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Former Liberty U Professor Denies Plagiarism Allegations

Facing allegations of repeat plagiarism, Timothy Clinton, a former professor of counseling and pastoral care at Liberty University and a member of …

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1914: Countdown to catastrophe

From 23 July to 4 August 1914, Britain was transformed from a nation willing to watch a European war from the sidelines to a determined combatant. …

Europe

Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I

In the west of Belgium, near the French border, the A19 motorway ends in a four-lane, unfinished overpass. There’s no mountain here, no ocean, no …

What is time? Physicist Carlo Rovelli ponders the enigmatic fourth dimension

"We mistakenly think that time is something basic, something very elementary."<p>What is time? It ticks by, moment by moment, day after day. But it’s so baked into our lives that we don’t think much about it, unless we’re late for an appointment or suddenly notice those gray hairs in the mirror.<p>Then …

Physics

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

The Surprising Story of World War I's Only Attack on U.S. Soil

These days, Cape Cod is best known as a summer vacation destination, but a century ago it was also the setting of the only World War I attack on …

A note to our readers

To our readers:<p>Recently, a writer from another publication complained that one of our stories included passages taken from one of her published …

During World War I, Edith Wharton Visited the Desert and Harems of Morocco, Leading to an Unforgettable Book

Edith Wharton was living as an expatriate in Paris when World War I descended on France. Rather than take a steamship home like so many other …

Archive of "Public Health Reports".

Public Health Reports<br>Vols. 89 to 133; 1974 to 2018<p>Health Services Reports<br>Vols. 87 to 89; 1972 to 1974<p>HSMHA Health Reports<br>Vols. 86 to 87; 1971 to …

A Lost Love Gave Us Hemingway’s Spare Prose

A mortar burst and a fickle nurse transformed an ambulance driver into a great author.<p>July 1918: Momentous events are afoot. On the Western front, 40 German divisions assault the Allied defenses in northern France. It will be Germany’s last great push of the Great War. Reinforced by fresh American …

Literature

Tragic War Poet's Newly Discovered Notebook at Bonhams

A newly discovered notebook containing the only known working drafts of Edward Thomas’s very earliest poems, is one of the highlights of Bonhams Fine …

These Physicists Watched a Clock Tick for 14 Years Straight

Bijunath Patla’s experiment sounds like a real bore: Gather 12 of the most accurate clocks around the world, and watch them tick. It’s like a …

Physics

Read This Story and Get Happier

Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-about college course …

WW1 soldier's 103-year-old chocolate found

<b>Nine 103-year-old chocolate bars have been discovered in a tin that belonged to a World War One hero.</b><p>It was found among a collection of items belonging to Leicestershire Regiment soldier Richard Bullimore.<p>Troops serving in France during the first Christmas of the war were given the Colonies Gift …

The WWI tank that helped change warfare forever

On 31 May 1918, a small tank designed by a famous French car maker and a brilliant army officer saw its first action. Its inspired design still lives on in the tanks of today, 100 years later.<p>On 31 May 1918, the German army launches a sudden attack near the Forest of Retz near Ploisy in the …

Remembered dead poetry memory and first world war | English literature 1900-1945

The Remembered Dead explores the ways poets of the First World War - and later poets writing in the memory of that war - address the difficult …

Another Look at World War I Recruiting Songs

Music has always been a part of major events in history, frequently used to persuade listeners to adopt a point of view or to take action. This was …

He Wrote Poetry On The Horrors Of War — Then He Died A Week Before It Was Over

Wilfred Owen was a WWI soldier, whose realistic depiction of life in the trenches gave rise to a new kind of war poet.The post He Wrote Poetry On The …

The Fading Battlefields of World War I

This year will mark the passing of a full century since the end of World War I—a hundred years since the “War to End All Wars.” In that time, much of the battle-ravaged landscape along the Western Front has been reclaimed by nature or returned to farmland, and the scars of the war are disappearing. …

A Wall Of Poppies On The National Mall Honors Fallen Soldiers

Visitors to the National Mall on Memorial Day weekend will encounter a wall of bright red poppies, installed to commemorate the men and women who have died in uniform in the century since World War I.<p>Retired Navy Vice Adm. John Bird tells NPR the project uses 645,000 synthetic flowers — one for …

Remembrance Day

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

Melania Trump faces new plagiarism row over cyber-safety booklet

<b>US First Lady Melania Trump has been caught up in another plagiarism row, following the launch of her new online safety for children campaign on Monday.</b><p>A booklet put out by Mrs Trump bore a striking resemblance to one published under the Obama administration.<p>The text and graphics of the "Be Best" …

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Rock star physicist Carlo Rovelli on why time is an illusion

“I found something extraordinarily beautiful and extraordinarily radical. And I thought, wow, this is better than LSD”<p>At the outset of Julian …

Why North Korea keeps changing its time zone

THE meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea, Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in, on April 27th was widely considered a success. The goodwill …

Prof Stephen Hawking's multiverse finale

<b>Prof Stephen Hawking's final research paper suggests that our Universe may be one of many similar to our own.</b><p>The theory resolves a cosmic paradox of the late physicist's own making.<p>It also points a way forward for astronomers to find evidence of the existence of parallel universes.<p>The study was …

The Scottish island that buried America's dead

<i>Guidance: Contains images some may find distressing.</i><p><b>It is the whisky-making Scottish island, world famous for its peaty single malts and warm hospitality.</b><p>But the isle of Islay, in the Inner Hebrides, is now being recognised for an almost forgotten example of huge courage and humanity.<p>A hundred …

Hobart and William Smith President Resigns Following Plagiarism Allegations

Gregory J. Vincent quit just weeks after The Chronicle first reported that he had appeared to plagiarize parts of his dissertation at the University …

University of Pennsylvania

How the Great War could reign on Trump’s parade

The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I was in danger of sinking in obscurity. Then the president called for a huge military celebration.<p>Many of President Donald Trump’s critics fear he will start World War III.<p>But he may bring good news for devotees of World War I.<p>This coming Veterans Day, …

Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

IEEE in trouble once again for allegedly minimizing work of female historians

For the third time this month, scholars are questioning the integrity of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest …