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A storage unit opened, and a family’s World War II service and secrets were revealed.
Source: ‘What I saw I will never forget’
The story of the deliberate creation of the modern mass-surveillance state includes elements of Google’s surprising, and largely unknown, origin. It is a somewhat different creation story than the one the public has heard, and explains what Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page set out to build, and why.
It’s been said that history is written by the victors. But sometimes, history is rewritten (or at least given a …
Scientists are finding that Western beauty ideals — specifically, thin women — are spreading to cultures across the globe.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call “by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.”
The study is a glimmer of hope as degenerative brain diseases grow more and more common; every four seconds, doctors detect a new case of dementia.
100 years after one of the least-known and saddest chapters in American history, families of executed black soldiers have petitioned Trump for justice.
Why does this worm strip out of its sheath before it infects you? It could be playing an elaborate trick on your immune system.
John Lennon signing an autograph for his murderer Mark David Chapman hours before he was killed, 37 years ago today.
Dry weather and strong winds this year have left southern California primed for blazes
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History has seen some incredible, cut-throat politics and lurid scandals, including the reign of Queen Elgiva: a teenage Saxon princess who was caught enjoying a threesome (along with her mother!), in the bed of King Eadwig, on the day of his coronation and at a time when he should have been discussing affairs of state with his noblemen and courtiers.
Billie Holiday made it famous, but Abel Meeropol wrote it
You’ve got the sun, you’ve got the moon, and you’ve got the Rolling Stones – Keith Richards The Rolling Stones have been the best of all possible worlds: they have the lack of pretension and sentimentality associated with the blues, the rawness and toughness of hard rock, and the depth which always makes you feel … Continue reading “Fifty Years of Rolling Stones Tour Posters”
High on a hilltop in Brooklyn’s historic Greenwood cemetery, is an imposing mausoleum. Written large on the granite stone lintel is the name John Anderson. He was once the owner of an upscale tobacconist’s in Lower Manhattanm but one hundred and seventy six years ago, he was also at the centre of on
Pacific island countries face loss of fisheries as warming drives fish to migrate to cooler oceans, says study.
“This algorithm could run cities, continents, universes.”
It’s harder than ever to dope your way to glory—but some athletes will probably get away with it anyway
An immersive and staggeringly charming retrospective of the photographer’s work showcases his easeful acceptance of the world.
Whether it’s the Nativity display in the public square, the store clerk who says “Happy Holidays” or the tacky holiday sweater, there’s something to offend everyone in the season of goodwill.
Source: 10 Holiday Controversies
Applying actual science to forensic investigations can yield substantially different results from the findings of standard methods in the field.
Warning: This article isn’t for the faint-hearted.
This self-soothing behavior is actually a pretty effective technique for temporarily calming pain signals to the brain. Here’s how it works.
New research exposes the mechanism by which the anti-alcohol addiction drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, could be used to treat cancer.
Did the unvierse begin with the Big Bang, or has it been expanding and contracting infinitely? A new study argues for the latter.
The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help
Researchers discovered that uranium performs reactions that can offer novel solutions to today’s energy and waste problems, including drug development.
The world is full of bizarre and mysterious artifacts. While many of them are almost certainly hoaxes or have improbable …
Authors who contemplated their own end have much to teach us about how to write for the living, even when standing at death’s door.
Experts analysed 120 years worth of historical information, and concluded maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance have been met.
More “prosocial” brains are more prone to depression, study suggests
Source: Nice Brains Finish Last
Mummies fascinate historians, archaeologists, and anyone with antiquarian leanings. Mummies allow scientists to learn more about the diets, clothing, appearance, genetics, and general lifestyle of ancient populations than would be otherwise possible. The process of mummification, however, may preserve more than just the flesh and clothing of ancient pharaohs and desert nomads.
What researchers call “psychological inequality” is taking its toll.