Elizabeth Rossini

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3 Free Personal Finance Apps to Help You Manage Your Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In lean times like these, it's important to get your personal finances under control. But creating a detailed budget and having the discipline and diligence to stick to it is often easier said than done. Thankfully there are plenty of …

Pete Seeger dead at 94, Photos of the Folk Singer's Life | TIME.com | Money

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China’s ancient capital rises again

Once a booming metropolis as important as Rome, Xi’an has at last been propelled back onto the international map.<p>As the capital of China’s Shaanxi Province, Xi’an’s long history was aptly summed up by our English-speaking guide: “If Xi’an is the grandmother of cities, Beijing is a youth and …

Who was the real Cleopatra?

A new exhibition brings 180 pieces from around the world together in Rome in an effort to contextualise the reign of history's most famous queen.<p>Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, is history’s most famous queen – and the most alluring. Even more than 2,000 years after her death, her …

A Terrific New Start For Safari: Hemingways In Nairobi

Safari-goers to Kenya haven’t had a lot of options for their first- or last-night stopover in Nairobi (which is necessary, since the international flights generally land and leave at night). That changed this spring with the opening of Hemingways, a new boutique city hotel from the people behind …

Art meets social causes in Berlin

Get involved in the city’s thriving alternative arts scene with an exhibition that not only promotes local art but also helps local society.<p>In a city where artistic freedom and tolerance prevail – and where funds are scarce – online blogs and magazines are the lifeblood of Berlin’s ever-mushrooming …

African Elephants Understand Human Gestures

African elephants correctly interpret human pointing cues to find hidden food, without being trained to do so.<p><b>It turns out African elephants really do get the point. New research suggests these gray pachyderms can follow human gestures—like pointing—just as dogs are able to follow when we point to</b> …

Did a Mega-Flood Doom Ancient American City of Cahokia?

Sediments reveal evidence of massive Mississippian flood around 1200 C.E.<p><b>One thousand years ago, on a floodplain of the Mississippi River near modern-day St. Louis, the massive Native American city known today as Cahokia sprang suddenly into existence. Three hundred years later it was virtually</b> …

A 5,300-Year-Old Mummy with Keys to the Future

It’s seven a.m. on a Sunday in Bolzano, Italy, and Albert Zink just told us that we weren’t dressed appropriately. He didn’t say it, actually, but he didn’t have to. It was the look he gave. He was wearing snow shoes and ski pants, looking like he was going to the top of a mountain range. We were …

New Caledonia Expedition: A Treasure Trove of Stunning Sea Life

Changing Planet<p>Yesterday we explored the remote Huon Island and its lagoon, and experienced the most vibrant refuge for marine life, including an incredible diversity of species. In this photo essay you will see the azure waters of the Huon lagoon, a little jack using a shark’s wave pressure to …

"Great Surprise"—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins

Oldest human genome reveals less of an East Asian ancestry than thought.<p><b>Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome.</b><p>Based on the arm …

Oldest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered In Nepal May Push Back the Buddha's Birth Date

Excavations uncover a shrine dating to the sixth century B.C.<p><b>Time to push back the Buddha's birth date a century or so? Archaeologists may have uncovered evidence of the oldest Buddhist shrine yet discovered, dating to around 550 B.C.</b><p><b>Located at Nepal's Lumbini pilgrimage center, the legendary site</b> …

Neanderthal Burials Confirmed as Ancient Ritual

A 50,000-year-old Neanderthal skeleton discovered in a cave in France was intentionally buried.<p><b>A Neanderthal skeleton first unearthed in a cave in southwestern France over a century ago was intentionally buried, according to a new 13-year reanalysis of the site.</b><p><b>Confirming that careful burials</b> …

This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science

From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013.<p>Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines. And scientific expertise figured in disarmament debates in Syria and in Iran's …