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The Kardashians Are Finally Opening Up About Kim's Robbery

It feels like ancient history now, but it wasn't that long ago reality show star and internet breaker Kim Kardashian was robbed in a super scary jewelry heist that sounded like something out of a summer blockbuster. Of course, Kardashian...Show More Summary

Ancient Eugenics: Much more than just selective infanticide

A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2017 Recently, I received a review copy of a new release from Oxford University Press entitled "A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome by J. Show More Summary

Supernatural Busts out the Ancient History Books

It's the best part of every season: in the middle of an increasingly trying slump, Supernatural looks around, puts on its big boy flannel, and decides to stop sucking. Satan's baby momma is still on the loose and Team Free Will is still...Show More Summary

While You Were Sleeping

Welcome to Friday! Here's some articles to burn some time to get you closer to the weekend. Rogue One Cosplay Is One With The Force • The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Turns 75 Today • Discover The Ancient History Of Supernatural Cats In An Excerpt From Angel Catbird Vol. 2 • Get A Look At Korra And Asami’s First Date In The New Legend Of Korra Comic More »      

Discover the Ancient History of Supernatural Cats in an Excerpt From Angel Catbird Vol. 2

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, and Tamra Bonvillain’s Angel Catbird was one of the most delightful comics of last year, introducing us to the wild, weird world of superpowered cat-bird-people and beyond. The second volume in the series hit shelves this week, and to celebrate, we’ve got a delightful preview. Read more...

What's your poison? A history of killing with chemistry

From the courtiers of Ancient Greece to Soviet spies and maybe now North Korean agents, poison has a long history as a weapon of murder, favoured by assassins for its stealthy delivery of the fatal blow. The killing of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at a Malaysian airport has revived fascination in the poisoner's methods. Show More Summary

The most famous solar eclipses in history

Solar eclipses, documented since ancient times, have represented everything from a divine omen to the triumph of modern science

From Barter to Bitcoin: A Pictorial Look at the History of Money

Today’s infographic from Mint.com highlights the history of money, including the many monetary experiments that have taken place since ancient times. Some innovations have stood the test of time — precious metals, for example, have been used for thousands of years. Paper money and banknotes are also widespread in use, after first being turned to […]

Ancient Nubia: A Brief History

Nubia was an early civilization that eventually ruled Egypt. Its people still live along the Nile River.

A Nomadic Artist’s Journey Through the Ancient History of a French City

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Anna Boghiguian's exhibition in Nîmes draws inspiration from the city's history, from its days as a Roman outpost to its important role in the global textile industry. The post A Nomadic Artist’s Journey Through the Ancient History of a French City appeared first on Hyperallergic.

A 1979 German Photo Book Traces Manspreading Back to Ancient Civilizations

Though the term manspreading is a recent addition to the personal-is-political feminist lexicon, the posture itself has a history that spans centuries and continents. Compare Michelangelo’s David, extending his marble leg in nude confidence, to the Venus de Milo, coyly angling her knee toward her other leg. Show More Summary

Elliptical Galaxy Observed Ten Times Size of Milky Way --"An Ancient Prodigious Star Factory"

Galaxies today fall roughly into two categories: elliptically-shaped collections of reddish, old stars that formed predominantly during a period early in the history of the universe, and spiral shaped objects dominated by blue, young stars. The Milky Way is an...        

Broad Cinema: From Ancient To Modern, The Apparel Of Irene Sharaff

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

From KING AND I And WEST SIDE STORY TO GUYS AND DOLLS, Irene Sharaff laced in glamour and history with musicals. Read more...

The Egyptian roots of feminism

The history of ancient Egyptian woman can teach the West that it is not the first region in the world to empower women.

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum in Santa Cruz, California

A lighthouse on the north tip of Monterey Bay houses a museum that chronicles the history of surfing, which was delivered to Santa Cruz by three Hawaiian princes. Surfing, of course, did not originate in California. It's an ancient Polynesian sport, but Santa Cruz was its point of entry in the United States. Show More Summary

We might be overestimating the age of ancient rocks

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Much of our understanding of the ancient history of our planet comes from radioisotope dating, a process where scientists calculate the amount of certain isotopes in a geological sample to determine how old it is. But according to new...Show More Summary

The History Of Money (In One Simple Infographic)

Today’s infographic from Mint.com highlights the history of money, including the many monetary experiments that have taken place since ancient times... Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist As VisualCapitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, some innovations have stood the test of time – precious metals, for example, have been used for thousands of years. Show More Summary

'Earth Wind' Bathes the Moon with Oxygen

To study the ancient history of the Earth, we should look to the moon. A new study from Japanese researchers reveals that for the past 2.4 billion years, the moon has been bathed in a stream of oxygen particles stripped from the Earth's atmosphere. Show More Summary

The Best History Books of January

What a wide assortment of history books we have this month. There's a search for a famous killer, the recounting of an American legacy, a quest for the good and simple life, a letter a young Muslim, a search for a lost ancient city, and much, much more in our...

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