Chris Harkness

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Repair Work at Pompeii Reveals Garden, Frescoes

NAPLES, ITALY—Massimo Osanna, superintendent for Pompeii, announced the discovery of public and private buildings that have not been seen since the …

Archaeology

The Aristocratic French Commando Who Escaped the Nazis Twice

When the Nazis invaded, Robert de La Rochefoucauld escaped to England, where he trained as a commando and saboteur, went back home and quickly became …

Crime

His Lousy Highness

The following is an article from the book <i>Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader</i>.<p><i>Throughout history, many leaders were given lofty</i> …

Bathrooms

Solving the Mystery of Lyme Disease

In October 1975 something very strange happened to Anne Mensch, an 8-year-old living in the small town of Old Lyme, Connecticut. It started one …

Disease

The Battle of Philippi 42 BCE

The Battle of Philippi in 42 BCE was an all-Roman affair fought between the young Octavian, chosen heir of Julius Caesar, and the mercurial Mark …

Ancient History

Sophia, the world's first-ever robot citizen, has a message for humanity this Thanksgiving

Sophia isn't your typical robot. Just a month ago, the humanoid robot was granted legal citizenship in Saudi Arabia, making Sophia the world's first-ever robot citizen. And after a whirlwind press tour where we had the chance to interview the emotionally expressive robot for ourselves, Sophia is …

Robotics

THE GOLD-BUG: The Edgar Allan Poe Story You've Never Heard Of

For modern readers, Edgar Allan Poe is synonymous with Gothic tales of horror and “dark” poetry, like The Raven or The Tell-Tale Heart. But during …

The ‘Daily Show’ Wants To Remind You That It Takes Work To Be Remembered As A Mall Creep 30 Years Later

With sexual assault allegations against Senate-hopeful Roy Moore coming from five different women and creepy stories about the disgraced judge mall-lurking while “cruising for dates” in the ’80s being unearthed, <i>The Daily Show</i> is here to remind you that you have to do “some sh*t” if a mall worker is …

Mitch McConnell

14 – Cold War, 1953-61 | History Hub

<b>“I once said ‘We Will Bury You’ and got into trouble with it. Of course, we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.” –</b> …

11 – World War II, 1942-43 | History Hub

<b>“England</b> <b>provided the time, America provided the money, and Russia provided the blood.“ — Joseph Stalin</b><p>U.S. Aircraft Carrier USS Wasp (CV-7) After …

Artifacts of assassination, Pt. 1

The best documented presidential deaths in the Political History collections are those associated with assassinations. Though the nation has mourned …

How to find things online even Google doesn't know

Research like an expert.<p>The internet is a big place overflowing with information—which makes it a great place to do research. However, as good as your Google skills might be, even the most well-known search engine doesn't always cut it. Sometimes, you just don't get the results you want—or any …

Wolfram Alpha

Vitrectomy: Procedure, complications, and recovery

Vitrectomy surgeries involve the removal and replacement of some or all of the vitreous humor or fluid from the eye. The procedure is considered very …

A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy

The Republican tax plan is a scam that won’t create jobs, contrary to what Trump says.<p>The Republican tax plan is a scam—a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big …

Economics

Study links suicidal thoughts to brain inflammation

A growing body of research is suggesting that brain inflammation could be responsible for some major depressive episodes. A new study from a team at …

Biography of Grigory Rasputin

Rasputin was a self proclaimed ‘Mystic’ who gained great influence over the Russian royal family because they believed he could cure their son’s …

Eastern Europe

9 Surprising Signs You May Be Smarter Than Average | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom may point to smart people having advanced levels of cognition, creativity, or emotional intelligence, but if you ever wondered whether you belong with the brainy bunch, these nine signs may confirm what you already know.<p>1. You're the first child in the family.<p>A study of 250,000 …

Psychology

H.H. Holmes: Tests Confirm Serial Killer's Body in Grave

Teeth prove "America's First Serial Killer" is buried in Philadelphia-area cemetery and didn't escape pre-execution in 1896<p>Forensics tests have …

The Declaration of Independence: Full text

<b>In Congress, July 4, 1776.</b><p><b>The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,</b> When in the Course of human events, it becomes …

United Kingdom

Our Founding Fathers Feared a Trump

They knew that if the checks and balances proved to be not strong enough to restrain the executive, that way lay tyranny.<p>The Founders had a major …

Putting the brakes on runaway electrons brings fusion power a step closer

A functional fusion reactor may still be a dream, but it's a dream that is slowly becoming a reality with numerous research efforts and experiments …

Nuclear Energy

Aston Martin upgrades the 820 hp Vulcan with an AMR PRO package

The new version of the carbon-fiber monocoque Vulcan is to be known as the Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro, and involves an aerodynamic performance …

Sports Cars

Graphene-based dialysis membrane filters 10 times faster than current materials

It can be 10 times stronger than steel, is light and superconductive, and is being used to revolutionize everything from lightbulbs to the internet. …