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From Cows To Mobile The Ideas That Changed Payments

While the Code of Hammurabi is best known for the eye for an eye proclamation, it also deserves credit for being the first recorded instance in history where money was formally recognized as a tool of civil society. While less eye-catching than ..., 5 days ago
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The New Exodus: Christians Flee ISIS in the Middle East

Before jihadists overran this mountain town in 2013, Maaloula was one of the oldest Christian communities in Syria, where Western Aramaic—the language of Jesus Christ—is still spoken. It was also a place of profound peace, where Sunni and Shiite ...
 MSNBC Newsweek11 hours ago

In Thein Sein's BBC Interview, the Apology That Never Was

A screengrab of an interview by the BBC's Burma correspondent Jonah Fisher. (Photo: BBC Burmese) Ten days after the public was shocked by images of police brutality in a crackdown on student protestors northwest of Rangoon, Burmese blood ...
 Irrawaddy2 days ago
ABC Online

The oldest known complaint letter

Dr Karl › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science It's easy to fire off an email or text if you have a gripe, but that wasn't the case nearly 4000 years ago. Back then, putting anger into words took serious dedication, says Dr Karl. By Karl S.
 ABC Online2 days ago
Times of Malta

How a British novelist saw Malta in the late Victorian age

Fancy dress ball at the Governor's Palace, Valletta. Lady Acland spared no effort in certifying that she belonged four-square with the establishment: conservative, colonialist, British-supre­macist. But reading her carefully, I could not help ...
 Times of Malta3 days ago

Unseen wonders

There's more to the Louvre Museum in Paris than the Mona Lisa. Where can I see Mona Lisa? asked the man with a camera slung on his shoulder and a handycam clasped in his hand. Without batting an eyelid, the lady in attendance pointed towards the ...
 The Hindu5 days ago

8 things you never knew about wine

From King Tut's tomb and drunken Romans to Norse Viking voyages, wine has a rich and surprising history. You might know your Merlot from your Malbec, but brushing up on this collection of little-known wine facts might just clinch you the top spot ...
 Business Insider1 week ago

It's time to 'get medieval' on the rich

Despite the headline-grabbing nature of the scandal, few in the City have been surprised by the news of HSBC's Swiss bank accounts. Parking cash far from the grasping hands of the taxman is as old as time. It is one reason why the very earliest laws ...
 Money Week1 week ago

9 Surprising Uses for Beer

Beer. It refreshes and relaxes, it fuels sociability and cools the burn of spicy food. It is the most-widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, and the third most common beverage overall. It is the oldest alcoholic beverage producedand in ...
 Care21 week ago

Oklahoma just said you can only get married if you're religious

Unknown What say should the state have in marriage? That's a great question that many have been asking for a long time. But now the State of Oklahoma has answered that question in a fairly bizarre way... Instead of saying that the State will have ...
 Sott.net1 week ago
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