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The Battle of Gallipoli: Winston Churchill's Great Mistake

We break down the famous fight during World War I.In the English-speaking world, most students of military history would be hard-pressed to identify …

EU sends controversial internet copyright reforms back to the drawing board

It’s a strong rejection of the legislation in its current form, but not the end of the battle<p>The European Union has rejected controversial legislation intended to reform online copyright. 318 MEPs voted against the draft law, compared to 278 in favor. The legislation now returns to the drawing …

Net Neutrality

The Fearsome Nazi Tower That Held Off the Allies in Berlin

The Zoo Tower became a thorn in British and Soviet sides alike.<p>As World War II approached its end during 1945, the Soviet Army began its advance on Berlin. The Nazis, with their depleted ranks, dwindling supplies, and shattered morale following the suicide of their leader, were not in great shape. …

Billions in cryptocurrency wealth wiped out after hack

A cyberheist at a little-known virtual currency exchange helped wipe billions of dollars off the value of bitcoin and other digital currencies.<p>The price of bitcoin slumped more than 7% after South Korea's Coinrail announced that it had been targeted by cyberthieves. In a statement Monday, the …

Cryptocurrency

This computer can do more calculations per second than the world's population could do in a year

<b>(CNN) —</b> Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to make 200,000 trillion calculations in a single second!<p>Meet Summit, the world's most powerful supercomputer.<p>After five years of ceding dominance to China, the United States is (unofficially) back on top, thanks to this …

Microsoft is getting ready for the next Xbox vs. PlayStation console war

Microsoft is playing the long game<p>Microsoft’s gaming chief, Phil Spencer, didn’t spend a lot of time talking at the company’s E3 press conference last night, preferring to let the games speak for themselves. Microsoft showed off 52 games onstage, including <i>Halo Infinite</i>, <i>Gears 5</i>, <i>Forza Horizon 4</i>, and …

Gaming

Laws of War | The Code Maker

In 1862, with the Civil War underway, Francis Lieber got the War Department to let him draft a new set of rules for the conflictThe post Laws of War …

Adventures in Minoan Crete

Knossos, the capitol of Minoan Crete, is one of the most amazing of all the archeological sites in Greece, and the first true city in European …

Dover Castle

Dover Castle, located in the southern county of Kent, is one of the largest castles in England and one of the first to have concentric defensive …

Amazon is hiring semiconductor engineers to make its cloud better at streaming video

Amazon Web Services is loading up on engineers at a semiconductor unit in Portland, Oregon, where the cloud business is focused on improving video …

How a Special Diet Kept the Knights Templar Fighting Fit

Silent meals, a buddy system, and wine “in moderation.”<p>Graybeards were thin on the ground in the 13th century. For even wealthy landholding males, …

WWII Attack Plan: How the US Destroyed Nazi Submarines

This torpedo was unique in that it could sniff out enemy submarines.

The U.S. Army is Looking for Its First New Submachine Gun Since WWII

The last time the Army adopted a submachine gun was 75 years ago.<p>In a surprise move, the U.S. Army is asking industry for ideas for a new submachine gun. The last time the Army adopted a submachine gun was in 1943. It’s not clear why the Army wants a new subgun but it likely has to do with the …

U.S. Army

This Museum Celebrates Failure

Travel<p>Success stories are everywhere, but we rarely see the hardships along the way.<p>In 1994, American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson tried to capitalize on its cult status by launching a new product: “Legendary” cologne. Who wouldn’t want the bottled scent of sweat, leather, and exhaust on …

Uber Unveils the Flying Taxi It Wants to Rule the Skies

If you trust the folks with their eyes tilted upward and their hands waving in the air, flying taxis could be a traffic panacea, leveraging the third …

Flying Car

The Crypto Crime Wave Is Here

From stickups and drug deals to white-collar scams, cryptocurrency-related crime is soaring—and law enforcement is scrambling to keep up<p>On a Saturday afternoon in November, Louis Meza made plans to meet a friend and fellow cryptocurrency enthusiast for drinks at Ruby Tuesday in New York City’s …

Gregarious

Houses in Roman Britain: a study in architecture and urban society

<b>Houses in Roman Britain: a study in architecture and urban society</b>By Dominic PerringPhD Dissertation, University of Leicester, 1999Abstract: This …

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is using a powerful rocket technology. NASA advisers say it could put lives at risk.

When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea — keep the propellant at super-cold temperatures to shrink its size, allowing them to pack more of it into the tanks.<p>But the approach comes with a major risk, …

Space Travel

NASA’s Mars InSight Mission Launches for Six-Month Journey

Propelled by a predawn rocket launch from California, NASA’s InSight spacecraft is now on a voyage of some six months to Mars to study the deep interior of the red planet.<p>“The science that we want to do with this mission, the reason we’re going to Mars, is really the science of understanding the …

Space Exploration

Thirteen pan-tastic facts about Rome's Pantheon

Long free to enter, Rome's iconic Pantheon will start charging visitors to enter this week. These facts might convince you the €2 ticket is worth it.

George Washington was nearly impossible to kill

Despite having two horses shot out from under him, history would have been much different if George Washington was born a 90-pound weakling. As it was, he was an abnormally large man, especially for the American Colonies.<p>At 6'2" and weighing more than 200 pounds, he was literally and figuratively a …

George Washington

Truth Detectives

The two-part documentary "Truth Detectives" shows how the latest technology is helping to uncover these crimes all over the world.<p>More and more war …

Policía china detiene a sospechosos de robo de energía utilizada para minar criptomonedas

Las autoridades de la municipalidad de Tianjin, en China, detuvieron a varios mineros de criptomonedas bajo cargos de utilización ilegal de recursos …

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Apps

An e-waste recycler is going to jail for ‘pirating’ Windows

Eric Lundgren is a renowned innovator in the field of recycling e-waste. The 33-year-old man is the founder of the first electronic hybrid recycling facility in the United States, which uses old mobile phones, computers and other electronics to build new devices. He's long been an advocate of …

The wars that defined us: Israel's bittersweet victory - The 1973 War

The Yom Kippur War was the most traumatic event in Israel’s history.<p>><br>• ><p>Then-prime minister Golda Meir (R) accompanied by then-defense minister Moshe …

'Hitler's Zipper': Nazi Germany's Deadly Machine Gun No One Wanted to Mess With

The MG 42, possibly the best machine gun ever created, originated as a replacement for the German Army’s standard machine gun, the MG 34, which first …

World History

Rare World War II photos printed in colour show the conflict the way our ancestors would have seen it

THIS extraordinary collection of rare colour photographs reveal the Second World War as the people living through the conflict would have seen it.<p>A …

Remembrance Day

These diamonds from space formed inside a long-lost planet, scientists say

Ten years ago, an Arizona astronomer spotted an asteroid that was headed straight for Earth. Swiftly he summoned the help of colleagues and casual stargazers, who tracked the space rock as it exploded in the sky, raining shrapnel down on the Nubian desert in Sudan. Students from the University of …

Earth Science

A Scale Model Displays the Glory of Ancient Rome

Italian archeologist <b>Italo Gismondi</b> has spent over 35 years to reconstruct the huge model at a scale of <b>1:250</b> which shows the city of Rome in the 4th …

Italy