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Giant WWI "war tubas" were pretty much exactly what they sound like

"War tubas"<p>The strange history of listening before radar<p>1930s<p>During World War I, aerial warfare became increasingly important. Zeppelin airships …

Embroidery Patterns Translated Into Soothing Music

Inside every music box is a steel comb with tuned teeth (or lamellae) that make a single note when plucked. On some music boxes, a rotating cylinder covered in pins plucks the teeth, creating a tune. But other music boxes can be programmed with music sheets, perforated pieces of paper that, when …

1937-1938: Portraits of African-American former slaves

Portraits of African-American former slaves<p>Photographs taken 70 years after the abolition of slavery in the U.S.<p>We honor 150 years since the …

Archaeologist attempts to revive lost alcoholic beverages from ancient recipes and residues

An archaeologist working with a brewery is recreating ancient beers from around the world, including Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Denmark, Honduras and …

Forget men's and women's clothing, one department store is going unisex

Men's and women's clothing departments? That's so <i>passe</i>. The word for today is unisex.<p>Selfridges, the big British department store, announced new lines of gender neutral clothing and three floors of unisex apparel at its flagship store in London. With gender neutral mannequins.<p>“It may seem extreme, …

That time artists camouflaged WWI battleships with psychedelic paint

Dazzle ships<p>Camouflaging battle cruisers with psychedelic paint jobs<p>During WWI, Allied warships, troop ships and merchant supply ships were all …

Mount Vernon

An essential Holocaust film

In the closing weeks of the second world war, work began on an uncompromising and essential documentary about the Holocaust, which is being …

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

Auschwitz

Lena Dunham on sexism in Hollywood: No one thought Woody Allen was “a real perv”

<b>Lena Dunham (AP/Arthur Mola)</b><p>The “Girls” star sat down with Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig, Jenji Kohan and Emily Nussbaum to talk politics & sexism<p>Jenny Kutner<p>January 26, 2015 5:58pm (UTC)<p>In the aptly named Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at this year's Sundance Festival, moderator Emily Nussbaum …

Woody Allen

The Holocaust's Forgotten Victims: The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis

<i>This article was first released in 2015 but has been republished to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2016</i><p>Six million Jewish people were …

How Alfred Hitchcock Made a Holocaust Documentary That Has Never Been Seen . . . Until Now

Film and images of prisoners liberated from Nazi concentration camps have permeated the culture for more than a half-century, used as evidence in the Nuremberg trials and as grim reminders of history that cannot be repeated. But one such document—footage of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, …

How Black Smokejumpers Helped Save The American West

As part of the back-and-forth attacks of World War II, the Imperial Japanese army launched balloon bombs — silent wind-borne devices designed to wreak havoc on the cities and woodlands of the American West.<p>The U.S. government discouraged news organizations from reporting on the bombs — which some …

Nazis 'built underground nuclear weapons facility using slave labour'

Austrian documentary-maker believes he has uncovered a sealed complex of underground tunnels in the town where notorious Gusen II concentration camp was, larger than previously thought<p>New evidence has emerged of a possible underground nuclear weapons facility built by the Nazis that has lain secret …

Archaeology

Alan Turing's Notebook Could Fetch $1 Million at Auction

A notebook about mathematics and computer science written by British code breaker Alan Turing will be sold at auction, Bonhams auction house said Wednesday. The 56-page manuscript is expected to fetch at least seven figures, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity, when it goes up for sale …

King Tut's beard 'hastily glued back on with epoxy'

Curators fear irreversible damage has been done to priceless burial mask of Tutankhamen, the ancient Egyptian boy king<p>The priceless funeral mask of Tutankhamen has been damaged at the Cairo museum, causing curators to glue it back together with white-ish, splodgy glue.<p>The mask, which was discovered …

Meet the ancient female leaders who basically invented 'leaning in'

If you’re a lady and a history buff, the lack of female leaders for the, oh, thousands of years that people have walked the earth before now can be …

Gordon Parks' Never-Before-Seen Photos Of 1950s Segregation

Gordon Parks was only a teenager when he left his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas. The youngest of 15, Parks chose to make a living for himself after his mother passed away, and wound up becoming the first African American photographer for Life Magazine.<p>Only two years after his first Life …

African-American News

World War I

A century ago the world was in the grip of a devastating influenza pandemic which killed millions worldwide<p>How one man, in founding the CWGC, forever …

Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

The "Lone Genius" character is hot right now in television and movies. Sometimes the genius is real (think Benedict Cumberbatch in <i>The Imitation Game</i>), and sometimes he's fictional (think Benedict Cumberbatch in <i>Sherlock</i>). But one thing is almost always certain: He's a guy.<p>Now one researcher says …

Hawaii As 'Racial Paradise'? Bid For Obama Library Invokes A Complex Past

Sometime in March, Barack Obama is expected to announce his choice of the institution that will hold his presidential archive. Vying for the honor (and the money that comes with it) are the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University in New York, and the …

Hitchcock's film of Nazi concentration camp Belsen aired for first time in 70 years

Lost documentary about death camp's liberation is to be broadcast on British TV<p>A film documentary about the liberation of Belsen, the Nazi …

A Tumblr Sees Museums Through the Eyes of Art

'What They See' is a Tumblr that offers a new point-of-view on iconic works of art—literally.<p>If <i>Mona Lisa</i> could talk, what would she say about having to smile at six million new people per year? What They See is a Tumblr that gives a new perspective on classic artworks by showing, as the title …

Watching Artist Bruce Riley Paint With Resin Is Better Than Drugs

The art of Chicago-based painter Bruce Riley is all about movement. “It’s not about a end result,” he says of his work, made by mixing dripping paint and resin. “You can’t have any other intent but moving.” The end result, however, as the mini-documentary by the filmmakers at True Stories shows, …

Most ‘earthlike’ planet is 470 light years away

Starting a new life on a distant planet is the dream of science fiction fans.<p>Now it seems there’s more chance of finding an inhabitable world outside …

Planetary Habitability

Symmetrical Landscape Photos Are Nature's Rorschach Test

Mat Piranda offers a mirrored vision of black-and-white landscapes with his 'Rorschach Photography' photo series,<p>"What do you see ?" asks Strasbourg, France-based architect and photographer Mat Piranda in his description for digital photo series, <i>Rorschach Photography</i>. Considering the reflected, …

Leap second: French time lords add one second to 2015

Software companies are bracing themsevles for glitches after the Paris Observatory announced it will add a leap second to 2015<p>The year 2015 will be slightly longer after the Paris Observatory announced it was adding a leap second to clocks this summer.<p>On June 30, dials will read 11:59:60 as clocks …

8 Pearls of Wisdom from Hayao Miyazaki

Celebrate the animation legend's 74th birthday with these inspiring quotes on his creative process.<p>Having directed and animated some of the most innovative and cherished stories of the last five decades, today, Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki is undoubtably full of worldy wisdom. Classics like</i> …