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Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.<p>A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds …

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Animation Film Pays Tribute To The Quiet Splendor Of The Eames House

A house is not a home until it is animated.<p>The Eames House is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places for its importance to modern architecture and living. Experts the world over—Ice Cube included—have fawned over its live-work appeal for decades. And now, designer couple Charles and Ray …

3D Modeling Reveals the Beauty of Pompeii Before Its Destruction

By combining archaeology with 3D computer modeling, European researchers have digitally reconstructed a house in Pompeii, showing how lavish and …

The Making of Star Trek: The Next Generation's Greatest Episode, 'The Inner Light'

This episode should’ve never worked. It was a one-off, inconsequential story about characters we’ve never seen before nor would ever see again. It …

7 Gadgets That Should Be in Your Emergency Kit

Relatively speaking, the last few years have been tame on the hurricane front. But according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

Gear & Gadgets

The Leak Prosecution That Lost the Space Race

He was the first whistleblower charged under the Espionage Act—and his trial set the pattern for how the government treats unauthorized disclosure of classified information.<p>Jack Nickerson watched the papers burn. It was the afternoon of January 2, 1957, and an overnight cold snap had descended on …

Star Trek and the kiss that changed TV

As the sci-fi franchise reaches the half-century mark, it’s important to remember the heady ideas and political commentary that made it resonate, writes Trekkie Natalie Haynes.<p>In 1968, US television broadcast what many claim was the first interracial kiss on American airwaves. It occurred between …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

How breakfast became known as 'the most important meal of the day'

What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.<p>During the campaign, which marketers named "Eat a Good Breakfast—Do a Better Job", grocery stores handed out pamphlets that promoted the …

How to Cook a Healthy Sheperd's Pie with Yams

Things You Need to Know to Make Great Sichuan at Home<p>8 Essential Tools and Ingredients for Making Great Sichuan at Home<p>The Best Sichuan Recipes to …

How to Choose the Best Breakfast for Your Body

Yes, there's even science to prove it! A study published in <i>Obesity Research & Clinical Practice</i> found those who eat breakfast maintain steady blood …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Watch this Incredible Flash Mob Sing Christmas Carols at a German Airport

Nothing takes the sting out of a delayed flight like a choral version of Handel’s “Messiah.”<p>Weary travelers at the Cologne-Bonn airport were treated …

Flash Mob

Explore the TWA Terminal, a Pristine Time Capsule From 1962

Right now, a team of digital scanning whizzes is back in their Florida lab, making a digital 3D model of the TWA Flight Center. Last week, while the staff and their equipment were hard at work recording every curve, bend, window, and facade of Eero Saarinen's 1962 terminal at John F. Kennedy …

17 Rainy Day Soup Recipes to Make in 20 Minutes or Less

It’s raining and you forgot your umbrella. And your rain boots. This evening you’re going to need something warm and incredibly easy that you can whip up in less than half an hour. We know the feeling, so we’ve come up with 17 amazing quick and easy soup recipes for a tasty and speedy dinner that …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

Stunning Photos Show How Hawaii Has Changed In 125 Years (PHOTOS)

Flash back to Honolulu in 1889.<p>There were no planes, a population of less than 100,000 people and only a few carriages. Unlike today, traffic was unheard of. To get around the mountainous rock known as Oahu, most people had to hoof it on foot. "If you were very young or old or disabled in any way," …

How Traveling Triggered My Puzzle Piece Syndrome

by THINK Global School student Liisa Toomus<p>Liisa back home in Sweden<p>When I was six, seven, and eight, there were always two men or women dressed in medieval costumes selling roasted almonds in a wooden wagon on the main square of Tallinn. Nothing was better on dark and freezing winter days than …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

15 Breathtaking Locations You Can Explore With Google Street View

Leaving the street behind, Google's photographers have visited some of the world's most incredible locations, capturing beautiful panoramic photos along the way.<p>From underwater research bases and submarines to underground salt mines and luxury airliners in the sky, you're guaranteed to see …

Cubed Slovakian Lodge Stands on a Corner in the High Tatra Mountains

The proposed <i>Kemarsk Hut</i> by architecture firm Atelier 8000 is a unique take on the typical lodge, as its incredible structure looks like a cube that's been rotated onto one of its corners. This concept was created for an international competition aimed at designing a building for the High Tatra …

House in Mill Valley, California by SB Architects

The Hillside House in Mill Valley, California by SB Architects.<p>The team of SB Architects has completed the Hillside House, which is situated in the …

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

By the Silent Line: Beautiful Photos of a Parisian Railway Being Reclaimed by Nature

Photographer Pierre Folk has spent 3 years documenting the same, 20-mile long stretch of Parisian railway with his 4×5 view camera… but he’s not …