Who were the Black Irish, and what is their story?

A subject of historical discussion, the phrase Black Irish is almost never referred to in Ireland. Who were the black Irish? Some say they came from the Spanish Armada. (“Defeat of the Spanish Armada”, painted by Philip James de Loutherbourg).  Wikimedia Commons – …

The grim truth behind Britain’s stately homes

Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, is mentioned in the National Trust report. – Joe Minihane, CNN • Updated 2020 Sep 27 – Grand buildings replete with turrets, picture windows and kitchen gardens. Perfectly manicured lawns. And hundreds of rooms stuffed with antiques …

 

How COVID-19 is changing the English language

The coronavirus forced the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary to break with tradition. Illustration by Anurag Papolu/The Conversation; dictionary photo by Spauln via Getty Images and model of COVID-19 by fpm/iStock via Getty Images , CC BY-SA – By Roger J. Kreuz, …

The Flight Goes Nowhere. And It’s Sold Out.

People who miss flying are rushing to buy tickets for flights that land in the same place they depart from. On an in-flight screen, a map of a recent flight-to-nowhere trip on Royal Brunei Airlines.Credit…Nadzri Harif – By Tariro Mzezewa 2020 Sep 19 …

Heard about the “waiting package” phishing scam?

Heard about the “waiting package” phishing scam? – By Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC – Phishing scams can be hard to spot. For example, we’ve been hearing about one where people get a text message saying that there’s a package waiting for …

 

The movements that betray who you are

The accents that creep into the way we speak can reveal a lot about where we are from, but there are also subtle clues visible in our faces and the way we move. (Credit: Alamy) – By Leo Benedictus 2020 Sep 13 – …

Native Actors Outside the Frame 

Harry Smith, under the name of Jay Silverheels, was a Mohawk actor who famously portrayed Tonto on The Lone Ranger – By Liza Black – Liza Black is Assistant Professor of History & Native American and Indigenous Studies at Indiana University and author of Picturing Indians: …

Daily doses of green light may minimize migraines

Migraine-suffering test subjects were exposed to green light for one to two hours a day, over a 10-week period. Kris Hanning/The University of Arizona Health Sciences – By Ben Coxworth 2020 Sep 10 – Three years ago, scientists from the University of Arizona reported …

Who were the Black Irish, and what is their story?

A subject of historical discussion, the phrase Black Irish is almost never referred to in Ireland. Who were the black Irish? Some say they came from the Spanish Armada. (“Defeat of the Spanish Armada”, painted by Philip James de Loutherbourg).  Wikimedia Commons – …

The grim truth behind Britain’s stately homes

Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, is mentioned in the National Trust report. – Joe Minihane, CNN • Updated 2020 Sep 27 – Grand buildings replete with turrets, picture windows and kitchen gardens. Perfectly manicured lawns. And hundreds of rooms stuffed with antiques …

How COVID-19 is changing the English language

The coronavirus forced the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary to break with tradition. Illustration by Anurag Papolu/The Conversation; dictionary photo by Spauln via Getty Images and model of COVID-19 by fpm/iStock via Getty Images , CC BY-SA – By Roger J. Kreuz, …