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Op-Ed: The origin of the 'Christmas Pickle'

Decorating the Christmas tree is an activity enjoyed by the whole family, and in Virginia and other parts of the South, tradition holds that on Christmas Eve, Mom or Dad will add one last ornament, the Christmas pickle, to the tree before going to bed.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

New theory proposed over origin of Stonehenge

Researchers in Britain have proposed a new theory for Stonehenge's origins: it may have been started as a giant burial ground for elite families.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

French fries: Where did they originate — France or Belgium?

A popular snack or meal accompaniment worldwide, French fries have always been considered to be, well, French. However, it seems Belgium might have come up with the idea first.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Scientists say Shroud of Turin authentic, of supernatural origin

Turin - Italy's National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development published a final report last month on the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, after five years of experiments and studies.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 37 comments

Study: Pre-wired morality may explain the origin of religion

Harvard scientists have conducted research to further the understanding between morality and religion. Their findings suggest that religion is a way of expressing one's moral intuitions.
In the Media by Gordon K. Chan

Oil paintings originated in Afghanistan?

French scientists have found oil-based paintings in caves used by nomadic Buddhist monks in the 7th century in Afghanistan. These paintings are the oldest ever found anywhere.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments

Nursey Rhymes, Not Just For Children

Mother Goose was the pen name of Charles Perrault's collection of fairy tales Histoires ou contes du temps passés, avec des moralités. John Newbery published an English translation of the nursery rhymes in 1700.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

A Brief History of Religion, How it all Started, Cartoon Picture

History of religion, how it started and where it is going
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments

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