Data-master John Neslon created this bottoms-up view (looking at the Earth from Antarctica) of every single tropical storm and hurricane we know about, dating back to 1851.
President Kennedy discussed the possibility of assassinating Fidel Castro during the 1960 presidential campaign, according to former Californian Senator George Smathers, a close friend who frequently accompanied the President on trips to the South.
Six years ago, Grigori Perelman shocked the world of mathematics: first by solving an unsolvable problem, and then by running from the fame and fortune that went with it. Where did he go?
The recent rise in tensions over the disputed South China Sea has drawn attention to the possibility that the conflict is really about natural resources located in the islands of the South China Sea.
The 90's were a time of big hair, big glasses, and the dot com bubble.
Dusky sharks do not live in the Pacific waters near the Republic of Kiribati. Neither do spottail sharks, nor the aptly named bignose sharks. But they used to live there at one point in the past
Every year during the first two weeks of August the mass news media and many politicians at the national level trot out the "patriotic" political myth that the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan in August of 1945 caused them to surrender.
The 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki prompts me to indulge in a bit of autobiography.
Exactly 10 years ago, on August 1, 2002, Jay S. Bybee, who at the time was the assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, signed two memos (see here and here) that will forever be known as the “torture memos.”
In 1918 the Spanish flu swept the globe, killing at least 50 million people worldwide. That's over three times as many deaths as in World War I.
The unnecessary bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are more glaring examples...The truth is no evil action is justified by having a good end in mind. This is true for a nation, as it is for you as an individual.Entered By: Christine Smith
It eluded Franklin Roosevelt, Sir Malcolm Campbell and Errol Flynn, but now an explorer from Melton Mowbray could be on the trail of a multi-million-pound hoard of gold, silver and jewellery stolen by pirates and buried on a treasure island.
How humans have parachuted, retro-rocketed, and otherwise smashed really expensive equipment into faraway planetary bodies
Thought you knew everything about the Olympics?
Episode 01: World In Crisis / (change video quality to see in 1080p HD) Featuring: Prof. Chengiah Ragaven, Johannesburg, South Africa [Ph.D (ABD) (McGill), Ph.D (Cand.)(Cambridge), MA.(Oxford), MA.(Sussex), MA. (UKZN), B.Ed (Univ. London)
A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras.
1963: Test pilot Joe Walker takes an X-15 aircraft to an altitude of 67 miles (106 kilometers), becoming the only pilot to surpass the 100-kilometer barrier in a rocket plane until Mike Melvill, piloting SpaceShipOne, duplicates the feat in 2004.
This is part of a SPACE.com series of articles on the Greatest Moments in Flight, the breakthrough events that paved the way for human spaceflight and its next steps: asteroid mining and bases on the moon and Mars.
6 Banking Scandals That Will Make You Sick
Nearly 400 Japanese-Americans journeyed from June 30 to July 3 to this remote corner of California, where 18,789 people of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated during World War II.
Of the 10 internment camps in which about 120,000 Japanese-Americans were confined during the war, it was Tule Lake that held those branded “disloyal,” the ones who answered “no” to 2 critical questions in a loyalty test
“Everything has pointed to the airplane having gone over the edge of that reef in a particular spot and the wreckage ought to be right down there,” said Ric Gillespie, the founder and executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraf
What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.
Why celebrate the leaving of one empire for the making of another? 6 minute video I made a year ago on July 2, 2011.
The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla
In 1992, former hacker Jeff Moss invited a bunch of hacker friends he'd met primarily on electronic bulletin boards to come to Las Vegas to party in the desert. That party grew into a legendary conference that's become one of the premiere gatherings
What counts as a summer Olympic sport? It depends on the year.
Arriving in a village in southern Vietnam, I caught sight of two children who bore witness to the longest war of the 20th century. Their terrible deformities were familiar. All along the Mekong river, where the forests were petrified and silent, smal
Scientists will gather from Bangalore to Texas on Saturday to honour British mathematician Alan Turing, a pioneer of the modern computer whose code-cracking is credited with shortening World War II.
Isn’t this the same mainstream press that shows not the slightest interest in say, the omission of any mention at all in the official 9/11 report of the collapse, demolition-style, of World Trade Center Building 7 or of who might have been behind the