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Japanese Samurai And Courtesans Brought To Life In Vivid, Colorized Photos

In Japan, the color red has varied meanings, depending on its shade. On the country’s flag, a bold, red circle depicts the vivacity of the sun; on clothing and makeup worn by women beginning in the Heian period, a deep red dye made from safflower denoted rank.<p><i>All photos by Felice Beato, courtesy of</i> …

8 Tips to Master a More Paperless Life With Evernote

When the first Earth Day was proposed at the suggestion of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, paper was the primary means of communication and …

Productivity

Kim Stanley Robinson on Aurora

YouTube

What did people eat in Ancient Rome?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p><b>What did they eat in</b> …

PlayStation Side Effect: Dangerous Blood Clots, Docs Say

A New Zealand man who played eight hours of video games for four days in a row developed life-threatening blood clots so severe that doctors created a new condition: “gamer’s thrombosis.” The situation involving the 31-year-old PlayStation fan was picked as the case report of the year for 2013 by …

Medicine

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

Fotografia zilei - Etiopia

Etiopia este unul dintre cele mai vechi state independente din Africa, aflat la confluenţa multor grupuri etnice şi culturi care au migrat în regiune …

Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface

Scientists say rock layer hundreds of miles down holds vast amount of water, opening up new theories on how planet formed<p>After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath …

Holy sites 'may offer clues to antibiotic resistance'

<b>The Hindu holy sites in the Indian cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar attract millions of pilgrims each year - but they are now the destination for another group of devotees.</b><p>Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance, considered by some to be the great health threat of our …

Newcastle University

Adevăratul „Gravity”: NASA dezvăluie imagini uluitoare din spaţiu, mai spectaculoase decât efectele speciale (GALERIE FOTO)

Filmul „Gravity”, în care acţiunea are loc pe o staţie spaţială, a obţinut şapte premii Oscar în cadrul ceremoniilor de duminică noaptea, inclusiv …

Cercetătorii sunt şocaţi: ce trebuie să ştie orice bărbat despre bebeluşul conceput după vârsta de 24 de ani!

Un studiu efectuat pe milioane de persoane dezvăluie că bărbaţii care amână conceperea unui copil riscă să aibă urmaşi care suferă de numeroase …

Cum a murit Alexandru Macedon?

Basorelief din bronz care-l reprezintă pe Alexandru Macedon conducându-şi soldaţii în luptă Sursa foto: Shutterstock <b>+</b> zoom<p>Marile personalităţi care …