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Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.<p>An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern …

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

<b>The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know</b><p>by <b>Judy Willis</b> M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com<p>As education continues to evolve, adding in …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

11 True Stories Of People’s Terrifying Encounters With Evil

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1tGqS81<p>A few weeks ago I asked Thought Catalog readers to share their scariest experiences with …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Gem of a Meteor Shower on Tap This Weekend

Break out a lawnchair and a warm coat for a December meteor shower.<p>Kick off the holiday season with celestial fireworks, stargazers, with the weekend's peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower.<p>Despite a bright quarter moon rising around midnight this year, the meteors should dash across the sky at …

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>“Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the …

What Your Favorite Baby Animal Says About How You Will Die

Is it puppies or kittens? Either way, we're all going to die.<p>If you can't choose a favorite or your favorite isn't on this list, then you will never die.

A Quick Way to Calm Down in Stressful Situations

New research suggests reducing the brain's automatic response to threats can help you relax. Here's how to do it.<p>When you feel anxious, the only thing on your mind is whatever is stressing you out. But there may be a way to push those feelings aside, according to new research published in the …

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Real-Life 'Unicorn' Found; Deer Has Extremely Rare Deformity

A roe deer shot in Slovenia has a single antler that makes it look exactly like a unicorn.<p>It looks like it just walked out of a fairy tale, but this deer with a single, unicorn-like antler is the real thing.<p>Shot by a hunter in Celje, Slovenia (map), in August, the roe deer has an extremely rare …

Dinosaurs Had Feathers Long Before Any Could Fly, And Now Scientists Know Why

Why did dinosaurs have feathers millions of years before the first reptiles took to the air?<p>Paleontologists have been puzzling over that question for years. But now an answer may finally be at hand, thanks to a fascinating new study by researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany.<p>“Until now, …

Tequila 101

The ritual looked simple enough: Lick the back of your hand, sprinkle salt on it, lick the salt, knock back a jigger of distilled cactus juice, and suck a lime wedge. Trouble is, those things tended to get mixed up: lime preceded salt, tequila followed, everything dribbling from my chin as the …

22 Eyeliner Hacks To Transform Your Beauty Routine

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, never let your winged liner make you late for work again.<p><b>1) Make your eye makeup last longer by setting your eyeliner with a matching eye shadow.</b><p>First, line your eyes with a pencil liner, and then lightly dust eye shadow in the same shade on top to hold the …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Dinosaur Noses Are Cool

Nearly a century ago, while working in the 75 million year old rock of Alberta, Canada, the professional fossil-hunter George Sternberg found a stunning skeleton. The remains belonged to a six-foot-long “bonehead” dinosaur named <i>Stegoceras</i>, and, best of all, the dinosaur’s frame included a complete …

As Downtown L.A. Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall.<p>This is Skid Row, and compared to the affluent downtown areas that practically surround it, the area is like a different planet. Fifty blocks of sidewalk are jammed with …

Woman's Arm Literally Eaten Alive by Flesh-Eating Bacteria

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

5 Easy Theses

There’s so much talk about innovation these days that it’s become a buzzword, drained of clear meaning. So when writing a book about the Digital Revolution, I decided to focus on some specific examples of how innovation actually happened in the real world. How did the most imaginative innovators of …

Mark Bittman's case for savory food in the morning, and his favorite 15-minute breakfasts

When he isn't running or writing, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is constantly traveling — or eating. Here, the author of "How to Cook Everything Fast" shares his morning routine, and his two go-to 15-minute breakfasts for people in a rush.<p><b>Would you call yourself a morning person?</b><br>I am <i>the</i> …

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Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

For those who find themselves sleeping through work — you may one day find yourself working through sleep.<p>People who are fast asleep can correctly respond to simple verbal instructions, according to a study by researchers in France. They think this may help explain why you might wake if someone …

3,000-Year-Old Golden Bowl Hides a Grisly Archaeological Tale

In 1958, archaeologists were digging through the ruins of a burned Iron Age citadel called Hasanlu in northwestern Iran when they pulled a …

Archaeology

Learn Student Culture Through Writing Assignments

Complete Coverage<p>I've always found that getting into the heads of your students is one of the best ways to learn what they bring with them into the …

This Revolutionary Nail Polish Might Prevent Date Rape

Primping before a blind date may be the norm, but thanks to this latest beauty invention, a fresh manicure could potentially save your life. Developers at N.C. State University have created a nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs.<p><i>Related: This App Could Have Prevented My</i> …

25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

A parent’s love for their child knows no boundaries, and this is true both of us and of our animal friends. In these heartwarming photos of animal …

Parenting

Fairytales Come To Life In Magical Photos by Russian Photographer Margarita Kareva

Margarita Kareva is a Russia-based photographer who specializes in fantasy art photography. Her photographs beautifully portray women that have been …