Sabrina Rowan

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Mysterious Pair Buried With Flowers—Oldest Example Yet

Aromatic sage and mint lined graves found on Israel's Mount Carmel.<p><b>Imprints of stems and blossoms stamped into the dirt of ancient graves are the oldest definitive proof of flowers decorating graves—a common practice around the world today—a new study says.</b>

The Goliath Stone

• <b>Author:</b> Larry Niven & Matthew Joseph Harrington<p><i>The Goliath Stone</i> is a visionary tale from Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph Harrington.<p>Doctor Toby Glyer has effected miracle cures with the use of nanotechnology. But Glyer's controversial nanites are more than just the latest technological advance, …

When is the next meteor shower?

No major meteor showers are predicted until the Lyrid shower, peaking on the morning of April 23, 2015. Between now and then … fireball season!<p>After …

10 Life Lessons People Should Learn Before They Turn 30

There are so many lessons I wish I had learned while I was young enough to appreciate and apply them. The thing with wisdom, and often with life …

Life on Venus? Scientists rethink the idea of 'habitable' planets

For years, astronomers have been hunting for other planets capable of supporting life. Those efforts have relied on ground-based telescopes and spacecraft, in an attempt to identify clues about the conditions of worlds thousands of light years away. But the entire search depends on one fundamental, …

More Data Supports Theory That Amelia Earhart's Plane Has Been Found

I wrote about this a few days ago at Gadling.com, where it has garnered quite a bit of interest, so I thought I'd share it here as well.<p>A few weeks …

"Lost" City Discovered In Mexican Jungles

Not long after archaeologists discovered a lost city hidden in a remote area of Cambodia a similar find has been unearthed in Mexico as well. The …

Ancient Embrace: Amphibian, Mammal Ancestor Buried Together

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>An injured amphibian and a sleeping cynodont, a mammal-like reptile, shared a home before being trapped by a flash flood 250 million years ago, a new study says.</b><p>The unlikely cohabitants were found in a fossilized burrow in South Africa‘s Karoo Basin, an international team of …

How-To: Icy Lemon Smoothie

Here in Texas, we’re already hitting temps in the mid-90s, and refreshing beverages like this icy lemon smoothie from Cheeky Kitchen are a perfect afternoon treat. I could also see “spiking” them and rimming the glass with sugar for an adult drink for summer cocktail parties …

Food

Cork Chair

Back in March, I went wine tasting with some friends. At one of the wineries — Lynmar Estate in Sebastopol — I came across this awesome chair made of corks! I don’t know whether the entire thing was corks, or if they were covering some kind of base.<p>Corks are a great crafting material to upcycle. I …

Wineries

Saraswati

Saraswati<p>12th century AD, Chauhan Period<p>Place of Origin: Pallu, Bikaner, Rajasthan<p>Sarasvati, the goddess of learning, music, eloquence and faculties of mind is essentially a Vedic deity, the Rig-Veda itself alluding to her as ‘Vak’ and the Atharva-Veda attributing to her even a form. The goddess was subsequently adopted in Buddhist, Jain and Brahmanical pantheons. While the Buddhist and Jain pantheons went for her transforms, all being subordinate deity-forms, the Brahmanical pantheon …