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A Pharaoh Kept a Diary?

Akhenaten, a 14th-century BCE Egyptian Pharaoh, is considered by many to be the first monotheist in history.<p>Below is a translated entry from his recently discovered diary, originally scratched onto Egyptian reed with a delicate and decorative hand. The entry seems to suggest a minor defect …

Dolce & Gabbana Debuts Its First-Ever Hijab Collection

How has it taken this long for a luxury brand to do this?<p>On Sunday, Dolce & Gabbana debuted its first collection of hijabs and abayas, news that was first revealed on Style.com/Arabia. The collection features 14 looks in a neutral black and beige color palette, accented with black and white lace …

12 Vintage Baby Names That Aren't Wildly Popular -- Yet

Looking for fresh name inspiration for your 2016 baby? Some of the newest names are the oldest -- favorites from a century ago, ready for revival in the coming year. Twenty years ago, Amelia and Oliver were the new old names to watch. Now that they’re near the top of the charts, another set of …

Talented 18-Year-Old Girl Sews Stunning Dresses That Look Straight Out Of A Disney Movie

Angela Clayton is an eighteen-year-old costume designer from Long Island, New York. She first started sewing three years ago when she got interested …

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Scientists sequenced the first ancient Irish genomes and found something surprising

Results of the study were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.<p>The researchers sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago and the genomes of three men from a later period, around 4,000 …

Will Smith saw dead people filming 'Concussion'

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Will Smith can vividly recall the first time he saw a dead body laid out on a morgue table.<p>"You can never unsmell that smell (of) death," says Smith. "You’re two feet away. And these horror movie memories start kicking in. It’s like, if this dude sits up, I am out of …

Kinesiology

Scientists discover oldest words in the English language, predict which ones are likely to disappear

The oldest words in the English language include "I" and "who", while words like "dirty" could die out relatively quickly, British researchers said …

10 amazing archaeological discoveries of 2015

2015 has been a year of compelling discoveries. From sunken ships to megalithic stones, colorful mosaics, intact tombs, 2015 gave us a rich view into …

Animated map shows how the world's first written languages spread

The introduction of writing systems changed the world. It allowed humans to physically express thoughts and language, as well as record events for …

Princeton University

Scientists Analyzed Spiderweb DNA, and the Results Are Super Creepy

Walking into a spiderweb just got creepy. Those sticky strands clinging to your hair and face? They’re smeared with traces of the spider’s last meal, …

Fascinating Photos Document Gender Equality in Indigenous Cultures around the World

Searching for an alternative to the patriarchal societies often found in Western countries, French photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse journeyed to Southeast Asia to document the fascinating lives of indigenous people in cultures that place equal or even more value on women. Taking a humanistic …

South-east Asia

This Professor Is Punishing His Students By Making Them Write This Chinese Character 1000 Times

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China

There's a hidden message on this family portrait that an Apollo astronaut left on the moon

On April 20, 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke took his first steps on the moon. He was 36 at the time and is the youngest human in history to ever walk on the lunar surface.<p>But that's not the only achievement of Duke's that lives on in American history.<p><i>"This is the family of astronaut Charlie</i> …

New Study Suggests Alzheimer's Is Associated with Brain Fungus

Every year, more people over the age of 65 are suffering from dementia. Researchers are still searching for a cause, but a new study offers a …

Study: A fascinating aspect of language looks to be biologically hardwired in our brains

Does the Turkish word <i>küçük</i> (pronounced coo-chook) mean “big” or “small”? If you guessed the latter without knowing the language, you’re right—and there may be a cognitive explanation for your instinct.<p>In a study published in Cognition earlier this year, researchers tested people’s ability to guess …

The Brain

Drew Barrymore: I'm glad I was 'locked up' in an institution aged 13

Actress Drew Barrymore said it was 'necessary' for her to spend a year and a half in an institution for the mentally ill<p>Drew Barrymore has said she does not regret being “locked up” in an institution for the mentally ill at the age of 13 because it taught her respect and discipline.<p>The 40-year-old …

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation. Here are the images that have shocked, inspired, and moved us as a country.

World Trade Center

1,200-year-old Viking sword discovered by hiker

<b>(CNN) —</b> A sword is probably the last thing you'd expect to find on a hike -- especially one that's more than a millennium old.<p>But that's what happened to a man in Norway who recently stumbled across a 1,200-year-old Viking sword while walking an ancient route.<p>The find, which dates from …

Archaeology

Why A Man Who Hates Plastic Water Bottles Is Making Plastic Water Bottles

Donald Thomson’s water bottle solution? Throw them on the roof.<p>Donald Thomson, a 56-year-old, Canadian-born builder, entrepreneur, and self-taught designer, launched ‘A’Gua-brand water bottles in Costa Rica earlier this year. But he sees no contradiction in his current endeavor: converting …

The Genius Hair Tips This Mom Uses On Her Daughter

Is it bad that we are going to copy a toddler?<p>When your mom is a successful hair and beauty vlogger, chances are you'll be pretty cool too. And so is the case for 2-year-old Kai Lee, daughter of Youtube vlogger Jessica Pettway.<p>The California dwellers both have amazing hair and great senses of …

Hair

Moleskin Smart Notebook Transfers Drawings Straight to Adobe

Artists and café doodlers, rejoice! Moleskine and Adobe have joined forces to bring you a Moleskine smart notebook that can be easily transitioned to …

Jupiter's great red spot turns orange as storm abates, Hubble images reveal

Most recent images from Hubble space telescope show giant red spot on planet’s atmosphere has continued to shrink and has become more circular<p>The raging storm that creates Jupiter’s great red spot has waned and turned the planet’s famous blemish to orange, according to the most recent images from …

Astronomy

Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Watson and More Stars Respond to Jennifer Lawrence's Essay About Gender Wage Gap in Hollywood

After Jennifer Lawrence spoke out about gender pay inequality in Hollywood on Tuesday, the Oscar winner is receiving support from her <i>American Hustle</i> …

Emma Watson

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

How the U.S. Might Look if We Recognized Our Native American Roots

Westboro Baptist Church recently announced they would bring their colorful posters and seething vitriol to Anchorage, Alaska, and picket outside the …

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Your Body Can Make Its Own Condom

The microbiome doesn’t stop at your gut. New research shows certain strains of bacteria can trap sexually transmitted diseases, like HIV.<p>Every year, …

Microbiology

A Stronger Way to Connect.

Connect your company.<p>Trove can turn your company email into a searchable, data driven network.<p>Select your company’s provider to get everyone set up …