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5 things you need to know about Greece's financial meltdown

Greece said it will close its banks on Monday after a wild weekend in which worried Greeks lined up at ATMs to withdraw their savings, and European …

Europe

The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII

In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.<p>Namely, the “Night Witches,” an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male …

35 of LIFE Magazine's Best Summer Covers

June 28, 1937 LIFE Magazine cover "Sea, Sand and Siren" (photo by Herbert Matter).<br>LIFE Magazine<p>1 of 35<p>For all of LIFE Magazine’s coverage of serious …

The Battle of Waterloo, as it happened on June 18, 1815

On this 200th anniversary, experience the historic clash of Wellington and Napoleon in real time - just as it unfolded two centuries ago<p><b>• Follow 'live' updates from 200 years ago</b> <b><br>• All times are approximate due to historical uncertainty</b> <b><br>•</b> All pupils should study the Battle of Waterloo<p>END:<p>By the end …

6 Adventurous Men on the One Place to Go Before You Die

Forget Cancun. Think bigger the next time you need a 'break.'<p>There are people who go on vacations and there are travelers. The former go somewhere to escape and relax. The latter seek immersion, adventure, and a deeper connection with the world. We asked six adventurous men of style to tell us the …

3 great barbecue sauces you can make this weekend

If you love outdoor cooking there's nothing like spending quality time over a hot grill, whether you're grilling steaks or chicken, or slow-cooking brisket or ribs. But often it's that signature touch — a thoughtfully honed sauce — that takes your creation to a whole new level.<p>And while you can …

Recipes

What Living In The U.S.S.R. As A Kid Taught Me About Parenting

I was surprised to find that kids in Estonia were much more independent than kids back home in the U.S. Now, as a parent, I'm taking those lessons to heart.<p>Estonian kids had a lot of freedom in 1990. At school, we would take off during our lunchtime to eat in a café, or just to roam around the city …

iOS 9: all you need to know about Apple's new operating system for iPhone and iPad

As Apple prepares to launch iOS 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 in June, we round up the key features you need to know about including rumours, release date and specs<p>Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is just around the corner, and with it the potential unveiling of the …

25 Moments That Changed America

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How The Raspberry Pi Sparked A Maker Revolution

A Q&A with the inventor of the the cheapest hackable computer on the planet<p>Three years ago, Eben Upton needed a cool gadget to lure students to his computer science program at the University of Cambridge. So he invented the Rasberry Pi. It has since become the cheapest hackable computer on the …

Raspberry Pi

Osama Bin Laden’s eclectic and paranoid collection of books

The US has declassified and released a collection of the documents that Navy SEALs recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that ended in the Al Qaeda leader’s death. The declassified letters, books, articles, and technical documents certainly a suggest a …

Osama Bin Laden

Lusitania: The epic battle over its biggest mystery

Photograph by Library of Congress<p>Retired venture capitalist Gregg Bemis owns the salvage rights to the Lusitania — and he thinks he can solve the …

Wreck

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

Self-help

An inside look at how Apple vets iOS developers for their wondrous launch demos

<i>At last October’s introduction of the new iPad Air, the creators of a clever iOS app named Replay were invited on stage. To get there, they went through a selection process that illustrates Apple’s perfectionism—and hidden application sophistication.</i><p>In September 2014, while at the Stupeflix Paris …

We're not seeing more police shootings, just more news coverage

<b>(CNN) —</b> It feels like every week, a name is added to the list: another man, often black and unarmed, has died at the hands of police.<p>Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Jason Harrison, Walter Scott, Eric Harris, Freddie Gray, to name a few.<p>The headlines make it feel as if the country is …

Law Enforcement

Stop Everything: The NFL Has Released Its 2015-16 Season Schedule

The NFL stole headlines on Tuesday by releasing the schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 regular season—including three games to be played in …

Well, hello there: WhatsApp voice calling is coming to iPhone

WhatsApp users will soon be able to make free calls from within the iOS version of the app.<p>The messaging service's iPhone update, which is available …

HP's Pavilion and Envy x360 are a cheaper path to convertible laptops

Intrigued by HP's luscious new Spectre x360 convertible laptop, but looking for something a bit cheaper? Say hello to the new Pavilion x360 and Envy x360. Starting at $410, the Pavilion x360 is HP's most cost-effective convertible laptop -- meaning its screen can be folded all the way around to its …