After the system was finished, no more floods occurred. The irrigation made Sichuan the most productive agricultural place in China and the people have been living peacefully and affluently ever since. Now, the project is honoured as the 'Treasure
In fact, the Scientific Revolution was driven by a very specific magical philosophy and cosmology, set out in a set of texts that inspired all the pioneers of science, directly or indirectly.
Part of the mystery and terror of the Chernobyl disaster is the invisibility of the threat. The explosion at the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin nuclear power plant released more radiation than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and one might never know they were
There are a lot of online resources for information about space history, but none can rival the combination of thorough and adorable you’ll find at Historic Spacecraft.
Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.
He solved the first problem by gravitating to every misfit and ne’er-do-well in the 43rd Air Group. As another pilot, Walt Krell, recalled, “He recruited a crew of renegades and screwoffs. They were the worst — men nobody else wanted. But they gravit
Militarized police, sophisticated surveillance, and normal citizens with little say in what goes on. The US has all the trappings of an all-powerful police state.
No Victim, No Crime - Josie Explains And Provides History
The Times of Israel mentioned the missing plane and hinted at his heroics. We said there might be a lesson to be learned or simply a tale worth re-telling. He waved his hand dismissively, but, fresh from Pilates and in a rush to finish his chores bef
We took away their country and their means of support, broke up their mode of living, their habits of life, introduced disease and decay among them, and it was for this and against this they made war.
There used to be an established order to the world.
People consider Federal Reserve notes, U.S. dollars, to be real money.
Russia is the place both invading armies and preconceived notions come to die. Although generally included in the figurative West by its legalities and customs it is in many ways a unique entity. Never has this proved truer than during the ongoing co
The characteristics which mark Collins out as a remarkably successful Director of Intelligence during the War of Independence include his evident appreciation of the importance of the collection and assessment of information as primary elements of in
Stocks are tanking again.
Given that most Americans living today were born and raised under a massive military establishment, the CIA, and the NSA, a large number of Americans very likely believe that the United States has always had this type of government.
There is a famous line at the end of the movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (1962). The man who did not shoot him got the credit: James Stewart’s character. Toward the end of his political career, he finally tells the true story to a reporter, w
Who could ever forget Tank Man, that unknown man who stood in front of all those tanks at Tiananmen Square?
Just seven years earlier, when Ptolemy Philadelphos (second of the rulers of the Ptolemaic dynasty) took the throne, Alexandria was but another city on the Mediterranean. In less than one hundred years, it went from a small seaside town founded by Al
Conspiracy theories of a secretive power elite seeking global domination have long held a place in the modern imagination. Mike Jay explores the idea’s beginnings in the writings of John Robison, a Scottish scientist who maintained that the French re
Amid floundering peace talks, Jewish artists, historians, and activists are taking an increasingly critical look at Israel's founding and history
As Ukraine's navy dolphins defect to Russia, their story sheds light on the strange and secret history of attack animals
Skeletons dug up by Crossrail, a massive railway project in London, are giving scientists a more detailed look at the bubonic plague, or Black Death, that swept through Europe in the 1300s.
Of all the amazing ships, droids, and weapons in the Star Wars franchise, the lightsaber is the most iconic.
A few months ago I published a history of how private English entrepreneurs were America's first settlers. But their businesses basically failed, and it took wealthy religious separatists to get English America off the ground.
As the old saying goes, you cannot truly understand a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.
While analyzing Vladimir Putin, our latest foreign devil, I wonder if many of our born-again Russian experts could pass a simple exam evaluating and explaining the possible impact of Russia’s past on him?
Does Obama realize that he is leading the US and its puppet states to war with Russia and China, or is Obama being manipulated into this disaster by his neoconservative speech writers and government officials?
“Hey, look! There’s a big container of coins. I wonder if there’s any 1964 quarters in there.” That’s how it started and here’s how it ended.
Or nowhere at all