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30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Revealed: Churchill's secret affair and the painting that could have damaged his reputation

The year is 1942 and Britain’s wartime Prime Minister is at the White House for a summit with the President of the United States to discuss the progress of the war against Nazi Germany.<p>Tobruk has just fallen to Germans and Italian troops and Winston Churchill is desperate to retain the support of …

16 History Questions People Always Get Wrong

If you can get 12/16 correct, you’re an official history buff.<p>Also known as the Seven Years’ War, the conflict involved the French and British …

The full list of winners at the Bafta film awards

Baftas 2018,Baftas,Awards and prizes,Culture,Film,Call Me By Your Name,Dunkirk,The Shape of Water,Darkest Hour,Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,The Death of Stalin<p>Did Shape of Water swan off with the most Baftas? Or has Three Billboards put up a good show? All the nominees and winners of …

Photos: Less than a century ago, 20,000 people traveled to Kentucky to see a white woman hang a black man

These images shows mob voyeurism at its worst<p>The last public execution in America was a media frenzy. Not because a young black man was being hanged …

David Cronenberg’s ‘Rabid’ Remake; Kruger Joins ‘After The Wedding’; Uncork’d Finds ‘The Lighthouse’ – Berlin Briefs

David Cronenberg’s classic horror film <i>Rabid</i> is getting remade after Shout! Studios acquired the U.S rights to the reboot, which is being made by <i>Dead</i> …

Scientists use X-rays to read ancient scrolls hidden and preserved in Pompeii

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the days of ancient Rome left two cities almost perfectly preserved, as Pompeii and Herculaneum were quickly buried …

After a year in space, Scott Kelly’s legs betray the mission: ‘They are swollen and alien stumps’ | The Star

I’m sitting at the head of my dining room table at home in Houston, finishing dinner with my family: my longtime girlfriend, Amiko; my daughters, …

Penguin Random House

Do Even Famous Battles Ever Really Affect War’s Outcome?

The prevailing wisdom among historians for the past couple of centuries says that battles like Waterloo or Gettysburg were crucial turning points. A …

What the United States Did in Indonesia

A trove of recently released documents confirms that Washington’s role in the country’s 1965 massacre was part of a bigger Cold War strategy.<p>A trove of newly declassified diplomatic cables reveals a surprising degree of American involvement in a brutal anti-communist purge in Indonesia …

Indonesia

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Scientists want to create a universe in a lab, and they actually could

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

The boarding of U-559 changed the war – now both sides tell their story

In an updated extract from the bestselling Enigma history, we revisit the daring engagement in which two men gave their lives to make a breakthrough possible<p>The top-secret breaking of the German Enigma code by Alan Turing, and the codebreakers working with him at Bletchley Park, was one of the …

We don’t care about this entire generation of Americans, but they’re pretty used to it by now

Don’t call them Millennials. Don’t call them Gen X. Just call them already.<p>I assumed my husband was Gen X. He listens to Counting Crows, references <i>In</i> …

Rare color photos cast new light on World War II

<b>(CNN) —</b> Color film was rare in World War II. The vast majority of the photos taken during the conflict were in black and white, and color photography as a whole was still a relatively new technique.<p>It's this fact that makes the photos from a new book published by Imperial War Museums so …

Watch: Shipwrecks dating from 5th century discovered at bottom of Black Sea

Shipwrecks from thousands of years ago have been found for the first time at the bottom of the Black Sea.<p>The Black Sea MAP project has discovered artefacts from sunken ships dating from the Byzantine Era, the Middle Ages and the Ottoman Empire during one of the largest ever maritime …

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the ancient Greeks

From the true identity of the poet Homer to the elephants used as the first weapons of mass destruction, there is much to fascinate in the stories of …

My favourite film: The Ladykillers

Three Christmases ago, the Guardian moved from Farringdon Road to a patch of regenerating edgeland north-east of Kings Cross. And, ever since, there's been an unbeatable new boon to working here: you're never more than a hop or a skip from where they shot The Ladykillers.<p>Alexander Mackendrick's …

This animated map shows how World War I changed Europe's borders

World War I involved 32 nations from 1914 to 1919. It redrew the world map and reshaped many borders in Europe.<p>The collapse of the Russian Empire created Poland, the Baltics, and Finland. The Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolved into Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. When the Ottoman …

World History

Why astronauts are banned from getting drunk in space

From wine being sipped on the moon to whisky on a space station, space travel has had a long and complex relationship with alcohol.<p>Travelling thousands of miles above the Earth, into the great inky unknown, is hard work. It’s stressful and scary. So why shouldn’t astronauts treat themselves to an …

Alcohol

62 Interesting Facts about the Korean War

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when 75,000 North Korean soldiers poured over the 38th parallel into South Korea to impose communism on its …

NASA's twin study throws up an early genetic curveball

Scientists have begun poring over some of the preliminary data from NASA's landmark twin-study, which looks at the genetic differences between …

Genetics

Take a Look at a Surprisingly Charming WWI Nurse’s Scrapbook From 1918

Connect with Us<p>Take a Look at a Surprisingly Charming WWI Nurse’s Scrapbook From 1918<p>If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be a nurse during …

Five Badass Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own World War II Movie

Psst, Hollywood: Why stop with the fictional operative Marion Cotillard plays in Allied?<p>Writer <b>Steven Knight</b> has said that his new film, <i>Allied</i>, is based on a story about World War II spies that he heard third-hand from an old girlfriend. It could well have been more than an urban legend, though: …

Martin Scorsese’s Silence to premiere at the Vatican

Director will be joined by 400 priests for screening of film based on story of 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan<p>There will be no red carpet, and almost certainly none of the usual glamour. But when Martin Scorsese’s new film, Silence, has its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday, it …

The Red Pill: Melbourne cinema drops men's rights film after feminist backlash

Documentary criticised as unbalanced and cinema cancels screening worried it could be ‘potentially damaging to our credibility’<p>A Melbourne cinema has cancelled a screening of a documentary on men’s rights activism for fear it could be “potentially damaging to our credibility” following online …

A fresh light on the Nazis' wartime drug addiction

During WWII, Nazi leaders not only relied on drugs for their soldiers, but Adolf Hitler himself may have been hooked on opiates. Historian Norman …