Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi), Paul Gauguin, 1892
Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi), Paul Gauguin, 1892
The ancient Egyptians were renowned for their worship of animals, and one of these was the baboon.
An exhibition on the diverse multiculturalism of medieval Jerusalem has been ecstatically received. There’s just one problem: the vision of history it promotes is a myth.
80% of the population was wiped out.
Researchers found no correlation of personality traits.
Older Americans are increasingly turning to pot to treat their aches and pains. The trend raises questions about effectiveness, safety and accessibility.
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Internal documents suggest the FBI uses the secret orders to pursue sensitive customer data like internet browsing records.
Seventy-five years after his forebears were sent to internment camps, a photographer is recovering pieces of his lost past.
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Why is it you can break an egg, but not make the pieces spring back together again? To find out, we have to go back to the birth of the universe
Adolf Eichmann, “the architect of the Holocaust,” escaped from Europe after World War II and remained hidden for 15 years before being captured. Germany holds a cache of sealed files detailing this history and is fighting to keep it secret despite critics’ objections. Some observers believe the documents would shed embarrassing additional light on German-Vatican collusion on the “ratlines,” an already proven postwar operation to protect Nazi leaders. Following are a few excerpts from the 1992 book Unholy Tr
Source: The Ratlines – theTrumpet.com
On the front lines of Syria with the young American radicals, anarchists fighting ISIS, Islamic State.
AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?
Experts on Turkish politics say the use of that term misunderstands what it means in Turkey—and the ways that such allegations can be used to enable political repression.
After more than 60 years of silence, World War II’s most enduring and horrible secret is being nudged into the light of day. One by one the participants, white-haired and mildmannered, line up to tell their dreadful stories before they die.
—Akira Makino is a frail widower living near Osaka in Japan. His only unusual habit is to regularly visit an obscure little town in the southern Philippines, where he gives clothes to poor children and has set up war memorials.
—Mr Makino was stationed there during the war. What he never told anybody, including his wife, was that during the four months before Japan’s defeat in March 1945, he dissected ten Filipino prisoners of war, including two teenage girls. He cut out their livers, kidneys and wombs while they were still alive. Only when he cut open their hearts did they finally perish.
From 1885 to 1908, Belgian King Leopold II took control of the Congo. He turned the nation into a moneymaking machine by farming ivory and rubber and build
Climate change poses a threat to many aspects of mental health, including anxiety, depression, cognitive disorders and more serious problems.
We can’t wait!
In the 20th century, the Soviet military’s penchant for area of effect artillery and armored firepower had earned it the reputation of a large hammer alway
While most sun-seekers are happy sipping cocktails on a beach while relaxing on holiday, you’re more likely find me trekking through the overgrowth in my flip flops looking for an abandoned site, courtesy of an internet tip-off, determination and a bit of explorer’s luck. Now, if I could just get my
“I travel a lot,” says Chandler O’Leary. “I carry a sketchbook wherever I go. The most exciting thing for me is discovering what’s beyond the next bend in the road.”
A consortium of elite, well-paid fighters from across the former Soviet Union are training jihadis in Syria. Their business model could go global.
For sticky Ice Age fossils, Talara is second only to La Brea
In the second story of a tobacco barn used as living quarters by family of workers from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Near Fayetteville, North CarolinaPhotographerJack DelanoCreatedMarch 1941
before an execution in the spanish civil war, This is on of the most famous pics of the spanish civil war 1936-1939
Rafal Gerszak witnessed war in order to document history, but it almost cost him his life. Out in the wilds of Canada, he found his way back from the brink.
They inspire us, comfort us, and remind us how life moves on.
Source: What We Can Learn from Trees
Sooo … these aren’t true?
Artificial intelligence may be subject to more hype than any other field. While this creates funding opportunities, it could also damage AI’s long-term potential
Baylor University Medical Center in Texas is encouraging transplant patients to meet their former organs.
High Times article by Martin A Lee highlights recent CBD research & its implications for cannabis therapeutics.
Source: CBD: The Cinderella Molecule
A new study shows five days of hunger a month may reduce risk factors for aging and age-related diseases
When some climate scientists began saying we’d entered a new epoch, they meant to draw attention to human effects on climate. Now, to their dismay, it’s become a tech call to arms for more disruption.
A 12,000-year-old site reveals signs that prehistoric people used stones and ochre to paint the bodies of the dead, and then smashed the stones to “kill” them.
Gustav Klimt – Study Drawing for ‘The Three Ages of Woman’ (1904-1905)
Yuval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens,” from 2015, looked at mankind’s history up to the present. His new work is subtitled “A Brief History of Tomorrow.”
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In what archaeologists are calling the “find of a lifetime,” a horde of Late Bronze Age weapons has been discovered at a Scottish construction site. Among the items found is a gold-decorated spearhead, and a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in remarkably good condition.