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The tiny island the British traded for Manhattan

Banda Run is a place where history meets legend, where traditional ships still sail past live volcanoes to a forgotten island that once changed the world.<p>We sailed out of the Arafura Sea, through the Timor Sea and into the Savu Sea. Soon we'd be in the Flores Sea and then the Banda Sea – home of …

Canoeing

Rome remembers Emperor Trajan

Emperor Trajan is celebrated on the 1,900th anniversary of his death with a multimedia exhibition at Trajan's Markets in Rome.<p><i>By Martin Bennett</i><br>To …

Ancient History

A Scale Model Displays the Glory of Ancient Rome

Italian archeologist <b>Italo Gismondi</b> has spent over 35 years to reconstruct the huge model at a scale of <b>1:250</b> which shows the city of Rome in the 4th …

Italy

A Map Showing How the Ancient Romans Envisioned the World in 40 AD

We've all seen that famous <i>New Yorker</i> cover satirizing a New Yorker's distorted, self-centered view of the world: Manhattan occupies a good half of …

Ancient Rome

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

The hidden healing power of sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.<p>As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky …

Diabetes

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind The Devil's Number 666

It's a code for his real name.<p>We've all heard about the infamous number 666, which is rather cryptically referred to as the "number of the beast" in …

Mathematics

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests.<p>The largest ever study into the genetic basis of empathy, suggests that just 10 per cent of the variation between people’s compassion and understanding is down to genes.<p>It means, the vast majority of a person's ability to recognise and …

Map of the Ancient Roman World from their perspective

Map of the Ancient Roman World from their perspective.

The Roman Empire in West Africa

At its fullest extent, the Roman Empire stretched from around modern-day Aswan, Egypt at its southernmost point to Great Britain in the north but the …

Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms help reboot the brain?

At any given moment, more than 3 per cent of the UK population are thought to be suffering from depression. For some people, like Kirk Rutter, …

A Trip to "the Poopy Lab" In the Interest of Drug Development

GUELPH, Ontario—Outside of Emma Allen-Vercoe’s office is a bulletin board pinned with her team’s scientific papers since 2013. It’s the academic’s …

New York City

5 Overarching Principles for Coping With Negative Emotions

Learning how to respond effectively to negative emotions can help you move on from those feelings more quickly. There are lots of specific strategies …

Op-ed: The story behind the satellite that Trump wants dead | Ars Technica

It’s difficult to describe all the ways this is stupid.<p>There were plenty of striking things about Monday's budget news, given that it contained lots …

A potentially powerful new antibiotic is discovered in dirt

The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a bacteria-killing mold. He had discovered penicillin, the world's first antibiotic.<p>Ninety years later, the …

Microbiology

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

A Continuous Tradition: The Roman Spa and Hot Springs of Bath

Over the years I have developed a mild obsession with Roman remains, seeking them out across Europe and elsewhere. But even better than ruins are …

The olive oil the Romans loved

The oil produced from olive trees in Spain’s Castellón Province was once consumed by Roman soldiers.<p>In Castellón Province, Spain, you’ll see evidence of Roman life everywhere.<p>Stretches of the ancient Vía Augusta, which was the longest thoroughfare through the Iberian Peninsula during Roman rule, …

Stone Age

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

It’s been one of the vexing questions in medicine: Why is it that most people who have heart attacks or strokes have few or no conventional risk factors?<p>These are patients with normal levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, no history of smoking or diabetes, and no family history of …

Medicine

Funky Fish Guts Were the Ketchup of Ancient Rome

A network of factories and trade routes sprang up to feed Rome’s insatiable appetite for garum, a singularly smelly relish.<p>What would be on the menu for a banquet at the home of a rich Roman at the end of the first century A.D.? A dozen guests reclining on couches would wait for slaves to carry …

Ancient Rome in 20 minutes - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Video<p>by <b>Arzamas</b><br>published on 15 January 2018<p>Caesar, The Colosseum, Republic, Nero, geese, plebeians, legions — everything that you once knew, but …

10 Incredible Ancient Theaters That You Can Still Visit

In Ancient Athens, theater was considered to be the most significant form of art. The stories that were performed in front of the public incorporated …

Ancient Rome’s sinful city at the bottom of the sea

Baia was the Las Vegas of the Roman Empire – the place where the rich and powerful came to carry out their illicit affairs.<p>Rome’s ultra-wealthy took weekend trips here to party. Powerful statesmen built luxurious villas on its beach, with heated spas and mosaic-tiled pools where they could indulge …

Ancient History

You’re Descended from Royalty and So Is Everybody Else - Issue 56: Perspective

Charlemagne, Carolingian King of the Franks, Holy Roman Emperor, the great European conciliator; your ancestor. I am making an assumption that you …

Ancient Rome

Exploring Rome's Hidden Underground City

Like Europe’s other ancient cities, Rome is perched on one vast archeological site. The modern city sits on top of the detritus of its predecessor cities, arching back into time almost three millennia. As each city took form, existing structures were collapsed or filled in with earth to form the …

Italy

Historian Mary Beard connects Greek myths and Twitter trolls

LONDON (AP) — For Mary Beard, the image of Hillary Clinton's severed head was the last straw. The Cambridge University classics professor had been …

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

Here’s How To Feel Like You’re On Vacation All Year

You don’t have to wait for the holidays to get the benefits of vacation.<p>With the holidays fast approaching, many of us have vacation on the brain. But despite the well-known benefits of taking breaks, many of us struggle to disconnect from work. More than half of employees end the year with unused …

Doodling

Athletics, Leisure, and Entertainment in Ancient Rome

Although much of ancient Roman life revolved around <i>negotium</i> (work and business), there was also time available for <i>otium</i> (leisure). Ranging from …

Everything You Need to Build Your First Home Bar

Get your tools ready before thirsty friends and relatives descend for the holidays.<p>Frost collecting on the newly frozen ground means it's time to get in the holiday spirit, one drink at a time. Whether you're entertaining loved ones or trying to drink them away, the run-up to Christmas and New …

Audio Mixing