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FACT CHECK: The Truth About Confederate History: Part 2

Misinformation about the antebellum South, the Civil War, and the practice of slavery in the U.S. is rife on the Internet. Perhaps nowhere more so …

I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery. - Vox

Up until about a year ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and tell guests about the people who made plantations possible: the slaves.<p>The site I worked at most frequently had more than 100 enslaved workers …

How Black Slaves Were Routinely Sold As ‘Specimens’ To Ambitious White Doctors

The history of human experimentation is as old as the practice of medicine and in the modern era has always targeted disadvantaged, marginalised, …

Africa is much bigger than you think

Africa is significantly larger than most maps would have you believe. Here's why that matters.<p>But why does this matter? The predominant "Mercator …

Energy System

The War in Africa the U.S. Military Won't Admit It's Fighting

"What the military will say to a reporter and what is said behind closed doors are two very different things -- especially when it comes to the U.S. military in Africa." So writes investigative reporter Nick Turse in his latest book, <i>Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in …

When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren’t Called ‘Hitler’

Take a look at this picture. Do you know who it is?<p>Most people haven’t heard of him.<p>But you should have. When you see his face or hear his name you …

Britain Sent Loads Of Convicts To America, Not Just Australia

The joke about Australia is that it was founded by a bunch of criminals. And from 1788 until 1868, Britain did send roughly 164,000 convicts to the …

A History Of Black Slaves: What The Race Baiters Don't Want You To Know

Finland tells 900,000 reservists their roles 'in the event of war'

Amid rising tension with Russia, Finland takes the rare step of sending letters to every military reservist<p>Finland has sent letters to nearly a million military reservists, setting out their roles “in the event of war” amid rising tension with neighbouring Russia.<p>The letters have been dispatched to …

Here's every plane in the US Navy's massive air contingent, in a single epic chart

In terms of both absolute tonnage and technology, the US Navy is the world's preeminent maritime military force.<p>But the US Navy operates more than just sea-faring ships and essentially has its own marine-based air force. The naval air arm participates in a number of mission types ranging from …

Military

America's Forgotten First Black Millionaire And Inventor of San Francisco

Danish, Jewish, Caribbean, Black: This American success story was all of these and more.<p>One hundred seventy years ago, President James Knox Polk …

Codex Gigas: The ‘Devil’s Bible’ Is Largest And Most Mysterious Medieval Manuscript Ever Found

There is a mysterious manuscript called Codex Gigas that is housed in the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm that has been nicknamed “the …

Theology

Crispr: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

New genome-editing technology has the potential to eliminate genetic disease by making changes to our DNA that will pass down the generations. Such modification is currently banned in the UK but could that be about to change?<p>Last year Tony Perry made mice that would have been brown-furred grow up …

Genetics

How to take Christ out of Christianity

By Alana Massey<p><i>Alana Massey is a writer in Brooklyn covering news, sex and culture.</i><p>When I tell my socially progressive, atheist friends that I’m “culturally Christian,” they’re momentarily concerned that I have a latent preoccupation with guns and the Pledge of Allegiance. Using the term with …

Indonesia executes eight prisoners for drugs offences

<b>Eight convicted drug smugglers have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia.</b><p>The executions took place in Besi prison on the island of Nusakambangan early on Wednesday morning local time.<p>However, the execution of a ninth convict, a woman from the Philippines, was postponed at the last …

Cruel Medical Experiments On Slaves Were Widespread In The American South

Invasive surgeries and other shocking experiments were “commonplace” on slaves before the Civil War, according to a sweeping new survey of old medical journals.<p>Electric shocks, brain surgery, amputations — these are just some of the medical experiments widely performed on American slaves in the …

Does US military law report help IDF with ICC against alleged Gaza war crimes?

The defining issue in the case is whether the UN report will view the IDF’s targeting principles and investigations of its own soldiers as reasonable.<p>…

Israel

Learning Russian After Spanish

I’ve often heard that after learning one foreign language every additional language becomes progressively easier. I suppose there may be truth to it …

All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report

Get ready for another monster report.<p>Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program.<p>According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts are looking for $56 billion in revenue, which would represent 23% growth.<p>Apple's revenue growth is …

iPhone

67th Anniversary of the ‘State of Israel’–Are Protestant prophecy interpreters in error?

At sunset on April 22, 2015 (it varies each year based upon the lunar calendar) the nation of Israel celebrates its independence and formation as the …

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