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See Seven Famed Ancient Ruins Restored Back To Their Former Glory

The Ancient Wonders of the World are but seven. In truth, every country has a building, a monument, a relic of something ancient and historic that could qualify as a ‘wonder’.<p>Fascinating as these ruins are, every visitor will at some point start to imagine what they were like in their heyday and …

Archaeology

A Giant Iceberg Parked Offshore. It’s Stunning, but Villagers Hit the Road.

It was a striking sight: a huge iceberg looming over a tiny Arctic village. Ice is ubiquitous along Greenland’s coast, but this giant has put the inhabitants of the village, Innaarsuit, population 169, on edge.<p>Locals fear that a chunk of the iceberg might tumble into the ocean and unleash an …

Global Warming

Found: The 15 Best Shoes for Walking All Day

Think about it for a moment—we spend a lot of time on our feet walking. From our morning commute to work to our daily trek to the coffee shop to our …

Clothing

Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion …

Black History

Rare Coin Sheds Light on Doomed Jewish Rebels

A rare bronze coin, minted in 69-70 CE during the Jewish Revolt, was unearthed in a drainage ditch that runs underneath Rehov Haggai.<p>This past week …

Archaeology

Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese

In 1896, Tamamura Kozaburo, a highly successful commercial photographer in Yokohama, received an order from a Boston publisher for what eventually …

Japan

America’s first dogs vanished after Europeans arrived, study finds

For thousands of years, dogs lived alongside early Americans. This human-canine partnership has been gleaned through bones: The earliest dog remains found in North America were buried nearly 10,000 years ago in what is now Illinois. By 7,000 years ago, other bones show that “we have lots of dogs …

Anthropology

Banksy is back with 9 new fiery murals in Paris

A load of new Banksy murals have popped up in Paris, France, in the past week.<p>The works — which are Banksy's first in the French capital — have been …

Streetwear

Many American Revolutionaries were much younger than you might think when they declared independence from Britain

How old were the American Revolutionaries when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776?<p>Some were older, like Thomas Jefferson who was 33, John Hancock who was 39, or Benjamin Franklin who was 70. Others were shockingly young — even teenagers. James Monroe, for example, was 18 and …

Wikimedia

Headless Pompeii Victim Wasn't Crushed to Death, After All

A surprising new discovery reveals the truth about what really happened to an unfortunate man in 79 A.D.<p>He was an unlucky person in an ill-fated place: A man whose head was seemingly crushed by a massive boulder as he fled Pompeii during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Now, his head has …

Archaeology

On Top of the World: Remembering the Lost Trend of Flagpole Sitting

Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly sitting on a flagpole atop the Hotel St. Francis in Newark, New Jersey<p>Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly sitting on a flagpole atop the …

Great Depression

Cockatoo images found in 13th Century book

<b>Researchers have discovered the oldest-known European illustrations of an Australasian cockatoo, in a manuscript from the 13th Century.</b><p>Four drawings of the white bird were found in a falconry book once owned by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. The book is now in the Vatican Library.<p>They pre-date …

Parrots

A 2000-Year-Old Mummified 'Sleeping Beauty' Has Been Found Buried With a Mirror

Who was she?<p>Archaeologists in southern Siberia have unearthed a remarkable find - the mummified remains of a woman, carefully adorned in silk and …

Archaeology

Take Your Watercolor Painting Anywhere with Viviva Colorsheets

Looking for a new way to paint with watercolors? Viviva Colorsheets has revolutionized this conventional artist medium by creating a set that's as …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Anglo-Saxons

The Anglo-Saxon period lasted from the early fifth century AD to 1066 – after the Romans and before the Normans. But how much do you know about the …

Ancient History

Found: An Untouched 2,000-Year-Old City in Albania

The hilly ruins remained lost for centuries.<p>Sometimes, rocks are more than crumbled pieces of the earth. Sometimes, they unveil clues about our …

Archaeology

A Man Is Bringing Historical Photos to Their Original Locations, and We’re in Awe

Elvis, the Doors, JFK, MLK... He's got shots of them all.

50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

Woodworking

The Revolutionary War Hero Who Was Openly Gay

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Erin Blakemore<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>The Revolutionary War Hero Who Was Openly …

This woman realized the sun’s potential long before the rest of the country

Mária Telkes lead the way in solar power development<p>In 1948, Mária Telkes, the “Sun Queen,” built a house in Dover, Massachusetts. From the outside, …

Clean Energy

5 Very Weird Themes in Medieval Manuscripts

Every generation thinks they were the ones to invent the fart joke. The truth is that people have been laughing about bodily functions—and other …

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

Aethelflaed: The warrior queen who broke the glass ceiling

<b>How does a ruler defeat bloodthirsty invaders, secure a kingdom and lay the foundations for England - and then almost get written out of history? Be a woman, that's how. Exactly 1,100 years after her death Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, is emerging from the shadows.</b><p>Born into a tooth-and-nail …

Quick Photo Trick: Capture Cool Images by Putting Something in Front of Your Lens (VIDEO)

Yes, this seemed counterintuitive to us too but it’s actually pretty clever. Photographer Pierre T. Lambert, who we have featured on Shutterbug.com …

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, You Need These 16 Stretches

Ease the pain and discomfort from your insanely tight hips by getting on the floor and doing these stretches. Holding for five breaths (about 30 seconds) is recommended, but go ahead and hold them for longer to deepen the feel-good sensations, and open your tight hips even further.

Yoga

The Plate Tectonic Evolution of the Earth Over 500 Million Years: Animated Video Takes You from Pangea, to 250 Million Years in the Future

Christopher R. Scotese, a geologist affiliated with Northwestern University, has created an animation showing "the plate tectonic evolution of the …

This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Stand Under It When It Rains

The Tree of Death.<p>In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with …

Red Cross

Chilling mountaintop find may confirm dark Greek legend

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists have made a sinister discovery at the top of a Greek mountain which might corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity.<p>Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the birthplace of the god Zeus, uncovered the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a …

Archaeology

Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution

A hunter with bow and arrow, in a steamy sub-Saharan savanna, stalks a big, exotic animal. After killing and butchering it, he and his hunt-mates bring it back to their families and celebrate.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to …

Parenting

Mystery of Easter Island finally solved? - CNN iReport

The key to the riddle of Easter Island was hidden in plain sight, but was not seen for long time. While we were all fixing our attention on giant statues – Moai -we forgot to pay enough attention to stone platforms they were standing on. And those platforms were the key to the riddle.<p>Polynesian …

Citizen Journalism