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In Renaissance Italy, pearl-encrusted baubles were worn by brides to represent their purity; in Napoleonic France, no item was more coveted than a cashmere paisley shawl, which signified unimaginable wealth. But few historic totems carried as much symbolic weight as the handheld decorative fan. In ...
SCE&G is trying to keep secret thousands of pages of documents that could explain more about why the utility's V.C. Summer nuclear expansion project ... Environmentalists have used the legal process to "gratify private spite, promote public scandal, circulate libelous statements or release trade ...
Troy -- City officials on Tuesday defended how they handled a secret city report on allegations of questionable behavior and expenditures by their now former city manager. The council voted two years ago not to release the internal report done on the alleged misbehavior of Brian Kischnick, according ...
Members of the nomadic Bajau people often spend up to five hours a day underwater. They're hunting for fish, octopus and other seafood. And they don't even use diving gear. So what's their secret? Enlarge this image. Many of the Bajau now live in houses perched on stilts, but they hold a deep ...

Tucked away in a zip-lock bag, hidden for almost a century, were two weathered photo albums and a handful of Egyptians coins, sent back from the First World War. Lance Corporal John Fraser (my great, great uncle Jack) left for Europe with the 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion in 1916. He never made ... grandmother
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new regulation on Tuesday to restrict the types of scientific evidence that can be used in writing EPA rules. Scientists and health organizations say the move could rule out the use of major health studies that support clean air and ... Science
Detroit is full of weird, historic, beautiful, and sometimes just unusual landmarks. A new book called Secret Detroit: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure takes the reader through 90 of these locations, including some familiar (the Dequindre Cut, Third Man Records Pressing Plant, the DIA) and ... Science
Richman says not every restaurant they approach wants to be on the show because they don't want everyone to know their secrets. “I think it's 50/50,” Richman said. “The best restaurants find a way to pivot. Maybe the location is no longer hidden, but they will add a new off-menu dish.” Watch Richman's ... Science
In this new video, Entrepreneur Network partner Eric Siu introduces some top tips from experts of the Growth Everywhere podcast. It's a great opportunity to hear a few words of wisdom from top entrepreneurs and successful CEOs who have done it before. One of these tips and tricks may be the push you ... Science
In Israel's Negev Desert, a side road leads to a valley ringed by red, purple and brown cliffs. Now part of Timna National Park, this valley is famous for its jagged landscape carved by wind and water over many millennia. Tourists and geologists alike come here to admire rock formations shaped like giant ... Science
Facebook isn't the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn's AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could have allowed hackers to steal your full name, phone number, email address, ZIP code, company and job title. Malicious sites have been able to invisibly ... Science
People often confuse happiness and wellness as being one and the same. But while both are essential to the employee experience, they're far from synonymous. Rather, employee happiness is a wellness factor: By focusing on happiness just as they would physical and mental health, employers have the ... Science
“All the characters don't really know how to go forward once this secret comes out,” warns Wood. Will Mon-El immediately relay his discovery to Kara & Co.? Or is his first allegiance to the Legion? “A big lesson that Mon-El has learned on the show is that it's not usually good to keep secrets, especially when ... Science
University of Miami astrophysicist Nico Cappelluti studies the sky. An assistant professor in the Physics Department, Cappelluti is intrigued by the cosmic phenomena of super massive black holes, the nature of dark matter, and active galactic nuclei, which is the very bright light source found at the center of ... Science

With high-margin trucks and SUVs filling most buyers' needs at the moment, making small cars is becoming an expensive proposition that might not always be worth it. But Ford has a plan -- one that Volkswagen's already used to good success. Ford's secret is a do-it-all vehicle platform that can underpin a ... Science
The sister of accused child torturer Louise Turpin says they were “trained to keep secrets” when they were growing up, according to an upcoming TV special that will examine the California house of horrors case that first broke into the headlines three months ago. The two-hour The Turpin 13: Family Secrets ... Science
Is water a commodity or a human right? Cities across Europe are fighting water privatisation. 16 Apr 2018 11:25 GMT Water, Europe, Environment, Human Rights, Politics. Filmmaker: Yorgos Avgeropoulos. In 2010, water was officially recognised as a universal human right by the United Nations. However, the European ... Science
Britney Spears doesn't typically do interviews these days, but when she does, she really makes them count. After being honored with the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards last Thursday, Access Hollywood spoke to the pop star about her past with the man who introduced her during the ... Science
For those of us who think of Sean Hannity as a friendly, neighborhood demagogue, it's been a sad and confusing day. Lawyers for Donald Trump's personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, were forced to reveal the name of Cohen's third, previously unknown client on Monday, and it turned out to be ... Science
"When I met my husband almost 12 years ago, he told me about his secret kink. He was afraid that I'd laugh at him and judge him or reject him because of it. But honestly, it's just balloons! That's how he opened up a diverse and playful new world for me. I had never heard about balloon fetishists before then ... Science
Do your research. What is a particular dog bred to do? Don't go on looks. You could end up with genes and behaviour propensities that you didn't know about. Talk to your family. Do they want an independent dog, or one that sticks to you like glue? Playful or placid? Consider rehoming an adult dog – good ... Science
... LaBeouf debases his good boy — a good boy who would never share any of his secrets — further, saying, “He does it so fast, it's not like there's any thinking going on.” A private moment this puppy has shared with what he thought was his new friend, now on display. A secret, told. A friendship — tested. Science
"The success of these outsiders is measured by obtaining Apple's secrets from you and making them public. A scoop about an unreleased Apple product can generate massive traffic for a publication and financially benefit the blogger or reporter who broke it. But the Apple employee who leaks has ... Science
The 21st century has put to rest Marx's dictum that history repeats itself first as tragedy then as farce. It was a farce when former FBI Director James Comey went in the span of some six months from being regarded as a selfless public servant who refused to cave to right-wing pressure and charge Hillary ... Science
On Friday night, President Trump ordered the U.S. military to conduct a bombing attack against the government of Syria without congressional authorization. How can this be constitutional, given the fact that Article I, Section 8 of America's founding document declares that “The Congress shall have Power … Science
Family secrets have become endangered faster than rotary phones and eye contact. Anyone who likes your sister even remotely — as I'll pretend you do — would be kind to wake her up to the fact that her best, maybe only, chance of staying in her son's life when the truth comes out is if she's the one to tell ... Science
Last summer, Square Enix published a collection of 8- and 16-bit Seiken Densetsu games for the Nintendo Switch, but only in Japan. The package contained solid renditions of Final Fantasy Adventure for Game Boy, Secret of Mana for Super NES, and the Japan-only Secret sequel Seiken Densetsu 3. Science
A 15-year-old from Salt Lake City first discovered the secret in sometime later, after Robinett had already left Atari. It became such a sensation, according to his retelling, that management at the company demanded similar secrets be placed in other games. Decades later it's almost impossible for a new ... Science
Not long ago, she joked she was “utterly disgusted” with her own once-controversial tattoo after the body art form became so “completely mainstream”. But Dame Helen Mirren has ventured back into the parlour for a good cause: saving time in the morning. Dame Helen, the Oscar-winning actress often ... Science
Strings of electron-carrying proteins may hold the secret to 'electric bacteria'. The nanowire structure and electron transfer process of a unique bacterium could provide a foundation for sustainable energy. Date: March 30, 2018; Source: University of Southern California; Summary: Could a unique bacterium be nature's ... Science
Recently, current EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that his agency would no longer allow the use of secret science in developing federal regulations. Specifically, the agency will only use scientific studies to develop regulations when the data and methodology for those studies are made accessible ... Science
There's a rather substantial amount of fun Easter eggs in Far Cry 5. A lot of what you find are generally references to past entries in the series, but there are even subtle nods to Ubisoft's other franchises, as well as a slew of pop culture references. With so many fun secrets to discover in the tumultuous ... Science
The Mountain View Mausoleum, which proclaims itself as “maybe Altadena's best kept tourist secret,” is inviting the public to explore its grounds this Easter weekend. The mausoleum features a Sistine Chapel-esque ceiling, painted by Norwegian artist Martin Syvertsen. It took him nearly five years to ... Science
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traveled to Beijing for a secret meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week — marking the first time Kim has set foot outside North Korea since he took power in 2011. The timing of this unprecedented meeting is no coincidence, taking place just weeks ahead of a ... Science
It is true that many people find it hard to use cryptocurrencies. There are lots of private keys and secret codes that you need to keep tracking. Metal (MTL) cryptocurrency is about to change the entire landscape through a simple application where you can send are receive money and get paid for it. Payment ... Science
A certain type of snobby, close-minded traveller is always ready to decry organised group holidays. This is just fine by me. Those travellers have wasted an hour working out how to get from their hotel in Jaipur to the Amber Palace, and are now queueing for tickets and about to join the almighty throng that ... Science
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon even got a security clearance of "secret" this month. He's one of 20 state election officials nationwide with one. A notch below "top secret," it lets the feds share information that if improperly disclosed "could reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the ... Science
From Space Mountain's backwards architecture to Tinker Bell's secrets of flying, there are plenty of insider-y tidbits to know about Disney's parks. But these bits of insider info are different, because they come straight from members of Walt Disney Imagineering, the brilliant minds behind the rides, attractions, ... Science
Few Londoners knew this secret underground line existed until a new Postal Museum opened last year, and the railway was reinvented as a ride for visitors. Ticket in hand, I started in the brick-arched subterranean depot where the locomotives were once serviced. Several grease-streaked engines, each ... Science
After the Argentine economic collapse in 2001, Juan Villarino realized that he was probably going to be poor for the rest of his life; he tried moving to Belfast and working low-waged jobs, but couldn't get ahead there either, so he decided to become a lifelong, professional hitchhiker, and got very, very good ... Science
Secrets of Elsie Frost's 50-year murder case taken to grave as prime suspect 'Beast of Wombwell' dies. Elsie Frost Schoolgirl Elsie Frost, who was brutally murdered in 1965. West Yorkshire Police 'strongly suspected' that Peter Pickering was responsible Credit: Lorne Campbell/Guzelian. Callum Adams. Science
He wants China to peel back its secrets, throw open its archives and tell its citizens what went on between China and the United States, between China and North Korea, and much more. Even before the hard-line era of President Xi Jinping, the Communist Party has acted like a supersensitive corporation, ... Science
... the show's identity. "Color is really important in terms of establishing the show identity," he said. "When you switched to Friends, you saw that it was purple and you stayed tune." However, this isn't the only juicy secret about the Friends set. To learn more fun facts watch the video and click on the gallery. Science
For years, two court cases in San Diego have offered the possibility that the full scope of the Jehovah's Witnesses child sex abuse cover-up would be revealed. The window for that tantalizing opportunity has slammed shut. For now. After years of litigation, two men who claim to have been sexually abused ... Science
What is the value of a 12-year-old Buffalo Bills defensive playbook from the heart of The Drought? Apparently it's $710, according to the latest market value on eBay. That's how much a Bills defensive playbook from the 2006 season sold for Monday on the internet auction site. The thick playbook, according ... Science
Pale and plump with a tail that swishes side-to-side, the one-eyed robotic fish was built by scientists at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). It is designed to swim naturally alongside other fish in open water and spy on them without raising suspicions or disturbing their ... Science
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 1748, the French philosopher Montesquieu published The Spirit of the Laws, a survey of political systems that argued for the separation of powers and citizens' rights to due process. It was quickly ... Science


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