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Drone captures controlled explosion of a 500lb German WW2 bomb

The potentially deadly shell must have lain in situ for over 70 years.<p>An unexploded World War Two bomb weighing up to 500lbs has been discovered in …

Extremism

World War II: Huge Japanese Carrier Was Sunk by Tiny Sub

The Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Shinano was, at the time of its completion, the largest aircraft carrier in history to that point. It was …

Many Photographs From the Great Depression Were ‘Killed’ With a Hole Punch. Why?

<b>That's one way to deal with photos you don't like...</b><p>During the Great Depression in the U.S, the government had a role in creating the “golden age of …

Comprehending How The Great Depression Influenced American Education

Education has always been influenced by the social, economic, and political conditions existing during various historical periods. During the 20th …

Great Depression

Artist Cindy Sherman Embodies 1920s Film Beauties In New Photos

After years of grand retrospective exhibitions that have celebrated her long and fruitful artistic career, photographer Cindy Sherman has a show up that features something art buffs have long anticipated: new work.<p>Sherman's new photographs, on display at Metro Pictures' galleries in New York City, …

Art

Suzanne Lenglen: The original tennis diva of the 1920s who brought the women's game alive

Before the Williams sisters, Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova, there was Suzanne Lenglen, the original tennis celebrity of the 1920s whose antics would still raise a few court-side eyebrows today.<p>Lenglen, a brandy-sipping, uninhibited Parisian prima donna who was prone to weeping on court, …

Tennis

100 Years Later: Popular Mechanics' Coverage of World War I

On April 6, 1917, a special session of congress declared war on the German Empire, officially signaling America's commitment to fight in World War I.<p>Four days after President Woodrow Wilson called for a special session of Congress in early April 1917, the U.S. officially declared war against the …

Woodrow Wilson

WW1 Lena Ashwell parties: Shining a light on the young women who brought music to the trenches

WW1 centenary: A new play seeks to shine a light on the brave young British women who toured the battlefields of the First World War to perform for soldiers. One of the authors, Dr Anne Farthing, explains all<p>As we <b>commemorate the centenary of World War One</b>, we are finally starting to build a more …

British Library

Congress Votes To Kill Protections For Wolves, Bears On Alaska Refuges

WASHINGTON — With the stroke of his pen, President Donald Trump could allow for bears, wolves and other predators to once again be hunted in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges.<p>Following in the footsteps of their House colleagues, Senate lawmakers on Tuesday approved a measure to repeal an Obama-era …

Wildlife

First cargo vessel to cross newly expanded Panama Canal arrives in Miami

PortMiami reached a milestone, Saturday, when the MOL Majesty traveled through the newly expanded Panama Canal.<p>“This is the first ship that traversed the Panama Canal that we wouldn’t have been able to accept in the past because of the billion dollars that we invested here,” said Miami-Dade Mayor …

Stephen Hawking Teaches Piers Morgan A Valuable Lesson In Gender Equality

“Women are at least the equals of men or better,” the esteemed physicist said.<p>Stephen Hawking may be a distinguished professor of mathematics, but he just schooled Piers Morgan on gender equality.<p>During an interview with the legendary British scientist on Monday, Morgan posited that the U.K.’s …

Ivory Coast

The Real Value of the Suffrage Pin That Just Auctioned for $6,000

The news that a rare Himalaya Niloticus crocodile diamond Hermès Birkin sold earlier this week for more than $300,000 astonished the auction market. We don’t know anything about the anonymous bidder who won this item—whether he or she bought it purely as an investment (not such a bad idea, as these …

Woodrow Wilson

Canadian descendants of American buffalo herd to be sent to US Indian reservation to revive population

Descendants of American buffalo purchased by Canada 140 years ago are being returned to a US Indian reservation to revive the population of the …

Wildlife

Sitting Bull | Sioux chief

<b>Alternative Title:</b> Tatanka Iyotake<p>Sitting Bull<p>Sioux chief<p>Also known as<p>Tatanka Iyotake<p>born<p><i>c.</i> 1831<p>died<p>December 15, 1890<p>role in<p>View Biographies Related …

Amazon.com Continues To Take Over World, Expanding Restaurant Delivery Service To Another City.

Do you want to eat out, or eat the food you usually eat out, in?<p>Going to a restaurant used to be so simple. You threw on a jacket, hopped in the car and dined out. Now, of course, more and more, thanks to restaurant delivery services, restaurants are coming to your home. And Amazon.com, in its …

Hospitality

This Day in History - January 12 1904 - Henry Ford Sets Speed Record

<b>1904</b><p>Henry Ford Sets Speed Record<p>Henry Ford was born on a farm in present-day Dearborn, Michigan, on July 30, 1863. In 1896, Ford, then an engineer in …

How Can We Put A Stop To Racism In The Workplace?

We live in a society where racial discrimination occurs routinely, but often subliminally. The discreet element of racism allows it to maintain its …