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A history of the 20th century in maps – in pictures

From the opium trade routes of the 1900s to CND’s operations in the 1980s, maps reveal the political leylines of history – except when it comes to the holiday islands of San Serriffe, as a new British Library book reveals<p>• Buy A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps

Artist Gives Celebs the 'Natural' Look

One artist has decided to combat the plague of Photoshopped celebrity looks by going in the oppose direction—depicting our favorite stars as if they …

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and guarded the Jews of the ghettos in …

Yes or No – Scotland looks set for significant fiscal change

Britain has become so transfixed by the idea that Scotland could become an ­independent country that it has paid relatively little attention to what …

Computer Models Show What Exactly Would Happen To Earth After A Nuclear War

Cheery happy times<p>You've seen what a nuclear winter looks like, as imagined by filmmakers and novelists. Now you can take a look at what scientists have to say. In a new study, a team of four U.S. atmospheric and environmental scientists modeled what would happen after a "limited, regional nuclear …

Climate Change

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