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Julius Caesar had 'crazy bulge' on his head new 3D reconstruction shows

Julius Caesar, the reviled and revered Roman emperor, has gotten a new look, thanks to a recent 3D reconstruction of his face and head.<p>The National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands unveiled the new bust Friday, giving viewers a fascinating image of what Caesar would have looked like in real …

Ancient History

Famed Stanford Prison Experiment was a fraud, scientist says

One of the most famous–and controversial– psychology studies ever conducted is a fraud, a scientist claims in a new report.<p>Not only was the Stanford …

Psychology

British Museum shines light on Assyrian 'king of the world'

Before the mighty empires of Egypt, Greece and Rome came Assyria and a leader who, a new exhibition at the British Museum will argue, is the “greatest king you’ve never heard of”.<p>The museum has announced details of the first major exhibition devoted to Ashurbanipal, a ruthless, bookish …

British Museum

Introducing the Assyrians

<b>Where and when was ‘Assyria’?</b>The mighty Assyrian empire began as the small city-state of Ashur in what is now the north-eastern region of Iraq. It …

Ancient History

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Our schools got rid of AP courses. Here’s why.

In an era when the quality and nature of American secondary school education are subjects of vigorous debate, it is time to rethink our curricula. Together, we lead eight Washington-area independent schools, and we have been meeting regularly over the past several years to discuss research and …

Education

Burned Skeletons Are Rare Remains of Ancient Goth Invasion

The child and two adults lived in an ancient city in what's now Bulgaria before it was conquered by a Germanic army 1,700 years ago.<p>By the looks of their skeletons, they died gruesome deaths.<p>The 1,700-year-old remains of three people—a child and two adults—were recently unearthed by excavators in …

Archaeology

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Found: Evidence of Italy’s Oldest Olive Oil

It was discovered on shards of pottery uncovered 20 years ago.<p>Olive oil has long been an important part of Italian life. In Rome, there’s even a …

Archaeology

Imperator: Rome is Grand Strategy on a Scale We’ve Never Seen Before

The year is 304 BCE, and a scrappy Italian city-state called Rome has not yet begun to even dream of the greatness it will one day achieve. Paradox’s …

Ancient History

Remembering When Only Barbarians Drank Milk

“Butter eater” was once a terrible insult.<p><i>This article is adapted from</i> <i>Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky</i><i>.</i><p>During a visit to conquered …

Ancient History

Archaeologists At Pompeii Find Roman Man Crushed By Huge Wall Block

The Pompeii Archaeological Park announced today that they have discovered a new victim of the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in southern Italy: a man who appears to have been crushed by a huge block from a wall.<p>According to the Pompeii archaeological superintendency, the skeleton was found at the …

Archaeology

Skeleton of Roman beheaded by giant flying rock slab found at Pompeii

The skeleton of a Roman man who was decapitated by a giant slab of rock has been discovered by archeologists in Pompeii.<p>They believe the man, aged in his thirties, was attempting to flee the eruption of Mt Vesuvius when the 300kg rock slammed into him, beheading him and killing him instantly.<p>He had …

Archaeology

Should you trust your gut feelings?

Intuition has fallen out of favour in an age of rational, analytical thinking. But your emotional responses are not as fallible as some would have you believe, says neuroscientist Valerie Van Mulukom.<p>Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it …

Psychology

Mithras and Mithraism: Top 10 things you need to know

MOLA team<br>11.11.2017<p>London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE opens this month at Bloomberg’s new European headquarters. It showcases the reconstructed Roman …

The Highest Paid Athlete in History Actually Lived in Ancient Rome

The highest paid athlete in history does not live in modern times. That person lived in Ancient Rome.<br>Read More

Why Hadrian's Wall is succumbing to foreign invasion after nearly 2,000 years

It was designed to keep out the barbarians but nearly two thousand years after Hadrian’s Wall was erected, the structure is finally succumbing to foreign invasion.<p>So many visitors are flocking to the World Heritage Site that the path running alongside it is wearing away, leaving the foundations …

6 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Situation

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Here Are Some Tips On How to Get Accepted Into Veterinary School

Learn How to Get Into Vet School<p>Updated November 18, 2017<p>As most aspiring vets are aware, there are only 28 veterinary schools accredited by the …

Merriam Webster has added 1,000 new terms to the dictionary (so no more saying that these aren't real words!)

Big things are happening to the the English language! Merriam-Webster just added 1,000 new words to the dictionary, making sayings like …

Language

15 Calming Mindfulness Quotes That Will Help Soothe Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

Battle of Teutoburg Forest

At the Battle of Teutoburg Forest (aka Battle of Varus), c. 9 CE, a combined force of Germans annihilated a Roman army consisting of three legions …

World History

A Zen Master Reveals 5 Mindfulness Strategies to Improve Your Personal Relationships

<i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh</i><p>Mindfulness is all about being aware of your surroundings and …

I've taught public speaking to hundreds of people — and they all make the same mistakes

There's nothing quite like connecting with a live audience — not to mention, the added perks of raising your profile, selling books, and generating sales.<p>And yet, boy, do people blow it.<p>As a branding pro and speaker who has been coaching people to speak at big events like TEDx, CES, and SXSW, plus …

Public Speaking

A stunningly-preserved Ancient Roman shipwreck has been found near Spain’s Balearic Islands

An Ancient Roman shipwreck dating back 1800 years has been discovered off the coast of the Balearic island of Cabrera.<p>The well-preserved 20-metre wreck contains 1000–2000 amphorae, most of which are a metre in height and from North Africa. The jars contained garum, a fermented fish sauce that was …

Roman Britain

Britain was a significant addition to the ever-expanding Roman Empire. For decades Rome had been conquering the Mediterranean Sea - defeating …

Ancient History

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

Stressed Out? Try These 5 Indulgent Ways To Relax Right Now

We stress about work, about bills, about love (or our lack thereof).<p>We stress about things we can control and those things we cannot. Stress, it …

Buddha Reveals 5 Profound Truths That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters what we are taught in the west. It offers something for everyone, no matter your faith or …

Spirituality

What To Do When Your Dream School Says, 'I'm Not That Into You'

Amid the holiday season celebrations many students found out whether they’d been accepted, rejected or deferred from a first choice college. If the news wasn’t good, it can deal a tough blow. There’s nothing quite as crushing as unrequited love – especially when it comes from a dream college. But …

College & University