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The Story Of Kampili: A Phoenix That Burnt Itself To Ashes So That Vijayanagara Could Rise

Snapshot<p>The story of Kampili, a fascinating tale of honour and bravery when its warriors went down fighting the powerful army of Muhammad bin Tughlaq.<p>…

Ancient History

Persian Empire - Facts Summary

Cyrus the Great<p>The Persian Empire started as a collection of semi-nomadic tribes who raised sheep, goats and cattle on the Iranian plateau.<p>Cyrus the …

Ancient History

Big Pharma Gets a Big Win From Trump

The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, one candidate famously claimed that drug companies were …

Pharma

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

MONGOLIA: ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNEARTH TOMB OF GENGHIS KHAN

<b>Construction workers employed in road building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia, have discovered a mass grave containing the</b> …

Massive new line drawings revealed in Peru

Using drone cameras, scientists have documented spectacular line drawings newly discovered in southern Peru. They are likely much older than the …

This Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Weapon

Badass.<p>Archaeologists have found a fascinating puzzle in the shape of a man's remains dating back to medieval Italy. It looks like this guy went …

What 7 ancient iconic buildings looked like during their glory days

1/<p>The Parthenon in Athens, Greece, was constructed in the 5th century BCE.<p>Standing tall on the hill of the Acropolis, Athens' ancient citadel, the …

Is the Gulf Stream about to collapse and is the new ice age coming sooner than scientists think?

Two new studies published in the scientific journal <i>Nature</i> have brought a new threat to the world’s attention: the shutdown of the Atlantic Ocean …

Mysterious Nubian Stone Tablets Have Been Discovered in a Vast African 'City of The Dead'

This is one of Africa's oldest written languages.<p>Archaeologists excavating a vast and ancient "city of the dead" in Africa have recovered the largest …

The Sad, Sad Story of Laika, the Space Dog, and Her One-Way Trip into Orbit

With a pounding heart and rapid breath, Laika rode a rocket into Earth orbit, 2,000 miles above Moscow streets she knew. Overheated, cramped, …

Space Exploration

A beautiful collection of rare maps shows how the world viewed India over the centuries

In the 1580s, the adventurous son of a Dutch innkeeper found himself on a ship sailing from Lisbon to India. Newly employed by the archbishop of Goa, Jan Huygen van Linschoten was headed to the capital of the <i>Estado da India Portuguesa</i>—the Portuguese State of India—from where the European power …

India

Five things the world finally realizes about Facebook

Facebook has found itself where no company wants to be: sitting in front of Congress, answering questions about whether the company and its CEO have undermined the privacy of millions of Americans.<p>The groundwork was laid years ago. Features and practices that users, lawmakers and regulators are …

Social Media

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

Neuroscience

Nubian Stone Tablets Unearthed in African 'City of the Dead'

A huge cache of stone inscriptions from one of Africa's oldest written languages have been unearthed in a vast "city of the dead" in Sudan.<p>The …

Ancient History

Michael Cohen Has a Big Problem

It takes strong evidence to execute a search warrant against an attorney representing a subject in a federal investigation, let alone the president’s personal counsel.<p><i>Updated at 12:11 p.m.</i><p>Whatever evidence federal prosecutors have collected concerning Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime …

Donald Trump

10 Legendary Lost Cities That Have Actually Been Found

We may never find the underwater grave of Atlantis, the golden streets of El Dorado, or the peaceful mountains of Shangri-La. By all rights, these …

Machine learning is a tool - and people need to learn how to use it

Machine learning has a lot of buzz around it and business-leaders are eager to hire talent with experience in the field. But what does ‘machine learning’ actually mean? And if someone has it listed on their resume, how do you know if they are a good fit for solving business problems?<p>What most …

A Global Arms Race for Killer Robots Is Transforming the Battlefield

Over the weekend, experts on military artificial intelligence from more than 80 world governments converged on the U.N. offices in Geneva for the …

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

The 15 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to LinkedIn

<b>• IT jobs and other tech roles are supposed to be in-demand and well-compensated.</b><p><b>• But, when it comes to the realms of tech, IT, and software, senior gigs are still the most lucrative.</b><p><b>• That's according to the salary data that LinkedIn put together in order to figure out which tech jobs earn the</b> …

Instagram Looks Like Facebook’s Best Hope

Through the glass doors, beyond the giant camera logo and before the artisan coffee stand, visitors to Instagram’s headquarters in Menlo Park, …

Social Media

Zuckerberg says there will always be a free version of Facebook

In testimony to Congress, the Facebook CEO addresses the idea of paying for privacy on the social network.<p>Facebook will always be free, Mark Zuckerberg says.<p>At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the Facebook CEO told lawmakers a subscription-based model of Facebook wasn't on the cards. The idea users …

Mark Zuckerberg

Why a New Idea to Search for Extra Dimensions in the Pulse of Spacetime Is Turning Heads

Spoiler alert (but really, you should’ve watched it by now): In the climax of Christopher Nolan’s <i>Interstellar</i> (2014), Matthew McConaughey dives into …

Physics

Bill Gates says it would be a 'tragedy' to pass up a controversial, revolutionary gene-editing technology

The ability to rewrite the genetic code for life is a powerful one.<p>In the past few years, scientists have revolutionized our ability to do so with the discovery and refinement of a molecular tool called CRISPR that allows us to edit sections of DNA. This tool can snip specific parts of genetic code …

Genetics

Without Our Eyebrows, Humans Could Have Died Out Just Like Neanderthals

Thank you, evolution!<p>We all have them, but what are eyebrows actually for? While eyebrows help to prevent debris, sweat, and water from falling into …

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

These 90,000-Year-Old Wooden Tools Weren't Even Made by Humans

Some of the oldest tools ever discovered.<p>Archaeological excavations in Northern Spain have turned up something incredible. Two wooden tools that, at …

Fossil find gives middle finger to previous understanding of human exodus from Africa

Even for a desert, the Nefud is nearly bone-dry. Only about an inch of water falls onto the red, sandy soil in northern Saudi Arabia over the course …