Charles Brandenburg

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The Mysterious Origin of Our Galaxy’s Gold

After long believing that exploding stars forged the coveted metal, researchers are now divided over which extraordinary cosmic event is truly responsible.<p>Across history and folklore, the question of where Earth’s gold came from—and maybe how to get more of it—has invited fantastical explanation. …

Who Leaked America’s Secret War Plans Into Hitler’s Hands?

Disclosure of America’s top-secret war plans gave Hitler intelligence he needed to win World War II—and some claim FDR himself was behind the …

Russia appears to now be helping out the Taliban

Moscow said last month it was in contact with the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, with the stated reason being that Russia was sharing information and cooperating on strategy to fight the local ISIS affiliate there, according to The Wall Street Journal. So far, cooperation apparently doesn't …

Brutal western US winter has been terrible for animals

Antelope injured while falling on ice. Horses stranded in snowy mountains. Cougars descending from their wilderness lairs to forage in a town.<p>It's …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Aperture

What is aperture?<p>In simple terms, aperture refers to the opening of a lens diaphragm through which light passes. Changing this setting – which is …

For Smooth, Stable Cheese Sauces, Cornstarch and Evaporated Milk Are Your Friends

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I don't know much about football, but I <i>do</i> know that if you're stuck watching a game at your friend's house, for no discernible reason other than to see New York teams get creamed, you'll be much happier if you've got …

The Coolest Archaeological Finds of 2016

From talking mummies to creepy ancient burials, the year in archaeology offered some astounding discoveries.<p>From creepy burials to sunken ships, …

These Foil-Packet Dinners Will Save You Time, Money & Dishes

We might not always have fresh fruit or enough spices, but aluminum foil is a kitchen constant that saves our asses on a regular basis. None of the …

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Here's why the FDA believes marijuana is no medicine

Voters in five states, including California, will decide whether to legalize weed for recreational use by adults, and citizens in four others will cast ballots on whether to allow medical marijuana.<p>If all of the measures succeed, it could force federal lawmakers to reconcile restrictive federal …

Screw Your To-Do List

<i>This is part of a series of posts by Richard Arthur, who is a close friend and longtime reader who helps out with The Society intensives. I’ve been</i> …

The weird history of dog-headed men

Men with the heads of dogs appear in stories going all the way back to ancient Egypt and Greece. Over at Mysterious Universe, Brent Swancer …

Ancient History

Why yes, this is a sausage dog rally for social equality

Protests come in all sizes, from silent to rowdy. But an Australian artist may have topped them all with a peaceful protest using puppies.<p>Hundreds of …

Here's footage of North Korea's first air show ever

The event consisted of both civilian and military aircraft, and represented an unbelievable opportunity for aviation enthusiasts from all around the world to photograph some of the world's rarest combat planes, including the North Korean Air Force Mig-29 Fulcrum, Su-25 Frogfoot, Mig-21Bis Fishbed, …

5 Fantastic Sharpening Tips and Techniques

When it comes down to it, a lot of being good at a discipline is simply putting in enough time to know your way around all of the physical processes involved and in knowing a few key tips and techniques that are too frequently overlooked. In soldering, for example, besides getting a lot of …

15 Porn Sites That Women Love Watching

A Cosmopolitan writer tells us where ladies go to get turned on.<p><i>Originally published on Cosmopolitan.com</i><p>Women can enjoy porn just as much as guys do. But it's shockingly hard for us to find good porn in which the woman is actually enjoying herself in a realistic way, and doesn't make us feel bad or …

Shipwreck from 1800s uncovered in Boston's Seaport District

A shipwreck from the 1800s has been uncovered during construction in Boston's Seaport District.<p>City archaeologist Joe Bagley tells WBZ-TV it's the first time a shipwreck has been found in that section of the city, a trendy waterfront area with office buildings, expensive condos and upscale …

Science Says You Can Evolve a Bigger Penis By Simply Fucking More

The beetles have done it, so why not us?<p>If, like me, you're a man who has an inordinate amount of sex, to the point where it becomes a mechanical endeavour, the climax serving only as a momentary distraction from the robotic horror of coitus, then you're in luck. Us heavy-intercourse men are …

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The Last of the Few: Stunning photographs of Spitfires in flight, in pictures

Fossils shed light on 'bizarre' reptile

<b>A crocodile-sized creature that lived 242 million years ago was the first known vegetarian marine reptile, according to new fossil evidence.</b><p>Two specimens unearthed in China reveal details of the animal's skull and how it fed.<p>Named Atopodentatus, scientists say its hammer-shaped skull helped it to …

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Scientists have solved an ancient Peruvian mystery from space

The mystery centers around a series of carefully built, spiraling holes called puquios, burrowed into the ground in the Nazca Desert of southern Peru.<p>These peculiar formations could not be dated using traditional carbon dating techniques, and the Nazca people didn't leave behind any evidence of …

interesting-maps: “ Map of the ancient courses of the Mississippi River Valley prepared by Harold Fisk of LSU, 1944. ”

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

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Popeye: 10 things you never knew

<b>Popeye made his first appearance as a supporting character in a cartoon strip in Hearst's New York newspapers on April 11, 1929. Here are 10 unexpected facts about everyone's favourite one-eyed sailor, who was created by cartoonist Elzie Segar.</b><p>1. Popeye and Olive Oyl were real people<p>Well, they were …

20 All-Natural Spring Cleaning Tricks For the Kitchen

Sharing kitchen cleaning tricks is like handing out chocolates: More is never a bad thing! It follows suit that despite how much we love to test and share our favorite methods for stain-busting, pest-control, and grime-scouring, we also love to listen up.<p>I went back to a few of our past cleaning …

BBQ Flank Steak Onion Open-Faced Sandwiches

It’s that Time Again!!! BBQ Time…<p>BBQ Flank Steak Onion Open-Faced Sandwiches<p>Let’s fire up the grill or better yet the broiler in your oven and make a …

Every Day Is Pancake Day with These 24 Recipes

Sweet or savory, can we all just agree that pancakes rule?<p>Name a meal more satisfying than a stack of pancakes. Nothing? Nothing? All we hear is crickets, because whether pancakes are fluffy or crusty, sweet or savory, there's really no contest. Here are our 24 favorite recipes.

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The Great War Like You’ve Never Seen It (Photos)

War to End War<p>Edward Steichen did much to advance the cause of photography in the early 20th century, including pioneering work in aerial photography …

Here’s How To Know If You’re Masturbating Too Much

Side effects may include orgasms, feeling awesome, and...what else?<p><i>Welcome to the BuzzFeed Sex Q&A, where you can ask us your awkward, confusing, gross, embarrassing, or thought-provoking questions, and we'll provide answers from leading sexual health experts. Have a question about sex or sexual</i> …

Here They Are, the Winners of the Most Beautiful Vagina Contest

It would be so easy to discount Brian Sloan's sex toy empire as pure, potentially sexist, kitsch. And yet he's made a name for himself and his …

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5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong

It's not as straightforward as you might think.<p>Taking in enough fluids seems simple, right? Just drink more water. That will help, sure, but there are probably a few hydration mistakes you're making—without even realizing it. Fix these six missteps to make sure you're getting the H2O you</b> …