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Watch a short film soundtracked by Ursula K. Le Guin’s musical recordings

Ursula K. Le Guin was a force to be reckoned with in science fiction writing. Her classic books were not only notable for how searingly they commented on the politics of our actual world, but also for the nuance and detail with which they created brand <i>new</i> worlds. For her 1985 novel <i>Always Coming …

Ursula K. Le Guin

Houses in Roman Britain: a study in architecture and urban society

<b>Houses in Roman Britain: a study in architecture and urban society</b>By Dominic PerringPhD Dissertation, University of Leicester, 1999Abstract: This …

Roman Empire

The 10 Best Poems According to a Professor Who Teaches the Best 100

The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman<p>If there is one poem on this list that you should memorize, it’s this one. A.E. Housman, pessimist, classicist and connoisseur of melancholy, was also one the greatest formal masters of his age. The elements he employs here are deceptively familiar: the rhymed …

Literature

Popular Archeology - Darius I stele found in ancient town of Phanagoria in Russia

<b>Anapa, August 9, 2016 –</b> Archaeologists under the auspices of the <b></b>Oleg Deripaska Volnoe Delo Foundation and the Russian Academy of Sciences‘ Institute …

Archaeology

Lost in “the desert of the real” with Donald Trump: We all took the red pill, right? It didn’t work

<b>Keanu Reeves as Neo; Donald Trump; Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus (AP/Getty/Warner Bros. Pictures/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Did dystopian science fiction and postmodern theory simply predict the decay of reality, or actually cause it?<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>May 5, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>“Welcome to the desert of the …

Donald Trump

Across the Great Divide

Across the Great DividePaul LayIn an age of renewed faction, a reminder of the power of friendship over politics. …

Food (UK)

Neuro-Parasites Exerting Mind Control Reveal Nature's 'Imperius Curse'

This is far more horrifying than anything you'd see in the Harry Potter universe.<p>In the ‘Harry Potter’ universe, one of the worst things you can do …

Insects

Shigir Idol found to be 11,600 years old. It was made by the survivors of the last great Ice Age

IT was found by peat bog diggers in 1894.

Archaeology

The 50 Most Important Events of the Middle Ages

Our list of the most important events in the medieval world, between the years 500 and 1500 AD.

Ancient History

This Neurologist Found Out What Happens to Our Brains When We Die

Only to realise 'Star Trek' had already explained the process in a 1988 episode.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>If we had paid closer attention to <i>The Simpsons</i> 18 years ago, the election of Donald Trump might not have come as such a shock. And if German neurologist Jens Dreier had …

Star Trek

Mural of Cleopatra and Caesarion as Venus and Cupid

Illustration<p>by <b>Unknown Artist</b><br>published on 14 March 2018<p>This mid-1st Century BCE mural portrays a statue of Venus and the infant Cupid in the Temple of …

Here's How We Know the Big Bang Happened

At 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.<p>That's a pretty …

How firms you have never interacted with can target your Facebook

On one of Facebook’s myriad setting screens, a place where few dare tread, is a list of places you’ve probably never heard of, all of whom insist that they know you. It’s emblematic of the data protection issues Facebook is struggling to address in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, of …

Targeted Advertising

'Who We Are and How We Got Here' review: The reshaping of human history

History is no longer what it used to be. Thanks to ancient DNA. Large stretches of our understanding of our own past have been rewritten in the last …

Genetics

Wulfric of Lincoln and the English Varangians: the first documented Byzantine ambassador to England in the early twelfth century

The following brief post is concerned with an early twelfth-century Byzantine ambassador to England who had the intriguing name of <i>Wlfricus</i>—or …

London's Lost Castles and Fortifications - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

When we place the words “castle” and “London” in the same context, we generally think of the Tower of London as the only fortress in defence of the …

Archaeology

Ancient Egyptian Incantations Tell of Biblical Human Sacrifice

Scientists have deciphered what they describe as a 1,500-year-old 'magical papyrus' that was discovered near the pyramid of the Pharaoh Senwosret …

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Mental Health

Eminent Philosophers Name the 43 Most Important Philosophy Books Written Between 1950-2000: Wittgenstein, Foucault, Rawls & More

Faced with the question, “who are the most important philosophers of the 20th century?,” I might find myself compelled to ask in turn, “in respect to …

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Remains Rediscovered

LONDON, ENGLAND—According to a report in <i>The Guardian</i>, the lead coffins of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his family have been found in the cellar …

Murals

Dire Straits In 20 Songs

You get a shiver in the dark, it’s raining in the park, but meantime…in a small London club circa 1977, a band of hopefuls called <b>Dire Straits</b> are …

What Is Bebop? Deconstructing Jazz Music’s Most Influential Development

What is bebop? The Big Apple certainly didn’t know what hit it when <b>Charlie Parker</b> blew into town like a tornado and shook the jazz scene to its very …

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

New Evidence Fuels Debate over the Origin of Modern Languages

Nomadic horse riders likely opened a “steppe bridge” between Europe and Asia, but recent genetic data raise more questions

Anthropology

Agriculture initiated by indigenous peoples, not Fertile Crescent migration

Small scale agricultural farming was first initiated by indigenous communities living on Turkey’s Anatolian plateau, and not introduced by migrant …

Anthropology

First People To Inhabit Malta Arrived 700 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com –</b> The history of Malta has been re-written. Scientists have evidence that the first people to inhabit Malta arrived 700 …

The Great Palace of Constantinople

The Great Palace of Constantinople was the magnificent residence of Byzantine emperors and their court officials which included a golden throne room …

Some new hypotheses on the problems of the Indo-Greek kingdoms

<i>Warning: See the definitions of Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Kingdoms before reading this article, otherwise the following lines could give you</i> …

Did God Have a Wife—And a Tail?

A controversial new claim out of a dig in the Sinai has deemed an ancient image to depict a well-endowed Yahweh (or having a tail) with a wife at his …

This concrete cliff house is the definition of brutal

This intriguing structure on the coast of Chile is made from raw concrete<p>Unlike the daring Casa Brutale in Beirut, Lebanon, this concrete house by Chilean firm Pezo Von Ellrichshausen is actually complete. Wedged into the side of a rocky cliff in the Coliumo Peninsula, the so-called Loba House is a …