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Incorrect Latin word mars UT’s monument to victims of 1966 Tower sniper

When University of Texas officials and a committee of former students were planning a granite memorial honoring the victims of UT Tower sniper …

Worlds Without War

In his 1651 book <i>Leviathan</i>, English thinker Thomas Hobbes argued that humans are warlike by nature. Today, many people concur. In a recent survey of …

30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It's An Epidemic

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That's nearly <i>double</i> the amount of casualties lost during <i>war</i>.<p>Women are much more likely to be …

Introducing Ubo

1 year ago - posted by <b>Rob Power</b><p><b>Solaris is delighted to announce the next project from award-winning author Steve Rasnic Tem: Ubo.</b><p>A blend of science …

The Origins of Violence

Segment Guests<p>Steven Pinker<p>Steven Pinker is author of <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined</i> (Viking, 2011) and a psychology …

Gilles de Rais – violent predator or political victim?

Gilles de Montmorency-Laval, more commonly known as Gilles de Rais, was a 15 th century French nobleman, Breton baron, and marshal of France. He was …

Comparing Gun Deaths by Country: The U.S. Is in a Different World

The mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night has horrified the nation. But it’s not unusual for dozens of Americans to be killed by guns in a single day.<p>Gun homicides are a common cause of death in the United States, killing about as many people as car crashes (not counting van, truck, motorcycle …

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This Guy Wants to Save Robots From Abusive Humans

How should we regulate the relationship between humans and machines? Pete Remine has an idea.<p>The robots are coming, the robots are here, the robots are… being abused?<p>That's according to the above video, which features clips of humans physically abusing robots. It's set to the obligatory sample of …

Robots and Slavery - what do humans want when we are “Masters”?

Robot obeys. Robot does what human Master wants. Robot is Slave. Androids today are quite “primitive” - they don’t look convincingly “human” - not …

This brilliant book sheds new light on Nazi Germany

<b>Sir Ian Kershaw onNikolaus Wachsmann's Wolfson History Prize-winning study of the concentration camps</b><p>Is it possible to say anything new about Nazi Germany? This is, after all, probably the most thoroughly researched period in modern history. Of course, niche areas, specific limited topics or local …

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 87

Author gained acclaim for ‘Night,’ his account of life in Nazi concentration camps<p>By<p>Brenda Cronin and<p>Brenda Cronin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@Brenda_Cronin<p>brenda.cronin@wsj.com<p>Rory Jones<p>Rory Jones<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@RoryWSJ<p>Google+<p>Rory.Jones@wsj.com<p>Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust …

Human Rights

'Please stop playing Pokemon at Germany's Holocaust sites'

Pokemon Go has only been available in Germany as of sometime before noon on Wednesday and already it’s causing controversy.<p>The Foundation Memorial to …

As Holocaust survivors age and die, their stories must remain alive

Out of the 30 original Holocaust survivors who resettled in El Paso several decades ago, just a handful remains alive. As these survivors reach the …

THE TRAIL OF THE FOURTH REICH

Peter Levenda’s rather in depth and scholarly work delves into the origins of Nazism which began far earlier than Hitler’s January 30, 1933 …

Jesus was GERMAN: Shock claim emerges in secret documents

The crackpot theory was one of many dreamed up by an Austrian occult expert, Karl Maria Wiligut.<p>Wiligut joined the SS in 1933 and rose to become an …

Under Putin, Josef Stalin's Popularity on the Rise in Russia

Under leader Vladimir Putin, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, who purged between 20 and 60 million of his own people, has become increasingly popular in …

Tank Girl! Josef Stalin's tattooed British-educated granddaughter whose mother 'abhorred' the murderous tyrant's dark past

• <b>This is Chrese Evans, the 44-year-old granddaughter dictator Josef Stalin</b>• <b><br>Mother was Svetlana Alliluyeva, the evil despot's beloved only</b> …

First Charges Brought Against My Lai Soldiers

Daryl has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Royal Holloway University of London. He has always had a strong interest in writing, particularly about …

Captain Medina and the My Lai Massacre - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

<i>Photo: My Lai Massacre Victims <br>Taken by US Army photographer <br>Public Domain</i><p>While the United Nations and Al Jazzera have become hysterical over the …

The killing spree — I

Insane sects grow with the same rhythm as big organisations. It is the rhythm of total destruction — Adorno<p>In the US, the coldblooded massacre, a …

How the 1966 Tower sniper attack fueled debate over campus carry at UT

When the first Austin police officers reached the University of Texas campus on Aug. 1, 1966, they found themselves outgunned by a single sniper …

Dallas shooting is the latest American nightmare

To a nation already approaching something like a nervous breakdown from a confluence of race, violence and social media, here’s a nightmare from the darkest corner of the American attic: a Texas sniper, a twisted hatred, a slaughter of innocents.<p>Yet there’s at least one big difference between Micah …

Portrait of a Killer: 6 Chilling Jack the Ripper Theories

<b>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</b><p><i>By: Jessica Ferri</i><p>It's been nearly 130 years since the mutilated corpses of five women, all prostitutes, were discovered in London's Whitechapel district. Due to the brutal condition of the victims--slashed, and in some cases, ripped wide open with major organs removed--the …

How UT sniper Charles Whitman’s hatred inspired an Institute for Play

Charles Whitman’s killing spree from atop the University of Texas Tower was so baffling to people in 1966 that then-Gov. John Connally formed a …

My Lai Massacre - Vietnam War

Charlie Company<p>The small village of My Lai is located in Quang Ngai province, which was believed to be a stronghold of the communist National …

The Psychology of Hate

Many Americans think of Orlando as one of the happiest places on earth—home to The Magic Kingdom and all things Disney, a playground of water and …

Psychology

Gilles De Rais: A Historic Serial Killer's Playlist

Rocks Off thought this would be a perfect time to dance merrily upon the grave of one of histories most abhorrent monsters with a playlist of songs …