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Bred for Battle—Understanding Ancient Sparta’s Military Machine

Sparta’s entire culture centered on war. A lifelong dedication to military discipline, service, and precision gave this kingdom a strong advantage over other Greek civilizations, allowing Sparta to dominate Greece in the fifth century B.C.<p>This story appears in the November/December 2016 issue of</i> …

Ancient History

The Bloody Truth About Vampires

Vampires are fodder for books, movies, and Halloween costumes. But for hundreds of years, they were scapegoats for disease.<p>The traits of modern-day vampires are pretty well established. They have fangs, drink human blood, and can’t see themselves in mirrors. They can be warded off with garlic, or …

The Witcher 3 fine art prints are gorgeous indeed

The Witcher 3 now has a collection of fine art prints.<p>Art dealership Cook & Becker (the company behind BioShock Infinite fine art) has worked with CD …

Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow 3DS glitch guide: How to catch Mew and tame Missingno

Pokémon is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary and part of those celebrations saw the franchise's first generation of games, Pokémon Red, Blue …

How to find some of Dark Souls 3's best hidden weapons

Put that broken straight sword down. Let's talk. Dark Souls 3 has so much more to offer beyond it's completely capable (but oh, so drab) starting …

Boba Fett Admires His Alien Trophy in Sci-Fi Franchise Crossover Art

Infographic: How to say “I love you” in 50 world languages

PAUL SIMON HAS A GREAT song called “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” But why on earth would you want 50 ways to leave your lover? Why not go for 50 ways …

Russell Brand’s impossible revolution: How a drugged-out comedian reinvented himself as radical apostle

A new film follows the British comic’s contradictory odyssey from junkie to Mr. Katy Perry to radical messiah<p>Russell Brand is smart enough to see that to be a comedian is already to stand against the social order in some respects, and to enlist himself in a tradition of comedy as political …

10 idioms only the French understand

1. <i>Est-ce que je te demande si ta grand-mère fait du vélo?</i> | Mind your own damn business<p>Translates literally as, “Do I ask you if your grandma bikes?” …

France

Six Typical Reactions To Losing An Online Match

The controller thrower guy above in Dorkly's recent comic is not even the most frustrated one. The silent types below look a lot scarier.<p>This is …

‘Destiny’: Upcoming Updates And Six Changes That Need To Come

The arrival of the <i>Destiny</i> 1.02 patch went a long way towards solving a major complaint with the game by PlayStation and Xbox owners. The loot system …

Around two years since its launch and the Xbox One has had a strong innings, despite a rocky start. Although sales haven't been quite as strong as …

Marvel Studios 'considering' a new solo Hulk movie

Mark Ruffalo has revealed that Marvel Studios is considering a new solo outing for the Incredible Hulk and his alter ego, Bruce Banner, following the 2012 multi-superhero box-office smash, The Avengers.<p>Ruffalo said the Disney-owned studio had changed tack in the past two years. "I think they're, …

Hawking: Black Holes Do Exist. Now the Complicated Part

Sometimes you just have to wonder whether Stephen Hawking is messing with us. The famously wheelchair-bound physicist earned his scientific …

Closest, brightest supernova in decades is also a little weird, say astronomers

Analysis of the supernova discovered last month is suggesting to Berkeley scientists that what we think of as ‘normal’ supernovae behavior is …

Supernovae

Mesmerizing Photo Series Captures Nature at Its Best

Photographers Maxime and Florent Courty are two brothers who share a common passion. Both siblings have a soft spot for landscape photography. Based …