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Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Ancient History

British ambulance with female drivers passing through a French village. Near Nieuport. 100 years ago 7/30/1917 - via reddit

British ambulance with female drivers passing through a French village. Near Nieuport. 100 years ago 7/30/1917 -


PROMO - Speed Through Time: The Changing Pace of America

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Over There, and Overlooked

The centennial of the First World War is slipping past unnoticed in the United States, despite its persistent legacy.<p>In a couple of months, we’ll mark the centennial of the sinking of the Lusitania, a history-bending event that will probably engage Americans not very much more than any of the other …

Political Science

The Midway Cafe roadhouse at 95th Street and Western Avenue with police officers out front in 1926. #midwaycafe #roadhouse #vintagechicago #cpd

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Delightfully Dreamlike Surreal Paintings That Combine Realism and Illusion

Artist Rob Gonsalves uses a combination of realism and illusion to dreamlike effect in his wonderfully surreal paintings. Gonsalves is inspired in …

Get Lost in 'The Maze of Games'

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Mike Selinker is a familiar name in puzzle circles, not only as a constructor but as the author of the long-running …

THE UNCANNY READER - Stories from the Shadows

7 Habits of Highly Effective Sleuths

I was recently at the 67th annual meetings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, where I gave a talk about cognitive influences on …


How our brains create 'mental time travel' - Futurity

Neuroscientists call high fidelity memories "mental time travel." Experiments reveal new information about the brain during these moments.

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Charlie Munger on the Value of Thinking Backward and Forward

One of the five simple notions to solve problems is the concept of inversion. To solve problems we need to look at them both forward and backward.<p>But …

Charlie Munger

Letting Your Mind Wander Can Make You More Productive

It's estimated that we spend nearly 50 percent of our waking lives in a state of daydreaming.<p>For something we do so often, mind-wandering sure has a bad reputation. It's often described as a mindless activity -- one that makes us more lazy, unproductive and dissatisfied with our lives. A Harvard …


New insight into how the brain performs 'mental time travel'

In Proust’s novel <i>Recollection of Things Past,</i> the distinctive smell of a lemon madeleine launches the narrator on a long, involved reminiscence of …

Material so black that you can't see its surface

Physicists in the UK have developed an almost alien-like material that absorbs so much light that it sets a new world recording for distorting all …

Neuroscience: Relaxing Makes You More Creative | Inc.com

You've probably heard the saying "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." I suspect that most people interpret this as a comment on Jack's personality: He's "dull" because all he can think or talk about is work.<p>But that's not what the saying actually means. According to the latest …


This is Your Brain on Jazz Improvisation: The Neuroscience of Creativity

It’s clear that amateur saxophonist and Johns Hopkins surgeon Charles Limb has an abiding interest in the neuroscience of creativity.<p>He’s also an …

The New Habit Challenge: Optimize Your Sleep For More Creative Thinking

Use this bedtime routine to wake up with more brilliant ideas.<p>If you’ve ever been told to “just sleep on it,” you may have considered the platitude a thinly veiled attempt to avoid giving any real constructive advice. But what if this was, in fact, the best suggestion you could receive when trying …


Unleash Your Creativity In Content Writing

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Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …