Melinda Hathaway

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Hiroshima bombing: The pictures too shocking to see

ON AUGUST 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima to hasten the end of World War II.<p>American B-29 bomber Enola Gay …

World War II

Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost

Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology—and transforming one of America's most contentious debates.<p>The first time Ashley McGuire had a baby, she and her husband had to wait 20 weeks to learn its sex. By her third, they found out at 10 weeks with a blood test. …

Pro-life Movement

San Francisco: Where to take out-of-town relatives and guests - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This map originally appeared in November 2016, and now we've updated and expanded it</i> <i>with new additions</i> <i>for</i> <i>summer 2018</i><i>.</i><p>The three-day holiday weekend is here folks. For many this means distant relatives, old friends, and new in-laws will drop by for a visit.<p>Naturally, you'll want to …

World War I Timeline: 1914, The War Begins

When war broke out in 1914, there was public and political support from within almost every belligerent nation. The Germans, who faced enemies to …

World History

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Mental Health

Unlock The Library - History Extra

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A Stanford ophthalmologist explains how we see color and art

Photoreceptor cells in our retinas (the rods and cones) receive light and change it to a neural signal. But they cannot transmit images directly to …

A farmer's story of moles could have led to lost city

Stuart Wilson says people thought he was crazy when he gambled $39,000—his life savings—on a 4.6-acre field in Wales. Having heard a farmer's story about moles digging up bits of pottery on the land, the amateur archaeologist tells the <i>Guardian</i> he had a hunch that something important lay beneath, …

'Lend Me Your Ears!': Nine History Podcasts To Start Listening To Today

Friends, Romans, Bored Americans: lend me your ears. Whether you are in the car, breaking a sweat at the gym, or just walking to lunch–chances are that you are listening to a podcast on your way. Although the field of history has been relatively slow to catch up to the podcast craze, here is just a …

An atheist’s guide to Scorsese’s “Silence”: You don’t need faith to be astonished by the faithful

<b>People: Andrew Garfield as Father Sebastião Rodrigues and Shin'ya Tsukamoto as Mokichi (Paramount Picutres)</b><p>Martin Scorsese’s new film “is about faith and God and Christendom that, ultimately, valorizes humanity<p>John Semley<p>January 14, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>In 203 CE in Roman Carthage, a 22-year-old woman, …

Theology

The Invaluable Lessons Of 'Watership Down,' A Dark Classic Every Kid Should Read

Richard Adams knew his book would frighten kids. And that's why he wrote it.<p>“I do not believe in talking down to children,” Richard Adams explained in an interview with The Guardian last year.<p>This, coming from an author widely known for writing the most violent “talking rabbit book” in history, is …

Literature

The Start-Up That Is Revolutionizing Museums

Museum Hack will change how you visit them forever.<p>Did you grow up bored with museums too? Grown-ups talked about them like they were an adventure but they made them feel like history class for old people.<p>Times have changed!<p>An entrepreneur and his team have transformed museums into exciting, …

Climbing Mt. Fuji? Here Are 6 Things They Don’t Tell You About! – Japan Info

Climbing Mt. Fuji is a bucket list item which most local and foreign travelers plan on doing even before they set foot in Japan. It is something that …

Mountaineering

Philippine president wants to be friends with Trump, Putin

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president, who has lashed out at President Barack Obama for criticizing his deadly crackdown on drugs, said …

Donald Trump

Germany Warns of the Danger of War

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Oct. 8 that the situation between the U.S. and Russia today is more dangerous than it was during the Cold War. As he put it, "It's a fallacy to think that this is like the Cold War. The current times are different and more dangerous." Since …

The history of Mosul, in five maps

In 1165, Benjamin of Tudela, a medieval Spanish Jewish traveler, approached the city of Mosul on the banks of the Tigris. A visitor, even a thousand years ago, could marvel at its antiquity. "This city, situated on the confines of Persia, is of great extent and very ancient," he wrote in the …

Middle East

Disambiguation

You changed me: how my English teacher taught impeccable writing

Author <b>Stephen Marche</b> owes part of his success to the eccentrically antiquated Mr B – a stickler for rules, perfect sentences and the English language<p>The relationship that changed me was the relationship that made me – a common enough paradox.<p>Between the ages of 11 and 14, I had an English teacher …

The World’s First Travel Writer Was a Guy From Ancient Greece

You can thank second-century geographer and writer Pausanias for travel literature.<p>An 1819 painting of ancient Livadeia, a city “no less adorned than …

Epicurus

Epicurus (341 BCE – 270 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher, the founder of the Epicurean school in Athens, who taught that "Pleasure is the …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This woman says her grandmother and uncle are conspiring to exclude other children from inheriting a dime.<p>8:47 a.m. Today8:47 a.m. July 21, 2018<p>This …

Great Depression

How Brexit could avert a new Cold War

The stunning British vote to leave the European Union has roiled foreign and economic ministers and central bankers across Europe and the United States. The political establishments on both sides of the Atlantic are finally beginning to get the message. For too long, their policies have failed to …

Soccer embarrassment, political turmoil after double Brexit

In a city that was once the playground of the British aristocracy, England's millionaire soccer players departed Tuesday looking as far from soccer nobility than at any time in the team's 144-year history.<p>The latest chastening blow to the nation's sporting prestige was magnified by the instigators …

Decades After Cold War's End, U.S.-Russia Espionage Rivalry Evolves

High on a hill, in a leafy, residential neighborhood between Georgetown and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the Russian Embassy sits behind tall gates. It was right here, in the 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, that the FBI and the National Security Agency built a tunnel — a secret …

National Security

Five myths about European train travel

We’re now in high season for travel to Europe, which means that many Americans will be traveling on Europe’s extensive rail network, many of them for the first time. Sure, it’s easy enough to buy a Eurail Pass before going, but is that the most cost effective way to go? Or is it cheaper to simply …

Do I Have to Contribute to Their 'Honeyfund?' and Other Wedding Etiquette Questions Answered

If you haven't been asked to contribute to one of these yet, you will be<p>Oh, for the good old days of wedding gift giving, when you could simply show …

Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly,' Islamic council says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The leader of a Pakistani Islamic council has proposed a bill that allows husbands to "lightly beat" their wives as a form of discipline.<p>In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman. The proposal bans forceful …

As Obama Mourns Hiroshima, Experts Fear A Nuclear War In Northeast Asia

While President Obama is expressing profound sorrow over the suffering inflicted at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the worst fear is that of another nuclear holocaust in Northeast Asia. Thus his mission to Hiroshima assumes still greater significance as a reminder, “Never again.”<p>That warning may …

Would the U.S. Drop the Bomb Again?

Public opinion supported the strike on Hiroshima—and if provoked, many Americans might well back nuclear attacks on foes like Iran and al Qaeda<p>The White House’s recent announcement that President Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima has sparked an intense debate …

Al-Qaeda

The 60 best holidays in Italy for 2017

Italy summer booking guide<p><b>Planning a holiday to Italy in 2017? Read our guide to the best regions, including expert advice on where to go in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Abruzzo, the Amalfi coast, Sardinia, the Italian Lakes, and Piedmont, plus our pick of the 60 best holidays. By</b> …