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The 7th Panzer Division in #France, 1940. #WWII http://t.co/5EksbBpLtP

The Real Reason Hitler Launched the Battle of the Bulge

Among a new book's revelations: Crystal meth was the German army's drug of choice.<p>Winston Churchill called World War II's Battle of the Bulge "the greatest American battle of the war." Steven Spielberg engraved the 6-week ordeal on the popular imagination with <i>Band of Brothers</i>, which dramatized the …

Cheney says CIA interrogators were heroes

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has defended the US' now-banned programme that tortured al-Qaeda suspects, describing the CIA operatives who ran it as heroes.<p>"I'm perfectly comfortable that they should be praised, they should be decorated," former President George W Bush's right-hand man told …

World Moves One Step Closer to Climate Treaty

Compromise reached in Lima among UN negotiators, with much work remaining.<p>It could have been a scene in a political thriller, the negotiators meeting into the early hours Sunday morning, going 48 hours without a break. Finally, they concluded the UN's 20th climate conference with a draft agreement …

Apollo 17 and the Case for Returning to the Moon

Richard Nixon was a lunar buzzkill—but at least he was honest about it. During the early years of the space program, Nixon held no political office, …

Get Close to the Cosmos with Redshift Discover Astronomy!

There are a few astronomy sims on the App Store, and none are quite as comprehensive as the amazing <b>Redshift</b>, which has 100,000-plus celestial objects in its imagery database. Redshift turns your iPad into an intergalactic portal so you can fly to another galaxy or take a tour of the Jovian moons. …

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Gem of a Meteor Shower on Tap This Weekend

Break out a lawnchair and a warm coat for a December meteor shower.<p>Kick off the holiday season with celestial fireworks, stargazers, with the weekend's peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower.<p>Despite a bright quarter moon rising around midnight this year, the meteors should dash across the sky at …

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal How Much Movie Studios Hate Google

It’s no secret that some big movie and music companies hate Google, which they have long accused of making it easy for users to find pirated content …

Time capsule buried by American Independence heroes discovered after over 200 years

Workmen in Boston discovered a small copper box which was hidden inside the Massachusetts State House in 1795<p>A time capsule hidden for over 200 years has been discovered in the <b>United States</b> – after it was hidden by some of the most important figures of the American War of Independence.<p>Workmen …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

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Britain's Favourite Sandwich Revealed: It's Not The BLT

We thought it was a truth universally acknowledged that the BLT was the nation's favourite sandwich. Apparently, we thought wrong.<p>We Brits love a …

US hid UK links in torture report at request of British spy agencies

References to Britain’s intelligence agencies were deleted at their request from the damning US report on the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11, it has emerged.<p>A spokesman for David Cameron acknowledged the UK had been granted deletions in advance of the publication, contrasting with earlier …

A V-1 flying bomb attack in London. #WWII http://t.co/sWM7aaJtCZ

This Day in #WWII History: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on #PearlHarbor. http://t.co/xfpYJPzNex

The wreckage at #PearlHarbor Naval Air Station after the attack, in which 347 U.S. planes were destroyed or damaged. http://t.co/9FJ5T8H59e

A distant view of Pearl Harbor during the #Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. #WWII http://t.co/eYE6vIY9hv

A photo of Battleship Row taken from a Japanese plane at the beginning of the attack on #PearlHarbor. #WWII http://t.co/XYpyPTpQIo

The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. #WWII http://t.co/VJbR5NOcNZ

German infantry resting during street fighting in Rostov-on-Don, July 1942. #WWII http://t.co/g0b3pyazha

German soldiers in #Poland, 1939. #WWII http://t.co/cTK4ilzTHu

Photograph taken 97 years ago today, showing the official entry of British General Edmund Allenby into Jerusalem, 11 December 1917. The city surrendered to Allenby's Egyptian Expeditionary Force two days before, on 9 December. Image taken by war photographer George Westmoreland. From collection of the Imperial War Museum, © IWM (Q 12617). #OnThisDay #OTD #WW1 #WW1centenary

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …

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Asteroids colliding with Earth cause atomic-scale blasts

Scientists say minor planets hitting the Earth caused 26 nuclear-scale explosions between 2000 and 2013, some more powerful than 15-kiloton atom bomb blast that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945<p>Asteroids hurtling towards the planet threatening to wipe out entire cities are normally the reserve of …

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Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We'll Arrive At Pluto

Planetary scientist Alan Stern is counting down the days — just 365 of them now. He has spent the past 8 1/2 years waiting for the New Horizons spacecraft to make a close encounter with Pluto. Next year, on July 14, the spacecraft will reach its destination.<p>"Not only did we choose the date, by the …

19 Stunning Photos of The Year's Biggest, Most Beautiful Moon So Far

This past weekend, the moon ventured as close to our blue marble as its orbit allows. Meaning that at cozy <i>31,000 miles closer</i> than normal, that …

What movies can teach us about life in space

According to Hollywood hit Interstellar, we might be able to travel to distant planets via wormholes. But what else can movies tells us about life in space? Our space columnist finds out.<p>From exploding eyeballs and noisy explosions to midichlorians and inertial dampeners, science fiction is often …

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Rosetta probe: Comets 'did not bring water to Earth'

The Europe-led mission has published data that suggests long-held theories about the origin of water on Earth may not be true<p>The Rosetta spacecraft has sent back results that cast doubt on the theory that most water on Earth came from comets.<p>Scientists have been analysing data from the Europe-led …