The Tzar Bomba was one of the most fearsome devices ever built, a multi-stage hydrogen bomb that shattered the idea that there were any technological limits to the destructiveness of atomic weaponry.
In the years following the adoption of the Constitution, before he was Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson and then president himself, James Madison, who wrote the Constitution, was a member of the House of Representatives.
Back in 1818, some 500 heads of state, scientific societies, and universities got what could generously be called one of the more singular letters they'd ever received.
Before I begin, let me put this out there. Ebola is most assuredly a deadly virus but I am not afraid nor am I in fear of the virus itself.
Here's how my Aug. 11, 2003, column began: "Anyone who believes President Bush's Africa initiative, including sending U.S. troops to Liberia, will amount to more than a hill of beans is whistling Dixie. Maybe it's overly pessimistic, but most
Before regular air travel and state-of-the-art thermal wear, very few people had ever ventured to, let alone survived, Antarctica's South Pole.
Questions raised over whether late drinking session affected response of men charged with protecting President
When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
A very old stone bearing the name of Roman Emperor Hadrian was found, and it's telling archaeologists all sorts of interesting things about his visit to Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.
Murray Rothbard pointed out in "Anatomy of the State" that worship of one's ancestors "becomes a none too subtle means of worship of one's ancient rulers."
These Time-Lapse Maps That Show How Much The World Has Changed In The Last 30 Years Are Completely Jarring
In case you weren't aware, the Pentagon is set to roll out a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War.
The Pentagon is set to roll out a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. The propaganda is so blatant,many of the era's most well known protestors and activists to come together in order to stop it.
The Department of Defense's planned expurgated history of the Vietnam War to commemorate its 50th anniversary is like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark.
Advance to Barbarism, FJP Veale The exclusion of non-combatants from the scope of hostilities is the fundamental distinction between civilized and barbarous warfare.
Forty years ago, on October 9, 1974, the Nobel Prize committee announced that the co-recipient of that year's award for economics was the Austrian economist, Friedrich A. Hayek.
When the Washington Post reviewed Martin Scorsese's movie "The Gangs of New York," which included a reasonably-accurate portrayal of the 1863 New York City draft riots (see Iver Bernstein, The New York City Draft Riots), the Post's reviewer e
Ten years ago Saturday (Oct. 4), the era of commercial spaceflight really started taking off.
At a recent talk at the National Press Club in Washington DC, Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers in 1971, says he believes there's not one person in the Pentagon who would agree that President Obama can achieve his aim of destroying
World War I was shaped by the new vehicles developed during the four years of conflict. A century after the start of the war, we're looking back at the most remarkable vehicles—the planes, cars, tanks, ships, and zeppelins—it helped bring about
The specimen was revealed not to be fully grown and is estimated to be 2 or 3 years old and already twice the size of a full grown white shark, which takes 5 years to reach its full growth.
When civilian atrocities are forgotten, war and its injustices become more likely.
These 53 Colorized Photos From The Past Will Blow You Away. Especially The One Of Albert Einstein.
An incredible new map could reveal that 13th century Italian explorer Marco Polo was actually the first European to discover America –
From 1950 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Ministry for State Security (known as the Stasi) operated one of the most sophisticated and oppressive intelligence networks ever known.
As bombs fall in Syria, history is not only repeating itself, it's bearing down on us with lightning speed.
NORSE CATHOLICS have been in America for 1,000 years.
"Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for
An oxymoron? Bear with me….
Attention Apollo 11 conspiracy theorists: Chipmaker Nvidia has used the latest in computer graphics technology to recreate Neil Armstrong's famous photograph of Buzz Aldrin hopping off the lunar lander, and it provides a pretty good indication that