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In Finland, a WWII film epic spurs praise, introspection

'The Unknown Soldier' has been seen by more than 940,000 Finns. Some of that is due to its cinematic grandeur. But some is also due to the sober look …

How to Make Your Online Dating Profile More Swipe-able

Online dating is, for lack of a better phrase, freaking exhausting. I’d be lying if I said I enjoyed using Tinder, Bumble, and the like, but dating …

So You Want to Read Military Sci-Fi, Part 2: Reader Suggestions

Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr left the Confederation Marines and founded an elite corps of friends and allies to take on covert missions that the …

Science Fiction

This Is What a $21,000 First Class Airplane Seat Looks Like

Flying first class is a delicacy some of us will never experience. But flying first class like this — well — it’s pretty much the stuff of kings.<p>On a …

Situp Test Help: Improve Fast!

<b>Mark</b> your current maximum score for your test (62 in 2 minutes). Do the type of exercise you will be tested: <b>Situps</b> — hands behind head with elbows …

The citizen-soldier: Moral risk and the modern military

The decision to accept my commission was the most important one I’d made in my twenty-one years of life, and I knew it. I also knew I’d likely end up …

Military

This Parasitic Mussel Pretends to Be a Fish

When you think about shellfish, “devious” is probably not the first word that comes to mind. That is, unless you’ve met the parasitic mussel …

Who’s afraid of America?

SINCE the end of the cold war one simple geopolitical rule has endured: do not take on America. The country’s armed forces have been so well …

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

Data Visualization

From U.S. ally to prison to redemption in Afghanistan

Temour Ebrahim had little reason to be nervous when U.S. soldiers summoned him to their base in this edgy highway town 80 miles south of Kabul, the Afghan capital.<p>For the better part of a decade, he had been coming to the garrison in Ghazni, weaving through a dusty maze of Hesco barriers for …

Afghanistan

The floating turd mystery that still haunts NASA

During Apollo 10 — in which a crewed spacecraft orbited the moon as a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing — astronauts encountered a deep mystery.<p>"Oh — who did it?" commander Tom Stafford suddenly asked, six days into the mission, as the crew discussed preparations for leaving the moon's …

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World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

A Georgia Town’s First Desegregated Prom and the Killing That Further Divided Its People

An exclusive first look at the HBO documentary Southern Rites, which examines a town’s first desegregated prom and the killing that further divided …

InterAct

Generation Z offers unique challenge for employers

Gen Z driven by social conscience, not money<p>The newest crop of workers, born after 1994, have been called Generation Z. They are defined as being …

Review panel okays Lake Huron site as potential nuclear-waste dump

A federal review panel has given its stamp of approval to a controversial plan to bury nuclear waste on the shores of Lake Huron.<p>The three-member panel released its report Wednesday, saying the project "is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects" and is the "preferred …

Environment

Russia Debuts Tanks, Putin Claims To Have ‘Most Powerful Tank In The World’

Russia debuted its tanks and showcased the nation’s enhanced military might to the world. Vladimir Putin‘s country is expected to publicly unveil …

How PTSD Became a Problem Far Beyond the Battlefield

Though only 10 percent of American forces see combat, the U.S. military now has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress disorder in its history. Sebastian Junger investigates.<p>The first time I experienced what I now understand to be post-traumatic stress disorder, I was in a subway station in New …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

Mass Animal Die-Offs Are on the Rise, Killing Billions and Raising Questions

Huge animal die-offs, along with disease outbreaks and other population stressors, are happening more often.<p><b>What's New</b><p>We're not talking about a few dead fish littering your local beach. Mass die-offs are individual events that kill at least a billion animals, wipe out over 90 percent of a …

Zoology