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The Robot Revolution Is Here

? Building a robot has been one of humanity’s longest-standing dreams. Mechanical helper beings appear in the stories of ancient civilizations the world over, from Greece to China to Israel. On the flip side, the thought of robots running amok is one of our most enduring collective nightmares, a la Terminator and The Matrix. Show More Summary

German paper photoshops Chancellor Angela Merkel with a bunch of Nazis

One of Europe's largest news magazines published a shocking juxtaposed photo of Germany's Angela Merkel standing with Nazi's in front of ancient ruins in Greece. Under the headline, "How Europeans look at the Germans — The German Superiority,"...Show More Summary

Chris Borland isn’t the one who’s out of his head

last weekNews : ComPost

Ancient Greece, 648 B.C. — Popular pankration contestant Dikaeopolis Isosceles announced Friday that he was retiring. “I just don’t think it’s worth the risk,” he observed to Epsilon Sigma Pi Nu’s Outside the Lines. “I thought to myself, what am I doing? The other day I watched a man stab another man with his fingers […]

THE TYRANT’S HOPELESSNESS: Tyrants, degenerate kings who ruled according to their own will and no…

THE TYRANT’S HOPELESSNESS: Tyrants, degenerate kings who ruled according to their own will and not the law, occurred relatively frequently in the history of ancient Greece (with the exception of Sparta) and Rome. They are also the protagonists of tragedies, dialogues, and histories written by classic authors, from Herodotus to Tacitus, from Plato to Cicero. […]

Apps: Age of Sparta, Google Calendar, Snow White + more

2 weeks agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

New Apps + Games Age of Sparta (free) — A new strategy game from Gameloft takes you to ancient Greece where you must build a city and defend against Xerxes’ invasion. Age of Sparta combines traditional city-building with strategic battlefield...Show More Summary

Hidden in plain sight, rare coins spend 80 years unseen on college shelf

University at Buffalo faculty member Philip Kiernan heard a rumor back in 2010 and went on a hunt for a collection of rare, ancient and priceless Greek and Roman coins. Not in Greece and not in Italy. The hunt was on his very own campus...Show More Summary

Age of Sparta Strategy Guide

Who knew protecting ancient Greece could be such a difficult undertaking? Luckily 148Apps published a guide for Age of Sparta that should help newcomers be the best Spartan they can possibly be. The post Age of Sparta Strategy Guide syndicated from Slide to Play.

9 Famous Puppeteers of the 20th Century

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Puppetry has been a form of entertainment since at least ancient Greece, carried on through the antics of Punch and Judy through the Middle Ages. Although the names of most of the skilled puppeteers of old are lost to us now, the age of movies and TV opened up these traditional types of entertainment to millions. Show More Summary

Lessons on manufacturing from the ancient Athenians

Current workplace trends create some of the same economic and social dynamics that existed in Greece over 2000 year ago, and there’s a lot we can learn.

Excavation reveals ancient town and burial complex in Diros Bay, Greece

Recent research has uncovered the remains of an ancient town and burial complex that date to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. In addition to the Neolithic 'spooning' couple that has been highlighted in recent news articles, the team also uncovered several other burials and the remains of an ancient village that suggest the bay was an important center in ancient times.

The Robot Revolution Is Here

Building a robot has been one of humanitys longest-standing dreams. Mechanical helper beings appear in the stories of ancient civilizations the world over, from Greece to China to Israel. On the flip side, the thought of robots running amok is one of our most enduring collective nightmares, a la Terminator and The Matrix. Show More Summary

From Eve to Pandora: How fear of women haunts our earliest myths

last monthNews : The Raw Story

In 1930, Enid Blyton edited Tales of Ancient Greece. The endeavour was jolly brave when we consider some of the hair-raising myths of the ancient Greeks. But it was, of course, a darling collection with lashings of light-hearted adventure. The collection kicks off with Pandora and the Whispering...

Why Brian Williams would have been an excellent reporter in ancient Greece or Rome

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Brian Williams was born too late. Earlier this month, the realization that the “NBC Nightly News” anchor had misrepresented experiences in Iraq led to a six-month suspension and outcry for his termination. His tales of harrowing experiences in the French Quarter during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are...

How did the Ancient Athenians Raise their Sons?

There can be much to learn from our cultural and philosophical forefathers in ancient Greece, even when it comes to how to raise our own sons. The post How did the Ancient Athenians Raise their Sons? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Which America Is Yours? A Proposed Four-Party Hogwarts Government

Perhaps Washington just needs a leach or two... If you were sick in ancient Greece your body's chemicals were simply off-kilter- -a bad mix of the four bodily humors: blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile. Handy-dandy chart courtesy...Show More Summary

Travel to the Mainland of Greece – Episode 449 Transcript

transcript of Travel to the Mainland of Greece – Episode 449 Chris: Amateur Traveler, episode 449. Today, the Amateur Traveler talks about ancient oracles, medieval monasteries and, of course, the Acropolis, as […] The post Travel to...Show More Summary

Take A Virtual Trip Through The Amphipolis Tomb In Its Original State

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Discovered only three years ago, the Amphipolis Tomb is the largest burial monument ever discovered in Greece. A new 3D representation of the tomb reveals just how gorgeous this ancient structure really was. Read more...

Porsche Design Agnodice Doctor Bag: Engineered for Greatness

When it came time to name Porsche Design’s new doctor bag, they settled aptly on the moniker of the first female physician in ancient Greece, Agnodice. This woman was the original feminist. She pretended to be a man in order to get the education necessary to practice medicine... Show More Summary

Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the greatest reporter smackdown ever

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nkPDWJiovA International soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the closest thing in sports we have to the mythical gods of ancient Greece.  Not only is he a gifted athlete, here he shows off his reasoning skills that can bring a poor reporter to his knees. Show More Summary

Sparta's Ancient Roots: Homer's Helen

Helen of Sparta – What Homer’s Helen tells us about Sparta Raphael Sealey in his study Women and Law in Classical Greece (Chapel Hill: 1990) makes a strong case that the marriage customs and status of women as portrayed in the works of Homer are incompatible with customs in classical Athens. Show More Summary

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