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The Fearsome Nazi Tower That Held Off the Allies in Berlin

The Zoo Tower became a thorn in British and Soviet sides alike.<p>As World War II approached its end during 1945, the Soviet Army began its advance on Berlin. The Nazis, with their depleted ranks, dwindling supplies, and shattered morale following the suicide of their leader, were not in great shape. …

World History

Two become one: two raven lineages merge in 'speciation reversal'

Speciation, where one species diverges into two, is a well-known concept in the theory of evolution. But a new study based on almost 20 years of research has revealed that “speciation reversal”, the merging of two previously distinct lineages, may also play an important role.<p>Scientists have …

Biology

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 …

Archaeology

China and Russia's Crazy Plan to Make America's Most Powerful Weapon Obsolete

<i>And if aircraft carriers can’t contribute in the most critical conflicts that face the United States, it will become impossible to justify to the</i> …

Military

Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

<i>This story has been updated with an additional response from Facebook.</i><p>Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as "crazy" the idea that fake news on his company's social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech …

Social Media

The Mighty “Jug” – 11 Cool Facts About the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47D Thunderbolts of the 345th Fighter Squadron. (Image source: WikiCommons)<p><i>“More than 15,600 Thunderbolts were manufactured between 1941 and 1945</i> …

Trump lawyer to reporter: 'Are you on drugs?'

White House special counsel Ty Cobb exchanged a lengthy series of emails with a reporter this weekend in which he called the press “rabid” and asked …

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Business (Canada)

Cadillac XT5 Is The First Of Four New Luxury SUVs -- And Not A Moment Too Soon

<b>First of Four New Cadillac Crossovers</b><p>The Cadillac XT5 is the first Cadillac crossover SUV (XSUV) to use Cadillac’s new naming strategy of CT for cars and XT for crossovers. The XT5 replaces the Cadillac SRX and is based on General Motors new crossover platform that will be available in short and …

Final Photos Taken Seconds Before Tragedy Struck

<b>Tragic Champion</b><p>Elio Canestri was a 13-year-old surfing champion when he went to the French holiday island of Reunion. A skilled surfer, Elio was used …

Shark Attacks

Why it's Time to Dip Your Toes into Artificial Intelligence | Inc.com

The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first introduced at a Dartmouth college conference in 1956. At the time, AI founder, Herbert Simon, predicted, "machines will be capable, within twenty years, of doing any work a man can do." But what Simon and the other optimistic early AI experts …

Artificial Intelligence

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In suit, Blue Shield cites extravagant spending by fired executive

Blue Shield of California fired a top executive last month after he spent more than $100,000 on his corporate credit card, the company says, including on trips with girlfriend and "Sharknado" actress<p>Tara Reid.<p>The details surfaced in a countersuit the health insurance giant filed Tuesday alleging …