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A Short History of England

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Jenkins<p>Which battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and when - was the Battle of the Bulge?<p>In <i>A Short History of England</i>, bestselling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions - and many more - as he tells the …

Nelson Mandela’s Life and Times in Photographs

The civil rights leader who rose from rural, apartheid-era South Africa to become country's first black President, died Thursday.

New research maps the secret structure of the sun

A discovery that could help explain everything from solar storms to sunspots<p><i>The phenomenon of solar flares, as seen above, might be better understood thanks to the discovery of giant cells.</i><p>Nearly half a century ago, scientists started to unravel the structure of the sun and determine how solar …

Blitzkrieg

• <b>Author:</b> Len Deighton<p>A compelling history of Blitzkrieg: the ‘lightning war’ by which Hitler and his generals overwhelmed the Allied armies in Western Europe.<p>‘Blitzkrieg’ begins with a chilling portrait of Hitler’s rise to power in pre-war Germany, setting the stage for the outbreak of the Second …

Trench Talk

• <b>Author:</b> Peter Doyle & Julian Walker<p>The First World War largely directed the course of the twentieth century. Fought on three continents, the war saw 14 million killed and 34 million wounded. Its impact shaped the world we live in today, and the language of the trenches continues to live in the …

Invisible women: can you spot the mothers in these photographs?

With exposure times of half a minute, Victorian mothers wanting a portrait of their children had to disguise themselves as chairs, couches and curtains to hold them still. The results, captured in Linda Fregni Nagler's book The Hidden Mother, are both touching and unsettling

Absurd Creature of the Week: Glow-in-the-Dark Shark Makes Cookies Out of Flesh

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.29.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Marathon swimmer Mike Spalding was 10 hours …

The studio where Freddie Mercury recorded his last song - Telegraph

Dappy unveils new single ‘100 (Built For This)’

Lyric video for new track released<p>Ex-N-Dubz singer/rapper Dappy has released his latest single ‘100 (Built For This)’.<p>Though the track is not …

New Singles