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Civil War Battlefield 'Limb Pit' Reveals Work Of Combat Surgeons

Scientists have uncovered a pit of human bones at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia. The remains are the amputated limbs of wounded Union soldiers.<p>It's the first "limb pit" from a Civil War battlefield to be excavated, and experts say it opens a new window on what is often overlooked in Civil War …

War

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

No, Daily Mail, Brexit Britain is not “booming”

The reality is far from a jobs paradise triggered by the referendum.<p>Today’s <i>Daily Mail</i> is taking a rare swipe at Remainers, dismissing the fears of …

Trump spent his business career swindling people. Nothing's changed.

Critics of President Donald Trump, including me, have regularly compared him to authoritarian rulers such as Viktor Orban and Vladimir Putin. But a more apt comparison may be with Jordan Belfort or Frank Abagnale. "Who?" you ask.<p>Belfort is the high-living Wall Street stockbroker who was convicted …

My 14-Year-Old Daughter Watched Porn And It Changed Our Lives In Ways I Never Imagined

One fateful night in November 2014 my then-14-year-old daughter woke up my husband and me at 2 a.m.<p>Crying and visibly distraught, she whispered, “Mom, I have to tell you something.”<p>Those dreaded words are guaranteed to jolt even the deepest sleeper into full-alert mode. Immediately my mom brain …

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

One of the hallmarks of advanced prostate cancer is a faulty PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Now, after screening compounds for their effect on cells …

Cancer

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Privacy

How the Exodus Really Happened, According to a New Theory by Israel Knohl – BLARB

For anyone familiar with the story of the Exodus, it’s rather disappointing to learn of the near consensus among scholars that there is no evidence …

Ancient History

Ancient DNA Is Rewriting Human (and Neanderthal) History

The genomes of the long dead are turning up all sorts of unexpected and controversial findings.<p>Geneticist David Reich used to study the living, but now he studies the dead.<p>The precipitating event came in the form of 40,000-year-old Neanderthal bones found in a Croatian cave. So well-preserved were …

Escort Says Audio Recordings Show Russian Meddling in U.S. Election

BANGKOK — A Belarusian escort with close ties to a powerful Russian oligarch said from behind bars in Bangkok on Monday that she had more than 16 hours of audio recordings that could help shed light on Russian meddling in United States elections.<p>The escort, Anastasia Vashukevich, said she would …

Russia

The Mobility of One Man (1949)

Colonel S.L.A. Marshall<br>Infantry Journal, Vol. LXV, No. 4, October, 1949<p>Toward the end of 1947 an official board of the Army of the United States, …

The biggest box office flop from the year you were born

With "Black Panther" breaking records and making box office history last week, it's always good to remember that for every amazing movie there's a flop or two waiting to happen.<p>From critically panned movies like "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" to beloved cult classics like "The Adventures of …

Moleskine’s latest smart pen saves your writing to download later

Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietary smart paper and app that instantly sent whatever you wrote or drew over to your paired device -- …

New fossils are redefining what makes a dinosaur

While some researchers question what characteristics define the dinosaurs, others are uprooting the dino family tree altogether.

Controversial scenes cut from movies

Plenty of movies go for broke when it comes to controversy – and some go a bit too far for the censors. Sometimes the filmmakers will jump in …

How to use a USB drive with Files on iOS

There are several workarounds for getting data off a USB stick or SD card, and onto your iPad or iPhone. We’ve even covered some. But until now, there’s been no way to just plug a USB stick into your iPad’s Lightning port, and browse the contents in iOS 11’s Files app. Thanks to an update to the …

SanDisk

How Women and Tech Took Over Porn: Inside the 2018 AVNs

Here’s a <i>Black Mirror</i> pitch: You pay several hundred dollars to attend the world’s biggest porn convention and awards ceremony. You travel to Las …

Codes of Conduct

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

The Folk ‘Jews’ of Spain

Forty-odd bachelors in flowered pajamas, tubular bells extending from their rears, chase another, rigged up as a cow, around a Spanish village. …

This Poisonous Cult of Personality

Donald Trump’s election last year exposed an insidious politics of celebrity, one in which a redemptive personality is projected high above the slow …

Nuclear war became more likely this week | Robert Andersen and Martin J Sherwin

The Trump administration’s nuclear policy review loosens constraints on the use of nuclear weapons. We should all be worried<p>Too bad the book flying off the shelves isn’t the other one about “fire and fury”, The Doomsday Machine, Daniel Ellsberg’s startling volume about his life as a nuclear war …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Secret Money: How Trump Made Millions Selling Condos To Unknown Buyers

A BuzzFeed News review of every sale of a Trump-branded condominium in the United States provides the first comprehensive look at how many went to unidentified buyers who paid cash, an indication of possible money laundering.<p><b>More than one-fifth</b> of Donald Trump’s US condominiums have been purchased …

Meet the Porn Star Turned Academic Who’s Revolutionizing the Adult Industry

Aussie Angela White received the U.S. equivalent of a master’s at the University of Melbourne, and her thesis was recently published. But she has her …

How Sly RAF Tornado Crews Repeatedly Killed U.S. Navy F-14s And F/A-18s In Training

The Tornado ADV couldn't turn and burn with high-performance fighters of the era, but it could still clean their clocks using creative tactics.<p>Cpl …

This Is How Gerrymandering Works

I first got interested in gerrymandering on that long-ago night in 2012 when President Obama was re-elected. By 10 PM, it was clear that Obama had …

The F-22 came face to face with Russia's top fighter and was at a major disadvantage

Two US F-22 stealth fighter jets intercepted Russian Su-25 and Su-35 jets that crossed into the US's area of operation over Syria on Wednesday, and it highlights a downside to the US's top fighter jets.<p>The F-22, with its incredible acrobatic abilities in air and all-aspect stealth cloaking it from …

This story on Trump's Russia paranoia is terrifying

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Washington Post published a breathtaking piece this week detailing the depth and breadth of President Donald Trump's blind spot on Russia. The story is, in a word, terrifying.<p>Trump, as revealed in scrupulous detail in the article, simply does not believe the unanimous conclusion of the …

Donald Trump

Americans Don't Really Understand Gun Violence

Why? Because there's very little known about the thousands of victims who survive deadly shootings.<p>The massacre in Las Vegas this October earned a macabre superlative: the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, with 58 innocents killed and more than 500 injured. The outpouring of attention and …

Rise of the detectorists: how to hunt for treasure

Last year was a record-breaking one for finding relics in Britain. It’s easy to get involved – just don’t expect to strike it rich<p>Tom Lucking lived up to his name in December 2014 when he and a fellow metal-detector enthusiast unearthed a hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure in a field near Diss in …