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Egyptian Papyrus Reveals Rare Details of Ancient Medical Practices

Ancient manuscripts that were previously untranslated have revealed a rare and fascinating glimpse of scientific and medical practices in Egypt …

Archaeology

The Secret Meanings Behind the Beasts in a Medieval Menagerie

In Middle Age Europe, animals were popular storytellers.<p>In the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, amid a vast collection of medieval texts, …

Ancient History

How tech's richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse

It’s a reduction of human evolution to a video game won by finding the escape hatch and bringing BFFs along for the ride<p>The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than bug<p>Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I …

Peter Thiel

Quadrillion tons of diamond discovered deep within the Earth

In case you weren't already sure that diamonds aren't as unique or valuable as advertisers want us to believe, the next blow to Big Diamond might …

White House Threatened to Economically Cripple Ecuador for Promoting Breastfeeding

Mustn’t upset Big Baby Food!<p>When hundreds of government delegates met in Geneva last spring for the United Nations’ World Health Assembly, they expected a resolution introduced by Ecuador encouraging breastfeeding to be approved quickly and without incident. After all, decades of research has shown …

What Would Happen If A Person Were Given A Blood Transfusion With The Wrong Blood Type?

<i>Medically speaking, what would happen if a person were to be given a blood transfusion using a blood type other than their own? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ivan Zeitz,</b> …

Medical Research

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

Learn 10 cunning chords that will fill out your guitar sound

<b>Adding a few choice notes to the basic major, minor and powerchords you already know adds flavour and can help fill out your sound.</b><p>Here are 10 tasty …

The Difference Between Guns in Movies and Guns in Real Life

Explore the many ways Hollywood takes creative license when depicting guns in movies.John McClane, the Terminator, even Neo, they all have one thing …

How to Turn Great Ideas into Exciting Plots

This is the one thing you need.<p>Eureka!…Now what?<p>Ever so often you get that flash of inspiration, the lightning bolt of FUN IDEA, the quirky character …

Setup

14 techniques for more thorough proofreading

PR pros put great effort into crafting press releases, building a targeted media list and developing relationships with journalists. Yet even a minor …

Taylor Guitars Rolls the Dice—Again

Bill EvansMarch 31, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY Brian Wise</b><p>In an age when eye-catching, futuristic musical instrument designs …

Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

14 City Squares You Totally Have To Visit

Out of all the nice places of a touristic city, the main squares are probably the most visited ones. Lovely, medieval, mesmerizing and crowded most …

Here's how much your personal information is selling for on the dark web

Not everything on the dark web is illegal, but it is a huge marketplace for stolen data and personal information. After a data breach or hacking incident, personal information is often bought and sold on the dark web by identity thieves looking to make money off your good name-and any numbers or …

36 Writing Tips to Help You Write Like the Pros

These 10 minutes will help you become a better writer forever<p>As a blogger, writing is no doubt an integral part of your life. Be it fiction, or …

Writing

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the technology and open the door to levitating much larger objects, including humans.<p>Engineers from the …

Welcome to the science renaissance, an inevitable era where humanity merges with AI, eradicates disease and spreads to the stars- Technology News, Firstpost

Prepare for the <b>Singularity</b>, where artificial intelligence merges with humanity to create super-humans as we learn to grow regenerative tissue, …

Scanning technique reads hidden writing in mummy boxes

You don't have to destroy history to discover lost texts.<p>Historians can use scanning to peek inside mummies without risking damage, but that hasn't been true for the papyrus boxes those mummies were placed in before entering the tomb. If you've wanted to read the discarded everyday writing on that …

What sugar does to your brain

To tell the story of what sugar does to your brain, you have to start with the thought that triggers your need for a hit of sweetness.<p>It often …

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

Newsprint is on life support, emojis are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

The Archaeologist’s Backpack: Building the Ultimate 4×4 Office

Unexpected snow flurries chill our fingers as we excavate through abrasive granitic soils. Our rental SUV is loaded beyond the GVWR and can’t access …

Eight powerful ways to mold children into leaders

We all want our children to become leaders.<p>Whether they spend the bulk of their days in the mailroom or the corner office, we want our children to …

Special Report: A business where human bodies were butchered, packaged and sold

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Sam Kazemi stood over the old man’s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.<p>A screen shot from a 2013 training video by Biological Resource Center in Phoenix, Arizona, shows a construction saw used by technicians to remove a …

U.S. Army

8 Tech Trends to Keep Your Eye on in 2018

Five tech companies made up a whopping 37 percent of the S&P 500's total gains in 2017. How much more proof do you need than that?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly 60 years ago, Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, coined "Moore's Law," a prediction that would …

Pope Francis calls for Lord's Prayer to be altered as current wording suggests God is capable of leading people 'into temptation'

Pope Francis has called on the Roman Catholic Church to alter the Lord’s Prayer because he believes the current translation suggests God is capable of leading us “into temptation”.<p>Instead, “Our father”, which is the best known prayer in Christianity, should be said using the phrasing adopted by …

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

From a remote, idyllic island to the world's design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now.<p>Travelers …

'I was a single mum down to my last £20 and now I'm a millionaire author' - and here's how she did it

Amanda Prowse remembers the moment she was down to her last £20.<p>In fact, her funds were so low that she couldn't even afford a tank of petrol to …

Are you afraid of the future? Pope explains why you shouldn’t be

Christians should live each day in wonder, and never boredom, Francis says at audience<p>A Christian, certain in his faith that one day Our Lord will …