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Even in the desert, an innovative device pulls fresh water out of thin air

On any given day, you’re surrounded by water suspended in the air as imperceptible vapor. The idea of harvesting this water has deep roots in the …

University of California

Æthelflæd: The woman who crushed the Vikings

Janina Ramirez reveals how Æthelflæd – wife, mother, diplomat and, above all, warrior-queen – left an indelible mark on Anglo-Saxon England in the …

Who were the Templars?

<i>By Peter Konieczny</i><p>The Introduction to the <i>Medieval Warfare</i> <b>issue on the Templars</b>:<p>The idea of the Knights Templar looked good on paper. Have knights …

Hidden hoard of 250,000 toy soldiers to be auctioned

<b>A collection of about 250,000 toy soldiers and accessories - amassed over a lifetime and stored in a garage - is to be auctioned off.</b><p>The hoard, which filled a double garage in Brislington, Bristol, belonged to Carmelo Mazzotta who died in 2016 following a battle with leukaemia.<p>The 55 year old began …

The Centenary of the "First Commando Raid"

Ten days of events next month will celebrate the centenary of the "first commando raid:" the attack on Zeebrugge on April 23, 1918.<p>Commemorations …

The Best Websites to Get Your Retro Gaming Fix

Ready to relive some retro games directly in your web browser? If you’re bored at work and your mind suddenly drifts to those hours you spent …

Retrogaming

Jack O'Lantern Tears

Halloween. And all day I spent with the dead. I brought them into my mind one by one, in the order of their passing, from the earliest childhood days …

Mercenaries in Russia: How Westerners shaped the army - Russia Beyond

Mercenaries had long had a place in the Russian army, but beginning in the late 15th century, they started to play an even more significant role. The style of warfare had become much more sophisticated over the years, and Russia needed skillful military specialists from countries that already …

NASA press release says our solar system has a 9th planet

Planet Nine<p>Earlier this month, NASA issued a press release stating that it’s likely that our solar system has a ninth planet—even if it’s proving …

Operation Musketoon – Commando raid on Glomfjord

20th September 1942: Operation Musketoon - Commando attack on Glomfjord power station After the operation, which took place successfully on the night …

Toy ship sails from Scotland to Scandinavia

<b>A toy pirate ship launched by two young brothers in Aberdeenshire has sailed the high seas to Scandinavia.</b><p>Ollie Ferguson, eight, and Harry, five, from Turriff, first launched their Playmobil ship from Peterhead at the end of May.<p>It sailed hundreds of miles to Denmark, where a family sent it on its …

The Lanterns of the Dead

The city of Paris did not install street lanterns until the 1500s, but cemeteries across France had light hundreds of years earlier. The people of …

Review: London’s Gladiator Games

<i>IUGULA! IUGULA!</i>On all sides of the fallen gladiator, a roaring crowd thrust their fists forward, thumb pointing upwards, as they howled for the …

Ninja Warrior Ishikawa Goemon: Charitable Hero or Violent Outlaw?

Ishikawa Goemon was a legendary Japanese outlaw and folk hero who lived during the 16th century. This outlaw has sometimes been compared to Robin …

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The USAAF start to arrive in Britain

<b>28th July 1942: The USAAF start to arrive in Britain</b><br>I thought I'd seen everything but this place takes the cake. The people are so backward it is …

Watch the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

The Iron Giant, Freddy Krueger and the DeLorean are included<p>Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s <i>Ready Player One</i> finally has a trailer. It can be seen above.<p>Spielberg was on stage at San Diego Comic-Con, his first appearance since 2011, to debut the trailer and talk a little about the …

Ready Player One

World’s largest fish, a whale shark, nudges a fishing boat near Ocean City

The world’s largest fish, a whale shark, recently got up close and personal with fishermen in Ocean City, nudging their boat for long enough that the crew captured a stunning video.<p>Steve Moore — who helms the boat, dubbed “The Stalker” — was on an overnight fishing trip in late June when his crew …

Insanely Accurate Lip Synching Tech Could Turn Fake News Videos Into a Real Problem

Imagine the worst case scenario. Dubious filmmakers use artificially intelligent computers to feed raw audio into a simulated version of Barack …

University of Washington

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words

Periodic Table

POV LEGO Roller Coaster Built At The Beach Is Pretty Awesome

This is definitely the coolest LEGO sand roller coaster – EVER.<p>The ultimate seaside coaster sprawls along through a castle, a seashell forest, and an …

Man heads out for a swim — then climbs atop iceberg near Twillingate, N.L.

A Steady Brook man captured an icy — and risky — swim on video, when a man stripped down to shorts, jumped into the water, swam out to an iceberg and …

Red Cross

Mystery of 2,000-year-old Roman concrete solved by scientists

Some 2,000 years after they were first erected, Ancient Roman harbours made from concrete are still standing across Europe.<p>Meanwhile, more modern …

Seawater

Nanoparticle Vaccine Immunotherapy Targets Multiple Cancer Types

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types has been developed by researchers at the …

An Animated Introduction to Stoicism, the Ancient Greek Philosophy That Lets You Lead a Happy, Fulfilling Life

Forever known, it seems, as keeping a “stiff upper lip,” Stoicism—like its predecessor, Cynicism—is an ancient school of Greek philosophy that has …

Laura Lam on Flawed Utopias, Sun-Drenched Noir, and the Future of Publishing

Laura Lam’s newest novel, <i>Shattered Minds</i>, is a journey to the exact sort of utopia that I like—namely, a complex, untidy one. Her Pacifica novels …

SpaceX successfully completes two Falcon 9 landings in one weekend

This is SpaceX’s lucky 13th landing — and its eighth at sea<p>SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the second Falcon 9 rocket in roughly 48 hours — giving SpaceX two wins in its “weekend doubleheader.” The nearly back-to-back launches are a show of strength for the company that has said it …

Jaisalmer Fort: The Imposing Desert Fort With a Bone-Chilling Custom

Sitting in the desert with its towering golden-hued walls and imposing bastions, the 12th century Jaisalmer Fort certainly makes an impact. This fort …

A proposal to sterilize 2-3 million Jews

Castration by means of X-rays, however, is not only relatively cheap, but can be carried out on many thousands in a very short time. I believe that …