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We're Pretty Sure You Don't Need an MBA If You Read These Books

Friends of mine constantly suggest that I go back to school to get my MBA—it seems like the advanced degree is now kind of on par with what a …

This Ancient Greek Technique Can Actually Double Your Memory, Say Scientists

Sherlock Holmes' 'Mind Palace' is real, and it actually works.<p>Trying to remember things can be difficult, we’re only human after all.<p>Well what if we …

8 Great Tokyo Airbnbs for Your Money

Some of the best value Airbnbs in Tokyo, Japan.<p>Tokyo is home to a neat and tidy 13 million people, so visitors should come knowing it’s going to be …

SpaceX's huge Falcon Heavy rocket could end 2017 with a bang

The next big rocket from SpaceX has been years in the making, and the company is still hoping Falcon Heavy will finally get off the ground in 2017.<p>A report on NASASpaceFlight circulated on Wednesday claiming SpaceX is targeting mid-December for the first static-fire tests of what it claims will …

Google's 'Poly' is a cross-platform 3D library for VR/AR -- and it's free

Google today opened a new platform for people to find and share 3D objects. Poly integrates with Tilt Brush and Blocks, respectively, and acts as a showcase for 3D models that developers can plug and play into their own AR or VR creations.<p>Built for development kits like Google’s own ARCore, or …

10 Showstopping Desserts to Bring to Friendsgiving

When it comes to Friendsgiving, desserts like classic apple and pumpkin pie are just the tip of the iceberg. And in fact I'd argue that these pies, …

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Bill Gates

A Global Museum

The best medical advice from ancient Greece and Rome

As a highly revered and extensively-studied field, medicine today has certainly evolved from its origins in ancient times. However, to fully …

Ancient Greek Coinage

The coinage of ancient Greece has given us some of the most recognisable images from antiquity as they were stamped with designs to proudly declare …

Iliad

Homer's <i>Iliad</i> describes the final year of the Trojan War, a legendary conflict between an alliance of Greek cities and the city of Troy in Anatolia. …

Troy Story

<i> by Michael Wood</i> Like many people I was fascinated by the story of Troy from childhood. Then, when I was about fourteen, I read Leonard Cottrell’s</i> …

Ancient Roman House and Phallic Amulets Discovered in Israel

A house dating back around 1,900 years, which is decorated with frescoes showing scenes of nature, has been discovered at the archaeological site of …

Archaeology

360° video: Re-enacting Rome in Spain

For two days each year, more than 100 re-enactors populate the ancient roman city of Italica, the oldest Roman settlement in Spain and hometown of Emperors Trajan and Hadrian.<p>On February 24 and 25, they celebrate ITALICAVIVA Re-enactment Days, the biggest event of its kind in Southern Spain.<p>It is …

A peek inside The Atlas of Ancient Rome

The highly anticipated English-language edition of The Atlas of Ancient Rome is now available. Eager for a sneak peek inside? Check out the trailer …

Princeton University

More Women Classicists Need to Write Big

Let’s try a thought experiment.<p>First, think of popular, public-facing books about Greek and Roman antiquity. I mean those kinds of high-profile books …

Books

Mammoth pharaonic statues unearthed from muddy Cairo pit

CAIRO — Archaeologists in a muddy pit in a Cairo suburb on Thursday uncovered two pharaonic statues dating back more than 3,000 years.<p>The relics were …

Damien Hirst unveils sunken 'treasures' in Venice - CNN Style

Written by By Nick Glass, CNNVenice, Italy<p>Damien Hirst has been quiet for a few years now, and his star has dimmed -- as have his prices. So at the age of 51, it seems it's time for a little bit of reinvention for the British artist.<p>Hirst has never been short of self-belief. He has never done …

New Pyramid Discovered in Egypt

After thousands of years, researchers are still making incredible finds in Egypt (case in point, the giant statue unearthed in Cairo last month). …

In search of humanity's oldest words

Some of the oldest writing on the planet is currently hanging out in Chicago. Known as the Instructions of Shuruppak, this clay tablet was the work …

Linguistics

St Peter's Basilica

The original church was commissioned by the emperor Constantine and built around 349 on the site where St Peter is said to have been buried between AD 64 and 67. But like many medieval churches, it eventually fell into disrepair and it wasn’t until the mid-15th century that efforts were made to …

Colosseum

The emperor Vespasian (r AD 69–79) originally commissioned the amphitheatre in AD 72 in the grounds of Nero's vast Domus Aurea complex. But he never lived to see it finished and it was completed by his son and successor Titus (r 79–81) a year after his death. To mark its inauguration, Titus held …

Ancient History

Most Beautiful Church Ceilings Photos

By nature a church is meant to inspire, to give its patrons hope in something bigger than themselves. Often, that mantra is translated into the structure's design, specifically church ceilings. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the ceiling is where visitors look to when praying to the heavens, …

The 10 most scenic hiking trails in the world

From the epic Pacific Crest Trail to Nepal's breathtakingly-beautiful Annapurna Circuit, our local experts share the best hiking trails to pack your bags for.

The Greeks at the Center of World History

In the seventh century BCE, one could find cinnamon from India at the Temple of Hera in the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea. Hera was the wife of Zeus, the father of the Olympian gods.<p>Samos also gave birth to the natural philosophers Pythagoras, who in the sixth century BCE started using …