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The Science Of 'Interstellar' And How NASA Discovers Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

“Interstellar,” the latest blockbuster film by Christopher Nolan that opened Friday, is a science-fiction movie set in the near future when humanity …

New Mosaics Revealed at Zeugma

GAZIANTEP, TURKEY—Excavations this summer at the ancient Greco-Roman center of Zeugma in southern Turkey have revealed three new mosaics. They were …

After their defeat by Ramesses III the Sea Peoples vanish from history. No records indicate where they came from and there are no accounts of them after 1178 BCE but, for almost one hundred years, they were the most feared sea raiders in the Mediterranean region and a constant challenge to the might and prosperity of Egypt. http://ow.ly/D4NXn

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.<p>Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're …

5 Tips for Traveling in Perú

They boast some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, but you have to prepare for a handful of things in different parts of Perú: the shy …

The real-life Indiana Jones on the hunt for lost ancient Mayan cities in Mexico

Photograph: PR<p>The ruins at the three Mayan sites have been dated to the 8th century.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/10/22/1413978669416/6761b5aa-78a2-4010-8454-a3bcb5a3cf09-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>The ruins at the three Mayan sites have been dated to the 8th …

5 Comforting Foods for New Vegetarians

Just ditched meat but still tempted by—ahem—forbidden foods? To help you out, we asked <i>VT</i> food editor Mary Margaret Chappell for healthful veg staples …

A brief cross-cultural look at necklaces from the ancient world

<b>A brief cross-cultural look at necklaces from the ancient world.</b><p>The first is made of green jadeite, from Chiapas in Mexico, and likely of the Maya culture. AD 200-900.<p>Second is an Egyptian necklace from the Late-Ptolemaic Period (711-30 BC), made of gold, mother of pearl, and yellow, green, and tan faience.<p>The next is Greco-Roman, and made of gold with the profile head of an emperor, dating to the 3rd-4th century AD.<p>Returning to Mexico, this next example is made of shell, and from Colima. 200 …

Maya Late Classic terracotta incense burner, AD 600-900

Maya Late Classic terracotta incense burner, AD 600-900. This artefact was discovered near the Temple of the Sun at Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>Courtesy of & currently located at the Palenque Site Museum. Photos taken by the mayaportrait.

How To Train The Squat For CrossFit - Juggernaut

<i>As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first six parts of this series if you’re just tuning in:</i>Part 1: Setting up for a Huge …

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Letting Go of the Past with Mindfulness Meditation, Part 1

By Charles A. Francis<p>Many of us have difficulty <b>letting go of the past</b>, and moving on with our lives. For some of us, it may seem down right …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

12 Simpsons Episodes Every Man Needs to See

Because we didn't have room for all 552<p>One of the earliest memories in my life—possibly the earliest because I was only 3—is sitting in front of a 19-inch television on December 17, 1989, when the first episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> aired on a strange, new network called Fox. Little did my parents know …

15 Meditation Books For Beginners Recommended By Buddhist Teachers

Meditation is everywhere. From the baby room to the board room, everyone recommends meditation to help focus, calm, and restore the mind, body and spirit.<p>But how does one meditate? What resources are out there to help beginners to start a sustainable meditation practice?<p>While there are many …

Notes on Buddhist meditation

Home <b>›</b> Buddhist <b>›</b> Beginners <b>›</b> <b>Notes on Buddhist meditation</b><p><i>on</i> 25 January 2010 • ( 15 )<p><b>Try to sit as still as possible</b> without coughing or fidgeting. This …

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Salt-and-Pepper Biscuits

Makes 8 Servings<p>Adding sour cream to the dough imparts richness and a bit of tang, and doesn’t thin it out too much.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup sour cream<p>4 tablespoons heavy cream, divided<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper …

Observing Challenge: 6 White Dwarf Stars to See in Your Backyard Telescope

Looking for something off beat to observe? Some examples of curious astronomical objects lie within the reach of the dedicated amateur armed with a …

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The Origins of Human Beings According to Ancient Sumerian Texts (+Videos)

Sumer, or the ‘land of civilized kings’, flourished in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq, around 4500 BC. Sumerians created an advanced civilization …

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Details: Hammerhead on a Bikele Mens T Shirt<p>THE DESIGN : This shark is fierce and ready for anything on his custom designed shark road bike. This is a soft print and is made to be your favorite everyday shirt.<p>THE SHIRT ||| THE FIT : We've hand screen printed our hand drawn design on a premium, …

Discover A Revolutionary New Scientific Breakthrough That Lets You Experience All The Benefits of Daily Exercise and Meditation In Just A Few Minutes A Day

Dear Busy Friend,<p>As the world has its eyes glued to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, most people realize that Olympic Athletes train for years… from …

What is calculus?

Yesterday, as I walked in the sunshine from a friend's exhibit at The Illustrators' Fair behind the newly developed Kings Cross, to the Open City Docs Fest at UCL, I cut through the British Library, past the statue of Isaac Newton. Apart from making me think, not for the first time, what an amazing …

Best Beach Gadgets and Gear (PHOTOS)

We've come a long way from the Beach Boys' days, when all you toted was a towel, a bathing suit, sunglasses, tanning oil, a paperback, and a cooler.<p>You can turn any snorkeling outing into a Jacques Cousteau-worthy adventure if you document it with the waterproof Hydra mask, whose built-in HD …

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10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …