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20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

Naukratis: ancient Egypt’s version of Hong Kong unearthed by British team

Excavation reveals scale and importance of Greek city on Nile delta that dominated trade<p>A major excavation led by the British Museum has unearthed a wealth of revealing detail about a Greek trading city in ancient Egypt. Wood from Greek ships and Egyptian figurines dedicated to a “festival of …

Ancient History

ANCIENT ROMANS landed in America: Staggering discovery will 'change history'

GETTYAncient Romans landed in America in eerie discovery that will 'change history'<p>They say the find will "re-write history" as it reveals ancient …

Archaeology

Greek and Danish archaeologists excavate the ancient Greek harbour town Lechaion

Home > News > 2015 > Greek and Danish archa...<p>23 December 2015<p>underwater archaeology<p>In Greece, underwater excavations of Lechaion, ancient Corinth’s …

UC team discovers rare warrior tomb filled with bronze age wealth and weapons

An international team of archaeologists led by University of Cincinnati researchers recently discovered a Bronze Age warrior’s tomb in southwestern …

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

You’d probably be surprised by how much Latin you actually already know. Hundreds of words—like <i>memo</i>, <i>alibi</i>, <i>agenda</i>, <i>census</i>, <i>veto</i>, <i>alias</i>, <i>via</i>, <i>alumni</i>,</i> …

Four Important Lessons from Aristotle’s “The Politics”

Viewed as a whole,<i> Politics</i> is a rather intimidating piece of work. No mere political treatise, it is an examination of the origin of society, the …

Aristotle

The incredible story of the man who volunteered to enter Auschwitz and exposed the horrors of the Holocaust

In the early days of World War II, most of the world was unaware of the horrors occurring inside Nazi Germany's Auschwitz camp — until Polish army captain Witold Pilecki volunteered to figure out the camp's inner workings.<p>On September 19, 1940, German SS troops did exactly what Pilecki was hoping …

World History

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Saltwater

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Sustainable Development Goals

War by Other Means: The Legacy of Byzantium

The conventional view of diplomacy is one of negotiation and compromise leading to a settlement of differences. However, history often shatters this …

Did American volcanoes trigger fall of Roman Empire?

American volcanoes sparked a huge dust cloud triggering catastrophic climate change which could have dealt the final blow to the Roman Empire<p>On March 24 536AD the sky suddenly darkened across continental Europe as a thick dust cloud rolled in and stayed put for 18 months.<p>Historians such as …

Life advice upon turning age 30, from the president of Y Combinator

<i>I turned 30 last week and a friend asked me if I’d figured out any life advice in the past decade worth passing on. I’m somewhat hesitant to publish this because I think these lists usually seem hollow, but here is a cleaned up version of my answer:</i><p>The days are long but the decades are short<p>1) …

Self-help

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

How to Migrate Pictures from iPhoto or Aperture to Photos for OS X

With the launch of OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite, Apple released its much-anticipated Photos app, which was first announced during its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014. The Photos for OS X app took several months to complete because it was designed from the ground up to work with OS X Yosemite and …

How to Electronically Sign a PDF Using Preview on Mac

When you receive a PDF document by email that you must sign, the process of printing out the file, signing on the dotted line with a pen, scanning the signed document and sending it back can be a rather tedious task. Fortunately, Apple introduced the ability to electronically sign a PDF document …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

Bones From Era of Alexander the Great Raise More Questions Than Answers

Analysis of human remains may take years to sort out who was buried in massive Greek tomb.<p>Media reports and the blogosphere are fueling speculation that the remains of a woman found in a massive tomb in northern Greece may belong to Alexander the Great’s mother, Olympias, who was executed when she …

The Amphipolis Caryatids

First off the official photos and information from the Ministry of Culture press release:<p>As you can see there is a crack in the architrave above. …

19 Everyday Expressions That Came from Aesop

Aesop: we’ve all heard the name, and most of us are familiar with at least a few of his fables with the anthropomorphized animals facing extremely …

The real ragù: 10 things you didn't know about authentic spaghetti bolognese

Slurping an authentic spaghetti bolognese in the city of its origin, Bologna, is on every gourmet traveller’s bucket list. But there are many misunderstandings about this world-famous Italian dish.<p>1. It’s not served on spaghetti<p>The true vehicle for bolognese sauce is tagliatelle, a ribbon-like …

Italian Food

Who Are the Yazidis, the Ancient, Persecuted Religious Minority Struggling to Survive in Iraq?

The U.S. contemplates sending military aircraft and possible ground troops to rescue the Yazidis, as more American military advisers arrive in Iraq to help plan an evacuation of the displaced people.<p>For their beliefs, they have been the target of hatred for centuries. Considered heretical devil …

How to Install OS X Yosemite on Any External Drive (Thumb Drive, USB Disk, etc)

We’ve covered how to install OS X Yosemite onto a separate partition of an internal hard disk and dual boot with OS X Mavericks, but many Mac users …

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<i>melisaki:</i><p><i>Imogen & Twinka at Yosemite</i><p><i>Imogen Cunningham (the granny) and Twinka Thiebaud (the hottie) during a class on nude photography</i><i><br>photo by Judy Dater, 1974</i>