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20 stunning editions of classic books you'll want to add to your library

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Literature

Nazi Sub Portrayed in Raiders of the Lost Ark Discovered in the North Atlantic

German researchers have discovered the wreck of U-581, a Nazi sub that sunk near the Azores in February 1942. The 220-foot-long VIIC U-boat—the same …

History

7 high-intensity workout methods for greater muscle growth

By now, you’re probably pretty comfortable with your weight training routine. Bench on Mondays, leg day on Thursday, and plenty of protein shakes …

Workouts

Simon Tolkien Draws On His Famous Grandfather's Experiences In 'No Man's Land'

I would argue that the most successful novel of the First World War is not <i>A Farewell to Arms,</i> or even <i>All Quiet on the Western Front</i>, but rather one that's rarely classified so: <i>The Lord of the Rings,</i> by J.R.R. Tolkien. Like several other British veterans of the trenches — CS Lewis and David Lindsay …

Literature

The $2.6 Billion Treasure Still Lost at the Bottom of the Sea

To this day, the wreck of the Flor de la Mar lies in wait, ready for a lucky underwater adventurer to disturb its resting place and strike it …

Use of Tor and e-mail crypto could increase chances that NSA keeps your data - Ars Technica OpenForum

Ars Tribunus Militum<p>Registered: Jan 22, 2011<p>Posts: 1827<p>PietjePuk75 wrote:<p>Bob.Brown wrote:<p>I'm using a 2,048 bit key. If you're generating a new key …

IT security

There are 76,000 secret categories hidden in Netflix — here's how to see all of them

Netflix has over 76,000 categories of TV shows and movies, but you may never see most of these when you're browsing around for something new to watch. Fortunately, there are a few simple hacks that let you do a deeper dive into the streaming service.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

TV shows

Watch me die a lot in Frost, a mod that turns Fallout 4 into a true survival game

Combat is deadlier, resources are scarcer, and the only quest is to stay alive.<p>Picture the world of Fallout 4, only instead of centuries after the …

New “camouflage” seeks to make you unrecognizable to facial-recognition technology

Cameras are everywhere. In London, one of the world’s most heavily monitored cities, nearly half a million of them comprise part of the “ring of steel” system that surveils much of the city.<p>Privacy advocates worry scenarios like this and advancing face-recognition technology could soon allow a …

The Legendary Rifle That Fought World War II

The M1 Garand armed a nation and helped to win a world war.<p>In January 1945, just months before Germany's unconditional surrender in World War Two, George S. Patton famously declared the M1 Garand as "the greatest battle implement ever devised."<p>The accolade is well-deserved. This semi-automatic …

Internet

Finding North America’s lost medieval city | Ars Technica

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.<p>A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds …

Archaeology

A Hacker’s Tips For Protecting Your Digital Privacy

Cyber attacks—and president-elect Trump’s criticism of encryption and interest in expanding government surveillance—warrant more vigilance.<p>Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that …

Information Systems

This website recommends novels by making sure you can’t judge a book by its cover

There’s an old adage that says “don’t judge a book by its cover.” And while that’s usually used metaphorically to discourage making judgements of a person or situation based on initial impressions, there’s no reason why you couldn’t interpret it literally to refer to actually judging works of …

Books

The Navy's $12.9B Next Gen Aircraft Carrier Is Almost Ready

Construction was supposed to be completed by September 2015, with a cost cap of $10.5 billion.<p>The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as "4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory." The $12.9 billion warship — the first of the Navy's next generation of aircraft carriers …

We Spoke to the Diver Who May Have Found a Lost Atomic Bomb in the Ocean

Sometimes when you're out looking for sea cucumbers all you find is nukes.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>When Sean Smyrichinsky first saw the object, he thought it was a UFO.<p>He was scooting around on a diver propulsion vehicle 30 feet deep in the water of the north Pacific Ocean …

Armed Forces

Did Nazi Germany Actually Try to Make a Stealth Fighter?

Northrop Grumman revealed this year it is developing a second flying wing stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, to succeed its B-2 Spirit. However, it was …

How Does The Electoral College Work, And Is It Fair?

Here's a little information that Americans have usually been able to ignore.<p>It's about the Electoral College, a uniquely American institution that's been with us from the beginning and that's occasionally given us fits.<p>Typically, the Electoral College meets and does its thing a month or so after …

Government

US election: Why does the US have such low voter turnout?

<b>After a long campaign, it's less than two weeks before millions of Americans cast their votes. But turnout could be as low as 50%. Why do so few people vote?</b><p>With two of the most unpopular presidential candidates in history, some pundits are concerned there could be a record low in voter …

Government

The FCC Just Completely Rewrote the Rules of Online Privacy. Here's What You Need to Know

Rules announced today greatly expand consumers' privacy controls.<p>Overturning current privacy rules and practices, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon from collecting sensitive data about users such as what websites …

Privacy

Get swept up in the Pacific War in James D. Hornfischer's masterful WWII history, 'The Fleet at Flood Tide'

In his latest masterpiece on the Pacific War, historian James D. Hornfischer explores how the shocking lessons of the 1944 Mariana Islands campaign …

Military

Google teaches “AIs” to invent their own crypto and avoid eavesdropping

Google Brain has created two artificial intelligences that evolved their own cryptographic algorithm to protect their messages from a third AI, which …

Information Systems

Archaeologists Have Uncovered Signs of an Ancient Roman Battlefield in Jerusalem

This could be the site of a famous siege.<p>A team of Israeli archaeologists have uncovered evidence of a Roman battlefield in Jerusalem that might have …

Archaeology

Germany’s most monstrous castle

Long associated with monsters and mad scientists, the spooky ruins of Castle Frankenstein are home to one of the country’s biggest Halloween parties.<p>Monsters, mad scientists and macabre experiments may be what’s evoked when someone says “Frankenstein”, but the German name has a history stretching …

Horror

7 Spooky Short Stories to Read for Halloween

You may have your Netflix queue all filled up with scary movies to watch for Halloween, but what about your bookshelf? Here are seven scary short …

News Guide: What we know about the FBI's new email inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thought the furor over Hillary Clinton's private emails was over? Think again.<p>The FBI dropped what amounts to a political bomb on the Clinton campaign on Friday when it announced it was investigating whether new emails involving the Democratic presidential nominee contain …

Government

The best Android security apps to keep your phone and tablet safe

Around the world there are more than two billion Android phones and tablets used every month. This colossal figure makes the Google-owned operating …

Information Systems

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit

New documents reveal the telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions a year from taxpayers.<p>On …