Charles R. Shedlak

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Agent Big Bird, the US Cold War spy satellite

During the Cold War the US deployed a series of iconic spy planes, such as the Blackbird. But these weren't the only weapons in the US spy arsenal. Watch this video to find out more.<p>The Cold War saw an unprecented level of spying by the USA and the Soviet Union. While much of it was carried out by …

Cold War

Here's the US military's sidearm has evolved over the past 200 years

A good sidearm is the ultimate plan B. You don't want to have to use it, but if you <i>do</i> have to — it better work. They're kind of the last line of defense for American freedom and they've come a long way in 240-plus years.<p>The sidearm has gone from a smoothbore, muzzle-loaded, single shot to SIG …

Military

Five Fixable Things That Can Lead to Dementia If Left Untreated

Experts say that dementia, the general term for a severe decline in mental ability, affects 47.5 million people worldwide and the numbers are …

Dementia

Why the U.S. Navy Once Had a Concrete Ice Cream Barge

The portable parlor sustained sailors on the high seas.<p>The United States’ Prohibition years, which lasted from 1920 to 1933, didn’t just give the …

Ice Cream

6 Battles that Significantly Affected the Roman Empire

Augustus Caesar was the first Roman Emperor and officially held this title from 27 B.C until his death in AD 14. It was to endure until the Fall of …

World History

10 Sandwiches to Eat in Italy Before You Die

Add these regional panini to your bucket list, and get to work.<p>Italy is one of the great sandwich nations of the world. A leader in cured meats, …

Italian Food

Why Hitler vs. Stalin Was the Most Horrific War of All Time

<i>Statistics of this magnitude are inevitably imprecise, and scholars on all sides of the war continue to debate the size of military and civilian</i> …

War

Russian peasants sell human heads during 1920s famine

Human heads sold at the market stall for cannibals: Haunting images show Russian peasants selling body parts during 1920s famine that forced families …

War

74 Exceptional Architecture Portfolios

Technical skills: check. Visually coherent content: check. Distinctive personal input on both the projects and portfolio design: double …

Résumés

Massachusetts Governor Signs Gun Seizure Bill

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill on Tuesday allowing for temporary gun confiscation without any due process in Massachusetts.<p>Bill H4670 …

Guns

Did the Navy Build Secret Undersea Lairs for Its Nuclear Submarines? - Warrior Maven

Military

Every NFL Team's Biggest Mistake of the Past Decade

Head to Google and you'll find approximately 43 million pages of cliches about everybody making mistakes, including a hit from Hannah Montana. And while it's true that nobody is perfect, there's little room for error in the NFL.<p>That's why shelf lives are so short in this league, whether we're …

NFL

Forget 2022! A Big Social Security Change Is Happening Right Now

This hasn't happened since 1982.<p>Social Security is a critical resource that tens of millions of seniors rely on when they hang up their work gloves …

Retirement

Where to find the best free stuff online

Why pay?<p>The internet is brimming with freebies—you just need to know where to look for them. There are a lot of sites that offer free items—but there are also a lot of scams. We've handpicked the most trustworthy sites and apps for you to turn to, whether you're hunting for a sofa or a smartphone …

Freebies

Inside Churchill’s Spy Files – Five Top Secret Intelligence Operations That Helped the Allies Win WW2

“GARBO proved to be the most successful double agent of all time.” By Nigel West IN APRIL OF 1943, the British Security Service (MI5) agreed to begin …

World History

One thing that 'M*A*S*H' got wrong about the Korean War

They called it the Forgotten War, that short three-year police action led by a United Nations force bullied into existence by the United States. At …

North Korea

These Tests Will Tell You Just How Good Your Eyes Are at Seeing Color

Let’s talk about how you’re perceiving color. The idea came to me when a coworker asked if they should get the computer with 100-percent sRGB or …

OLEDs

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Emotional Intelligence

Russia's "A-10 Like" Su-25 Frogfoot vs US Air Force A-10

U.S. Air Force wants to retire the A-10 starting in 2022, but the Su-25 is undergoing extensive upgrades

Military

The high-minded justification of a Briton who spied for the Soviets

Everyone’s a traitor these days. Tattlers in the White House spilling their discontent? Traitors, says President Trump. The paycheck patriots who’ve taken foreign cash while in Trump’s orbit? Traitors, say Americans counting the indictments in the Russia investigation. James Comey? A traitor, …

World Peace

The Second World War

Overview<p>The Second World War by Antony Beevor<p><b>A masterful and comprehensive chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony</b> …

The Greatest Charge of the Civil War! | American Battlefield Trust

The largest assault of the Civil War was not Pickett’s Charge nor those at Franklin or Spotsylvania but rather a less-known event on June 27, 1862, …

War

The African Diaspora in Europe Today

<i>*This post is part of our new blog series on Black Europe. This series, edited by Kira Thurman and Anne-Marie Angelo,</i> <i>explores what it means to bring</i> …

10 excellent comics that flew under the radar in 2017

Some are obvious masterpieces, and some are better than they have any right to be.<p>Comic book news this year was dominated by which major characters …

Superman will find his red underwear in Action Comics #1000

And he’ll be wearing it on the outside<p>DC Comics has a big milestone coming up. In fact, it’s so big that it’s kind of a milestone for the entire American comics industry — maybe even the entire American entertainment industry, at this point. The one <i>thousandth</i> issue of <i>Action Comics</i>, the first issue …

DC Comics MAY 2018 Solicitations

Credit: DC Comics<p><b>DC NATION #0</b><br>• BATMAN wedding prelude written by TOM KING with art by CLAY MANN<br>• JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE PRELUDE written by SCOTT …

Harley Quinn

Geoff Johns Teases New Shazam! Comics

DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer — and comics scribe in his own right — Geoff Johns has indicated there could be new <i>Shazam!</i> …

DC Comics

DC Comics announces new imprint Black Label

DC Comics has announced the upcoming launch of a new prestige imprint, DC Black Label, which is set to pair some of the publisher’s best creators …

Why we’re going to see more and more older athletes

Jeff Bercovici’s Play On investigates the factors that keep athletes performing<p>In sports, “peak age” is always looming, and it can come as quickly as the early 20s. But it doesn’t have to be this way — and we’re likely to see more and more older athletes, says journalist Jeff Bercovici, San …

Exercise

New type of photosynthesis discovered that could change hunt for alien life

The discovery of a new method that bacteria can use to harvest infrared light and turn it into energy has boosted scientific understanding of the …