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6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire is one of the largest empires in history. In existence for 600 years, at its peak it included what is now Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, …

World History

See the winning images in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards

The gorgeous wilds of Patagonia and New Zealand are captured in the winning images of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.<p>Chosen from more than 3500 entries by over 850 photographers, the winner of international competition is Maxe Rive from the Netherlands. His …

Photography

This Trump accuser’s story is well-supported and convincing. His response is not.

Trump’s latest statement on sexual misconduct allegations: call it the security camera defense.<p>The president of the United States offered his latest response on Tuesday to one of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.<p>Rachel Crooks told the Washington Post on Monday that Trump …

Donald Trump

Newport kiln pottery 'reveals life in medieval Wales'

<b>Pottery which was discovered at a site in Pembrokeshire has helped to reveal what life was like in medieval Wales.</b><p>Volunteers have helped to wash and sort the 10,000 pieces of pottery found at Newport's medieval pottery kiln.<p>It has revealed what type of pottery was made, and how people lived and …

Archaeology

Kingdom Come developer promises changes to game’s controversial save system

Developer seems willing to meet fans half way<p>When <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i> launched on Feb. 13. the game was riddled with bugs, and the developers at Warhorse Studios have been working hard to patch out the worst of them. Over the weekend they took just a moment to to detail future plans, including …

Gaming Consoles

A Mysterious Radioactive Particle Has Been Detected Above Alaska

It was "definitely not from a natural source".<p>The team was on a routine pollution-sampling flight from Anchorage to Hawaii when they discovered it by …

Nuclear Energy

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

Writing

Lost Cars of the 1980s – Chevrolet Citation X-11

<i>1982 Chevrolet Citation X-11 three-door hatchback. All photos courtesy GM Media Archives.</i><p>Chevrolet’s X-bodied Citation compact, launched as a 1980 …

Were Aborigines the first AMERICANS? Native tribes in the Amazon found to be most closely related to indigenous Australians

• <b>Genetic study finds three native Amazonian tribes share more DNA with Australian Aborigines than any other present-day population</b>• <b><br>Study suggests</b> …

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

Clean Energy

Big Pharma Has the Flu

A week ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed what people have been suspecting: This flu season is one of the worst in recent …

Public Health

15th-century manuscript with 'alien' characters finally decoded

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts.<p>Discovered in the 19th century, the Voynich manuscript uses “alien” characters that have long puzzled cryptographers and historians. Now, however, computing …

Archaeology

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.<p>Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the …

German patient is immune to highly poisonous ricin

Ricin is one of the strongest poisons in the world. But not for this 20-year old man in a hospital in Münster: Doctors have found out that an …

Newly-discovered earliest burial tomb of 9th century BC Scythian prince may contain hidden treasure

The burial tomb is believed to be not just the earliest but also the biggest one discovered yet.<p>An ancient burial tomb, believed to possibly be of a …

Archaeology

13 Conspiracy Theories From India That Will Make You Question The Truth.

Nothing is real.

How Haiti saved America

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: This article first appeared in Ideas on March 21, 2010.</i><p>The United States has been leading the response to the Haitian earthquake for …

Watch the History of the World Unfold on an Animated Map: From 200,000 BCE to Today

"Where are you from?" a character at one point asks Babe, the hapless protagonist of the Firesign Theatre's classic comedy album <i>How Can You Be in Two</i> …

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

Ancient scroll of English kings may hide lost history

Scientists hope to uncover hidden writings in the Canterbury Roll.<p>An ancient scroll conceived during a prolonged fight for the crown of England in …

Civilization 6 on iPad is a marvel

<i>Civilization 6</i> was recently released on iPad, which came as something of a surprise. Publisher Aspyr Media had made no previous announcements. This is not some lite version of Civ stripped down for touch-screen, mobile implementation. It’s the whole game. It’s the first time a full Civ game has …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.

Reviews<p>“This challenging voyage makes for one of the most memorable and satisfying survival games in the last few years”<br>9/10 – Game Informer<p>“There's …

Fisherman reels in catches straight out of hell

A fisherman has revealed a bizarre array of weird sea creatures that have ended up in his nets.<p>Russian trawlerman Roman Fyodorov’s photographs …

Another Ubisoft Game Is Available For Free On PC

December is shaping up to be a month of free Ubisoft games. The publisher recently announced that it's giving away PC copies of Watch Dogs, and that it'll continue the giveaways for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and World in Conflict.<p>World in Conflict and Black Flag had both been available as …

Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.<p>"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo …

CNN

Two Free PC Games Are Up For Grabs Right Now

There have been a number of opportunities to pick up some free PC games recently, and that's again the case right now. Steam and the Humble Store are each giving away a freebie right now, one of which is particularly excellent. [<b>Update:</b> One of the free games has now expired, but there's still time …

Two Free PC Games Are Up For Grabs Right Now

There have been a number of opportunities to pick up some free PC games recently, and that's again the case right now. Steam and the Humble Store are each giving away a freebie right now, one of which is particularly excellent.<p>On the Humble Store, you can claim a free copy of Company of Heroes 2. …

Flame Style Pot - Kaen Type - Okinohara Site, Tsunan Town, Niigata Prefecture - Middle #Jomon Period (apx 5,000 yrs ago) 31.2 cm tall #Japan #archaeology https://t.co/XcHGYml01C

Wild New Optical Illusion Will Make You Question Reality

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a researcher from Japan identified a new type of optical illusion, and it’s sure to blow your mind. The …