Burning witches and holding others in the Stocks, 14th century.
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 14:46

The Salem witch trials, which began in 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts bay colony, are one of the most well-known and notorious witch trials in history. Yet, this was not the only case of these acts, as witch trials had been conducted in Europe for almost three centuries by then.

Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1859
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 04:07

The famous Queen Victoria set the tone for Britain’s era of industrial expansion and empire. Though often recalled as wearing black mourning clothes and having a strict code of morality, she was said to be warmhearted and lively. Her reign lasted nearly 64 years, and influenced the centuries to come.

A still from the NASA footage of the 1996 Tether Experiment
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 01:00

The term orb describes those unexpected light manifestations in spherical form which appear in photographs and on film. Authentic orbs have their own flight trajectory and they emit their own light.

Children learning math, Yucatan, Mexico
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 21:42

Children of the Mexican Yucatan region are getting much better results in mathematics by learning using the ancient Mayan numeral system. Studies suggest that the results are far exceeding those achieved following the formal educational system of the country. According to a study by the National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mayan mathematics ar

The stone sarcophagus containing the mummy of King Tut is seen in his underground tomb.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 14:10

A press conference held this morning in Luxor with Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty revealed the results of a three-day operation to scan behind the walls in the burial chamber of Tutankhamun.

‘Still life with glass bowl of fruit and vases’ by a Pompeian painter in 70 AD, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy. Insert: Mosaic depicting a man labelled as the gourmand Marcus Gavius Apicius.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 03:44

Marcus Gavius Apicius is one of those Roman names that have (almost) been lost to the ravages of time. The characteristic that has allowed Apicius to stick out from the rest of the crowd of obscure figures in Roman history is his extravagance when it came to food. In other words, Apicius was a gourmand (gourmet).


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