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The tragic massacre in Volyn remembered

UKRAINIANS call it a tragedy, for Poles it was a massacre. Between February 1943 and February 1944, units of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army killed up …

Want to make some memories? Real memories? Play Rock Band!

I can see the comments section already--"Rock Band? Haven't we had enough of fake guitars?" "There are landfills loaded with old drum kits waiting …

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The 5 Most Outrageous Bluffs In the History of War

The pen is mightier than the sword, especially if said pen is writing bullshit. For instance, every good military strategist knows that a …

5 Shockingly Crazy Ideas Behind Huge Scientific Discoveries

It's easy to think of human history as a war, with enlightened scientists beating back the forces of ignorance and superstition. The truth is a lot …

6 Games That Put Insane Detail Into Stuff You Didn't Notice

Now that we're in a golden age of video game technology, players are constantly demanding that video games be made as graphically detailed and …

5 Creeping Forms of Madness the Internet Is Spreading

The Internet is making us all crazy. And I'm not talking about the obvious stuff, like third graders screaming racial epithets over Xbox Live, 4chan …

Franz Ferdinand - Right Action

<b>Franz Ferdinand</b> are coming full circle.<p>It's just over ten years since the release of their debut album, an album which almost overnight turned the …

Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus

Third records can prove transitional affairs. ‘OK Computer’: from the stock to the sublime. ‘Be Here Now’: the all-conquering to the …

Franz Ferdinand Take ‘Right Action’ Out for the Right, Retro-Themed Video

Franz Ferdinand are coming correct. The first two tracks we’ve heard from the peppy Scottish post-punks’ first album four years — <i>Right Thoughts,</i> …

Why Deaf People Don't Achoo When They Sneeze

You may not know it, but peer pressure influences what you sound like when you sneeze.<p>Sneezing feels—and is—so involuntary, yet apparently you do still have some control over what you say when you sneeze. "Achoo!" is particular to English speakers, the BBC's Ouch blog reports, and deaf people just …

Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body …

Language May Have Evolved Way Earlier Than We Thought

New research suggests our Neanderthal cousins might have been super chatty.<p>Far from the traditional view of Neanderthals as heavy-grunting prehumans, a new theory suggests that our extinct relatives may have been chattier than we assumed.<p>Humans and Neanderthals share a common ancestor, likely <i>Homo</i> …

Rolling Stones: new photograph shows fresh faced band in early days

As the Rolling Stones prepare to play Hyde Park, a previously unpublished picture of Mick Jagger and early members of the band from 1964 reveals their transformation from fresh faced youths to the wrinkled rockers they are today.<p><b>The Rolling Stones</b> will on Saturday night return to Hyde Park to play …