Wherever conquerors go, they leave a little bit of their genetics. Gene analyses of modern people are able to reveal those influences.
At the 1983 Aspen International Design Conference, Steve Jobs gave presentation on the future of technology. He used an Apple Lisa mouse to navigate the presentation before contributing it to a time capsule that would be buried as part of the confere
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Perhaps the federal heritage minister, James Moore, overstated his case when he toldMaclean’s, “This war leads directly to Confederation in 1867.” People are entitled to disagree. But Moore’s critics should read A.R.M. Lower, a Liberal historian, who
From the start, JFK recoiled at the caper's stench, as CIA Director Allen Dulles has acknowledged, demanding assurances from CIA and Pentagon brass that there was no chance of failure and that there would be no need for U.S. military involvement. Du
Generations of Mistrust of the Government This event had an extremely damaging effect on how the moonshiners viewed authority: they never trusted the government again, and passed down this sentiment to their progeny. Even to this day that sprit of s
Radiation still so intense, the area is highly dangerous. A heavy layer of radioactive ash in Rajasthan, India, covers a three-square mile area, ten miles west of Jodhpur. Scientists are investigating the site, where a housing development was being b
Fast food is meant to be consumed quickly and conveniently, which is why a St. George, Utah mans perfectly-preserved 14 year-old hamburger gets a lot of attention.
As the tech world celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh last Friday, we were reminded — time and again — of the iconic Super Bowl ad that announced the arrival of Apple’s world-changing machine.
After more than 100 years of sitting in a shed in Austria, the world's very first Porsche has been uncovered in remarkably good condition (via The Atlantic Cities).
Henry Gustav Molaison is one of the most famous patients in the annals of brain research.
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The Chinese professional mentioned the islands in the context of the recent visit by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. The Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine where Japanese killed in Japan's many military conflicts
This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy about nuclear weapons, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”
If you’re a photographer, one sure way to get ooohs and aaahs these days is to strap your camera to a drone and snap some pictures from the air.
The comedy of errors that are IMF forecasts is well known: it was covered most recently in "Hilarious Charts Of The Day: IMF's "Growth Forecasts" Over Time."
The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Iris
Scientists are saying that the Sun is in a phase of "solar lull" - meaning that it has fallen asleep - and it is baffling them.
If history repeats — and history has a funny way of doing that — then the release of Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" should warn investors of an impending market crash.
Hyperinflation leads to the complete breakdown in the demand for a currency, which means simply that no one wishes to hold it.
For many years Appalachian hillfolk have had a secret: most of the strongest cannabis in the world comes from this mountainous region on the eastern coast of the United States.
Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers of
“A lot depends on whether the government becomes anxious to move against Bitcoin,” he says. “Whether this is the most appropriate statute under which to control Bitcoin, I’m not so confident.”
It's a little known fact that the great director made a film about the Nazi death camps – but, horrified by the footage he saw, the documentary was never shown. Now it is to be released.
Like Snowden, we broke laws to reveal something that was more dangerous. We wanted to hold J Edgar Hoover accountable
The perfect crime is far easier to pull off when nobody is watching.
History is full of violent revolutions and civil wars. Overthrow the government; disband the state; our guys will be better than their guys.
3 former political activists revealed their part in a brazen 1971 burglary of an FBI office outside Philadelphia, where they stole as many as 1,000 documents, enraging FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and exposing a domestic spying operation that
How do you read a two-thousand-year-old manuscript that has been erased, cut up, written on and painted over? With a powerful particle accelerator, of course! Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimp