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15 Things You Might Not Know About the Washington Monument

Although the towering tribute to our first president is a ubiquitous patriotic icon, there might be a few things you didn't know about it or its …

How the rest of the world learns about the American Revolution in school

The American Revolutionary War is an intensely proud moment in history for most Americans (perhaps too proud). It’s taught as a major subject in history classes as early as elementary school, and it’s brought up again and again in different contexts in middle school, high school, and college. Along …

High School

How Scientists Are Searching for the Missing History of the Universe

The time when the first galaxies formed is an astronomical mystery. But maybe not for long.<p>There's an unwritten part of the history of the universe, somewhere between the Big Bang and the oldest galaxies Hubble has ever spotted. It's the time when the first stars died, giving way to the first …

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg thinks telepathy tech is on its way

Social network chief believes we’ll be able to send thoughts to each other directly using technology in the future<p>Besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence, what other futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in? Oh, you know, …

Social Media

What you may not know about sleep

The secrets of sleep are only now coming to light. William Park surveys some of the more intriguing facts researchers have learnt about the world of slumber.<p>The science of sleep can be fuzzy and confusing at times. Researchers are still not sure what our brains are up to, why we dream, or what …

Sleep

Here’s What Happened When a Guy Put His Failures Up Front In a Job-Hunting Experiment

A warts-and-all approach to job hunting sounds dubious, but it’s something Jeff Scardino is passionate about. He advocated for mostly-warts self-disclosure earlier this year on his website, The Relevant Resume, and now he’s putting his money where his CV is.<p>In his new video, <i>A Relevant Experiment</i>, …

Can your city survive the apocalypse?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was heralded as a wake-up call for the U.S., a catastrophe that illustrated the scale of the threat from natural disasters, and the inadequacy of preparations.<p>But for all the earnest talk of 'learning lessons' that followed, no grand …

Construction Industry

Book Review of Books as History - Fine Books and Collections

Fine Books Review<p>Is the Book History?<p>A revised edition of David Pearson's exceptional book<p><i>Books as History</i><p>By David Pearson<br>The British Library & Oak …

Ten myths about the French Revolution

The French Revolution was one of the most momentous events in world history yet, over 220 years since it took place, many myths about it are still …

World History