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Mexico Is Hiding The World’s Largest Pyramid

In the city of Cholula in central Mexico there stands a hill with a giant church on top which hides a manmade pyramid filled with secrets.<p>MEXICO …

Ancient History

Documentary 'The Anthropologist' looks at mothers and daughters, culture and climate change

The utterly winning documentary "The Anthropologist" takes a unique perspective on the field of anthropology through the lens of a pair of female anthropologists and their daughters. Margaret Mead's daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, provides context and running commentary on her mother's work and …

Anthropology

Miriwoong waniwoogeng! Language is the only way to understand our ancient culture

Only a handful of frail elders speak our language. Our youth can save it, but the language can also save our youth and reconnect them with their heritage • Support our journalism by giving a one-off or recurring contribution to Guardian Australia<p><i>Woorlab ngelemendayin-narri Miriwoo-biny.</i> <i>Gelengoowa</i> …

Language

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official expert group who presented the recommendation to the International Geological Congress in Cape Town on Monday.<p>The new epoch should begin about 1950, the …

Climate Change

700 MEDICINAL USES OF CANNABIS SORTED BY DISEASE

<b>700 MEDICINAL USES OF CANNABIS SORTED BY DISEASE</b> 26 September 2013 04:43, by James Lewis<p>I believe Cannabis is awesome for a lot of things but which …

Beyond Cannabinoids: Flavonoids, Terpenes Terpenoids Of Cannabis

Cannabinoids

Gateways to nature: 7 Canadian towns on the edge of spectacular wilderness

THERE’S PROBABLY A LOT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CANADA. For instance, it has 20% of the world’s fresh water, the longest coastline on Earth, and the $100 …

Canada

These 9 battery companies will help you save tons of money on your energy bill

Your monthly energy bills can get quite expensive, especially during the summer. You need lots of energy to stay cool and power your electronics, but buying your energy from an outside company isn't always the most efficient or cost-effective.<p>That's where at-home batteries come in.<p>Combined with …

A Battery Made From Metal and Air Is Electrifying the Developing World

Lithium-ion batteries are having a moment. After becoming the de facto battery in laptops and cell phones over the years, they’re now starting to …

The Best Waterproof Backpacks for Your Next Adventure

Never let the weather get the best of you. Protect your valuables by traveling with one of these waterproof backpacks.<p>When traveling, your backpack …

Cuneiform: 6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the world’s oldest writing system

Distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, cuneiform script is the oldest form of writing in the world, first appearing even earlier …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

TrueIndology

[This post is a reproduction of my article as it appeared in OpIndia<p>http://www.opindia.com/2018/01/battle-of-koregaon-lessons-in-unity/ ]<p>It is …

Hinduism

Decoding this script could crack the mystery of the Indus valley civilization

A mysterious script could help solve the mysteries of one of humanity's oldest civilizations.<p>The Indus River Valley civilization site is as important to archaeologists as ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. Covering an 500,000 square mile region along the Indus River and its tributaries in …

Saudi Arabia, Shale & Iran: Everything You Need To Know About The Oil Crisis

In just 15 trading days, oil prices have managed to plunge another 20%, after a fall of 29% in 2015 and 44% in 2014. While markets took these drops in stride in the past few years, something seems different about the volatile plunge so far in 2016.<p>Why are oil prices so low? And why are the world’s …

Oil

How to subscribe to websites with Safari's Shared Links

Apple’s Safari browser has a little known yet very useful feature called Shared Links, which basically saves in one central place links to articles …

There will be chaos: Big Oil’s collapse and the birth of a new world order

Barrel prices have completely cratered. With alternative energies on the rise, geopolitics may never be the same<p>Michael Klare<p>January 14, 2016 10:28pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil …

Oil

How to set up and use WhatsApp on desktop with your iPhone

WhatsApp started rolling out the WhatsApp Web feature at the beginning of this year. However, at that time, it was available only for Android …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation

Get Out of Your Own Light: Aldous Huxley on Who We Are, the Trap of Language, and the Necessity of Mind-Body Education

“In all the activities of life, from the simplest physical activities to the highest intellectual and spiritual activities, our whole effort must be to get out of our own light.”<p><b>Aldous Huxley</b> endures as one of the most visionary and unusual minds of the twentieth century — a man of strong …

Education Policy

Review: 'First Peoples' Series Chronicles Origins And Spread Of Modern Humans

Prior to PBS’s <i>First Peoples</i>, a five-part documentary series that begins airing tonight at 9pm eastern, the last similar take on the topic of human evolution was PBS NOVA’s <i>Becoming Human</i>, which aired in 2011. Over the past four years, dramatic changes in our understanding of human evolution, …

Anthropology

Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Message on Medical Marijuana

What a pleasure it was to have Dr. Sanjay Gupta stop by Mondays with Marlo. We discussed a very controversial topic in the media today: medical marijuana. Dr. Gupta spent months covering the topic in a three-part series for CNN, in which he uncovered a lot of truths and deceptions about cannabis. …

The absurd trial of a Russian farmer who invented his own inflation-proof currency

<i>At the local court in Yegorevsk, a town outside Moscow, the case of local farmer Mikhail Shlyapnikov is being heard. Shlyapnikov is accused of creating his own alternative currency, which he calls “kolions,” in honor of the village of Kolionovo, where his farm is located. Shlyapnikov maintains that</i> …

Central Banks

10 successful Kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a …

Crowd Funding

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Elon Musk And Tesla Have A Real Rival In The Energy Storage Race As Imergy Forges Ahead

These days, all of the headlines on energy storage seem to be focused on Tesla’s lithium ion Powerwall storage systems, and indeed the company has made significant progress. But that doesn’t mean the storage race is over. Large companies like BYD (which plans at least one gigafactory of its own), …

Clean Energy