Elaine Castro Benosa

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Inside America’s Shocking WWII Propaganda Machine

More than half a century ago, the U.S. used provocative posters and fake news to influence its soldiers, its citizens, and even its enemies.<p>The United States was about six months into World War II when it founded the Office of War Information (OWI). Its mission: to disseminate political …

Posters

Giant megalodon shark teeth may have inspired Mayan monster myths

Giant fossilized teeth from extinct megalodon sharks may have inspired portrayals of a primordial sea monster in Mesoamerican creation myths, according to a new study of the concepts of sharks in ancient Mayan society.<p>The study looked at how the Maya combined a practical, prescientific knowledge of …

The assassination that started World War I

The attack by Serbian extremists on the heirs to the Austrian throne on June 28, 1914 sparked what was called the "July Crisis" in Europe. A month …

Archaeologists just discovered an ancient unknown city in Greece

Archaeologists just discovered an ancient city in an area of Greece once regarded as the “backwater of the ancient world.” On a hill at the village …

In Case You Forgot, This Is What The North's Fight For Civil Rights Looked Like

A photo of civil rights advocates picketing next to the American Nazi Party puts our country's current politics into sharp relief.<p>To some, the fight for civil rights in America is an important, but distant, memory.<p>According to history books, the struggle to end racial segregation and discrimination …

Coast guard cooperation boosts PHL-China relations – ministry

China hopes coast guard cooperation can continue to inject new impetus into China-Philippines relations, boosting a sustainable, steady and healthy …

Turkish police officer, invoking Aleppo, guns down Russian ambassador in Ankara

MOSCOW — A Turkish police officer who angrily denounced the bloodshed in Syria killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara on Monday, shooting the diplomat in front of a room full of horrified spectators at an art gallery in an assassination captured on video and quickly shared around the …

Middle East