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Nothing beats nature’s own fireworks!

Sommarøya, just outside Tromsø, Norway. Photo: © Geir-Inge Buschmann/Gibfoto<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an …

Fireworks

To the dark side

ANCIENT Greek philosophers thought the world was composed of four elements: earth, air, fire and water. To explain the heavens, though, many saw a …

Dark Matter

6 of the wildest top secret spy missions of World War II

Christine Granville was known for a bunch of exploits in World War II, but her ballsiest was a rescue mission.<p>She walked into a Gestapo-controlled prison in France and secured the release of three other spies scheduled for execution.<p>At the time, her face was on wanted posters spread across the …

History

Poland: Has Nazi gold 'treasure train' mystery finally been solved?

A castle, a tunnel and a lost train full of Nazi treasure.<p>It is not a Hollywood film script but a real life mystery dating back decades.<p>Two people think they may now have found a Nazi German train rumoured to have disappeared in Poland near the end of World War Two – carrying away guns and looted …

China is distorting history ahead of its big World War II commemoration

Even China's Global Times, a tabloid owned by the People's Daily Communist Party newspaper, said China had gone too far by putting photos of an actor portraying Mao Tse-tung (now Mao Zedong) on posters for a movie on the Cairo Conference of 1943.<p>Mao was not in Cairo for the meeting on war strategy …

China