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SociO. Societal Gumbo. New research reveals that oxytocin could make us more accepting of others. (New York, New York) September 27, 2013 - Oxytocin - often referred to as the 'love hormone' because of its ability to promote mother-infant attachment and romantic bonding in adults - could also make us more accepting of other people, as found in new research, "Oxytocin Sharpens Self-other Perceptual Boundary," by Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation research grantee Valentina Colonnello Ph.D. published online today in Psychoneuroendocrinology.

New research reveals that oxytocin could make us more accepting of others

Together with Dr. Markus Heinrichs from the Department of Psychology at the University of Freiburg in Germany, Dr. The critical review, or annals of literature. Pennsic.Net - Pennsic War Pages. PENNSIC WAR 44. Atlas Obscura's Guide to Epic LARPs. From the heated melee of fantasy role-play to the living history of military reenactment to individual personas adopted by cosplayers, this is the definitive guide to the world's most epic alternate reality events.

Atlas Obscura's Guide to Epic LARPs

This one's for the LARPers. Pennsic War, United States. Curious Fact of the Week: The Largest Medieval Battle in Modern Times. Each July, a campground in Pennsylvania is overtaken by horde of around 15,000 medieval invaders.

Curious Fact of the Week: The Largest Medieval Battle in Modern Times

They set up a temporary town for 17 days that for the duration even has its own zip code. The occupation is known as the Pennsic War, and is the largest event for the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), with throngs of people recreating the pre-13th century. A battle at its peak (photograph by Danielle Defrancesco) As one of the world's most epic participatory role playing experiences, the Pennsic War doesn't just involve staged battles with thousands of participants, but also has a whole town that pops up with period pavilions, merchants, and a mayor. The name is a portemanteau of Pennsylvania and Punic War, and the fighting has been raging since 1972. The Pennsic War at Coopers Lake. It all began rather innocuously at a backyard party in 1966.

The Pennsic War at Coopers Lake

In celebration of all things medieval, a group of medieval-studies grad students dressed up and whacked at each other with fake swords, a fight which culminated in an impromptu parade down Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, California. From this modest party would come the "Society for Creative Anachronism" and the Pennsic War, a two week mock "war" in which 10,000 - 15,000 knights, maidens, and other creatively anachronistic people descend on Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, briefly turning a local campsite into the third largest city in Butler County. Campers dress in medieval clothing, often camp in period pavilions, and organize huge fights with thousands of armor-clad knights armed with wooden swords and maces. The medieval themed event is so large that it has its own mayor and post office for those particular two weeks. The Pennsic War at Coopers Lake. Curious Fact of the Week: The Largest Medieval Battle in Modern Times.

Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. Scientists discover source of rock used in Stonehenge's first circle - News - Archaeology. Uncovering America's Pyramid Builders. When U.S. 40 reaches Collinsville, Illinois, the land is flat and open.

Uncovering America's Pyramid Builders

The Norse Discovery of America: Book III. The Norsemen in America: Chapter II. Norse Voyages In The: Tenth And Following Centuries. Sacred Texts Legends and Sagas Iceland Index Previous Next Buy this Book on Kindle The Norse Discovery of America, by A.M Reeves, N.L.

The Norse Discovery of America: Book III. The Norsemen in America: Chapter II. Norse Voyages In The: Tenth And Following Centuries

Beamish and R.B. Anderson, [1906], at sacred-texts.com. Occult references. The Grand Krewe of Ennead. Origin of Romani people pinned down. They put the evil in Medieval. It’s no secret that George R.R.

They put the evil in Medieval

Martin based many of the characters and events in “A Song of Ice and Fire,” — the series of epic fantasy novels that has become HBO’s “Game of Thrones” — on history and on the historical fiction he loves. The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts. The Bible tells us that God created Adam and Eve just a few thousand years ago, by some fundamentalist interpretations.

The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

Science informs us that this is mere fiction and that man is a few million years old, and that civilization just tens of thousands of years old. Could it be, however, that conventional science is just as mistaken as the Bible stories? There is a great deal of archeological evidence that the history of life on earth might be far different than what current geological and anthropological texts tell us. Consider these astonishing finds: 400-year-old playing cards reveal royal secret. Call it a card player's dream.

400-year-old playing cards reveal royal secret

A complete set of 52 silver playing cards gilded in gold and dating back 400 years has been discovered. Created in Germany around 1616, the cards were engraved by a man named Michael Frömmer, who created at least one other set of silver cards. Lost Egyptian pyramids found ... by Google? Have two new Egyptian pyramids been located thousands of years after they were last seen by human eyes?

Lost Egyptian pyramids found ... by Google?

That may be the case, as images from Google Earth appear to show two long-lost pyramid complexes in Upper Egypt near the city of Abu Sidhum, Discovery News reports. The images were identified by satellite archaeology researcher Angela Micol, who posted her observations on her website, Google Earth Anomalies. Google Earth is a 3D virtual globe and mapping program that combines satellite imagery and aerial photography. Bygone Days. Once Upon A Time. Tyme. Long Time Gone. A Long Time Ago.