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Ancient Data, Tech Ethics, Session Replay, and Cache Filesystem? Trade, Merchants, and the Lost Cities of the Bronze Age -- We analyze a large data set of commercial records produced by Assyrian merchants in the 19th Century BCE. Using...Show More Summary

Sunday’s date with the Giants begins a very easy late-season schedule for the Chiefs

The Chiefs have lost three of their last four games after starting the season 5-0, but there’s good news in Kansas City: The schedule is ridiculously easy the rest of the way. On Sunday the Chiefs play the 1-8 Giants, and the schedule is only a little bit harder after that: The Chiefs’ next game [more]

Jodhpur, one of the jewels of India, is falling into focus

It has often been lost in the shadow of the other great cities of Rajasthan - Jaipur and Udaipur. But now Jodhpur is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. James Collard explains why...

France's Lost Pigeon-and-Balloon Memorial Is Well Worth Remembering

People who wandered through Paris's Porte des Ternes in the early 20th century were treated to a bronze-cast slice of sky in the middle of the city: a monument about 30 feet tall, depicting a hot air balloon rising into the sky and surrounded by three pigeons, wings outstretched. It was clearly an arresting sight. Show More Summary

The Lost Lingo of Depression-Era Taxi Dancers

Dance halls where men could show up and dance with women for 10 cents a song were a hot ticket in cities like Chicago and New York in the late 1920s and early '30s. These were places where a wide cross-section of lonely men could legally purchase some human contact a few minutes at a time. Show More Summary

Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president lost his grip on power in the middle of the night — and nobody knows what will happen next

Zimbabwe's military stormed the capital city of Harare early Wednesday. President Robert Mugabe is said to be "safe and sound" and under house arrest. Emmerson Mnangagwa, whom Mugabe dismissed as vice president last week, is reportedly...Show More Summary

Leave It to the Government to Lose Money Selling Booze

Barnesville’s municipal liquor store, Fire Hall Liquors, lost $8,582 in 2016, 2.1 percent of total sales. The city will hold a public hearing about the store on Dec. 11. David Samson / The Forum The booze industry is pretty resilient. Show More Summary

Road Map: Thousands of Ancient Assyrian Tablets Reveal Clues to Locations of Lost Cities

Researchers pieced together data from thousands of ancient tablets to make a road map to 11 lost cities.

Fears that a Man City star has been injured on international duty

Russia v Spain One of the big international friendlies on Tuesday sees 2018 World Cup hosts Russia take on Spain. Russia lost 1-0 to Argentina last week, while Spain thrashed Costa Rica 5-0 last weekend. Man City midfielder David Silva starred for La Roja in that match scoring a brace against the Ticos. Spain’s last defeat […]

? Listen: CultureClash - CultureClash

The CultureClash is merely easier to digest in the city. Honestly, the urban life is for lazy socialites. Only to experience the forgetfulness of Lost Futures. An open-book for the endless storyteller. No morality or sequence of meaning. Show More Summary

After the fires destroyed their homes, Santa Rosa renters fear they can't afford to stay in wine country

For Sharon Ditmore, the signs of the holidays showing up in this city devastated by fire are both comforting and depressing. Ditmore lost her home in the working-class neighborhood of Coffey Park and has been living in a friend’s guesthouse. She can’t help but think back to the Thanksgiving gatherings...

Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho fear

Manchester United v Jose Mourino We are in the midst of the international break, and Manchester United have just lost to Chelsea 1-0 this past Sunday. The gap between Manchester United and Manchester City is now eight points, to say Jose Mourinho rumours were inevitable is an understatement. Just hours after Manchester United were beaten […]

Excavating New York, Frame by Frame

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In “Lost Landscapes of New York,” charming old home movies and other archival sources create a fascinating look at the city’s bygone eras.

How Sexism and Harassment Allegations at Seattle City Light Get Lost in the Dark

It's been a year since an employee first reported her experience. by Sydney Brownstone I n late September of 2016, Seattle City Light conducted an online department-wide employee survey. It ended with a question asking employees if they...Show More Summary

Indiana Jones, Economist?!

In a stunningly original paper Gojko Barjamovic, Thomas Chaney, Kerem A. Co?ar, and Ali Hortaçsu use the gravity model of trade to infer the location of lost cities from Bronze age Assyria! The simplest gravity model makes predictions about trade flows based on the sizes of cities and the distances between them. Show More Summary

McAlester restoring water outage, thousands affected

The mayor of McAlester says at least some water service has been restored to most of the approximately 28,000 city and rural customers who lost service, including the Oklahoma State … Click to Continue »

Guardiola wary of Gunners repeating FA Cup triumph

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Unbeaten Manchester City’s season shows no sign of losing momentum with 15 wins from 16 in all competitions after Wednesday’s 4-2 Champions League victory at Napoli. City have not lost a competitive...Show More Summary

IS will survive Deir Ezzor defeat, warn experts

The Islamic State group may have just lost the last major city of its self-proclaimed "caliphate", but experts and officials warn this is far from being the jihadists' deathblow. Analysts say the Syrian army's recapture of Deir Ezzor...Show More Summary

ISIL territory Shrinking

Some major changes in the geography of Middle East are taking place:Islamic State militants lost their last foothold in a major city and a strategic border crossing on Friday, as the Syrian and Iraqi militaries made significant advances, squeezing the militant group into a shrinking patch of territory near the border. Show More Summary

An iconic French restaurant in a New York City Trump Hotel just lost a Michelin star for the first time

Jean-Georges is a vaunted French restaurant in New York City. The restaurant lost a star in the latest version of the Michelin Guide. The guide's reviewers said the restaurant had experienced "a slow glide downward." Jean-Georges isShow More Summary

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