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The American Civil War: 7 facts and fictions

It was America’s bloodiest clash, claiming more than 620,000 lives. Yet, argues novelist David Sanger, the American Civil War is often romanticised – …

Incredible images of colonial India have been digitised for the first time

In 1868, the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) was established in London to promote knowledge about the British empire’s colonies abroad. Many of its members were civil servants, doctors, soldiers, and even missionaries who worked in India. Over the years, they donated to its library their diaries, …

Bagel Shop Worker Captures the Facial Expressions of Dogs as They Come to the Drive-Thru Window

Natasha Jones, an employee at the Einstein Bagel Company in Melbourne, Florida who works the drive-thru window, has taken it upon herself to document …

Woman slain by ex after she found tracking device on her car

A 21-year-old Pennsylvania woman had told authorities that her ex-boyfriend threatened her and installed a tracking device on her car in the weeks …

Gear & Gadgets

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06:19 New<p>by The Angry UFOlogist Added 3 hours ago 2 Views / 0 Likes<p>This New Thinking Allowed "Video Nugget" has been excerpted from a longer …

UFOs

Archaeologists find first evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain

The first Roman invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar in 55BC is a historical fact, with vivid accounts passed down by Tacitus, Cicero and Caesar himself.<p>Yet, despite a huge landing force of legionaries from 800 ships, no archaeological evidence for the attack or any physical remains of encampments …

This Map Shows the Largest Employers in Every State

Although their economies, industries, and population sizes may differ enormously, every state in the United States -- from Hawaii to Rhode Island -- …

Danish submarine owner Peter Madsen admits to dismembering body of Swedish journalist

Peter Madsen, the Danish inventor, has confessed to sawing off the head and limbs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall and also changed his story about how she died on board his submarine, Copenhagen police said on Monday.<p>Mr Madsen, 46, now maintains that Wall died from carbon monoxide released into the …

We Asked People About the Strangest Thing They've Ever Done for Money

"I spent a year looking after TV fortune tellers in Budapest."<p><i>This article was originally published on VICE UK.</i><p>Ah, part-time jobs. That sweet cash-in-hand you got from rolling through to your local pub after school to wash plates and steal a bottle of crap vodka for your buddy's house party. …

Evidence of a 'Vanished' Civilisation May Have Been Rediscovered in The US

Their descendants live on.<p>Signs of a culture that disappeared without a trace seven centuries ago have now been found in a rather unusual place – in …

Mark Knopfler Gives a Short Masterclass on His Favorite Guitars & Guitar Sounds

American guitar came of age in the fifties, with the blues, folk, country, and jazz playing of Mississippi John Hurt, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Merle …

Evangelical Christianity

How Archaeologists Crammed 1500 Years of Roman History Into One Map

Rome wasn’t built in a day, so it stands to reason that a modern map of the ancient city might take a considerable amount of time as well—almost a …

12 striking photos from World War One brought to life with colour

This Amazing Map Fills a 500-Million Year Gap in Earth's History

Tectonics of our ancient world.<p>Earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old, with life first appearing around 3 billion years ago. To …

Marvel at the Scope, Scale and Splendor of Ancient Rome With This Virtual Fly-Through

We can all recognise the great architectural landmarks of Ancient Rome: the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Trajan's Column – but do you know how they …

This Book Of Maps Is Bigger Than You

It was made to impress the king of England. Now, it’s been digitally scanned.<p>How do you impress a king? Here’s one idea—give him a giant book.<p>That’s what the Dutch sugar merchant Johannes Klencke did in 1660, when English King Charles II was restored to the throne (and he became a baronet as a …

Earth - There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

Throughout history, humans have existed side-by-side with bacteria and viruses. From the bubonic plague to smallpox, we have evolved to resist them, and in response they have developed new ways of infecting us.<p>We have had antibiotics for almost a century, ever since Alexander Fleming discovered …

Permafrost

NASA's new "space fabric"

This is NASA's new "space fabric" in development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.<p>The metal textile is 3D printed in one piece yet can be easily …

Meteorites

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

Discovery May Help Decipher Ancient Inca String Code

New clues to an old mystery about Inca writing aren't etched in stone. They're tied in knots.<p>A discovery made in a remote mountain village high in the Peruvian Andes suggests that the ancient Inca used accounting devices made of knotted, colored strings for more than accounting.<p>The devices, called …

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Teen accidentally helps discover lost 16th-century civilization in Kansas

A long lost 16th century civilization has been unearthed in rural Kansas — all thanks to a plucky teen who helped archaeologists confirm the …

Allan Holdsworth's 10 Most Useful Scales

One of the late Allan Holdsworth's many strengths as a guitarist was his ability to improvise.<p>"I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, …

Alien hunter: NASA photo shows ventilation roof of underground Martian city

Scientists say honeycomb formations surrounding a strange-looking Martian crater recently photographed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are eroded sand dunes, but UFO hunters know better.<p>Those are no dunes — they're the superstructure of a ventilation roof for an underground city inhabited by …

5 Surprising Ways the Age of Exploration Shaped Modern Civilization

Between the 15th and 17th centuries, European sailors traversed the globe in search of riches, glory, and new trade routes. Historians refer to this …

Mummies and More Than 1,000 Statues Found in Egyptian Tomb

It’s been thousands of years since the ancient Egyptians began burying their dead along with their favorite possessions. But time hasn’t dimmed the …

NASA accidentally films the best UFO sighting yet

<b>Another unidentified flying object was captured on video by NASA’s space cameras. In the video footage, a mysterious object –with a peculiar</b> …

Grave of medieval priest with mysterious head injury uncovered in Lincolnshire

The body of a medieval priest with a mysterious head injury has been discovered, 700 years after he died, in a grave at Thornton Abbey.<p>Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield uncovered the coffin and skeleton at the abbey, which was founded as a monastery in 1139 and went onto become one of …

Book lovers, prepare to freak out: Archaeologists might have just discovered a time capsule from this legendary author

Book lovers, I hope you’re sitting down, because we have some potentially life-changing news — Jules Verne’s time capsule may have been discovered in …

Archaeology

14,000-year-old village ‘older than Egyptian pyramids’ is unearthed in Canada

A 14,000-year-old village, thought to be one of the oldest human settlements in North America, has been discovered by archaeologists.<p>Artefacts …