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Trench Warfare In World War I Was A Smarter Strategy Than You Realise

History remembers trench warfare as wasteful, futile, and uninspired, but in reality it was a deeply thought-out system that underwent constant …

Storm carries massive rubbish pile to shores of Lebanon

Anger erupts as rubbish washes ashore in stark reminder of the rubbish crisis the country has endured for years.<p>Large amounts of rubbish have washed ashore on beaches north of the Lebanese capital as a result of a heavy storm, reigniting debate about the rubbish crisis that has for years plagued …

Sprawling Maya network discovered under Guatemala jungle

<b>Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough.</b><p>Laser technology was used to survey digitally beneath the forest canopy, revealing houses, palaces, elevated highways, and defensive fortifications.<p>The landscape, near already-known Maya …

Archaeology

Maya civilization was much vaster than known, thousands of newly discovered structures reveal

Archaeologists have spent more than a century traipsing through the Guatemalan jungle, Indiana Jones-style, searching through dense vegetation to learn what they could about the Maya civilization that was one of the dominant societies in Mesoamerica for centuries.<p>But the latest discovery — one …

Archaeology

Secrets behind the ‘Screaming Mummy’ unveiled

When archaeologists first uncovered the mummified body they were surprised to find the face of the long-dead Egyptian distorted in anguish, appearing …

Archaeology

Ancient Athletes: Greek-Style Gymnasium Unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered Egypt's first known ancient gymnasium, a building that once sported a racing track, gardens and meeting halls, …

When the Parthenon had dazzling colours

Ancient statues weren't white marble, but “a riot of colour and glitzy decoration." It shows that we've imagined the ancient world all wrong, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>When the Victorian painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema first showed his work, Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to his Friends, …

Ancient History

The Berlin Wall has officially been gone for as long as it stood — here's how the 27-mile blockade looks today compared to 1989

The Berlin Wall divided the modern capital of Germany from August 3, 1961, until November 9, 1989 for a total of 10,316 days.<p>As of February 5, 2018, it has been 10,316 days since the wall fell.<p>A wave of revolutions swept across the Communist Bloc of Eastern Europe, and the wall came tumbling down, …

Germany

1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala

Archaeologists digging under a Maya palace in Guatemala say they have opened the tomb of a royal and found a jade mask and bones, both painted bright …

Ex-Google and Facebook staff warn of social media dangers

Former Google and Facebook employees have launched a multi-million pound campaign to curb the worst effects of social media after becoming disillusioned.<p>The campaign, called The Truth About Tech, wants better protections for children using smartphones and more done by internet giants to curb …

Palo Alto

On 'Day Zero,' Cape Town will run out of water. It's not the only city at risk.

Officials in Cape Town, South Africa, recently announced that the city will run out of water, perhaps as soon as April. On “Day Zero,” Cape Town will turn off the taps, leaving some 4 million people without basic access to water. Residents are bracing for the worst, with many fearing a breakdown in …

Los Angeles

Powerful new dataset reveals patterns of global ozone pollution

Although ozone pollution is dropping across many parts of the United States, western Europe and Japan, many people living in those countries still …

Pollution

Dow Jones suffers worst loss in six years

Stock markets in New York suffered big losses on Monday in a sell-off sparked by concerns of higher interest rates.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.6 percent on Monday, and it’s down 8.5 percent since its high point on January 26.<p>That means stocks are now cheaper, but the value of retirement …

Stock Markets

5 ways to spend less (and see more) in Amsterdam

Many people come to Amsterdam intent on visiting every landmark they’ve ever heard about from friends, family, classroom history, and their <i>Lonely</i> …

European Travel

This One-Pot Chili Cheese Pasta Is a Weeknight Wonder

I have yet to hear anyone exclaim from the rooftops with passion and gusto that washing dishes is their most favorite activity of all time. This …

Cooking

Votes for women - the angry uprising that could only have started in Manchester

Manchester is littered with monuments to political struggle and radical thought.<p>From the grand remains of the Free Trade Hall to the exquisite finery …

Feminism

Disturbing losses of protective ozone near Earth’s equator may be tied to short-lived chemicals

Thirty years after nations banded together to phase out chemicals that destroy stratospheric ozone, the gaping hole in Earth’s ultraviolet (UV) …

Climate Change

How 5G couldchange everything from music to medicine

5G is going to be a really big deal.<p>The lightning quick "next generation" wireless technology is expected to power self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart cities and networked robots.<p>But what else can it do?<p>Ericsson (ERIC) has joined up with researchers from King's College London to dream up …

CNN

These beautiful, terrifying maps show how hot we'll get in 2090

It’s easy to be apathetic about rising global temperatures, but difficult when you imagine your own future backyard.<p>There are lots of terrible things about climate change. Birds will go extinct. Bits of Florida will be swallowed up by the sea. Coffee will taste worse. But let’s be honest: we are a …

Climate Change

Scary Amounts of Mercury Have Been Found Lurking in The Permafrost

If it melts, we could be in trouble.<p>The northern hemisphere's permafrost regions have been concealing a really unpleasant surprise: mercury. A lot of …

Global Warming

The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper

The sponsor of the bill says that Republicans have blocked debate on the weapons bill for at least two years<p>The charges first came Monday following …

Michael Gove

What Nutritionists Serve Their Kids For Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as the saying goes.<p>So naturally parents want to start their kids off on a healthy, happy note with breakfasts that are both nutritious and delicious. HuffPost asked several nutritionists what they serve their children in the morning, and they shared …

Breakfast

SpaceX's enormous Falcon Heavy rocket is vertical on the launchpad — here's what it looks like up close

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — This week, after years of delay, SpaceX founder and tech mogul Elon Musk hopes to finally launch Falcon Heavy: the most powerful operational rocket in the world.<p>Musk originally planned to raise the 230-foot-tall, three-booster launcher in December 2012, then launch it on a …

Space Travel

Dinosaurs ‘too successful for their own good’

<b>A study mapping how dinosaurs spread across the world shows they may have been a victim of their own success.</b><p>UK researchers believe they were already in decline before the killer asteroid hit because they had occupied every habitat on Earth.<p>From their roots in South America, the dinosaurs migrated …

Paleontology

If You're Not Losing Weight, These Comparison Photos Could Explain Why

Eating healthy foods is just part of the equation when it comes to losing weight. Portion size plays an even bigger role, and these photos prove why. Instagram user meowmeix posted these comparison photos to prove a point about how easy it is to double your calorie amount without even realizing …

Breakfast

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

BBQ

10 Huge Misconceptions About Famous Medieval Figures

Renaissance thinkers didn’t heap much praise on the Middle Ages, but the period is full of inspiring figures who performed epic deeds. They’ve stuck …

Medieval

Healthiest Green Vegetables You Should be Eating

A certain dislike for vegetables is common among many. It appears early in childhood. Those who consider vegetable as heaven are considered rare and …

Hitler's Last Gamble: How the Battle of Kursk Sealed Nazi Germany's Fate

Had the Germans succeeded in grounding down the Russians while retaining their fighting strength, they still wouldn’t have won the war, but they …

World War II

Mummy DNA reveals clues to Egyptian ancestry

In 332 BCE Alexander the Great led his troops across the Nile and entered the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, ushering in a new period in …

Ancient History