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12 Historic Gems From One of the Best Time Capsules Online

The Library of Congress's sprawling newspaper-digitization project just published its 10 millionth page.<p>There are now 10 million pages in the Library of Congress’s massive digitized database of historic American newspapers. The Chronicling America collection amounts to some 74 terabytes of data, …

Why Isis fights

For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations. A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of …

Middle East

What Dick Cheney Has Learned From History

The former vice president has proposed an alternative to Obama’s Iran deal. It sounds an awful lot like war.<p>Something revealing happened over the weekend on <i>Fox News Sunday</i>. Dick Cheney had stopped by to bash President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal and promote his new book (co-authored with his …

Refugees and Migrants at German Fairgrounds Arrive to Warm Welcome — And Pizza

MUNICH — The German government has drawn kudos for opening the nation's borders to an influx of asylum seekers — but everyday Germans are also winning hearts through an outpouring of generosity to new arrivals.<p>Refugees and migrants at the Munich Fairgrounds on Tuesday raved about the warm welcome …

German Politics

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …

Genetics

The seven ways to have a near-death experience

Seeing a light and a tunnel may be the popular perception of death, but as Rachel Nuwer discovers, reports are emerging of many other strange experiences.<p>In 2011, Mr A, a 57-year-old social worker from England, was admitted to Southampton General Hospital after collapsing at work. Medical personnel …

Inflammation

No Man's Sky is so big, the developers built space probes to explore it for them

There's a robot that lives inside <i>No Man's Sky</i> that nobody outside of the development team may ever see, because its entire purpose is to fly to each of the game's 18 quintillion worlds, take short videos and document its interstellar travels as a series of animated GIFs.<p>Developer Hello Games built …

Oklahoma educators fear high school history bill will have 'devastating' impact

Proposals sweeping American south have pitted students and teachers against legislator who thinks course over-emphasises ‘what’s bad about America’<p>The battle over how US history is taught in classrooms across the American south is coming to a head and may even fall apart in Oklahoma, where students …

Education

Dozens of African-American Cops In Tennessee Face Demotions Over Discrimination Lawsuit

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of African-American police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, are facing demotions to the positions they held over a decade ago in response to a ruling in a discrimination lawsuit the officers brought against the city.<p>African-American officers sued the Memphis Police Department in …

Sorry, Oklahoma. You don't get to ban history you don't like

Oklahoma House Republicans on the Common Education Committee voted on Tuesday to ban advanced placement US history courses, because they think it shows “what is bad about America”. If I were Oklahoma, I’d want to forget about “what is bad about” American history, too, especially in my corner of …

Black History

This is the statement the Greek government cannot stomach

The Greek government and the rest of the eurozone's finance ministers seem to be at an impasse. Greece wants to abandon its current bailout agreement (along with its austerity and economic reform conditions) to pursue a new course. They want a lot of that austerity reversed, but have been …

Europe

Anti-Semitism in Europe: Will it cause Jews to leave?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The door is open, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said to Jews worldwide.<p>"Extremist Islamic terrorism has struck Europe again, this time in Denmark," he said Sunday. "We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe. To the Jews of Europe and to the …

Israel

Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko declares Russia conditions 'unacceptable'

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have reached a ceasefire deal after 17 hours of talks in Minsk, Belarus, on the Ukrainian conflict.<p>The ceasefire will come into force on Sunday as part of a deal that also involves the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line.<p>Russian …

Russia

Greek minister flies to Germany for showdown over debt repayments

Syriza finance minister Yanis Varoufakis claims widespread support in eurozone over debt relief for Greece, but Angela Merkel stands firm<p>Greece’s newly installed leftwing government is heading for a showdown with German leaders over plans to cut the debt repayments due from Athens this summer.<p>The …

Europe

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

Universe