Nathaniel Free

2,537 Added | 19 Magazines | 1,493 Likes | 3 Following | 44 Followers | @freetheword | U.S. Soldier, journalist, and novelist. I flip stuff for book research: Quantum mechanics, time travel, genetics, AI, robotics, and transhumanism.

Mormon missionaries return to Caribbean after devastating hurricanes

File Photo: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' temple in Salt Lake City | © 2014 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights …

Caribbean

UNSUNG HEROES: The Paratroopers Who Killed 265 Insurgents To Defend One Downed Apache

On Jan. 28, 2007, a 12-man Military Transition Team, or MiTT, composed of paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry …

10 Dark Secrets Of Mormon History

Every religion has less-than-savory moments hidden in its history. Catholicism has the Inquisition and the Crusades. The Anglican Church began its …

Why So Many Adults Love Young-Adult Literature

Over half of today’s YA readers are over the age of 18.<p><i>This article is edited from a story shared exclusively with members of The Masthead, the membership program from</i> The Atlantic <i>(find out more). In part one, we explore why adults gravitate towards books written for children and teenagers. In part</i> …

Books

Google's AI Built Its Own AI That Outperforms Any Made by Humans

Should we be worried?<p>In May 2017, researchers at Google Brain announced the creation of AutoML, an artificial intelligence (AI) that's capable of …

Artificial Intelligence

Is the U.S. Army on Verge of Creating 'Super Soldiers'?

<i>Developed by Lockheed with internal research and development funds, FORTIS is designed to help soldiers run, maneuver, carry injured comrades and</i> …

Rough Stone Rolling | Latter-day Commentary - Last Days - Signs of the Times

Posted on February 28, 2011 by Tim Malone<p>About a thousand other people and I enjoyed an evening with Richard Bushman last night. He spoke about …

A Price Too High

PRIVATE PILOT ALAN PETERSON OF Metamora, Michigan, was flying his Piper Saratoga to Cambridge, Maryland, on a beautiful Indian summer morning. It was …

Three-mile-wide Asteroid 3200 Phaethon to skim Earth just before Christmas

Planet Earth will have a terrifyingly close encounter with a three-mile-wide asteroid just over a week before Christmas.<p>A gigantic space rock called …

Martyrdom at Carthage - ensign

Even before the Prophet Joseph Smith went to Carthage, there were signs that his life was in danger: Illinois Governor Thomas Ford going to Hancock …

7 Famous Polygamists (and their many, many wives)

It's been pretty hard to miss what's been going on at the Yearning for Zion Ranch near Eldorado, Texas. In case you haven't heard, here's a quick …

Mormons Sweep Top 3 Spots in "Dancing with the Stars"

<i>It's amazing to have so much talent on just one show!</i><p>A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints won the Mirror Ball on <i>Dancing with</i> …

Mormon missionary wounded in Brussels bombing recalls the first person who came to his aid: a Muslim woman

It would have been easy for Mason Wells to give in to hate after he was seriously wounded in last year’s terrorist bombings in Brussels.<p>But, on the …

First Successful Head Transplant Carried Out In China

The world's first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China, according to an Italian Professor Sergio Canavero.<p>Dr Xiaoping Ren, …

'Treasured' Mormon manuscript, other LDS artifacts now can be seen at Smithsonian

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

The Ten Most Expensive Mormon Books

<b>To sign up for Meridian’s Free Newsletter, please CLICK HERE.</b><p>I have been selling rare Mormon books for almost 30 years. During that time, I’ve seen …

National Treasure: Smithsonian's national firearms collection comes to Wyoming

In 1803, the U.S. frigate Philadelphia sparked a major international incident when it ran aground in Tripoli harbor. Barbary pirates quickly overran …

LDS church leaders interrupt meeting to save girls in submerged car

EastIdahoNews.com<p>By | Posted Nov 14th, 2017 @ 2:01pm<p>REXBURG — A typical LDS leadership meeting took an unusual turn Sunday night that resulted in two …

The original chapter breaks in the Book of Mormon

Why does the book of 1 Nephi have 22 chapters today, when it used to have only 7? Why should you care?<p>The earliest editions of the Book of Mormon did …

Orrin Porter Rockwell (1813-1878)

<b>Orrin</b> <b>Porter</b> <b>(Orrin Porter)</b><p>Born <b>28 Jun 1813</b> in <b>Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA</b><p>Ancestors<p>Husband of <b>Luana Hart (Beebe) Baldwin</b> — married …

Rockwell’s Station - Pony Express | B. Scott Holmes

Rockwell’s Station (N40 29 07.0 W111 54 14.0) (M)<p>Location: SW1/4NW1/4 Section 15, Township 4 South, Range 1 West, Salt Lake Meridian, 10 miles south …

Utah Stations

San Francisco

Although the spotlight of admiration and praise often focused upon the Pony Express riders, their success was impossible without the humble, mostly …

When a Jew Reads the Book of Mormon

Personal experience colors our perception of everything. I’ve had some unusual experiences. I’m a Jewish convert. I believe like a Mormon, but I …

The amazing name Lehi: meaning and etymology

There's only one town called Lehi in the Bible, and it features in a highly symbolic scene involving the judge Samson (Judges 15:9).<p>In the wake of …

4 Die in Cave

Four Die In Cave<p>Thursday, 18 August 2005 - MICHAEL RIGERT - Daily Herald<p>Hands on their heads, fleeting glimmers of hope, holding back tears -- the …

Gollum's Cave

This cave was one of my favorites until it was cemented shut from this tragic incident a few years ago.<p>Deseret Morning News <br>PROVO <br>The bodies of four …

Hastings Cutoff: Dead Man's Cave

<b>DEAD MAN'S CAVE</b><p>Heinrich Lienhard tells about leaving the Wasatch Mountains and heading toward some reddish brown mountain:<p>"On August 8 we left the …

Dime Novel Mormons

edited and introduced by Michael Austin and Ardis E. Parshall<p><b>Preview the volume here.</b><p><b>Also available in ebook for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple.</b><p><b>Book</b> …