Find out more about the 60-plus elephants still being used in U.S. circuses, including at least one that was struck by a bullet in a drive-by shooting.A new case of xenoglossy: Italian man insists on speaking fake French after neurological event.Speaking of France, there s now an art installation on the Pont des Arts bridge, where the famous love locks used to be.And why do pirates wear earrings — or did they really?Illustration from KRT archives
Rings, earrings, bracelets and car keys have a rare ability to disappear into the beach sand. - We have noticed an increased demand for our help. It's great fun to see how excited people get when we manage to find their lost things, says Robbin Ask. There is not anyone who can take his metal detector and begin the search of the beaches in search of lost jewelry. The application and description of the area to be searched by, maps and the purpose of the search must be submitted to the County Board. Our association has around 170 members across the country and we obtain all the necessary permits.
Two gold earrings were found beside Farong's skull in Datong City, China.Photo courtesy of Chinese Cultural Relics Around 1,500 years ago, at a time when China was divided, a woman named Farong was laid to rest wearing fantastic jewelry, which included a necklace of 5,000 beads and "exquisite" earrings, archaeologists report.Her tomb was discovered in 2011 in Datong City, China, by a team of archaeologists with the Datong Municipal Institute of Archaeology who were surveying the area before a construction project.Farong's tomb was dug into the ground, and her skeleton which is now in poor condition was found lying in a coffin archaeologists said.See Photos of Farong's Burial and Exquisite Jewelry
A new phone from Chinese smartphone establishment troubler Huawei is rumoured to be on the cards for next month's IFA tech event, and it's good to see that Huawei is finally addressing a huge problem that afflicts 50 per cent of our society -- it's making a smartphone that women will be able to use.This astonishing world first results in a device currently known under the name Nova.Nova is, according to leaked specs, a small-ish device with just a 4.7-inch display so it can fit in handbags, it comes in a gold colour to match earrings, and as the image above illustrates, it has a really long and easy to press volume rocker, so those poor ladies might be able to adjust the level of the music they're listening to without seeking assistance from a male friend.Also, it only runs at a low-ish resolution of 1280 x 720, because women's eyes can't see as many pixels as men's, with just 2GB of internal RAM -- enough to run Facebook and the Daily Mail website -- and 16GB of internal storage.If the lady owner can get a man to buy the right kind of memory card, a microSD will expand the storage, should she need more space for poorly-focused images of babies and relatives.That's not me saying any of this, it's all clearly inferred by Huawei.
A new phone from Chinese smartphone establishment troubler Huawei is rumoured to be on the cards for next month's IFA tech event, and it's good to see that Huawei is finally addressing a huge problem that afflicts 50 per cent of our society -- it's making a smartphone that women will be able to use.This astonishing world first results in a device currently known under the name Nova.Nova is, according to leaked specs, a small-ish device with just a 4.7-inch display so it can fit in handbags, it comes in a gold colour to match earrings, and as the image above illustrates, it has a really long and easy to press volume rocker, so those poor ladies might be able to adjust the level of the music they're listening to without seeking assistance from a male friend.Also, it only runs at a low-ish resolution of 1280 x 720, because women's eyes can't see as many pixels as men's, with just 2GB of internal RAM -- enough to run Facebook and the Daily Mail website -- and 16GB of internal storage.If the lady owner can get a man to buy the right kind of memory card, a microSD will expand the storage, should she need more space for poorly-focused images of babies and relatives.That's not me saying any of this, it's all clearly inferred by Huawei.
We already know quite a lot about Apple s much-anticipated AirPods, the company s debut wireless earphones designed especially for its first ever jack-less iPhone.We know they resemble miniature shower heads, or perhaps a pair of rather fetching earrings; we know they incorporate dual optical sensors so they can automatically pause and play music; we know they come with dual microphones and a battery that should keep them powered for up to five hours on a single charge; and we know they ll empty our wallet of $159 should we decide they re the perfect fit for our shiny new iPhone 7.What we don t know, however, is whether they ll keep slipping out of our ears.Costing as much as they do, the sensation of one of the earpieces slipping from our ear is likely to be as scary as it is annoying.Conan O Brien, evidently aware of such concerns, this week came up with an amusing spoof ad above that draws its inspiration from those classic Apple commercials broadcast around 10 years ago.O Brien clearly believes the AirPods are set to become a real money-spinner for the Cupertino company – so long as people keep losing them.
When Jessie Humani made its debut in April, it was a young white woman with straight reddish-brown hair in a tank top and pair of sunglasses.About a month ago she became a racially ambiguous young woman with hoop earrings, curly hair, and a nose ring.I see and experience new bots daily.Occasionally early in their life they may change their name, logo, or avatar, but this is the first instance I ve ever encountered of a bot s avatar transforming from a white person to a person of color.It s pretty easy to say that the face you see — if a personal assistant has a face — is very often less than diverse.I m aware of no analysis of diversity among avatars, but virtual assistant avatars are quite often white women.If the virtual assistant has a human avatar, they tend to have names like Jenn or Abby.This is likely no coincidence, given the sea of dudes problem in artificial intelligence.Pullstring didn t make Jessie a woman of color to make a statement at a time of much conversation about the lack of diversity in tech or inequality, or that it makes business sense for a character meant to have the personality of a teenage girl be a person of color when more than 50 percent of people under 18 will not be white by 2020, U.S. Census Bureau data.And it s not because they wanted to revamp the bot s personality, said Pullstring CEO Oren Jacob, who spoke with VentureBeat at the Pullstring office in San Francisco.Jessie changed because the team who built Jessie changed how they felt about her four months after her launch.Jessie Humani is a character bot, part of Pullstring s effort to make bots for a wide array of age groups.Pullstring was founded by former Pixar employees, and it has made characters for Mattel Hello Barbie , Thomas the Tank Engine, and Sesame Street.
Our most concerning first world problem might finally be solved, if you re willing to properly accessorise.M3D, makers compact 3D printers, have designed a pair of earbud-catching earrings that promise to save your Apple AirPods from falling into the toilet when they inevitably slip out of your ears.The M3D Twisty Earbud Catchers aren t available for sale anywhere, however.You ll need access to a 3D printer in order to create a pair for yourself, or you can hire one of the countless 3D printing services available online and have them shipped to you.M3D has posted the necessary 3D files for the Twisty Earbud Catchers on Thingiverse for anyone to download for free, and while they might not be the most stylish solution to securing Apple s untethered AirPods, most newer 3D printers let you mix and match colours so you can customise the earrings to some degree.Welcome to 2016, where self-driving cars are finally becoming a reality, and we now need special earring baskets to protect our pricey £160 headphones.
America s most concerning first world problem might finally be solved, if you re willing to properly accessorize.M3D, makers compact 3D printers, have designed a pair of earbud-catching earrings that promise to save your Apple AirPods from falling into the toilet when they inevitably slip out of your ears.The M3D Twisty Earbud Catchers aren t available for sale anywhere, however.You ll need access to a 3D printer in order to create a pair for yourself, or you can hire one of the countless 3D printing services available online and have them shipped to you.M3D has posted the necessary 3D files for the Twisty Earbud Catchers on Thingiverse for anyone to download for free, and while they might not be the most stylish solution to securing Apple s untethered AirPods, most newer 3D printers let you mix and match colors so you can customize the earrings to some degree.Welcome to 2016, where self-driving cars are finally becoming a reality, and we now need special earring baskets to protect our pricey $160 headphones.
The M3D Twisty Earbud Catchers will stop you from losing your Apple AirPods The earbud catchers Credit: M3D Will the lack of a headphone jack stop you buying the iPhone 7?Yes, I think I'll switch No, I'll probably buy one anywaySo Apple may have found a solution for permanently tangled headphone wires but it seems we just may now have to invest in some 3D printed earrings to solve the latest problem.It s not the only unusual Apple accessory launched ahead of Christmas; a candle that smells just like a brand new Mac has also been created.Apple accessory maker TwelveSouth has just launched the New Mac Candle which is made from 100% Soy Wax and hand poured in Charleston, South Carolina.'I feel like I've lost them already': Here are the funniest tweets about the Apple AirPods.
Two thoughts went through our minds when Apple first showed off its wireless AirPods at September s iPhone 7 event.The first was, Wow, those look pretty darned awesome.The second was, How long until we lose them?It seems the folks at micro 3D-printer company M3D had exactly the same one-two hit of thoughts, because they went out and quickly came up with a workaround.What they have created is a pair of mini-basket earrings, which promise to catch the futuristic earbuds if and when they fall out of your ears.We were in our office, joking about what would happen if someone got one of these hooked into their large hoop earrings, Rob Marietta, head of customer support for M3D, told Digital Trends.
It s almost Christmas, and the AirPods are on the naughty and the nice lists.Susie loves the build quality, the sound, even how they look like funky alien earrings.But using Siri for control—and pausing the music every single time!—is not a great solution, and starkly illustrates the problem of Apple treating its own apps and services better than everyone s else s.Elsewhere, a report in Bloomberg has us all worried about the Mac upgrades we will or won t get in 2017.Apple owns the smartwatch category, but is there much there there?And both Susie and Glenn had a hard time learning their left from their right, so don t worry if that s your struggle too.
A tomb in northern Iraq held a pile of skeletons, including those dating back 2,400 years and more recent burials shown here .A 2,400-year-old tomb filled with the skeletons of at least six people has been discovered in northern Iraq.The excavation results were presented by Kyra Kaercher and Katie Downey, graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania and The Ohio State University, respectively, in November 2016 at the American Schools of Oriental Research's annual meeting.Inside the tomb, the archaeologists also found a pair of bronze earrings and the remains of at least 48 pottery vessels, five of which were still intact.This tomb probably didn't belong to noblemen or wealthy individuals."Based on the ceramics found and the limited amount of metal and other objects, these people were probably from a more modest background," the archaeologists wrote.
Moon Ribas can feel earthquakes.Thanks to a small vibrating sensor embedded above her elbow, the Barcelona-based artist can immediately detect seismic activity - no matter where she is in the world."I knew that, with technology, I could perceive movement in a deeper way," explains Ribas, 31.Prior to her implant, she distorted her vision for three months using kaleidoscope glasses, and has worn earrings that vibrate depending on the speed of those moving behind her.From these projects, she creates sensory dance performances.Ribas and her partner, avant-garde artist Neil Harbisson, 34, have now created a startup to spread their cause.
p As an etiquette expert, I’m often called upon by the media to share my advice and tips on a variety of topics ranging from email etiquette to dating etiquette.Thanks to technology, I can conduct business with anyone, at anytime, anywhere in the world.Even if you are admittedly “old-school” and prefer face-to-face communication, chances are that you will one day have to turn to video conferencing to stay in touch with colleagues, clients and reporters.You may think video conferencing doesn’t demand the same level of polish you would bring to an in-person interview or client meeting, but the visual impact remains the same.Here are some tips to help you look and act more professional as you prepare for your close up.Lights and angles are just as important for video calls as they are for professional photo shoots.
When it first happened, many of us were a little dismissive.In her introductory video, Sarkeesian -- clad in a paisley hoodie and hoop earrings -- sits on a lime-green couch and talks into the camera as she touts the virtues of video games, such as improving hand-eye coordination, multitasking and enhancing players' cognitive abilities.Considering the increasingly central role video games play in our society, Sarkeesian said she planned to create a series of five videos to look at how women are portrayed, from the damsel in distress to the sexy sidekick to the villainess and beyond.Sarkeesian hoped to raise $6,000 over the next month to help pay for her project.An army of hateful trolls woke up, found each other online and launched a crusade of harassment, targeting not only Sarkeesian but anyone else who questioned their view of how the gaming world should be.Brianna Wu, co-founder of indie game development studio Giant Spacekat, had to hire personal security after she became a target for speaking out.
When it first happened, many of us were a little dismissive.In her introductory video, Sarkeesian -- clad in a paisley hoodie and hoop earrings -- sits on a lime-green couch and talks into the camera as she touts the virtues of video games, such as improving hand-eye coordination, multitasking and enhancing players' cognitive abilities.Considering the increasingly central role video games play in our society, Sarkeesian said she planned to create a series of five videos to look at how women are portrayed, from the damsel in distress to the sexy sidekick to the villainess and beyond.Sarkeesian hoped to raise $6,000 over the next month to help pay for her project.An army of hateful trolls woke up, found each other online and launched a crusade of harassment, targeting not only Sarkeesian but anyone else who questioned their view of how the gaming world should be.Brianna Wu, co-founder of indie game development studio Giant Spacekat, had to hire personal security after she became a target for speaking out.
When it first happened, many of us were a little dismissive.In her introductory video, Sarkeesian -- clad in a paisley hoodie and hoop earrings -- sits on a lime-green couch and talks into the camera as she touts the virtues of video games, such as improving hand-eye coordination, multitasking and enhancing players' cognitive abilities.Considering the increasingly central role video games play in our society, Sarkeesian said she planned to create a series of five videos to look at how women are portrayed, from the damsel in distress to the sexy sidekick to the villainess and beyond.Sarkeesian hoped to raise $6,000 over the next month to help pay for her project.An army of hateful trolls woke up, found each other online and launched a crusade of harassment, targeting not only Sarkeesian but anyone else who questioned their view of how the gaming world should be.Brianna Wu, co-founder of indie game development studio Giant Spacekat, had to hire personal security after she became a target for speaking out.
When it first happened, many of us were a little dismissive.In her introductory video, Sarkeesian -- clad in a paisley hoodie and hoop earrings -- sits on a lime-green couch and talks into the camera as she touts the virtues of video games, such as improving hand-eye coordination, multitasking and enhancing players' cognitive abilities.Considering the increasingly central role video games play in our society, Sarkeesian said she planned to create a series of five videos to look at how women are portrayed, from the damsel in distress to the sexy sidekick to the villainess and beyond.Sarkeesian hoped to raise $6,000 over the next month to help pay for her project.An army of hateful trolls woke up, found each other online and launched a crusade of harassment, targeting not only Sarkeesian but anyone else who questioned their view of how the gaming world should be.Brianna Wu, co-founder of indie game development studio Giant Spacekat, had to hire personal security after she became a target for speaking out.
Lost an earring in the kitchen?Wait 900 years or so and somebody’s sure to find it.That's what’s happening in Israel, where 2,500 schoolkids have been participating, one class at a time, in the excavation of a Crusader fortress on Tittora Hill, 20 miles northwest of Jerusalem in the town of Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut.The fourth- to 12th-graders have uncovered some amazing artifacts — rings, bracelets, earrings and hairpins — among the ancient clay ovens, cooking pots, jars, serving dishes and a table in the medieval fortress’ kitchen.They also found the remains of food, including olive pits, charred grape pips and animal bones.“The students and volunteers from Modi’in have exposed the inner courtyard of the Crusader fortress,” said Avraham Tendler, excavation director for the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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