Rob Lauer

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Here's what America would be like if the Nazis and Japanese had won WWII

This weekend marks the 71st anniversary of the Allies' D-Day landing at Normandy, France, which ultimately led to the liberation of France from Nazi control.<p>But what if the Allies had never launched their seaborne invasion, leaving Europe in the hands of Hitler and Nazi Germany?<p>Amazon Studios …

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …

How to Avoid the Most Common Grilling Mistakes

With barbecue season upon us, it’s time to get proficient with your grill. But just as important as knowing what to do is knowing what not to do. …

US museum must call Hiroshima and Nagasaki 'war crimes', say Japanese

Plans in United States for national parks to commemorate the Manhattan Project atomic bomb programme draw condemnation in Japan<p>A Japanese group is demanding that literature and displays in national parks in the United States being set up to commemorate the atomic bomb programme describe the attacks …

This Is Himmler’s Copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf

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Demented, Dying, but on Trial, the Last Nazis Reveal Their True Evil

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.<p>As the trial of …

5 Ways North Korea Is Much Worse Than You Think

You might think you have some idea of what life is like for North Korean peasants. You’re probably wrong. <i>Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North</i> …

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

The most powerful Holocaust film you’ve never seen is this lost Hitchcock documentary

For someone who was born more than four decades after the Holocaust, I have seen my share of horrifying, gut-wrenching, and heart-breaking footage from or about Nazi concentration camps. I’ve watched these documentaries and propaganda films in class, at the US Holocaust Museum, at Yad Vashem in …

The savagery of the Great War shattered Europe – yet, when it comes to art, we hide the shocking, gory images in favour of something more palatable<p>I recently wandered into the gift shop at a National Trust property and peered into the bargain bin. Most of the products being sold off cheap were …

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Saved From Dunkirk

Roger Hudson detailes how 122,000 French troops were evacuated from Dunkirk to Britain in May 1940.

Art Museum Uses Medieval Paintings To Hilariously Recap 'Game Of Thrones'

Dragons and magic aside, "Game of Thrones" has a historical bent -- it draws extensively from medieval history. Some have complained that this flair for the Middle Ages provides an excuse for the show runners to slather the drama with gratuitous sexual violence and gore. But the era has a lot more …

Enigma At Dendera: Ancient Egyptians Had Electricity And Batteries?

While people marvel at the ancient Egyptian pyramids, one thing that does not cross the mind of many is how the ancient Egyptians managed to create …

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New Evidence May Solve Mystery of America's Huge Ancient City

Mississippi floods shaped the rise and fall of the prehistoric metropolis known as Cahokia.<p>Researchers have long debated the reasons behind the rapid rise and swift disappearance of Cahokia, a sprawling, ancient city-state near the modern city of St. Louis. Now an analysis of sediment cores reveals …

Ancient Greek Legend Seems to Describe a Place in Peru: Early Contact?

In the 8th century B.C., the Greek poet Hesiod described in his “Theogony” a place at the end of the Earth where the gorgons dwell, where the god …

Ancient City Defied Rome, Now Faces Threat of Islamic State

ISIS closes in on World Heritage Site of Palmyra in Syria. Will this 2,000-year-old city face the same fate as Nimrud and Nineveh?<p><i>Updated Sunday, 9:00 ET</i><p>A remote desert oasis that rose to become one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world is now on the front lines of a new …

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Nazi letter to Soviet wartime agent found in Japan

A birthday letter from a Nazi foreign minister to a legendary spy credited with helping turn the tide of Germany's advance on Moscow has been found …

Nazi minister's letter to Soviet spy surfaces in Japan | DW | 19.05.2015

The letter congratulating Sorge (photo) on his 43rd birthday was written in 1938, and contains a singed photo of Ribbentrop, who served as Germany's …

Barbecue secrets from the nation’s preeminent pitmaster-geek

Aaron Franklin’s is the most anticipated barbecue book in years.<p>Franklin owns a tiny Austin joint with a gargantuan reputation: three-to-five-hour waits, a Bon Appétit honorific as the nation’s best barbecue eatery and a James Beard Foundation award this year naming him best chef in the Southwest …

How World War II shaped modern Germany

<b>In the latest in a series of articles on how World War II changed forever the countries that fought it, Kirsten Ripper looks at Germany, the instigator of the conflict and a nation that would be torn in two in its aftermath.</b><p><b>German guilt for Europe’s suffering</b><p>In World War II, Germany brought …

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The USA's Top 10 Hiking Trails: From Coast To Coast

Going for a hike is as easy as tying your shoes and taking that first step into nature. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors and …

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The People Who Swear Hitler Is Alive

Adolf and Eva died in a suicide pact in Berlin… right? Not if you believe 70 years of rabid conspiracy theories.<p>Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, …

The Smartest Way to Pack Carry-On Luggage

The intrepid traveler knows: A limit is more empowering than unbridled excess. Never check luggage again with this plane-and-simple carry-on blueprint.<p><b>Embrace Limitations</b>The intrepid traveler knows that a limit can be empowering. "A 45- to 51-linear-inch maximum forces you to choose what's …