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History | History

Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition

Exclusive: Document shows that the astronomer toned down the claims that triggered science history’s most infamous battle — then lied about his edits.

History | History

Archaeologists 'find captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour' solving one of the greatest ever maritime mysteries | Fox News

Archaeologists believe they have found the final resting place of Captain James Cook's ship HMS Endeavour off the East Coast of America.

History | History

When Jews caught “Syndrome K,” the Nazis wanted NOTHING to do with them

Jewish lives were saved in World War II due to a brilliant plan by Professor Giovanni Borremeo. "The lessons of my experience were that we have to act not for the sake of self-interest, but for principles." - Dr. Adriano Ossicini, inventor of Sy

Politics | Leftist Lunacy

San Francisco Is Removing Statue That Shows Founding Of California Over Racism Concerns

American Indian groups have tried to remove the statue for over 30 years

Travel | Travel Israel!

Ancient Jerusalem Comes To Life With 3D VR Tech In New Guided Tours | Technology News

The Tower of David museum partnered with Lithodomos VR to produce the first mobile virtual reality walking tour of Jerusalem, called 'Step into History.' | NoCamels

History | History

How Sesame Street Dealt With 9/11 | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

History | History

Meet the man who might have been the real-life Lone Ranger

With more than 5.7 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to answer mankind’s eternal question: Who was that masked man? We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddit

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Strange, long-forgotten numbers called quaternions are undergoing a revival in computer graphics, math, and physics.

News | News

Piece on Racism Against “Black Palestinians” in Gaza Also Honest About Origins of Palestinians | Israellycool

Besides showing that claims that the palestinians are against all forms of racism is simply not true, it is honest about the origins of these “palestinians” – as well as the origi…

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

The First Disneyland Map Walt Disney Drew | Reader's Digest

Revealed! Explore the initial map of Disneyland that Walt Disney helped draw in 1953. Can you spot the differences between his vision and the modern park?

Sports | Cycling

1949 ... bugs in his teeth!

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Sports | Cycling

1937 Roadmaster Supreme - Dave's Vintage Bicycles

1937 Roadmaster Supreme - The 1937 Roadmaster Supreme is one of the most desirable pre-war bikes. These bikes feature a radical "Y" frame design and even the crank is curved. This

Sports | Cycling

1953 Huffy Dial A Ride - Dave's Vintage Bicycles

1953 Huffy Dial A Ride - 1953 Huffy Dial a ride. Nice original un-restored bike with original paint. Even the tires are original Goodyear "G3" whitewalls! Notice how the fork has

History | History

Ukrainian city remembers Jews on Holocaust anniversary

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, commemorated on Sunday the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city's Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honored those working today to pre

Politics | Op-Ed

Painting a Fuller Picture on Hebron

Less than a year ago I decided it was high time for me to visit Hebron. After all, Hebron is the world's oldest Jewish city,

Politics | Politics

Facebook sorry for removing Anne Frank Center holocaust victims image - Business Insider

Facebook apologises to the Anne Frank Center for removing an article it posted which featured an image of naked child holocaust victims. Facebook said it was...

History | History

VR Tech Is Playing A Key Role In Holocaust Education And Awareness | Social Awareness

Israeli initiatives are harnessing advanced technologies to capture the stories of survivors for Holocaust remembrance.

Science & Technology | Technology

The place where 1980s computers still rule

The Totally 80s Rewind exhibit in Seattle's Living Computers: Museum + Labs takes visitors back to the 1980s, the decade of the home computer revolution.

Politics | Resources

Geography Now! ISRAEL

Well. This is it. North Korea is going to be a breeze after this. I talked to a lot of Israeli and Palestinian Geograpeeps for help with this video and I tri...

History | History

Muslims & West: Battle of Yarmuk, Most Consequential Clash between Them | National Review

Muslims defeated a Roman army at Yarmuk, in Syria, in 636. The expulsion of Christians from the region had begun.

History | History

Newt Gingrich: Democrats have no idea what demons they are unleashing | Fox News

A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America.

History | History

Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

A Kansas archaeology professor believes he's found the lost city of Etzanoa, spurring a rethinking of traditional views on the Native Americans' early settlement of the Midwest.

History | History

Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

The wreck of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit has been discovered in northern Jutland, Denmark. The plane is thought to be a Messerschmitt.

History | History

What Was the Cold War? | PragerU

The decades-long “Cold War” (1947-1989) between the United States and the Soviet Union was so named because the two global powers never came to direct blows. Yet, the war was not without its victims. In fact, millions of Cubans, Koreans and Vietnamese

Visual Arts | Art History

Casanova as Case Study: How Should Art Museums Present Problematic Aspects of the Past? -

One current exhibition shows how curators and institutions are rethinking the ways they organize and frame exhibitions on figures whose behavior is considered inappropriate, or even criminal, today. Read More

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

The Colorful History of the Rowdies, Radicals and Ruffians of Ocean Beach

Grassroots and Progressive views on local, national and world news

History | History

Story — Raise the Roof

Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, and yet they set out to rebuild Gwoździec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Nasa probe will still be circling Sun at end of Solar System, say scientists

Nasa's new solar spacecraft is so indestructable that parts of it will be circling the Sun until the Solar System ends, eight billion years from now, scientists have said.  The US space agency launches its Parker Solar Probe on Saturday, which will trave

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Today the Parker Solar Probe Is Named for Him. 60 Years Ago, No One Believed His Ideas About the Sun. - The New York Tim

Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, is the first named for a living person.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Mysterious Bronze Objects That Have Baffled Archeologists for Centuries | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

History | History

Stonehenge mystery solved, says breakthrough scientific study | Fox News

The ancient mystery of who built Stonehenge has been solved, according to a breakthrough study.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Vintage Disneyland photos show the park in the 1960s

Take a trip back in time with these pictures of Disneyland from the summer of 1969. See what's different and what stayed pretty much the same at the beloved California park.

News | News

The Decline of the Civil War Re-enactor - The New York Times

The 155th anniversary Gettysburg re-enactment was a snapshot of a hobby with dwindling ranks.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Holocaust Survivor Leads Panel Discussion at Comic-Con About Art During World War II

A survivor of three Nazi concentration camps led a panel discussion about art and the Holocaust on Thursday at the Comic-Con International...

History | History

LARRY ELDER: Slavery - What They Didn't Teach in My High School | Daily Wire

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion that justified slavery." He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations.

History | History

Why the 3/5ths Compromise Was Anti-Slavery | PragerU

Is racism enshrined in the United States Constitution? How could the same Founding Fathers who endorsed the idea that all men are created equal also endorse the idea that some men are not? The answer provided in this video by Carol Swain, former professor

History | History

How a Tiny Cape Cod Town Survived World War I's Only Attack on American Soil | History | Smithsonian

A century ago, a German U-boat fired at five vessels and a Massachusetts beach before slinking back out to sea

History | History

Covering Up Robert Kennedy’s Palestinian Murderer

JNS.org – Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, is one of the best-known killers in American history. Yet...

Music | Music

Punk Legend And Memoirist Viv Albertine On A Lifetime Of Fighting The Patriarchy

"What we conjured up ... was that we weren't going to try and be this constructed ideal of femininity," Albertine says of her band's approach. She recently released a memoir, To Throw Away Unopened.

History | History

Exclusive--O'Donnell: Soissons, A Battle You’ve Never Heard of Changed the Course of WWI | Breitbart

One hundred years ago, Allied troops readied themselves for a forgotten battle that turned the tide of World War I.

Entertainment | The Hometown

Why Are There Palm Trees in Los Angeles?

Turns out it's an image thing.

History | History

New Discovery Could Finally Solve Creepy Mystery Of America's 'Lost Colony'

It was one of the most profound archeolgical discoveries before it was debunked. But new research may prove the authenticty once and for all.

History | History

Thomas Jefferson's daily routine - Business Insider

Thomas Jefferson, one of the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, stuck to a consistent routine throughout his life.

History | History

Benjamin Franklin's daily routine - Business Insider

Benjamin Franklin recorded his standard daily routine in his autobiography. He divided his days into swarths of time where he could work, eat, and enjoy himself.

History | History

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.

History | History

George Washington's daily routine - Business Insider

George Washington was the first president of the United States and is commonly regarded as the father of the country. Here's a look inside his busy daily routine.

Miscellaneous | Interesting

Rare US independence declaration found in UK archive

A rare parchment copy of the American Declaration of Independence has been found at a British archive among the papers of an aristocrat who supported the rebels, officials have said. The manuscript was discovered at the West Sussex Record Office in the so

History | History

What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?

They may not have been hosting a cookout, but they did know how to imbibe and celebrate

History | Archeology

Recently uncovered Jewish Revolt coin shows rebels aware of impending disaster

Minted on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple, coin discovered in City of David excavations reads, 'For the Redemption of Zion'

History | History

The youngest people in the American Revolution - Business Insider

Some of America's Founding Father's were shockingly young when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776. James Monroe, for example, was still a teenager and Alexander Hamilton was only 21-years-old.

News | The News

Clinton on being a polarizing figure: 'I'm sure they said that about Churchill between the wars' | Fox News

Hillary Clinton, in an interview with a British newspaper this week, appeared to compare herself to wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill while responding to a question about being a polarizing figure.

History | History

Do we have to erase the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder to ‘fix’ history? And who will be next? | Fox News

Should writers who wrote long ago, describing life in the past, be held to 21st century standards of political correctness? The question has arisen many times – most recently about Laura Ingalls Wilder, who was born in 1867 and died in 1957.

News | News

Flying Saucer Toy Recalled for Its Misleading Take on Nazi History | Mental Floss

A German toy has been recalled from shelves over concerns that it promoted an inaccurate glorification of Nazi history, Gizmodo's Paleofuture blog reports.

Gaming | Video Games

Vintage video game collectors are paying up big time

For some gamers, the latest and greatest titles aren't worth waiting for. Instead, they're hunting through garage sales, flea markets, eBay and speciality stores for games that came out 20 years ago. And they're willing to pay top dollar.

History | History

'King Arthur' castle discovery: Mysterious inscription intrigues experts | Fox News

A mysterious inscription from the 7th-century A.D. has been discovered in the ruins of an English castle associated with the legend of King Arthur.

History | Los Angeles History

Lost History: The Ambassador Hotel & Cocoanut Grove — Finding Lost Angeles

The former site of the Ambassador Hotel and its fabled Cocoanut Grove nightclub, today sit behind bars like a fortress on Wilshire Boulevard. The once inviting motorist’s entrance seems like an out of place remnant to the unsuspecting eye, and there are few other clues that this site was once the location of the essential Ambassador and its Grove.

History | History

English Men Once Sold Their Wives Instead of Getting Divorced - HISTORY

Between the 17th and 19th centuries, wife-selling was a weird custom with a practical purpose.

History | History

$2.5 Million in World War II-Era Cash Discovered Beneath Winston Churchill's Former Tailor's Shop | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Sports | Cycling

Eileen Sheridan - "This Girl Can" - Journal

The tale of long distance record-breaking British cyclist Eileen Sheridan, one of the sport's best riders and the ultimate advert for women's cycling

Pets & Animals | Animals

500 million-year-old claw-faced sea monster was a killing machine | Fox News

if you could dip your head into the oceans of Earth as they appeared 500 million years ago, you might see what looked like a spiny, disembodied claw cruising through the depths while trying to stuff an unfortunate piece of prey into its circular, fang-fil

News | News

Meet Capt. Elgen Long, last surviving member of flight crew that saved Yemenite Jews in 1949 | JNS.org

The 90-year-old from Oregon was honored at a May 30 event, where he was introduced as a “hero of Israel and the Jewish people.”

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Aero Club to leave, while Red Fox Room finds new home

Yet another historic bar is being forced to close or relocate due to San Diego’s rising property rates. This time, it’s the India Street whiskey joint, The Aero Club (3365 India St.).

History | History

D-Day: How technology helped win the Normandy invasion and World War II - The Washington Post

The brave troops who stormed the beaches in France had a secret weapon: brilliantly designed boats that made the attack possible.

History | Archeology

Archeology is changing the (sur)face of Jerusalem - Jerusalem Post

Archaeology provides the most powerful proof of the authenticity of Jewish history and the connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel, and particularly, Jerusalem.

History | History

Why History Still Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War

Mention history, and it can trigger a roll of the eyes. Add the Middle East to the equation, and folks...

News | In The News

The assassination of Robert Kennedy, as told 50 years later - Los Angeles Times

Fifty years ago, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles. This is a retelling of that historic event, pulled from The Times’ archives and interviews with three people who bore witness to the shooting and aftermath of his death.

News | Interesting Links

8 Trade Routes That Shaped World History

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

History | History

Busboy who held dying Robert F. Kennedy shares senator's last words

Roughly 50 years after the death of Robert F. Kennedy, the busboy who held the dying senator detailed his last words in a Friday report.

History | History

Why International Farhud Day Stymies Invented Palestinian History

When International Farhud Day was proclaimed at a conference convened at the United Nations headquarters on June 1, 2015, its proponents wanted...

Politics | Politics

The Odd Political Alliance Behind Today’s Gerrymandering - The New York Times

A surprising alliance between Republicans and black politicians decades ago, meant to empower black voters, had unexpected consequences.

History | HISTORY

Oldest Pearl Harbor survivor reflects ahead of Memorial Day - CNNPolitics

Ray Chavez reflected on his service, and recounted his experience on the day that President Franklin Roosevelt declared would "live in infamy."

History | History

Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean Dead at Age 86, Now Only 4 Moonwalkers Left Alive

'Anyone who had the opportunity to know Alan was a better person for it, and we were better astronauts by following his example.'

History | History

Arab Historian Admits there is NO Palestinian People

When the Ottoman rule ended, there was no Palestinian national identity or political borders. It was all made up later. Arabs themselves say so, but the west isn't listening

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Gaza Riots: Really About the Embassy?

Throughout history, the excuses to attack Israel keep changing. For 8 years under the Obama administration, the Palestinians had portrayed themselves, and been treated as, the deserving underdog -- the "good guys." Now, a foreign government is actually

History | History

One-third of Americans don't believe 6 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust

Seventy percent of Americans believe people care less about the Holocaust than they used to.

History | History

15 Countries That Existed 100 Years Ago but Don’t Anymore

From the collapse ancient empires to the renaming of exotic places, the map of the world looks very different now than it did a century ago.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

6 Priceless Treasures Lost in Shipwrecks | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

History | History

The Origins of Arab Settlers in the Land of Israel

What’s in a name? In the case of the Arabs, it tells you what their tribe and country of origin are. It also dispels the biggest fallacy the “Palestinians” would like you to believe.

History | History

10 Pivotal Facts About the French and Indian War | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Politics | Op-Ed

Rampant Holocaust denial in the Arab world

The problem is in the hearts and minds of Arab youth.

History | History

The Jewish History of the Tower of London - Jerusalem Post

Site acted as both haven and prison for medieval community members.

History | History

Zora Neale Hurston's interview with one of America's last slaves

Excerpt from Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston. In 1931, she sought to publish an important piece of American history — the story of Cudjo Lewis, the only living survivor of the final slave ship to land in America.

History | History

FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal

New documents revealed by the FDR library shows the president's secret plans to resettle Jews out of Europe.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Steven Spielberg urges mandatory Holocaust education

Director, actors, recall filming ‘Schindler’s List’ at special 25th anniversary screening

Music | Music

At 70, Smithsonian Folkways Is An Antidote To Music Algorithms

Smithsonian Folkways, known for its broad-based music catalog, wants to surprise you with sounds you didn't even know existed. The treasured American label turns 70 years old on May 1.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Priscilla Yanez — Civil Service Worker or Spy?

About month ago I sat down to interview Tina Real. Tina has memories of San Diego that span her eight decades here. What began as an interview of Tina herself quickly expanded to encompass her her…

History | History

Why George Washington was nearly impossible to kill

He survived tuberculosis, dysentery, pneumonia, malaria, and more.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

19 NYC Secrets Most New Yorkers Don't Know

From an abandoned subway station to a colonial African burial ground lost for almost 300 years, we've rounded up the city’s best kept secrets.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Take a Trip Through New York City in the Year 1911

Back in 1911, the Swedish film production company Svenska Biografteatern visited New York City during a trip to America and shot footage of various street scenes. The film has survived through the years in mint condition, and YouTuber Guy Jones created this fascinating 8-minute edit after slowing down the footage to a natural rate and adding in ambient sounds.

News | Interesting Links

Egyptians: Scanning the Pharaohs

Zahi Hawass Sahar N. Saleem The American University in Cairo Press Cairo, New York 2016 ISBN 978 977 416 673 0 I was thrilled whe...

News | Human Interest Stories

NEVER AGAIN? On Yom Hashoah, Poll Shows Two Thirds Of Millennials Don't Know What Auschwitz Was

According to a new survey released on Thursday by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, fully 41 percent of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz was, including two-thirds of Mil

History | History

How Soviet troops taunted the Nazis during their final drive to Berlin in World War II

Amid the chaos and destruction in Germany during the final days of World War II, Soviet forces found other, nonmilitary ways to torment their foes.

Music | Music

The Very Black History Of Punk Music|

The Very Black History Of Punk Music| #PunkRock #Racism #History

News | In The News

When I Met Martin Luther King, Jr.

I will always remember that moment and what it taught me about Dr. King and one of his core values: humility.

History | History

Pollak: American History, the Passover Way | Breitbart

Imagine if we Americans learned history the Passover way -- not as something that happened in the past, but as an experience we ourselves lived through.

Politics | Politics

JFK may have been a worse philanderer than Trump. Does it matter?

Like Trump, JFK's inability to resist the allure of an adult entertainer indicates a much deeper character issue. And yet a romanticized image of him survives.

Politics | Politics

If the Second Amendment falls, our entire Bill of Rights falls

The startling new proposal by 97-year-old former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of Rights is unwise, dangerous and totally unrealistic.

History | History

6 nations that had no problems invading Russia in the winter

If there’s one generally accepted rule of warfare, it’s that you should never invade Russia during the winter.

Food & Drink | Food

Stepping Back in Time at Rae’s – Palisades News

By Bob Vickrey Special to the Palisades News You’ve driven by it numerous times on Pico Boulevard, but like most Westsiders, you’ve probably never considered stopping for a meal at this old-fashion…

History | History

John W. Jones: The Runaway Slave Who Buried Nearly 3000 Confederate Soldiers

He saved lives on the Underground Railroad—then cared for the Confederate dead.

News | Interesting Stories

One JFK conspiracy theory that could be true - CNN

An expert weighs in on several conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

History | History

Have we really found Amelia Earhart's bones? | Science | The Guardian

A new study claims that the Nikumaroro Island bones are those of the famous aviator. But some researchers remain skeptical

News | Interesting Links

World’s First Computer Programmer - Business Insider

Ada Lovelace may not be a household name like Steve Jobs but she is possibly the first computer programmer.

History | History

The Nazis fooled the world for 16 days in 1936—and we’re allowing it to happen again

It's worth remembering today, after North Korea's appearance at the Olympics, and as Russia and Qatar gear up for the World Cup.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Toys 'R' Us will close or sell all US stores

Toys 'R' Us hoped to use bankruptcy proceedings to help the company turn around.

Health & Fitness | Health

Spanish flu: the virus that changed the world - History Extra

In spring 1918 a disease began to sweep around the planet – a lethal virus that infected a third of the world's population and left upwards of 50 million dead. Laura Spinney explores the devastating impact and far-reaching legacy of the Spanish flu pand

News | Interesting Links

There’s one hero of Entebbe who deserves his own film. I remember him well | World news | The Guardian

Michel Cojot-Goldberg acted as the translator for Uganda’s president Idi Amin and as the go-between for the hijackers and passengers

History | History

A plane found 38 feet under the ice: A Daring, High-Risk Rescue Attempt In Greenland In 1942 Has Come To Light Again

There are no shortage of memorable moments that unfolded during the Second World War. And though many of us would choose not to remember all of them, it’s important to keep them in mind; to not only pay homage to those we’ve lost but to learn from ou

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women

Necessity isn't the only mother of invention. Though it wasn't always easy to get patents or the credit they deserved, women are responsible for many items we use today.

News | Interesting Stories

Amelia Earhart mystery solved? Scientist '99 percent' sure bones found belong to aviator | Fox News

A scientific study claims to shed new light on the decades-long mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart.

History | History

Wreckage found of WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, has been found in the Coral Sea, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday. The search team released pictures and video of the wreckage of

Visual Arts | Architecture

With Home Savings, financier teamed with Millard Sheets for added currency

A new book explores the architecture of Sheets, especially in Home Savings thrifts.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Future uncertain for Red Fox Room

The bar-restaurant combo unabashedly calls itself “an undeniable city icon” on its website. However, its historic run may be coming to an end.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

New dinosaurs are being discovered in record numbers, and it’s changing everything we thought we knew – BGR

Every kid grows up loving dinosaurs. As we grow older we listen to science teachers explain how dinosaurs lived and died, we watch documentaries about the age when reptiles ruled the land, and by the time we reach adulthood most of us like to think we hav

History | History

Dec. 14, 1799: The excruciating final hours of President George Washington | PBS NewsHour

It was a house call no physician would relish. On Dec. 14, 1799, three doctors were summoned to Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia to attend to a critically ill, 67-year-old man who happened to be known as “the father of our country.”

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

The Thistlegorm Project | 3D Survey and 360 Videos

An archaeological survey of the SS Thistlegorm shipwreck in the Red Sea, Egypt. Featuring 3D photogrammetry and 360 degree underwater video.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Prehistoric spider-like arachnid found preserved in amber, and it even has a tail – BGR

If you're one of the many people who have a fear of spiders, going back in time 100 million years apparently wouldn't have done you any good. A new, bizarre spider-like creature has just been discovered in Southeast Asia, having been encased in amber duri

Music | Music

How L.A. Punks of the '80s and '90s Kept Neo-Nazis Out of Their Scene - Los Angeles Magazine

John Doe and other insiders from the era reflect on what worked then—and what we can learn today

Sports | Cycling

Hollywood Behind Handlebars - Los Angeles Magazine

Hitting the trail with yesteryear’s celebrity cyclists

History | History

10 Huge Misconceptions About Famous Medieval Figures

Renaissance thinkers didn’t heap much praise on the Middle Ages, but the period is full of inspiring figures who performed …

Entertainment | Humor

History of Jewish humor in America.

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News | Interesting Links

The Secret to Henry Kissinger’s Success - POLITICO Magazine

Many think the retired diplomat’s closeness to one man—Richard Nixon—was the source of his power. That gets Kissinger dangerously wrong.

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

The Three Meanings Of E=mc^2, Einstein's Most Famous Equation

From matter, antimatter and energy to the fundamental truths about existence, Einstein's most famous equation is the link you can't forget.

History | HISTORY

Why this Holocaust survivor still wears his concentration camp uniform | New York Post

Ed Mosberg’s hands stay steady as he slips into the striped cotton jacket and matching cap — an outfit identical to one he was issued 75 years ago, as a...

History | History

Why Did the U.S. Sink Captured Japanese Subs After WWII? | Smithsonian

WWII had come to a close, and the U.S. was the first to seize a new class of giant Japanese submarines. The next step was to analyze them quickly and then sink them, before the Russians could learn their secrets.

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

Cahokia: North America's First City

Cahokia was one of the largest cities in the world hundreds of years before Columbus. But by 1400 A.D., it had been abandoned.

News | Interesting Links

Death as Entertainment at the Paris Morgue - Atlas Obscura

In the late 19th century, tourists flocked to see bodies and guess how they got there.

History | History

THE SHOT THAT ECHOES STILL

Fifty years after one lone prophet who didn’t make it to forty gave up the ghost on a bland balcony in Memphis, this essay is proof that King’s legacy, and Baldwin’s words, remain vital.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

How John Young Smuggled a Corned-Beef Sandwich into Space

NASA astronaut John Young, who died Jan. 5, is remembered for a small scandal after he smuggled a corned-beef sandwich into space.

History | History

8 Amazing Things Discovered During the Expansion of the London Underground

Europe’s largest engineering project uncovered countless historic treasures, ranging from bones to Tudor bowling balls.