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10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than forty years, there’s still a buzz in …

Ben Bishop over King in Game 7, as Lightning feed off goalie’s effort

Bolts<p>NEW YORK – Going by the numbers, sticking to the trends and acknowledging the history, Ben Bishop was not expected to be the goaltender raising …

Bishop ignores the negative noise and just keeps winning for Lightning

NEW YORK -- People didn't give the Tampa Bay Lightning or Ben Bishop a chance to beat the New York Rangers and fellow goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.<p>Not …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Art

Dubai launches region's first 3-D pavement art festival

The Dubai Canvas Festival features 3-D artworks in chalk or paint, many of them depicting eye-catching images of the Emirati city.<p>Kurt Wenner, creator of the 3-D pavement painting technique, said the setting of Dubai provided a "wonderful" chance to incorporate art into the city's ever-expanding …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

32 Exhilarating Moments Every Runner Lives For

You didn't know we were racing, sir, but I just won.

Universal Pictures

How the dense grids of artist Charles Gaines took the ego out of art

When Charles Gaines was in elementary school in Newark, N.J., one of his teachers noticed that this son of a construction worker and seamstress was skilled at drawing.<p>"My teacher told my mom that she should encourage me to go into art because I could be the 'first black artist,' " Gaines remembers …

Art

Kim Jong Un reportedly tells North Korean army to 'prepare for war' with US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly told the army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media reported Saturday, according to AFP.<p>"The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

10 Intriguing And Mysterious Archaeological Sites

Archaeology aims to answer our questions about the past and, with any luck, give us some perspective on our present and future. But sometimes, …

How to make a diamond from scratch - with peanut butter

Understanding the way diamonds are formed deep in the Earth could explain how life evolved on our planet. So a team in Germany are attempting to forge the gemstones themselves, from carbon dioxide – and peanut butter. David Robson reports.<p>Every so often, Dan Frost hears a dull thud and his office …

Geology

Biology student recreates PhD thesis in dance

Uma Nagendra used her acrobatic skills to showcase her PhD thesis using the medium of dance<p>The devastating impact of tornadoes on the environment is easy to see.<p>But PhD student Uma Nagendra has discovered that natural disasters actually help trees – and has chosen to demonstrate the phenomena via …

Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?<p><i>Editor's note: Mars One recently narrowed its pool of candidates to 100 people--many of whom we featured in the November 2014 issue (part of which exists here). We've reposted this story for your</i> …

Fundraising

Why Arctic squirrels don't rage when they juice on 'roids - Futurity

Unlike humans, Arctic squirrels can get pumped up on anabolic steroids without the nasty side effects. Researchers have figured out why.

How It Works: A Pipe-Bot That Seeks Leaks

Drip detection is no longer a pipe dream.<p>In March, what started as a negligible leak in a gas pipe caused an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings and killed eight people in New York City. Leaky pipes can pose a real danger, but there isn’t an oil, natural gas, or water network in the …

Natural Gas

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science

Amid growing signs that gender bias has affected research outcomes and damaged women's health, there’s a new push to make science more relevant to them.<p><i>This story was updated on January 21, 2015, to include a video of the author addressing the Rosalind Franklin Society, a women's leadership group,</i> …

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has Already Started Filming - Unbound Worlds

Oh, that sneaky J.J. Abrams… It looks like filming for <i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i> has already begun, despite earlier reports that claimed …

Associated Press News

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix revisits familiar lands

A new trailer for <i>Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix</i> offers an updated look at the compilation's content.<p>The <i>HD 2.5 Remi</i>x is a remastered version of several games in the franchise: <i>Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded</i> and <i>Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix</i>. The game was announced during …

The eBay Search Terms That Dig Up Gold

Any fashion lover or collector will tell you that one of the trickiest territories to navigate is eBay. Yes, the online auction site can be a gold …