Monthly Archives: December 2018

DID THE ANCIENT ROMANS CREATE THE VERY FIRST NEWSPAPER FOR THE PUBLIC?

Originally posted on THE HISTORICAL DIARIES:
A form of daily reports created by the Romans was called Acta Diurna, It was often referred to as simply Acta or Diurna The contents of this included things that were happening in the…

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My journey to thank all the people responsible for my morning coffee

Author AJ Jacobs embarked on a quest with a deceptively simple idea at its heart: to personally thank every person who helped make his morning cup of coffee. More than one thousand “thank yous” later, Jacobs reflects on the globe-trotting … Continue reading

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CGI Animated Short Film: “Saba” by Negin Fartashmehr | CGMeetup

Saba Animated Short Film is a story about a kind young girl, Saba, lives on her own in the middle of a Battle zone. One day she finds an injured bird struggling for life in the streets, and she decides … Continue reading

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The immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks – Robin Bulleri

Imagine something small enough to float on a particle of dust that holds the keys to understanding cancer, virology, and genetics. Luckily for us, such a thing exists in the form of trillions upon trillions of human, lab-grown cells called … Continue reading

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Can we eat to starve cancer? – William Li

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-we-eat-… William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut … Continue reading

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Artist Fills Forest with Life-Size Sculptures Made from Woven Willow

The ancient art of basket weaving is believed to be one of the widest spread crafts in the history of human civilization. The process involves weaving pliable, natural materials together to create a variety of useful forms and vessels. Inspired … Continue reading

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What to do with your Christmas leftovers – Manchester chefs and restaurants share their Boxing Day recipes

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Is there any meal more gloriously excessive than Christmas dinner? Pork, pork and more pork in the form of pigs in blankets and sausage meat stuffing, three types of sauce, roast AND mashed potatoes,…

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African song

Originally posted on Haiku out of Africa:
it’s a melody ~ that caresses a still heart ~ ’till it falls apart — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

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How to Make a Cup of Tea – The Victorian Way

Join Mrs Crocombe as she takes a break from her busy day of cooking to make a pot of tea in the kitchens of Audley End House.

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Santa Is a Psychedelic Mushroom

Many historians agree that the North American figure of Santa Claus can be traced back to a monk named Saint Nicholas of Myra, a bearded fourth-century Greek Christian with a penchant for charitable giving. St. Nicholas was presumably the basis … Continue reading

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