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What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

How to Wire a Light

Trying to wire a light in your home can be intimidating. After all, wiring involves electricity, and electricity can be dangerous. However, by taking …

The heroes Lawrence of Arabia pushed out of the limelight

<b>Saul David reviews Behind the Lawrence Legend by Philip Walker</b><p>TE Lawrence, better known as “Lawrence of Arabia”, has been given most of the credit for the British intelligence operation that helped the Arabs throw off the yoke of Turkish rule in the Arabian Peninsula during the revolt of 1916-18. …

The city of Stalin that defied and defeated the Nazis -- myths and realities

By Vikas DattaWhen we happen to recall the Second World War's notable battles, the emphasis is more on those fought by the Western Allies -- Dunkirk, …

Your Resting Heart Rate Can Predict Your Chances Of Dying Young

Notice a change in your pulse? You might be at risk<p>Guys often look to their resting heart rate as a marker of their fitness: While a normal resting heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats per minute, endurance athletes can have one that is quite a bit lower.<p>But can your resting heart rate hint at …

Heart Rates

Watch this 100,000 tonne aircraft carrier making sharp high-speed turns in the Atlantic Ocean

For a moment, it appeared the USS Abraham Lincoln would flip sideways but it nailed the manoeuvre perfectly.<p>Aircraft carriers are known for their …

Lockheed's 'Son of Blackbird' spy plane might already be here

The Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most recognizable aircraft designs in history. Few other planes have captured the public's attention and imagination in quite the same way as the SR-71 has since it was declassified in 1990 (nearly 30 years after it entered service). And though …

South Korea May Turn Its Assault Ships into F-35 Armed Aircraft Carriers

South Korea may turn its amphibious assault ships into nascent aircraft carriers—according to a report by the Yonhap News Agency, at least <i>.</i> In a …

Military

How much can six weeks of weight training with a personal trainer change your body?

If Instagram #transformationtuesday pictures are anything to go by, changing your body is easy if you just dedicate your life to it.<p>But the fact of …

How Just One Simple Design Error Destroyed an Aircraft Carrier

Six torpedoes from the U.S. Navy submarine USS Albacore headed toward the Japanese aircraft Taiho as she launched her planes on the morning of June …

Military

Step aboard the USS Wisconsin — the last US battleship to fire its guns in combat

The USS Wisconsin, which was one of the last battleships the US ever built, saw combat in World War II, the Korean War, and even the Gulf War.<p>Nicknamed "The Wisky," the Wisconsin provided cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima, was struck by a 155 mm shell during the Korean War, and launched eight of …

How to Survive the Longest Flight in the World

Earlier this month, Qatar Airways took the prize for longest airline route when it debuted its 17-hour, 30-minute flight between Auckland and Doha. …

‘Game of Thrones’ Isn’t as Dark When You Add a Laugh Track — Watch

Who knew Westeros could be so funny?<p>“Game of Thrones” inspires many strong reactions — anxiety, excitement, utter devastation at yet another …

Enjoy The 30 Most Vicious Boxing Knockouts Of All-Time In One Video

In case you didn’t get enough fighting around the dinner table with your family this holiday season, Showtime combined highlights of the best knockouts in Showtime’s Championship boxing history in to one glorious compilation.<p>Boxing has become quite the niche sport in terms of fandom, with only the …

Boxing

Confessions of an Isis killer: British jihadis shunned frontline in favour of torture squads

“When I shot the rafidi it was easy. He was kneeling in front of me, sobbing. He was a big man: his body was shaking. I thought ‘why are you crying, …

Why the F/A-18 Is Such a Badass Plane

The 35-year odyssey of the mighty Hornet.<p>On the first day of the Persian Gulf War, four F/A-18Cs took off from the USS <i>Saratoga</i> to bomb an airfield in southwestern Iraq. These F/A-18s were heavy. Each carried four MK 84 2000-lb. bombs, two AIM-7 Sparrows, two AIM-9L Sidewinders, and a centerline …

Military

Battersea Bridge: A History In Collisions

<i>Battersea Bridge: this battered old crossing has survived more knocks and bumps than most supercentenarians. Awkwardly located at the head of a sharp</i> …

England

How London Got Its Pavements

London didn't always have pavements. In fact, they didn't come along until the 18th century, when the Speaker of the House of Commons had an …

These 10 companies control everything you buy

Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world.<p>These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, …

US veterans who enlisted after 9/11 reflect on the past 15 years

Most people over a certain age remember where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, and have a story about that day. Fifteen years later, it's practically a cliche to call Sept. 11 a day when everything changed. But for the thousands of men and women who decided to join the US military after the attack, it …

War

No headphone jack, no problem: 7 ways to output audio from the iPhone 7

As everyone knows by now, Apple finally worked up the "courage" to eliminate the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus smartphones. According to Phil Schiller, head of marketing, the decision was based on three reasons: firstly to show off Lightning's ability to adapt to uses beyond …

7 morning rituals that are hard to adopt but will pay off forever

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that's what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that "morning people …

Viewpoint: The myth of 'strong' British rule in India

<b>In the midst of busy London, the Oriental Club off Oxford Street seems a haven of peace and power.</b><p>Founded as a home for the Britons who ruled India in the days of the Raj, its wood panels, leather armchairs and faint smell of mulligatawny soup convey an image of ordered dominance to which many now …

London V2 Rocket Sites...Mapped

Autumn 1944, and London was under attack from space. Hitler's 'vengeance' rocket, the V-2, was the world's first ballistic missile, and the first …

What's The Tallest Building Ever Demolished In London?

With all the attention on London's growing skyline, it's easy to forget that chunks of it have been deleted over the years, too. In the month when …

The Hollywood Gangster, The Fix, and the 'Man Mountain'

Fightland Blog<p>Standing 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighing in at 260lbs, Primo Carnera was an imposingly large man by any standards—but in his native Italy, he was a giant. Said to have weighed 22 lbs at birth, the Carnera family soon realized the potential of their broad-shouldered son—both as a …

A look into how much it costs to fly America's military planes per hour

The US Defense Department's latest financial-management report on reimbursement rates offers a glimpse of how much it costs to fly America's Air Force and Navy planes per flight hour.<p>The annual report from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) lists rates for "other DoD …

Painting Outside the Lines – Brew By Numbers in London, England

A few years ago you’d have had little reason to walk down the back streets of Bermondsey. The gritty London borough lies just south of the River …

The store bought items used as sci-fi movie props

Blockbusters might have have notoriously big budgets, but sometimes resources or time constraints mean that props and sets have to be turned around …

This is What The Site of Britain's Largest Non-Nuclear Explosion Looks Like 70 Years Later

On Nov. 27, 1944, 4,000 tons of bombs went off at RAF Fauld, a munitions facility in the English countryside near Hanbury, Burton. The explosion was …

Great Britain