Adam Pogorzelski

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Why are we obsessed with the Nazis?

The Nazis still have a strong hold on us – in daily news stories, in bookshops and cinemas, even on the streets of Europe. But how has thinking about the Third Reich changed over the decades? And does it exert such a grip because it represents racism in its most extreme form?<p>Why are we still so …

World History

What Would Really Happen If You Put A Human In A Microwave?

The Skin Effect isn't what it sounds like, but it can help us understand what happens to a human being when they're exposed to different microwave …

Kitchens

How The LEGO Movie Was Built Brick By Virtual Brick

<i>The LEGO Movie</i> certainly looks like it was created entirely with LEGO bricks in real life. In reality it wasnt, but the lengths the creators went to …

Lego

10 Comics That Shut Down Terrible Internet Arguments

Is there a persistent Internet argument that you're just sick of responding to? Don't have the energy to explain the problem with the argument for …

How Were the Pyramids Built?

Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Prehistoric life really might have been nasty, brutish and short.<p>Although many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution.<p>"We suggest that many of the …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

WATCH: Torturing virtual people with crowd simulation software

Dave Fothergill had some good fun with the Maya crowd simulation stuff in this cheerfully apocalyptic video -- it's even better with Waxy's …

An uncensored version of South Park's controversial Muhammad episode has surfaced

Remember back in 2010, when a radical Muslim group issued a totally rad death threat toward the creators of <i>South Park</i>, hoping to “raise awareness” of …

Four Linux server monitoring tools

Here is four strong monitoring tools i would like to present for you.<p>htop - interactive process viewer<p>You may know the standard tool for watching …

Look back with angst

AS NEW YEAR approached a century ago, most people in the West looked forward to 1914 with optimism. The hundred years since the Battle of Waterloo …

Geopolitics

US judge rules Sherlock Holmes and Watson are in the public domain

If you've had a Sherlock Holmes in space novel idea kicking around your head, now might be a good time to start writing it. A United States federal …

The Universe in pictures: The best space photos of 2013.

Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death from the Skies!</i> Follow him …