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The steel beasts that conquered the trenches: Vivid colourised photos reveal the early WWI tanks that changed history... despite constantly breaking down

• Fascinating images were expertly colourised by electrician, Royston Leonard to help modernise them<br>• They reveal the power of some of history's early …

Remembrance Day

Can the future influence the past? The scientific case for quantum retrocausality

Quantum physics gets real weird real fast, and one idea gaining more currency of late is the concept of quantum retrocausality, where a decision made …

Quantum Mechanics

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

Guitar

A Journey Through 5,000 Years of History in Ireland’s Ancient East | Ancient East Ireland

At first glance, the east of Ireland boasts soft green fields, busy little towns and gentle rolling rivers but a deeper look reveals a landscape rich in wonder and brimming with incredible tales: prehistoric tombs haunted by the past, castles rocked by bloody sieges and stunning monastic sites that …

Ireland

This Picture Tells a Tragic Story of What Happened to Women After D-Day

They called it the <i>épuration sauvage,</i> the wild purge, because it was spontaneous and unofficial. But, yes, it was savage, too. In the weeks and months …

D Day

Days on Earth Really Are Getting Longer Thanks to The Moon - They Used to Be Just 18 Hours

On the plus side, more sleep?<p>Time seems to move faster as we age, but it turns out that maybe the opposite is true: our days on Earth are getting …

Astronomy

Heroes and angels: Veterans find care in foster homes

Ralph Stepney's home on a quiet street in north Baltimore has a welcoming front porch and large rooms, with plenty of space for his comfortable recliner and vast collection of action movies. The house is owned by Joann West, a licensed caregiver who shares it with Stepney and his fellow Vietnam War …

Health Care

Veterans having long waits under VA’s private health program

Associated Press<p>A key program being expanded by the Trump administration to give veterans greater access to private doctors has failed to provide …

Health Care

Venezuelans Shrugged. Ayn Rand Was Right.

Opinion<p>Posted: Jun 04, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>In 1957, Ayn …

Venezuela

Scientists invented a real-life flux capacitor, but not for time travel

If you watched <i>Back to the Future</i> over the holiday weekend and wished the flux capacitor was a real thing so you could travel through time, we have sorta good news. Scientists from Australia and Switzerland have proposed a real-life flux capacitor -- but you won't be able to travel back to a high …

Time Travel

Trump Stops in the Middle of His Memorial Day Speech and Points to a Boy in the Crowd — Heartbreaking

President Donald Trump delivered remarks from Arlington, Virginia, for Memorial Day on Monday.<p>He joined Secretary of Defense James Mattis and …

Donald Trump

Physicists Propose Building A Real Flux Capacitor That Will Use Quantum Tunneling

New research has just been published that demonstrates how a flux capacitor may be able to create a whole new world of electronic circulators.<p>While …

Quantum Physics

Prehistoric mysteries from Judea to Stonehenge unearthed in Jerusalem

Shamanic burials in prehistoric Israel.<p>><br>• ><p>A human skull with facial features modelled in lime plaster from Kfar HaHoresh. (photo credit: Courtesy)<p>An …

Archaeology

A Groundbreaking New DNA Study May Have Finally Determined Where Inca Emperors Originated From

The mystery of the origin of the Incas may finally be solved as scientists have conducted major DNA research on the descendants of Inca …

South America

Why You Shouldn't Kill Spiders, According to Entomology

You might as well just live-and-let-live.<p>I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.<p>Why? …

Zoology

Violence, rebellion and sexual exploitation: the darker side of Ancient Rome

The Roman elite may have prided themselves on their dignity and honour, but - as Harry Sidebottom reveals - the ancient city of Rome was a hotbed of …

Ancient History

Purple Heart: Vietnam veteran recalls the sights and sounds of enemy attack

+1<p>Larry Helm (U.S. Marine Corps)<p>Just weeks after landing in the South Vietnamese jungle, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Larry Helm was in the fight of his …

Military

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Biology

How Asteroids May Have Brought Water to Earth

Water covers 70 percent of the surface of Earth. It’s the source of life and home to countless living things. But where did it come from?<p>Scientists have come up with many ways to account for Earth’s water. It could have been here from the start. It could have arrived with dirty ice balls called …

Asteroids

Americans With No Religion Greatly Outnumber Those Powerful White Evangelicals

It’s relatively well-known that the portion of the U.S. population with no religious affiliation has been steadily increasing recently. And for those …

People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years

There’s evidence human beings have occupied the city of Damascus in Syria for 11,000 years. But that’s nothing compared to the Panga ya Saidi cave …

Combat High – A Brief But Sobering History of Drug Use in Wartime

“Drugs and warfare have always gone hand in hand – from Homeric warriors drinking wine and taking opium to Wehrmacht troops popping …

History

This Freed American Slave Founded an African Capital

When the sailing ship anchored in the sheltered estuary of the Sierra Leone River, Thomas Peters and his fellow passengers had finally arrived in …

Overshadowed by Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace Was the Most Admirable Man in Science History

Although Alfred Russel Wallace should be as famous as Charles Darwin for discovering that species evolve – Wallace was evolved enough to delight in …

Harvard is getting ready to resurrect the woolly mammoth

Harvard University’s ambitions to bring back the woolly mammoth appear to be gaining some momentum — and the researchers on the project are gearing …

Genetics

PTSD veterans 'cured' with ecstasy treatment in weeks, say scientists

Treating soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with the party drug ecstasy effectively cures the condition within weeks, according to a new study.<p>Scientists found that administering the illegal MDMA improved veterans’ receptiveness to traditional psychotherapy.<p>Published in …

20 Lost Cities of the Ancient World that Were Rediscovered

We were always fascinated by tales and legends of lost cities or abandoned places forgotten in the depths of time, and history never lacked of …

A History Nerd Will Get to Spend the Summer Guiding Visitors Through 4,000 Years of History

For many historic sites, a day trip is more than enough to get the gist. But there are some areas that are hard to absorb during a guided tour or a …

Convincing Evidence Is Found That Stone Age People And Neanderthals May Have Sailed To The Mediterranean

Tools heavily in use by Neanderthals and Stone Age people 200,000 years ago have been discovered on many islands in the Mediterranean.<p>When a host of …

5 Things You Need to Know about "Sunken Cities" in St. Louis

1. Who found these cities?<p>Franck Goddio, the founder and president of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, started researching and …