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Europe

Trainers Pile on Lbs. – To Lose Weight Alongside Clients – in New Show Fit to Fat to Fit

On A&E’s new reality show, <i>Fit to Fat to Fit</i>, 10 personal trainers aim to prove their weight loss strategies really work by taking their own advice …

France opens access to Vichy archives from Nazi collaboration era

The classified documents belong to the notorious Vichy era during the second World War when thousands of Jews were deported in collaboration with the …

World History

Ancient city of Pompeii unveils restored homes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Newly restored ruins in the ancient city of Pompeii, with intricate mosaic tiles, bathhouses and even graffiti were officially unveiled to the public on Thursday after a lengthy restoration process.<p>The project, including six restored homes, is the result of a 2012 partnership between the …

Archaeology

This year’s viral fashion moments retold via art history

The parallels between art and fashion are undeniable. Ever since Schiaparelli looked to works of Surrealist art to inspire her creations way back in the 1920s, designers have been looking to museums, galleries and image archives when researching their collections. These references have been …

‘1st of its kind’ in Norway: Archaeologists unearth 1,500yo Viking settlement beneath airbase

An airbase designed to accommodate Norway’s new fleet of F-35 jet fighters was once an Iron Age Viking settlement, dating back some 1,500 years, …

Spain’s Nazi volunteers defend their right to recognition - and German pensions

Survivors of the Spanish Blue Division, sent by Franco to fight on Hitler’s Eastern Front in the Second World War, say there is no shame in celebrating what they did<p>As a veteran of the Russian front in the Second World War, Juan Serrano knows more than nearly European still alive about the brutal …

Metal Gear Solid 5's secret 'nuclear disarmament' event has begun, Konami says

A secret event inside <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> can now be triggered, Konami has revealed, once a set of very specific conditions are met, one of them being the complete nuclear disarmament of everyone on the same regional server.<p>Nuclear weapons are owned and developed at a player's …

Metal Gear

Evocative Photos by Stefanie Klavens Examine the Scenery of Everyday Life

Boston-based photographer Stefanie Klavens examines the scenery of daily life in her series <i>How We Live</i>. Klavens focuses on a wide variety of …

National Geographic Travel

“Sorry we killed your family”: We are the terrorists in the Middle East, and our compliant media will never tell the truth

The real Middle East terrorists? Look in the mirror. We’ll never face it, because the media won’t level with us<p>As the great American lawyer and statesman John Adams noted, “facts are stubborn things.”<p>Anybody paying attention to the facts regarding the U.S. bombing of a Medecins Sans Frontieres …

War

Will Practicing A Skill In Your Head Make You Better At It?

Short answer: Only if you’re already good<p>When Carson Palmer, the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, hurt his elbow a few years ago, he took a week off from throwing the football. But in his head, Palmer practiced every day. “You stand right behind the center, and you see the …

"Sacred Landscapes" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Sacred Landscapes<p>Published <b>Nov 18, 2015</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>23 Contributors</b><p><b>23 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Explorer</i><p>View Slideshow<p>The idea of doing a story based on images that focused on merging worlds was challenging in many ways. First and most importantly …

Deus Sex Machina: The Ethics Of Robot Love

There was to have been a conference in Malaysia last week called Love and Sex with Robots but it was cancelled after Malaysian police branded it …

Robotics

This Jewish couple survived the Holocaust hidden behind a church organ. Their daughter — also in hiding — had no idea.

Watching refugees escape Syria and Iraq has been really difficult for many people. I know it has been for me. Just imagine what it's like for them.<p>For one thing, the sheer number of people is numbing.<p>So are the constant stories of children in trouble. Children dying en route to Europe. Children who …

Empathy

The Danish Girl Makes Transgender Issues Safe For The Oscar Crowd

Of all the adjectives to describe a movie, “well-intentioned” is among the least scintillating and most wearying. It’s why a lot of people have an …

Filmmaking

Rudeness Can Spread Like a Disease, Says Science

A new study finds that rude behavior is susceptible to the "contagion effect" just like an actual disease.

Research

Fishermen mistook part of lost American rocket part for whale

Part of spaceship, thought to be from a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket which exploded shortly after take-off in Florida, washed up on Isle of Scilly<p>Scilly Isles fishermen mistook the lost piece of an American rocket which exploded minutes after take-off at Cape Canaveral, Florida for a whale - after it …

Falcon 9

Introducing Masquerada on PS4

Having spent years playing Dungeons and Dragons, one thing always annoyed me: the power differential between spellcasters and the rest of the …

Dragon Age

Brining turkey is the worst, according to science

It’s a topic of perpetual debate, especially this time of year: To brine or not to brine?<p>Common wisdom says that brining a turkey, or soaking it in a bath of saltwater (plus extras, depending on the recipe), is the best way to make a juicy bird. Heck, even Martha Stewart says to do it that way. But …

BBQ

Marketing A TV Show With Nazi Insignia On Subway Trains Is Probably Not The Best Idea

If we’ve learned anything from corporations struggling to buy the precious eye space that our heads gobble up, it’s that almost no boundaries exist in the marketing space. Sex sells. Violence sells. Depravity sells. Nazi symbols plastered all over the inside of a New York City subway train? Perhaps …

World War II Weathermen Recognized for Sacrifice During Battle of the Atlantic

Human Journey<p>In the summer of 1942, the tide of World War II was turning against the fascist Axis powers, but the struggle for control of the North Atlantic shipping lanes between the U.S. and Great Britain was still being fought in the sprawling Battle of the Atlantic. And if German submarines …

Two agencies would accept B.C. birth certificates without gender marker

Two agencies that could be affected if the British Columbia government stopped listing sex on birth certificates have told the province they could live with the change.<p>Eight transgender and intersex people have filed complaints against the province at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. The …

LGBTQI

See How 4 Photojournalism Students Covered the Missouri Campus Protests

Posters from a "#RacismLivesHere" rally are displayed at Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri campus following a stu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Justin L. …

Justice

Did ExxonMobil Just Admit It's Still Funding Climate Science Deniers?

Viewers were treated to a rare moment of candor at the end of a recent <i>PBS NewHour</i> interview with Kenneth Cohen (above), ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs.<p><i>NewsHour</i> host Judy Woodruff pressed Cohen about an accusation New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made during …

Climate

Remains of 'End of the World' Epidemic Found in Ancient Egypt

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end.<p>Working …

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 7: The Nazi Legacy, Current Cinema and Questions of Judgment

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 7: The Nazi Legacy, Current Cinema and Questions of Judgment<p><i>Is To Know All To Forgive All?</i><p>by Lawrence D. Mass<p>In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two …

Living Rooms

Green Ronin’s ‘Fantasy AGE’ RPG Brings Geek & Sundry to Your Tabletop

If you’re a fan of the <i>Dragon Age</i> video game franchise, then you might have run across its official tabletop adaptation from Green Ronin Publishing. …

Board Games

Nazi holocaust documents found: 6,300 files discovered behind wall of Budapest apartment

Couple renovating their flat in Hungary find huge trove of documents from a 1944 Nazi census hidden behind a wall<p>A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during World War II, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their …