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Benedict Arnold – Nine Things You Didn’t Know About America’s Most Infamous Traitor

Benedict Arnold is perhaps the most hated (and the most misunderstood) American that ever lived. (Image source: WikiCommons)<p><i>“… I have suffered, in</i> …

Military History

12 Photographs Mainstream Archaeology Does Not Want You to See

Conventional archaeology propagates the notion that the further we look back into history, the more archaic the civilizations we see and the more …

Archaeology

Bruce Willis Roast: 20 of the most brutal jokes

Dinged for his bald head, mediocre music and Oscar-free career of playing cops and ex-cops, Bruce Willis on Saturday became the latest target of …

Comedy

As Trump pushes Space Force, support quietly builds for 'Space Guard'

A constabulary force modeled on the Coast Guard is viewed as 'more Swiss army knife than Ka-Bar.'<p>Forget President Donald Trump’s Space Force. What the U.S. may need more is a Coast Guard for space<b>.</b><p>Trump wants a stand-alone branch of the military — co-equal with the Army, Navy and Air Force — to …

National Security

10 Authentic Historical Artifacts No One Can Explain

The world is full of bizarre and mysterious artifacts. While many of them are almost certainly hoaxes or have improbable theories attached to them, …

Archaeology

The Pictures that Defined World War II

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Madison Horne<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>The Pictures that Defined World War …

World History

EXCLUSIVE: These 17 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Photographs From World War I Will Blow Your Mind [PHOTOS]

7:30 AM 07/04/2018<p>During World War I, many military men wanted to do what Pvt. 1st Class H. James Moses did. They didn’t do it, though, because they …

Lake Erie

A 1,300 year-old island in Siberia shocked Vladimir Putin “I have never seen anything like it…”

<b>An ancient fortress called Por-Bajin–or</b> <b>Por-Bazhyn, Por-Bazhyng—has historians and Putin—among many others—completely baffled. No one is quite sure</b> …

Archaeology

15 Found Photos That Show Pin-Up Bombshell Nose Art of World War II Bombers

The inscription of art work on military planes dates to World War I, when paintings were usually extravagant company or unit insignia. However, …

World War II

2,500-Year-Old Burial of Celtic Prince Reveals Stunning Secrets

LAVAU, FRANCE – two years ago, a small village in eastern France became famous when archaeologists first uncovered the 5th century BC tomb of a …

Archaeology

Newly Unearthed Civil War Bones Speak Silently to the Grim Aftermath of Battle

Perhaps no feeling was more horrifying to a soldier in the Civil War than the realization deep into a charge against the enemy that the assault was …

War

Ancient Native American King's House Rediscovered in Florida

Known from Spanish records, the once-lost structure belonged to Caalus, ruler of an indigenous people famous for resisting colonial missionaries.<p>In February 1566, Caalus sat on his throne and watched a procession of strange men march toward his house.<p>The Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Aviles had …

Archaeology

What if Napoleon Hadn’t Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History

Across pop culture, history is being unraveled and remade. There’s the post-World-War-II dystopia that emerges from a triumphant Nazi Germany in the …

Summit Day: What happened at historic Trump-Kim meeting?

It was the greatest show on earth — at least for today and according to its main protagonists, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>That a global audience from Washington to Pyongyang and beyond was agape at such a once inconceivable tete-a-tete in the wake of threats of …

Donald Trump

Pictures of Hell

<i>The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich</i>, edited by Robert Gellately (Oxford, 400 pp., $39.95)<p>A fantasy possessed Adolf Hitler that “race is …

How Jesus Died: Rare Evidence of Roman Crucifixion Found

The body of a man buried in northern Italy 2,000 years ago shows signs that he died after being nailed to a wooden cross, the method used for the …

Archaeology

Guatemala volcano: at least 62 killed and 300 injured after Fuego erupts

Fuego spewed a five-mile stream of lava, burying dozens of communities and raining smoke and ash on other regions<p>At least 62 people, including three children, have been killed and nearly 300 injured in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials …

Natural Disasters

Reptilian-Mammal Fossil Unearthed In Utah, Turning Previous Theories Upside Down

The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile fossil points towards an "unsuspected burst of evolution."<p>The discovery of a half-mammal, half-reptile …

Dinosaurs

The internet deeply relates to this Pompeii skeleton crushed by a giant stone

A quick history lesson: The residents of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii were buried under layers of ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 …

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Universe

It Was America’s First English Colony. Then It Was Gone.

Magazine<p>Two decades before Jamestown, settlers arrived in what is now North Carolina. What happened to them is a mystery, but there are some clues.<p><b>From the English</b> ship <i>Hopewell</i> anchored off the coast of what is now North Carolina, Governor John White watched with elation as a column of smoke rose …

Archaeology

Deadpool 2 casually subverts some of superhero movies’ most toxic clichés

Beneath the film’s gleeful raunch and gore hides an empathetic heart.<p>Though <i>Deadpool</i> is most celebrated for breaking box office records and paving the way for R-rated superhero movies, when it was released in 2016, some commenters noted that <i>Deadpool</i> had surprisingly forward-thinking attitudes about …

The Pentagon Released New Documents About the 'Tic-Tac UFO'

"It was obvious there was something out there and the fighters were taking it seriously."<p>Last December, the <i>New York Times</i> published an expose on a secretive Defense Department program that had been investigating reports of unidentified flying objects—UFOs—for nearly a decade. Among the reports …

These Are the Brilliant Defense Mechanisms of Medieval Castles

<i>There are a lot of places to be curious about, so we started a Curiosity Travel Instagram. Where will your curiosity take you? Follow us!</i><p>Picture …

The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

Physics

Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway'

For the first time, scientists have videotaped sharks traveling a 500-mile-long "shark highway" in the Pacific, and they plan to turn it into a protected wildlife corridor in the ocean.<p>Biologists have been attaching electronic tags to sharks near Costa Rica for years. They knew the sharks sometimes …

Costa Rica

Our aquatic universe

We know that the universe is awash with watery moons and planets. How can we pinpoint which of them could support life?<i>By Tim Folger</i>Read at Aeon

'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster's comb.<p>Horner, who …