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The Ottoman empire: the last great casualty of the first world war

According to Eugene Rogan’s The Fall of the Ottomans, the collapse of the millennium-old empire triggered most of the problems that plague the Middle East today<p>In a possibly apocryphal story, Henry Kissinger, while visiting Beijing in 1972 as Nixon’s national security adviser, asked Zhou Enlai, …

World History

16 Things That Made African King Shaka Zulu One Of The Greatest Military Minds In History

Shaka Zulu is said to be one of the greatest military leaders in African history, and perhaps all of history. There is controversy around the …

South Africa

Beirut's bullet-riddled Holiday Inn - a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 28

The once-plush hotel stands empty as a reminder of the city’s brutal civil war, while the surrounding districts are swept up in glitzy redevelopments<p>Though Lebanon has been swept by a gentrifying and disfiguring development rush, some older monuments still stand tall. Strolling downhill from the …

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's latest product: Tesla Energy.</b> It's a suite of batteries for homes and businesses.<p><b>2. Yelp shares tanked over 23% in trading yesterday.</b> It reported a big miss on first quarter earnings, as well as a disappointing outlook.<p><b>3. LinkedIn shares were down over 20% on weak</b> …

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NHL playoffs: 4 stories from Thursday night

The opener of the Round 2 matchup between the Ducks and Flames wasn't even close, while the Capitals stole one from the Rangers with a very late goal …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

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You Won't Believe What Surgeons Found in Bode Miller's Back | Men's Health

We all thought the photo of blue gunk was grotesquely fascinating. And ultimately, we had one question: What <i>is</i> that stuff?<p>So we called up Dr. Stu McGill, a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, and as his title suggests, one of the world’s foremost experts on the human …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

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Add leaves to baking soda and water, boil, and then use the skeleton for your crafting needs!<p>See more<p>DIY Colorful Skeleton Leaves - not sure this …

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Macrame jewelry tutorials<p>Learn to make a macrame owl necklace<p>See more<p>Pink Owl, Macrame Jewelry, Owl Necklace, Gifts Under Textile Jewelry…<p>See …

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What others are saying<p>Get A Lifetime Of Project Ideas and Inspiration! Step By Step Woodworking Plans<p>Bamboo Wall Key Holder with 6 Hooks La Redoute …

Guerilla Furniture Design: making your home beautiful with waste materials

Holman learned his craft while residing at Arcosanti, the utopian design-community in the Arizona desert that is meant to be a beta-version of an …

DIY Copper Pipe Desk

With a high DIY IQ and a little ingenuity this blogger turned plain copper pipes and wooden boards into an amazing double-wide desk.<p><i>What’s not to</i> …

MY DIY | Tiny Picture Gallery Wall

I love getting my hands on new gadgets and exploring all the DIY possibilities they come equip with, which is why I was so excited to receive my new …

DIY: Turn Photos Into Beautiful Watercolor Portraits

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Photography and stencil art go hand-in-hand quite merrily, but it’s not so great if you’re not chummy with the …

Tutorials

DIY Fan Bun Hair Tutorial

Fab Academy Students Challenged to Make Something BIG

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through a unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources.<p>In this series, Erin, aka RobotGrrl is going to be sharing her experiences with the …

Watch: How To Make Your Own Medical Cannabis Oil

It’s just like an episode of <i>Emeril Live</i>… except green cannabis leaves frame the counter, and a Bob Marley poster hangs from the wall.<p>Welcome to Chef …

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DIY Flower Pot People Tutorial

Tutorials

What’s the birthstone for May?

Happy birthday May babies! Your birthstone, the emerald, is a type of beryl colored green by chromium. Perfect emeralds are among the rarest of …

Jewelry

Two Minutes of Terror: Earthquake and Avalanche Hit Everest Base Camp

Mountaineering

New Horizons’ Pluto Pictures Reveal Surface Details – and a Polar Cap?

Newly released, highly processed images of Pluto show light and dark regions of the dwarf planet — and what looks like a bright polar ice cap — spinning through the field of view for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.<p>The pictures are arguably higher-resolution than the best views from the Hubble Space …

Solar System

We tried ‘How Old Do I Look?’ with people in fashion

As if there wasn't enough bullshit on the internet that exists with the sole purpose of making us feel terrible about ourselves, Microsoft has released a website that looks at your photos and guesses your age. I tried How Old Do I Look? twice last night and it correctly guessed my age, other than …

Kendall Jenner

Watch Joy Williams of The Civil Wars in her new music video Woman (Oh Mama)

The Civil Wars are sadly no more, but that doesn’t mean your life is devoid of Joy. One half of the acclaimed duo, Joy Williams, still pumps out …

Jon Stewart mocks CNN's coverage of the Baltimore riots

On Tuesday night’s episode of <i>The Daily Show</i>, host Jon Stewart was shocked by CNN and Wolf Blitzer’s coverage of ongoing protests and riots in …

Taylor Swift: Kanye West Has 'A Lot of Amazing Ideas'

Talk about burying the hatchet.<p>Kanye West may have infamously interrupted Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV VMAs, but now it seems the door has opened for …

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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scores a nearly impossible goal on Henrik Lundqvist

Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the first round, but neither were as awesome as the brilliant wrist shot goal he scored …

Ice Hockey

Ducks demolish Flames in Game 1 of what could be seriously short second-round series

There are losses, and then there are <i>losses</i>, and in Game 1 of their series against Anaheim Thursday, the Calgary Flames suffered a <i>loss</i>. This series …

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