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China and Europe love SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. Does NASA?

When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket debuted this month, China’s aerospace community was mostly envious, noting that their equivalent rocket, the Long March 9, would not be ready for another decade. One story in state media observed that “to put it more bluntly, this time the Americans showed us …

Space Exploration

Philippine president offers bounty to government forces for the killing of communist rebels to cut war costs

The Philippine president has offered a 25,000 peso (€384) bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency …

Asia

64th Regiment of Foot (2nd Staffordshire) - American Revolutionary War Forums

The 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army. The regiment was created as the 2nd Battalion, 11th …

World History

Lord of the spies: The 4 most impressive operations by Stalin’s chief spymaster - Russia Beyond

The titles of biographies about Pavel Sudoplatov written by Russian authors are quite impressive: <i>The Genius of Terror</i>, <i>Stalin’s Wolfhound,</i> and <i>Stalin’s Terminator.</i> Many people say that he, as head of Stalin’s Administration for Special Tasks, was responsible for brutal repressions and crimes …

Russia

Philippines, Venezuela Come Under International Criminal Court's Scrutiny

An international court took its first steps Thursday toward investigating the Philippines and Venezuela for an array of alleged crimes, including torture and murder, that could lead to prosecution of their leaders.<p>The action by the International Criminal Court follows months of lobbying by …

Nicolás Maduro

The international community wakes up to torture in Venezuela

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Fatou Bensouda, announced Thursday that she is launching a “preliminary examination” of human rights abuses in Venezuela. As Bensouda stressed, such an examination could potentially lead – “depending on the facts and …

Rights & Freedoms

International Criminal Court may investigate Venezuela

<b>(CNN) —</b> The International Criminal Court is looking into allegations of excessive force and other abuses by Venezuela's government in response to sometimes deadly anti-regime protests, its prosecutor said Thursday.<p>The "preliminary examination" by the Netherlands-based tribunal is the first step …

Venezuela

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space

Experts predict smooth sailing — and, ultimately, salvage.<p>The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon seems poised to overshoot its mark, with company CEO Elon Musk tweeting a diagram showing that the car's current trajectory will take it beyond Mars and …

Tesla

SpaceX Landed the Falcon Heavy's Two Boosters, But Its Core Clipped Its Drone Ship at 300 MPH

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch went pretty well this afternoon, with the rocket’s two partially reusable Falcon 9 strap-on boosters making successful …

Space Travel

Woman Says She Won $600 Million Jackpot But 'Huge Mistake' Leaves Prize Unclaimed

One month after a New Hampshire woman says she chose all six correct numbers for the lone $559.7 million Powerball grand prize, she has yet to turn in the ticket and the money is lying unclaimed. It's not that she doesn't want it. She just doesn't want the public to know she won it.<p>The woman says …

Unions

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Detected Planets Outside Our Galaxy

This is crazy!<p>In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the …

Universe

U.S. Combat Advisers in Vietnam Knew the Score and Got Ignored

American officers advising the South Vietnamese Army repeatedly warned Washington that the war was misguided. This, they quickly learned, was the …

War

06/28/1778 - Battles - Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey (Philadelphia Campaign) - American Revolutionary War Forums

<b>Battle Summary</b><p><b>Details</b><p><b>Stats</b><p><b>Colonists/Allies</b><p><b>British/Allies</b><p><b>Name:</b><p>Battle of Monmouth (Philadelphia Campaign)<p><b>Total</b> …

American Revolution

Hitler blames Paulus for Stalingrad

1st February 1943: Hitler blames Paulus for Stalingrad We are all imagining how it is ending at Stalingrad. F. [Fuhrer] was very depressed. looking …

Adolf Hitler

Russia marks Stalingrad defeat of Nazis

Seventy-five years ago, the surrender of Nazi Germany's Sixth Army marked the end of the Battle of Stalingrad. It was a major turning point in the …

World History

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …

Wildlife

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

World History

Ancient Chess Piece With Islamic Designs Discovered in Norway, Baffling Archaeologists

People have been playing chess for centuries—but a new chess piece found in Norway further reveals the spread of the ancient game to the Nordic …

Archaeology

Norway's melting ice is revealing priceless ancient artifacts

Items thousands of years old have been discovered in the wake of receding mountain ice.<p>Ancient artifacts preserved in snow and ice over thousands of …

Archaeology

Researchers Sent Ancient Egyptian Mummy Into Particle Accelerator–Here’s What They Found

Researchers are using a high-energy particle accelerator to peer inside the remains of an ancient Egyptian mummy, which contains the body of a young …

Scientists Discover 215 Miles Of Underwater Subterranean Caverns In Mexico With 12,000-Year-Old Maya Artifacts

After 10 years of spectacularly difficult work, scientists working with the Great Maya Aquifer Project have just been rewarded with the discovery of …

Canada and the German mercenaries of the American Revolution

By Anik Laflèche If your last name is Schneider, Sigman, Henry, or André, or it has “von” in it, you may be of German descent. In 1776, the Thirteen …

World History

Scrap of flag from Nelson's HMS Victory sells for $408,000

LONDON (AP) — Sotheby's auction house says a fragment of the red, white and blue "Victory Jack" flag that flew from Adm. Horatio Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for 297,000 pounds (around $408,000).<p>The fragment, which measures several feet (about a meter) on each side, had …

19th Century

WW2 Spitfire pilot Mary Ellis given Freedom of Isle of Wight

<b>A woman who delivered Spitfires and bombers to RAF airfields during World War Two has been awarded the Freedom of the Isle of Wight.</b><p>Councillors voted to honour Mary Ellis, 100, the last known surviving pilot of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).<p>Isle of Wight Council leader Dave Stewart described …

Aerospace

The Oldest Object in England’s Crown Jewels Is a Spoon

Most of the coronation regalia were destroyed in the 17th century, but the anointing spoon survived.<p>One of the strange things that humans do with …

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

10 Rare And Revealing Things Salvaged From Ancient Ships

When ancient ships are discovered, largely all that remains are remnants of wood. Eons beneath the waves will dismantle organic matter, and within …

What to watch in science this year

Space observatories and probes will be launched. Gene editing is expected to move further into medicine. And immunotherapies for treating cancer need …