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World War II: The Soviet Tank T-34

On June 22, 1941, Nazi German launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive attack on the Soviet Union that was the largest invasion in history.<p>More than …

World’s 200-Year Energy Demand Boom Seen Peaking by the 2050s

Global energy demand has been growing at a breakneck pace since the 19th century. That’ll change in about 40 years, according to Sanford C. Bernstein …

Do You Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps Per Day?

It's a marketing ploy.<p>If you've recently invested in a fitness tracker of some description, you're probably familiar with nagging messages reminding …

The science behind a good cup of coffee

Here’s the data behind making a healthy, flavorful cup of joe—from beans to brew<p>Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide, with countless …

Coffee

The Origin Of Geological Terms: Feldspar

“What’s in a name?” asked William Shakespeare in his play <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>. It may also be of interest to explore the origin of some common terms used in geology in an upcoming series.<p>More than 7,000 terrestrial minerals are known, however only 70 are common and only 10 make up more than 95% of …

Auschwitz: the men behind the mass murder

Laurence Rees - who has interviewed war criminals from German, Russian and Japanese camps - explains why many of the former Nazi soldiers he met had …

Bugout Bag Survival Guide – Beginners Guide to Building a Survival Kit

<b>A few good rules we always use when building survival kits are:</b><p><b>10 Mile Rule</b> – Can I carry it at least 10 miles in 3 hours? —> <b>if no, reduce the</b> …

First Aid

Scientists have figured out how the Earth looked a billion years ago

By the time Dietmar Mueller arrived at the University of Texas as a graduate student in the mid-1980s, scientists had already long embraced a once-astonishing idea: that the continents on which all human history has unfolded, rather than fixtures of constancy, were orphans of a former grand …

Earth Science

What Are Quantum Gravity’s Alternatives To String Theory?

If there is a quantum theory of gravity, is String Theory the only game in town?<p><i>“I just think too many nice things have happened in string theory for</i> …

The first 15 apps you should download for your new iPhone

1/<p>Google Photos is the best app for managing and backing up your camera roll.<p>iTunes<p>Google Photos is an overall better solution to Apple's built-in …

What Is the Biggest Star in the Universe?

Look up at the night sky and it is filled with stars. But only a microscopic fraction are visible to the naked eye. In fact, there are estimated to …

Universe

Physicists continue to investigate why the universe did not collapse

(Phys.org)—According to the best current physics models, the universe should have collapsed shortly after inflation—the period that lasted for a …

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Ignore Those 2016 Forecasts and Make These Smart Investing Moves Instead

Investing pundits are usually wrong, but these strategies can keep your portfolio on track.<p>Over the past few weeks investors have been inundated by a …

This is what the inside of a gun looks like when it's being fired

For all but the most familiar firearm users and operators, the inner workings of a gun remain a mystery.<p>Everyone knows that firearms have a trigger, which when pulled fires a bullet. But between the pulling of the trigger and the bullet leaving the weapon, how does a gun function?<p>The YouTube …

GIF Animations

The 3 Deadliest Gunfighting Pistols of All Time

Collecting the timeless gunfighting pistols: The Luger, the 1911A1 and Single Action Army.<p>The three greatest gunfighting pistols of all time, based …

Turin shroud was made for medieval Easter ritual, historian says

When it is exhibited next year in Turin, for the first time in five years, 2 million people are expected to pour into the city to venerate a four-metre length of woven cloth as the shroud in which Jesus Christ was wrapped after his crucifixion, and on to which was transferred his ghostly …

Size Comparisons of the Largest Objects in the Known Universe

by Jolene Creighton September 5, 2015 Hard Science<p>Here’s How Big Our Cities Really Are.<p>Los Angeles seems like a relatively big town. In fact, it is …

String Theory: A Brief Overview

General relativity and quantum mechanics take different approaches at looking at how the universe works. Many physicists feel that there must be a …

Physics

Proof That The Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery

As the 150th Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia rolls around, some armchair historians and pundits are still battling over what the Civil War was about. It's time to go beyond the rhetoric and read the evidence.<p>Back in 1997, Virginia Governor …

The Secret Tomb of the First Chinese Emperor Remains an Unopened Treasure

The tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, despite being involved in one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all times, endures …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Apps

The 6 most luxurious first class airplane suites in the world

Not all first class suites are created equal.<p>While some airlines offer first class passengers complimentary champagne and gourmet meals, others take …

Foodies

The Best Nature Photographs Of 2015

Mighty and Majestic Beasts and Beguiling Patterns Boast the Best of the Natural World<p><i>Editor’s note: This is the first in Vantage’s six-part series of</i> …