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FBI chief has 'grave concerns,' clashes with Trump over GOP memo

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director Christopher Wray publicly clashed with President Donald Trump on Wednesday over a controversial Republican intelligence memo, furthering the rift between the President and the agency investigating ties between his campaign and Russia.<p>Wray sent a striking signal to the White …

Donald Trump

11 random facts about books that are weirdly interesting

There’s nothing better than cuddling up with a good book. Books inherently offer solitude and a temporary escape from your own story. They’re …

'Fairytale' Paintings Show A Side Of Black Lives History Overlooks

“I’m depicting the many people who existed in history but whose presence was never documented," Amy Sherald explains.<p>The subjects of Amy Sherald’s paintings have skin the color of charcoal ― an overcast hue that exists outside the spectrum of race as we often categorize it. The grey tone, made from …

Art

This 500-Year-Old Book Revolutionized How We See Cities

The very first atlas of cities shows us how little has changed about our collective obsession with cityscapes.<p>Probably more than any other physical phenomenon, cities are a reflection of the incredible complexity of the modern world. And in the mid-1500s, as modern cities began to burgeon …

The Baroque Underworld: Vice and Destitution in Rome review – high art and low life in the Eternal City

Sport and women could be a lethal combination in 17th-century Rome. On the evening of 28 May 1606, after a game of <i>pallacorda</i>, an early form of tennis, Caravaggio murdered his partner, Ranuccio Tomassoni. Both men apparently vied for the charms of the same female prostitute, Fillide Melandroni, for …

Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Why are the babies in medieval art so ugly?<p>To find the answer, I spoke to Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University who edited the anthology <i>The Early Modern Child in Art and History</i>. But really, just how ugly are these babies?<p>Ugly might be too weak a word for medieval …

The Lute in Italian Renaissance

The theft - Il furto

Turkey won't apologize for downing Russian warplane, Erdogan says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey will not apologize for downing a Russian fighter jet it says violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an exclusive CNN interview Thursday in Ankara.<p>"I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us," he said …

Anonymous group threatens to 'track down' Islamic State

The international hacking group Anonymous has released a video message threatening the so-called Islamic State group.<p>The group has said it will launch "cyber attacks" against IS following the Paris attacks.

16th-Century Gothic Chapel Turned Into Starry Night Sky

At a charity event held in the University of Cambridge, Paris-based digital projection artist Miguel Chevalier turned the university’s 16th-century …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

Is it OK to shoot down a drone over your backyard?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last month, a Kentucky man shot down a drone that was hovering near his backyard.<p>WDRB News reported that the camera drone's owners soon showed up at the home of the shooter, William H. Merideth: "Four guys came over to confront me about it, and I happened to be armed, so that changed their …

Unmanned Aircraft

Britain confirms Robert Mugabe’s claim a London museum has Zimbabwean heroes’ skulls

Robert Mugabe said in a speech Zimbabwe was seeking repatriation of resistance fighters’ remains “with bitterness"<p>Britain has revealed that it is negotiating with Zimbabwe over the repatriation of remains thought to belong to fighters from the African country’s struggle against its colonisers, …

Archaeologists Excavate Possible Home of Mary Magdalene and Synagogue Where Jesus May Have Preached

A Catholic priest and archaeologists in Israel are excavating an ancient synagogue and a site that may have been the home of Mary Magdalene, who has …

'Ancient Hebrew inscriptions' baffle Israeli archaeologists

<b>Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew script discovered at a dig in Jerusalem.</b><p>The writing was found on the walls of a room containing the remains of a Jewish ritual bath, or mikveh, believed to be about 2,000 years old.<p>Experts are now trying to …

Archaeology

U.S. judge blocks extradition of Russian to Poland over Nazi looted art

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian art dealer accused by Polish authorities of illegally acquiring an 18th-century painting stolen during World War II by the Nazis cannot be extradited from the United States, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Monday.<p>Russian art dealer Alexander Khochinskiy exits the …

World War II

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryHow Conservative Trolls Lost Their Mojo Lili Loofbourow It’s hard to DGAF once you’re in power.<p>Goldman Sachs Warns That Rising Wages Could …

Archaeologists find the gate to Goliath's hometown

(NEWSER) – An archaeological dig now in its 20th year has uncovered the entrance gate to Gath, the ancient Biblical city of the Philistines and onetime home of the giant Goliath. Before the king of Damascus destroyed it in 830 BCE, Gath was the largest city in the land for hundreds of years, …

Archaeology

3D Scans of Lost Michelangelo Statues to Help in Their Preservation

Faculty from the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick in the UK are working in collaboration …

Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House

The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers …

Israeli Archaeologists Discover 3,000-Year-Old Jar With Inscription of Name From the Bible

Archaeologists in Israel have found a rare inscription of the name of an apparently influential person from the time of King David, a name that is …

After Cuba: The Only 3 Countries That Have No Relations With the U.S.

Why is one of them Bhutan?<p>On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. The agreement doesn’t mean that Washington-Havana ties will go back to where they were before …

North Korea

Double Arm Transplant Recipient Will Lautzenheiser: 'A Restoration Of My Life'

Four years ago, by all accounts, Boston resident Will Lautzenheiser, 41, was following the plan he had set out for himself early in his life.<p>He was pursuing a career in film-making and academia. After several years of teaching film at Boston University, he had just landed a dream job as a film …

Boston University

5 Amazing Stories About Ancient Egypt That Deserve to Be Movies

Who wouldn’t want to watch Law & Oracle?<p>We’ve seen stories of ancient Egypt on-screen before—the biblical tale <i>The Prince of Egypt</i>, the extremely long <i>Cleopatra,</i> and the <i>Mummy</i> trilogy, as well as that one episode of <i>Futurama</i> on the possibility of ancient aliens. But have we mined all the stories of …

Inside the enigma: The tech behind an escape room

In some ways we're getting people to live a video game or live a movie.<p>Matt Lee -- The Enigma Room<p>"As mainstream as it's become...there is still that magical nature to some tech, especially when you use it in unexpected ways."<p>Matt Lee -- The Enigma Room

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Childbirth

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Military