Jennifer DeMello Loria

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'If only I'd been warned!' - writers choose books to give to their younger selves

Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, Tessa Hadley, David Nicholls and others choose reading matter that would have been useful when young<p>Julian Barnes<p>I don’t regret any of the literary reading I missed out on in my youth. I rather enjoy the chronological hazard of not discovering <i>Huckleberry Finn</i> and <i>The</i> …

Literature

Renaissance man: The allure of Leonardo da Vinci

They should make him ‘Man of the Year’.<p>Or at least declare Leonardo da Vinci ‘saviour’ of the world art market. Ever since his lost-and-found …

RN's best reads: Your guide for books to read in summer 2017

Whether it's by the beach, an adventure or relaxing at home, here's our guide to getting lost in a good book this summer, from some of RN's biggest …

Scarper, kaput, Blighty: a guide to First World War slang

<i>The slang lexicographer Jonathon Green reviews Words and the First World War by Julian Walker (Bloomsbury)</i><p>In his 1859 Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words, John Camden Hotten posits among the sources of slang “the congregating together of people […] crowding, and excitement, and …

Archaeologists Just Got Closer to Proving the Location of Jesus’ Tomb

The mortar from the tomb of Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher has been dated to the time of Constantine the Great—just as legend had it. So …

What Became of the Manson Family?

Over two nights in August 1969, Charles Manson’s followers savagely murdered seven people through a frenzied combination of shooting, stabbing, beating and hanging.<p>Their most famous victim was the actress Sharon Tate, the wife of the film director Roman Polanski. She was killed at her house along …

Crime

Iran's president declares end of Islamic State | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organised by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.<p>FILE PHOTO - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani …

Middle East

Meet 'Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.<p>It is the first observed object from outside our solar system, …

Universe

It's Hard To Believe This Sharp, 5-Point Business Memo Was Written By A 23-Year-Old

Just three years ago, Evan Spiegel was a senior at Stanford University. Today, he runs a mobile application worth $10 billion, Snapchat. Spiegel turned 24 in June.<p>Going from a college frat boy to the CEO of today's hottest new startup isn't easy. Spiegel has been painted as tactless, spoiled and …

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

Man, 80, jailed for acid attack on girlfriend aged 19

Mohammed Rafiq starts jail sentence for ordering 'wicked' assault on Vikki Horsman in West Midlands after she tries to end their relationship<p>A jealous pensioner who organised a horrific revenge acid attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend has been jailed for 18 years.<p>Mohammed Rafiq, 80, hatched a plan …

Crime

To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show

The retired cop used to interfere in sex worker’s lives by arresting them, now he just ambushes them with cameras. The problem with the reality show …

The mystery of Chopin's death

<b>When Polish composer Frederic Chopin died in 1849 he seemed to have suffered a classic Romantic death from tuberculosis. But doubts soon arose about the diagnosis, and a scientific examination of the heart earlier this year, while at first appearing to confirm the TB theory, left the mystery</b> …

Flute

The Science of Dealing With People You Hate

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

800-Year-Old Medieval Books Containing Fascinating Doodles & Cartoons

Erik Kwakkel's job is certainly different to most, he's a medieval book historian at the famous Leiden University located in The Netherlands.<p>He's …

17 Epiphanies That'll Change Your View Of The World Forever

Here's a collection of insightful and thought-provoking facts and concepts, designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the world.<p>Some …

10 Curiously Compelling Pictures From Around The Web

Heading up the list of the most shared images this week is an astonishing capture of the capsized Costa Concordia, followed by completely transparent …

Family Portraits Taken During Victorian-Era Were As Creepy As Hell

Family portraits have certainly have come a long way since these which were taken during the Victorian era (1830's-1900s). Photography as a …

Guys, You Need To Decorate Your Beard This Christmas

It's the silly season with endless invitations to Christmas parties, holiday get togethers and family fun. But guys, rather than donning a Santa hat …

15 Surprising Examples Of Superman Being A Dickhead

He's one of the most iconic and oldest superheroes of all time. the man of steel, the devilishly handsome and decidedly buff Superman. And whilst …

What’s the Best Item to Carry with You during Time Travel?

(Time Machine Manual t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)<p>Rhett Allain, a physicist, offers a <b>few items to consider for your packing list</b>. I’ll give …

7 Highly Questionable Vintage Exercise Devices

Society’s knowledge of exercise and fitness has grown exponentially since the early 20th century, when strongmen boasted of eating 24 eggs and three …

8 Bizarre Vintage Christmas Ads

Yes, a scale! That's it! Now I know exactly what to get my wife for Christmas. She hasn't told me that she wants a scale. In fact, she hasn't been …

The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

After the year’s best reads in science, children’s books, psychology and philosophy, and art, design, and photography, here come the finest memoirs, biographies, and history books of the year — our most inviting bridge between past and present, personal and universal.<p>1. A LIFE WORTH LIVING<p><i>“To</i> …

A Novel Experience

Decisions never fully satisfy everyone involved. Often times, what may seem like a compromise, is really just a cloaking mechanism to mask selfish desire. In the case of a struggling family, decisions by one party ripple into life shattering consequences, even when intentions are seemingly …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Twelve Time Management Habits to Master in 2013

Nearly three hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin came up with an approach to changing habits that has yet to be surpassed. A young adult seeking to straighten out his act, Franklin developed a list of thirteen virtues, jotting down a brief definition of each. These were character traits he took to …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Movies

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …