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3D scanning deciphers ancient Hebrew scroll

A scroll that had been burnt to charcoal inside the Ein Gedi synagogue some 1,500 years ago has now been read for the first time, thanks to modern technology.<p>Ein Gedi is an oasis located on the western shore of the Dead Sea, where fresh water flows from underground year-round. Over the millennia, …

Archaeology

9 Sleep Mistakes You're Probably Making After 9PM

It's one thing to make sleep a priority and another to actually achieve those blissful seven to nine hours of unadulterated shut-eye.<p>Your ability to fall asleep at a reasonable time, <i>stay</i> asleep and wake up feeling well-rested the following morning depends on the steps you take <i>hours</i> before your head …

Adam Sandler: Racism controversy was ‘a misunderstanding’

Adam Sandler is finally addressing the controversy that surrounded his Netflix project “The Ridiculous Six” after about a dozen Native Americans walked off the set of the movie in April.<p>The actors complained of racist jokes against Native Americans, but, finally speaking on the issue at the …

Lady Gaga Cast Love Spell for Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have spent this summer becoming music's new power couple (sorry, Bey and Jay)—and as it turns out, we have another singing superstar to thank for the "insanely happy" (and adorable) couple: Lady Gaga.<p>Pinterest<p>Swift claimed on Twitter this weekend that Lady Gaga gave …

The Top 9 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make--and How To Avoid Them | Inc.com

For many, it’s the dream: Leaving your career and making the move to entrepreneurship. Some of us are even skipping college to get a head start on starting our businesses.<p>I’ve worked for and consulted with a handful of tech startups, and through both acting as a key decision maker and watching a …

Small Business

Stephen Hawking: it is time to hunt for alien civilisations

The new project, called Breakthrough Listen, is chaired by Lord Rees the astronomer royal and backed by Professor Stephen Hawking<p>Professor Stephen Hawking said it was ‘time to commit to finding the answer to life beyond Earth’ as he launched a $100 million project to hunt for intelligent aliens.<p>The …

Hackers threaten 37 million AshleyMadison 'cheaters' with exposure

Cheating website AshleyMadison.com has been hacked, with those claiming responsibility threatening to publish "secret sexual fantasies" and account …

Did you solve it? Let's engineer a country with more girls than boys

Hello again. This morning I set you this problem:<p><i>The government – which wants to increase the ratio of girls to boys – introduces a law for all couples that states:</i><p>If a couple has a boy, they have another child.<br>• If a couple has a girl, they have no more children.<p><i>In other words, couples must carry on</i> …

Puzzles

My husband had to learn sex again, and I had to become one tenacious bitch

<b>A photo of the author and her husband</b><p>Richard’s memory loss rocked our happy marriage. Our way back required arguments, patience and trips to Babeland<p>Sonya Lea<p>July 20, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir”<p>On one of our first Saturdays in our new home, Richard eats cereal …

China dumped a huge amount of gold on the market and investors are spooked

Now it looks like we know why.<p>A huge dump of bullion, equivalent to one-fifth of a whole day's trade in a normal session, came on the market in China this morning in a two-minute window.<p>ANZ Bank analyst Victor Thianpiriya said in a note at the close of the Asia trading session that the "nature, …

Lucasfilm: topless Amy Schumer Star Wars shoot is 'inappropriate'

A photoshoot for the men’s magazine GQ in which US actor and comic Amy Schumer recreates classic Star Wars scenes in a variety of suggestive poses has been condemned as ‘inappropriate’ by rights holder Lucasfilm.<p>Amy Schumer's GQ cover is a disappointment for feminist fans<p>Read more<p>The Disney-owned …

Star Wars