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This WWII soldier liberated a whole town by himself, but most Canadians still don’t know his name

Most soldiers would probably have gone home after the first explosion claimed their left eye.<p>It was the dying months of the Second World War and …

Netherlands

The 20 best movie plot twists of the 21st century, ranked

When movies pull the rug from under us, it's one of the greatest thrills that cinema can provide.<p>As Hollywood continues to reboot countless old properties, it's easy to think that the days of original and surprising storytelling are long behind us. But these films prove that Hollywood still has a …

Eleven creepiest unsolved mysteries in Britain

Photos<p>Eleven creepiest unsolved mysteries in Britain (PHOTOS)<p>By Charlotte Smith<p>14 August 2017<p>Trinity Mirror<p>From <b>ghostly apparitions to bewildering</b> …

Decadent, Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse That Won't Even Have You Missing the Real Thing

<i>A creamy chocolate mousse dessert that actually gets its creaminess without any avocado, via</i> <i>PaleoHacks.</i><p>Meet the creamiest, richest mousse you've ever tasted. This dark chocolate mousse recipe is dairy-free and packed with antioxidants to keep this Paleo dessert deliciously healthy.<p>Whenever I want …

23 Inspirational wood deck designs

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Interior Design

A modern and simple Japanese home

In today's 360°, we look at a home that is dominated by that natural material that forms the bones of a traditional Japanese structure—wood! And it's …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

Human Rights

The Illuminati Were Amateurs -- The Facts Show These Five Families Rule the World

As you begin to understand world governments don’t have your best interests in mind — that enemies of the State could more aptly be called enemies of …

The World's 20 Most Impressive Ancient Builds

The feats of the Ancients.<p>Suspension bridges and skyscrapers are marvels of modern engineering, but some of the world's most impressive constructions are thousands of years behind us. The Roman Colosseum is one such wonder, marking a crucial transition point between two vastly different ages of …

Hoysala Architecture

The Hoysala era (1026 CE – 1343 CE) was marked by illustrious achievements in art, architecture, and culture. The nucleus of this activity lay in the …

Custom Prefab Homes | Prefab Floor Plans | Modern Prefab Homes | Round Homes

360° Collection<p>Round Shape. Custom Floorplans. Hurricane Resistant.<br>There are no load-bearing walls in our round homes, so you can completely …

Prefab Homes

Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological Anomaly

There are always exceptions to the rule, and this boiling Amazonian river is undoubtedly an exception to our current understanding of the Amazon Rainforest. Andrés Ruzo, a PhD candidate in geophysics at SMU, has spent the last several years studying a very peculiar phenomenon in the Amazon …

Geology

Japanese wooden clock that writes the hour is the most beautiful way to tell time

We sometimes lament the end of days when tinkerers like Leonardo da Vinci crafted amazing gadgets using a mix of art and mechanics, rather than …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

10 Anime that are famous only because of fanservice

Fanservice: when an anime decides that story is not necessary and focuses entirely on sexualized pixels to make 12-year-old otakus giggle. Some shows …

Life in Ancient Egypt: what was it like?

Egypt’s pharaohs have left an impressive legacy of stone architecture, monumental inscriptions and religious art, allowing us to reconstruct their …

Sunken Japanese WWII Submarine Discovered Off Hawaiian Coast

A World War II-era Japanese submarine that had been captured and intentionally sunk by U.S. forces was discovered earlier this year in its watery …

In pictures: Victoria Cross heroes of the First World War

A new book reveals never seen before images and stories of the men who received Britain's highest military honour for their contribution to the First …

The lost voice of ancient Britain

For centuries, Geoffrey of Monmouth’s medieval history of the British Isles has been cast as a work of pure make-believe. Yet, says Miles Russell, …

A promising new material can convert a major greenhouse gas into clean energy

Developed by a team of researchers in China, the material could be one way to deal with the 36 gigatonnes of CO2 we release into the atmosphere each year due to fossil fuel use.<p>Scientists have been struggling for decades to come up with an energy-efficient way to transform CO2 into something …

Teotihuacans kept pumas in captivity and fed them human sacrifices as part of ancient rituals

The ancient Teotihuacan people in Mexico kept carnivorous animals like pumas, wolves, jaguars and eagles in captivity around 1,000 years earlier than …

Sickle-wearing skeletons reveal ancient fear of demons

How do you keep a demon from disturbing the living? A blade to the throat should do the trick.<p>A few skeletons unearthed in a 400-year-old Polish cemetery have been discovered with sickles placed around their necks. Archaeologists believe this strange burial practice is evidence of a belief in magic …

A 2,000-year-old ancient Roman laundromat open to public for first time

An ancient dry cleaner's where ancient Romans brought their tunics to be dyed and washed is among six newly restored buildings in Pompeii to be opened to the public<p>A 2,000-year-old laundry where ancient Romans brought their brilliant white tunics to be dyed and washed was among six newly restored …

Italy

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Ancient Etruscan Tomb Found 'Undisturbed' In Italy

The 2,300-year-old grave could shed light on an enigmatic civilization.<p>An intact 2,300-year-old Etruscan tomb recently discovered in Italy may help shed light on an ancient civilization that flourished centuries before the rise of the Roman Empire.<p>The tomb, found in a field near Città della Pieve, …

Archaeology

10 facts about Stonehenge

It is possibly the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. But how much do you know about Stonehenge? Here are 10 important facts...<p>1) Built …

The smoked corpses of Aseki

“There were 14 corpses in total, arranged on bamboo scaffolding in life-like positions or curled up like foetuses inside large baskets.”<p>The Anga people live in Papua New Guinea's Aseki District, a fringe highland region so detached from the modern world that even the regular passing of mist is …

Archaeology

9 unsolved historical mysteries

Who was Jack the Ripper, what happened to the Mary Celeste, and did Richard III really murder the princes in the Tower? These are some of the biggest …

The Traditional Filipino Treats Made with Ovaltine (Please!)

These Polvorónes—traditional Filipino cookies—do everything the cookies on that holiday platter you got this year don’t do: They’re malty, they’re toasty from brown butter, and they're pleasantly crumbly the way a good scone is.<p><b>And they surprise you</b>: You’ll have to eat a second to figure them out …

Dessert