Rob's August Review

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Who started Labor Day? The bloody and confusing history of an American holiday.

The act making Labor Day a federal holiday spared few words when it was signed into law on June 28, 1894. Above the scripted signatures of President Grover Cleveland, the speaker of the House and the vice president, the 83-word law declared that the first Monday of September be “the day celebrated …

History

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett All Use This Ancient Philosophy to Build Wealth

Figuring out what matters to you most may be the most important decision you can make.<p>Granted, philosophy may not sound like the most exciting subject to learn about in this day and age--how could the thoughts and opinions of ancient Greek philosophers of 300 BC, and dazzling minds such as Cicero, …

Elon Musk

How Princess Diana's Humanitarian Causes Have Fared, 20 Years On

The extraordinary life of Diana, Princess of Wales, not only humanized the British monarchy, but captured the world's attention. And she harnessed …

Prince Harry

Monterey Auctions: 4 days, $300 million, the top 100 cars

Respected industry commentator Edward Legge best summed up the auction results of Monterey Car Week 2017 as "better than expected." He continued: "In …

Classic Cars

Archeologists decipher ancient Babylonian trigonometry tablet

It's long been accepted that the ancient Greeks were responsible for developing the mathematical concept of trigonometry, but a new discovery …

Mathematics

The story of how discarded orange peels turbocharged a Costa Rican forest

Sixteen years after a controversial biodegradation plan allowed 1,000 truckloads of orange peels to be unloaded onto a barren, deforested area of …

Ecology

Bugatti adds buzz to Pebble Beach with first $3 million Chiron delivery

The Bugatti Chiron debuted last year in front of a Geneva Motor Show crowd of eager onlookers. A year after that big debut, Bugatti delivered the …

Sports Cars

Robot sub finds USS Indianapolis 72 years after sinking

The sea has given up another one its mysteries, as billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen's Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel recently …

Military History

Monumental Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet arrives at Pebble Beach

In many ways, the 2017 Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is a continuation concept, taking the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupé presented at Pebble …

Oldest ice-core ever drilled dates back 2.7 million years

Scientists working in the Allen Hills region of Antarctica have drilled the oldest ice core ever. Dating back an estimated 2.7 million years, this …

How Royal Enfield became the top-selling big bike in the world

Earlier this year, India dethroned China from a long reign as the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, having already overtaken China to become …

The Royal Navy's largest-ever warship comes home for the first time

The Royal Navy's largest-ever warship came home today for the first time, as HMS Queen Elizabeth entered her new homeport of Portsmouth. The …