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The Black Godfather Who Rose, Fell and Vanished

Legend holds that Carlo Gambino, the No. 1 Mafioso in New York City, put a contract out on Frank Matthews in the early ’70s. Instead of going into …

What the Men Didn't Say

At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, not one male award winner used their platform to mention the biggest story of the night.<p>The women of the 2018 Golden Globes collectively (almost) wore black. On the red carpet, many of them brought as their dates not husbands and partners, but activists for gender …

The English Courtesan Who Stole the Hearts of Parisian Aristocrats

The dinner guests at Château Beauséjour in the Bordeaux wine region came with an expectation of being scandalized. Not that it would take much. It …

Why the sky turned bright red for 9 days over East Asia in 1770

For multiple days in 1770, a swath of sky over Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and the eastern coast of China looked as if it had been set ablaze, illuminated in a scorching red light. No one knew what caused it, and we only knew it happened thanks to a few scant recordings that survived the …

Astronomy

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

The Gruesome, Bloody World of Victorian Surgery

A new book follows Joseph Lister as he ushers surgery into the modern age.<p>Joseph Lister came of age as surgery was being transformed. With the invention of anesthesia, operations could move beyond two-minute leg amputations that occasionally lopped off a testicle in haste. (True story.) But as …

What If Women Had The Power?

A stunning new speculative-fiction book by Naomi Alderman couldn’t be more timely.<p>One of the most succinct definitions of sexual harassment I’ve read over the past few weeks goes like this: For men, it’s anything they might say to a woman that would make them uncomfortable if it were said to them, …

The Buried Secrets of the World’s Very First Lighthouse

For 1600 years, the Pharos stood on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea guiding ships into the port of Alexandria, before an earthquake consigned it …

Apollo Astronaut Claims Not Only That Aliens Are Real But They Also Created Mankind

The concept that aliens built the human race is popular among the researchers and until now, it has captivated many curious masterminds.<p>Dominant …

Paranormal

Harvard Scientists Say Aliens May Be Using Giant Radio Beams To Travel The Cosmos

Thousands of civilizations could be flying on interstellar sails.<p>Two Harvard University scientists are suggesting that mysterious fast radio bursts, detected in faraway galaxies, may be evidence of aliens traveling through the cosmos.<p>FRBs are extremely bright flashes of radio waves that last for …

Universe

See our solar system like you've never seen it before

Book Excerpt: Otherworlds<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Otherworlds by Michael Benson.</i><p><i>Editors note: to see all of the incredible, otherworldly details in these photos, click on the arrows at the top right of each image to enlarge.</i><p><i>Excerpted from Otherworlds by Michael Benson, published by Abrams</i> …

Astronomy

The 4-Step Guide To Scoring A Summer Internship At SpaceX

20 year old Dawn Andrews usually makes her summer cash with babysitting gigs. But this year’s going to be a little different.<p>The aerospace engineering major is headed to SpaceX headquarters outside Los Angeles for her first summer internship.<p>Andrews is SpaceX’s 2017 ‘Brooke Owens Fellow‘ – one of …

Georgia Tech

Donald Trump’s attack on civil rights leader John Lewis, explained

John Lewis is the leader dissenters need in the age of Donald Trump.<p>John Lewis is probably not the person you want to accuse of “all talk, no action” if you’re the big-talking, Twitter-triggered president-elect of the United States. Lewis is a leader of the civil rights movement and a 30-year …

How Big Rockets Break Apart Buildings

The engineers who designed and built the Saturn V rocket knew it was a behemoth, but no one was totally prepared for what it would be like to actually witness it leaving the Earth. As Apollo 4’s five F-1 engines roared to life on the morning of November 9, 1967, it shook the ground and rattled …

Space Exploration

NASA just released its incredibly cool concept for houses on Mars

NASA researchers have a lot of problems to work through if they want astronauts to one day set foot on Mars. One of the biggest hurdles is where these early pioneers will sleep and live, and after a day of brainstorming, engineers might have come up with a solution - a conceptual 'ice home' …

The 12 key science moments of 2016

1 World Health Organisation declares a public emergency of international concern over Zika<p>1 February<p>In global health, 2016 will be remembered as the year a little known virus made a major impact. It felt strangely familiar, but this time it wasn’t Ebola making headlines around the world, it was …

World Health Organization

Find Cosmic-Blast Shields, Find the Aliens

Astronomers say they could detect signs of advanced civilizations by searching for their defense mechanisms.<p>For decades, the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life has used giant radio telescopes on the ground to scan the skies, hoping to detect alien broadcasts from somewhere in the Milky …

The Real Story Behind the Myth of Area 51

There are no aliens at America's most famous top-secret military base, but what is there is just as interesting.<p>In the middle of the barren Nevada desert, there's a dusty unmarked road that leads to the front gate of Area 51. It's protected by little more than a chain link fence, a boom gate, and …

Paranormal

Welcome to the Universe: Neil deGrasse Tyson on space and other unknowns

Can we afford a no-holds-barred approach to scientific research? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells DW why, when it comes to space, or any …

NASA’s Bold Plan to Hunt for Fossils on Mars

A rover headed for the red planet will perform an unprecedented search for rocky remnants of dead Martians—so where should we send it?<p>Nearly four billion years ago, when Earth was coming alive, Mars was gradually choking to death. The thick atmosphere that had warmed the red planet was leaking into …

Hot Springs

"Space brain" could be the latest problem for colonizing other planets

Spending extended time in space wreaks havoc on the body. You lose bone density. Your muscles waste away. And according to a new study published …

3tags.org

Adult Swim’s excuse for not hiring women is a perfect example of TV’s problem (correction)

TV is still very much a man’s world<p>Earlier this week, Adult Swim’s executive vice president and creative director Mike Lazzo was accused of purposely not taking on any female creators or showrunners by anonymous employees at the network because "when you put women in the writers room, you get …

Scientists calculate how big a black hole can get.

Black holes are everywhere in the Universe. A typical galaxy might have <i>millions</i> of stellar-mass black holes, ones created when a massive star …

Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good

Atmospheric carbon levels are probably stuck at 400 parts per million, scientists say.<p>It's a banner week for the end of the world, because we've officially pushed atmospheric carbon levels past their dreaded 400 parts per million. Permanently.<p>According to a blog post last Friday from the Scripps …

NASA Says Europa Is Spewing Out Jets of Water Into Space

NASA scientists announced Monday that Jupiter’s moon Europa is spewing out plumes of water vapor off its surface, according to new data collected by …

Elon Musk's grand plan to colonize Mars

Elon Musk is the man with a vision for a human mission to Mars, and on Tuesday he shared his plans at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico, with a talk titled "Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species." On-stage, Musk said that there are two paths ahead of humanity: Either stay on …

Europe's Forgotten 'Hitler' Killed Over 10 Million Africans -- But the West Erased it From History

Most people have no idea of who is pictured above, but you should. The sight of this man should cause a similar revulsion to that of seeing …

World History

What Is "Reverse Racism"? Here's Why It Doesn't Actually Exist in the United States

The questions have come up before: Why isn't there a White History Month? Why isn't there a network for White Entertainment Television, like BET? …

Do no harm: Some hospitals let a preventable infection kill their patients