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Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed

<b>Three Dutch World War Two ships considered war graves have vanished from the bottom of the Java Sea, the Dutch defence ministry says.</b><p>All three were sunk by the Japanese during the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942, and their wrecks were discovered by divers in 2002.<p>A report in the Guardian says three …

When Edward Weston's Photographs Met Walt Whitman's Prose

Woodlawn Plantation House, Louisiana, 1941<br>Photograph by Edward Weston The Huntington Library, Art Coll<p>1 of 7<p>One of the most influential photographers …

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have said.<p>The US army engineering corps excavated Camp Century in 1959 …

Global Warming

25 Things You Won't Believe Are Banned Around The World

Lawmakers are terrible at pretty much every aspect of their jobs. But if there is one thing they absolutely excel at, it is being the biggest …

Weird

The Mystery Of Ancient Vimana – Flying Machines That Were On Earth 6000 Years Ago

If we go back to Ancient Indian history, their sacred texts – Vedas talk about amazing flying ships that came to Earth around 6000 years ago – …

Walls that gave up Nazi secrets to be preserved in new museum

At Trent Park it really was the case that, in the words of the World War Two propaganda slogan, the walls had ears.<p>It was through those walls that as part of an ingenious undercover operation British intelligence eavesdropped on the 59 high ranking German officers being held prisoner there.<p>More …

Natural Optical Illusion Looks Like an Impossible Lake Sits Hundreds of Feet Above the Ocean

Halfway between Iceland and Norway lies the rugged Faroe Islands. This windy and wet archipelago is home to the curious Lake Sørvágsvatn, a body of water that appears as if it’s situated hundreds of feet above the ocean. At first glance, it hardly seems real—Sørvágsvatn could easily find its place …

Watch: Webcam at Eagle's Nest Films Bigfoot?

A streaming webcam that watches over an eagle's nest in northern Michigan inadvertently captured footage of a perplexing creature lurking down below …

The Runaway 9/11 Bill That Congress Refused to Stop

Lawmakers overrode an Obama veto for the first time on Wednesday. A day later, they already had regrets.<p>The enactment on Wednesday of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act should have been a triumphant moment for Republican leaders in Congress. They had succeeded, after years of trying, in …

The White House

The 13 Scariest Movies on Netflix, October 2016

What better month than October to revisit the horror genre in your Netflix queue?<p>There’s a horror movie out there for everyone on Netflix, and …

Horror

He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va.

RICHMOND — The FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state.<p>One case came to light after relatives of a deceased man received a note congratulating him for registering, Rockingham County Commonwealth’s …

Government

7 Wonders Of The World | Ancient And Modern 7 Wonders

<b>The list of the original 7 wonders of the world dates back over 2000 years. They were the most notable man-made structures known to the Ancient</b> …

Ancient History

People Are Mesmerized By This Strange Optical Illusion

We love a good illusion story. Can you figure this one out? When Arron Bevin posted this optical illusion to Facebook, it drove people crazy. Even …

Europeans don’t have true citizenship. They have a second-class status dating back to Ancient Rome

How does a tribe live with the foreigner? Treat them too badly, and they won’t come. Treat them too well, and what is the privilege of being a citizen?<p>Europe has been doing a bit more than trying to tackle this dilemma; it has been running the world’s biggest open-air social-science experiment for …

Hydrogen Peroxide for Plants

Hydrogen Peroxide for Plants<p>Updated on April 8, 2016<p>Hydrogen peroxide for plants sounds like pure madness, right? After all, why would you want to …

'No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank's Story' revealed via her father's letters

Just when you thought you'd heard every vital story about the Holocaust, along comes the stirring documentary "No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank's Story" to shine further light on one of history's darkest periods.<p>In 2005, an archivist at New York's YIVO Institute for Jewish Research …

2 US swimmers pulled of plane in Rio in robbery confusion

<b>Rio de Janeiro (CNN) —</b> One of the US swimmers involved in an controversial incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station said Friday that men with badges pulled guns on them and ordered them to pay money in order to leave the scene.<p>Gunnar Bentz's statement came the same day Ryan Lochte apologized on …

New Hillary Clinton Emails Suggest Aides Intervened on Behalf of Donors

A new batch of emails released on Tuesday appear to show that Hillary Clinton and her aides at the State Department sought to intervene on two …

Mary Todd Lincoln May Have Had Pernicious Anemia

Mary Todd Lincoln has always been a puzzling, polarizing figure. As a young woman, the well-educated and ambitious Kentucky belle used her charm to …

Oh yay, your Echo can now pair up with iDevices products

If you’ve chosen iDevices as your IoT provider, you’ve been stuck controlling your smart devices manually through their companion app. What a bummer. Now, though, you’re getting the opportunity for a big lifestyle change. iDevices’ products are compatible with the Echo. Just like any of its other …

Theresa May's first job: decide on UK's nuclear response

One of the first tasks to confront a new prime minister, after an audience with the Queen, is to write “the letter of last resort”.<p>If past practice is observed, Theresa May will be asked to write to (unnamed) commanders of a Trident missile submarine on patrol in the Atlantic. The letter will tell …

Tony Blair

Pilot Captures Incredible Thunderstorm Photo from 37,000 Feet

If you’re less-than-impressed with lightning captured at 240fps by an iPhone 6 Plus, then let this photo act as our apology. Captured from 37,000 …

10 Heat-Tolerant Plants That Will Survive (And Thrive) This Brutal Summer

These beauties will survive and thrive in the heat.<p>We hear it's going to be one hot summer, people. Prepare your garden for the temps to come by choosing flowers that are super tolerant of extreme heat, harsh sunlight and dry soil.

Rock Gardens

What We Got Wrong About Nazis And Terrorists

<i>"Terrorism, the Skorzeny Syndrome, is flourishing in the modern world, a reminder that Hitler and Nazism are still taking their toll more than three decades after the Third Reich collapsed."</i><p>-- Glenn B. Infield, biographer of Nazi commander Otto Skorzeny<p>On November 28, 1941, Adolf Hitler and Arab …

'The Shining' Hotel Was Supposedly Visited by a Ghost

The Stanley Hotel is notable for a few reasons, and one of them is not that it's in Estes Park, Colorado. The three star colonial revival hotel lies …

World War II was the most-widespread and bloody war in history, with upwards of 85 million fatalities between 1939 and 1945. Much is known about the …

Podcast: Physical Benefits of Face-to-Face Contact | The Art of Manliness

<b>Brett McKay</b>: Brett McKay here, and welcome to another edition of the Art of …

Top 10 Viral Animal Videos of the Year

We laughed, we gasped, and we learned from these videos in 2015.<p>Over the past year we’ve shared some great viral videos from around the Internet, including a few that were created by National Geographic staff, explorers, and partners. Many of these videos featured animal behaviors that were …

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