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Union Bay Residence

This waterfront home is both a practical family home and an elegant oasis of space and light. It is also a return to roots, as the new house rests on the site of the owner’s childhood home. Defined by architectural concrete walls and sheltered by substantial wood and steel beams, an entire wall of …

Dining Rooms

Lonely Planet names the most stunning buildings in the world

How many have you visited?

European Travel

Boy unearths treasure of the Danish king Bluetooth in Germany

Discovery by a 13-year-old and an amateur archaeologist leads to hoard linked to king who brought Christianity to Denmark<p>A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” trove in Germany which may have belonged to the Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought …

Archaeology

Al Nakba: the history of Palestine since 1799 - Palestine Remix

Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I and the establishment of the Palestine Mandate, the British colonial power began implementing its plan of creating a Jewish state on Palestinian land. At the same time, the Zionist movement was lobbying Western powers to support the …

Israel

Here Are 7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire

Click here for reuse options! As Trump strikes Syria for the second time, here are seven powerful quotes on the evils, atrocities and ironies of the …

Geopolitics

Use your Google Home to play a Lost in Space game

• To promote the new Netflix show, you can play a Lost in Space game on your Google Home.<br>• Just say, “Hey Google, play the Lost in Space game” to try it out.<p>The new Netflix reimagining of the classic 60s television show Lost in Space is available to watch now. But if you have some time and want to get …

Lost in Space

China's 'bullet train' network is the largest in the world — and it's about to get even bigger

Stretching 15,500 miles, China's "bullet train" network is already the largest in the world. By comparison, the second biggest high-speed rail network — in Spain — measures just 1,926 miles.<p>But by the end of 2018, China's will get even longer.<p>China Railway Corp, the country's government-owned train …

Hong Kong

Science Focus Podcast: transhumanism - using technology to live forever

We talk to Mark O’Connell about transhumanism, the evolution of the human species and his Wellcome Book Prize-shortlisted book To Be A Machine.<p>In …

Singularity

People in South East may be descended from Romans as study suggests invaders may have stayed in Britain

The Romans may have given us impressive roads, plumbing and an entirely new calendar, but it was always thought that when they left Britain they took their DNA with them.<p>Previous studies have shown that the legionnaires left little genetic legacy before returning to defend the Roman Empire from …

Archaeology

Why Antarctica’s Prehistoric Forests Might Foreshadow Its Future

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Atlas Obscura <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk<i> collaboration.</i>On their way back from the South Pole …

Paleontology

From house truck to tiny 'tower' house in a Nelson orchard

This tiny house in Ruby Bay, Nelson, sits on a 3.8m by 5m platform, but boasts three levels, including a rooftop terrace.<p>This little house in Ruby …

Minimalism

The Remarkable Indus Valley Civilization

The Egyptians built massive pyramids, and the Babylonians instituted the first known written system of laws. The Chinese began a fortified wall that …

The dangerous streets of ancient Rome

Join Mary Beard on a tour of the imperial capital after sunset, when armed muggers, drunken toffs and flying chamber pots hold sway.<p><i>This article was</i> …

Ancient History

The oldest buildings on Earth

Archaeology

A grand tour of the world's most amazing architecture

When we travel it’s often to see a building – the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower. We then photograph ourselves in front of them and, let’s face it, the feeling of having claimed these sights is part of the joy of tourism. But why? Because, buildings are endlessly intriguing: …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'

<b>Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain in 54BC.</b><p>The discovery of a defensive ditch and weapons led them to identify Pegwell Bay in Thanet, Kent, as the place they believe the Romans landed.<p>The ditch, in the nearby hamlet of Ebbsfleet, …

World History

Theodosian Walls

The Theodosian Walls are the fortifications of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, which were first built during the reign of Theodosius …

Scientists show how Himalayan rivers influenced ancient Indus civilization settlements

The Indus or Harappan Civilisation was a Bronze Age society that developed mainly in the northwestern regions of South Asia from 5300 to 3300 years …

Anthropology

Who was here first? A new study explains the origins of ancient Indians

A new paper authored by 92 scientists from around the globe that was posted online this weekend could settle some major questions about the subcontinent’s history and what that means for various theories of Indian civilisation. The paper, titled “The Genomic Formation of South and Central Asia,” …

Anthropology

The new rules of dinner parties: don't be on time – and bring more booze than you need

Formal dinners are over, but casual cooking for friends throws up a new set of dilemmas. Here is a foolproof etiquette guide for being a good host – and an ever better guest<p>A decade ago, that monitor of good manners, the Telegraph, was already mourning the demise of the classic dinner party. Last …

Chutney

Archaeologist discovers Cornish barrow site: Burial mound dating back 2,000 BC about to be excavated

Burial mound dating back 2,000 BC about to be excavated<p>An untouched Bronze-Age burial mound has been discovered by chance. The site dates back to …

Archaeology

Inside the Conversion Tactics of the Early Christian Church

<b>History Reads is a weekly series featuring work from Team History, a group of experts and influencers, exploring history’s most fascinating …

Faith

Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich review – new findings from ancient DNA

Using advances in DNA sequencing, the geneticist shows the effects of migrations and the mongrel nature of humanity in this fascinating study<p>“Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows”, ran a Guardian headline in February, concerning the people whose ancestry lay in …

Anthropology

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century CE has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset …

New Evidence Fuels Debate over the Origin of Modern Languages

Five thousand years ago nomadic horseback riders from the Ukrainian steppe charged through Europe and parts of Asia. They brought with them a …

Anthropology

Archaeologists Discover 3,500-Year-Old Carving So Detailed That It Could Rewrite Art History

In 2015 researchers from the University of Cincinnati uncovered a Bronze Age tomb in Pylos, in southwest Greece. It belonged to the so-called …

Watch: A beginner’s guide to sidechain compression

Using SOLID DYNAMICS — the leading stereo compressor plugin by Native Instruments — product expert Joe Rossitter walks you through this essential …

30 Living Rooms That'll Make You Want to Redecorate Immediately

You've got your bedroom looking cozy and the kitchen has been overhauled. Now it's time to turn your attention to the living room. Luckily, the lounge is one of the easiest rooms in the house to redecorate: a lick of paint, a new sofa (or cover) and some cleverly chosen ornaments, throws, and …

Trade in the Roman World

Regional, inter-regional and international trade was a common feature of the Roman world. A mix of state control and a free market approach ensured …

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