other side of the dial suggest that they …

List-Worthy

5 Facts About Outer Space That Hardly Anyone Knows

<i>What are five odd or generally unknown facts about outer space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Leo Abrahamian, on Quora:</b><p>I think I can blow your mind on this one …<p>1.<b>The universe is flat</b> …

Universe

Ask Ethan: How Do We Know The Earth Isn't Flat?

Every once in a while, a hoax or claim that’s so spectacularly absurd goes viral that even the most circumspect bystanders can be taken in. Yet science doesn’t stop being true just because some people refuse to accept it. The beautiful thing about any scientific question is this: if you yourself …

Flat Earth

10 Interestingly Outlandish Conspiracy Theories About The Nazis

To say that the Nazis caught the world off guard when they unleashed their military might at the end of the 1930s would be an understatement. In the …

List-Worthy

Theseus

Theseus is a legendary hero from Greek mythology who was considered an early king of Athens. Famously killing villains, Amazons, and centaurs, his …

7 Space Mysteries No Scientist Can Explain

We've made some incredible space discoveries in the last few years, like gravitational waves and liquid water on Mars.<p>But considering we've explored …

Universe

Pelopidas

Pelopidas (c. 410 - 364 BCE) was a gifted Theban general and leader of the elite Sacred Band who, along with Epaminondas, is credited with helping …

Persian Wars

The Persian Wars refers to the conflict between Greece and Persia in the 5th century BCE which involved two invasions by the latter in 490 and 480 …

The Battle at the Allia River, 390 BCE

The 390 BCE battle at the Allia River was fought between the city state of Rome and Gauls from northern Italy. When the Gauls laid siege to the …