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The world today looks ominously like it did before World War I | NOLA.com

A backlash to globalization appears to be gaining strength around the world. U.S. politicians on both the right and left have called for curbing free …

The Song Was So Good, Jimmy Page 'Borrowed' It

Bert Jansch, 'Blackwaterside'<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Bert Jansch's approach to a traditional folk song is on full display in this recording of "Blackwaterside," made during a show at London's 12 Bar and originally released in 1995. It's an approach the Scottish singer-guitarist developed in the early …

Would medieval food be considered tasty today?

No. I have prepared food from recipes dating back through hundreds of years of English cuisine. The important thing to remember here is that there …

19 Pop Songs Fact-Checked By Professors

Does shaking it off actually work? Academics and other experts weigh in.

9 things you (probably) didn’t know about Winston Churchill

He is considered one of the defining figures of the 20th century, remembered for his inspirational speeches and for leading Britain to victory in the …

Live Review: Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder at The Rosemont Theatre (5/14)

SONY DSC<p><i>Photography by Joshua Mellin</i><p>The relationship that Eddie Vedder has with Pete Townshend pleases me greatly. Who among us doesn’t secretly hope …

Study finds a disputed Shakespeare play bears the master's mark

Chalk up another one for The Bard.<p>"Double Falsehood," a play said to have been written by William Shakespeare but whose authorship has been disputed for close to three centuries, is almost certainly the work of the 16th century poet and playwright, new research finds.<p>Shakespeare appears to have had …

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Archaeologists Study 3,000 Skeletons at London's Bedlam

LONDON — They came from every parish of London, and from all walks of life, and ended up in a burial ground called Bedlam. Now scientists hope their centuries-old skeletons can reveal new information about how long-ago Londoners lived — and about the bubonic plague that often killed …

12 giant leaps for mankind – from carnivorism to Magna Carta

We asked 12 historians to nominate alternative moments in the past that they consider to be great leaps for mankind<p><i>This article was first published</i> …

Europe's Languages Were Carried From the East, DNA Shows

The new settlers, revealed by a genetic analysis, may solve a mystery swirling around the origins of Indo-European languages.<p>New DNA evidence suggests that herders from the grasslands of today's Russia and Ukraine carried the roots of modern European languages across the continent some 4,500 years …

Elderly Mystery Woman Found Buried in Coffin Near Richard III

Archaeologists found a lead coffin buried in the ruins of an English medieval church, just feet from the grave of England's King Richard III. When they opened the tomb, they expected to find the skeleton of a knight or a friar. But instead, they found the bones of an elderly woman.<p>The woman's …

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Cnut’s invasion of England: setting the scene for the Norman conquest

The 1066 battle of Hastings is one of the most famous dates in medieval history. But it is often forgotten that the Norman conquest was preceded by …

CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

It seems Mexico isn't the only place in the world where you can find human body parts incorporated into religious statuary: a Chinese statue of the Buddha has been discovered to contain the entire mummified body of a monk, folded into the same position.<p>The Buddha, exhibited at the Drents Museum in …

Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.<p>An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern …

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

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Why Magna Carta matters

The making of Magna Carta was a turning point in English constitutional history. The charter’s great achievement was to place the monarchy – the …

How to teach … ancient Egypt

From mummifying an orange to building a model temple, these lesson plans are perfect for delving into the mysterious world of the ancient Egyptians with your class

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Amazon takes on textbook sales at major universities

Amazon is set to open distribution centers at two large US colleges and offer students next-day delivery of textbooks and other items through co-branded websites. The universities of Massachusetts Amherst and Purdue say that the deal means students will save nearly $400 annually on textbooks. …

Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality

At the end of Angela Kohtala's leadership skills course, her high school students have to plan and carry out a community service project. Maybe it's fixing up their school courtyard, or tutoring younger students in an afterschool program.<p>Afterwards, they create a PowerPoint with pictures of the …

My Morning Jacket debut new song, cover Mazzy Star and Springsteen during first gig in over a year

My Morning Jacket returned to the stage for their first performance in over a year at this weekend’s One Big Holiday, the band’s second annual music …

Can focusing on learning land the job?

Having the right attitude—a focus on learning from the job-seeking process—leads to more success in landing a dream job, according to new …