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The 7 best military commanders of all time, according to Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the greatest military commanders of all time.<p>He brought Revolutionary France back from the brink of destruction with his Italian campaign in 1796 and 1797. He made a fool of Czar Alexander I at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. He encircled an entire Austrian army and …

Military History

7 Iconic Chairs That Have Shaped Modern Furniture (Including the Seat You’re in Right Now)

In the 20th century, modernism dominated aesthetic interests. In addition to fine art and everyday architecture, the modernist movement also transformed interior design, with furniture at the forefront. While most home furnishings received modern makeovers, it was the humble chair that had the most …

Furniture

China's New Tianjin Binhai Library is Breathtaking—and Full of Fake Books

A massive new library in Tianjin, China, is gaining international fame among bibliophiles and design buffs alike. As Arch Daily reports, the …

Barcelona

North Korea won't strike U.S. first despite threats, experts say

Despite repeated threats to incinerate the United States with its nuclear weapons, North Korea takes pains to note it won't strike first.<p>The …

North Korea

7 Of The Most Over-The-Top Airline Amenities You Can Book Right Now

We'll all be able to afford these crazy airline offerings — when pigs fly.<p>If you think flying isn’t fun, it’s probably because you aren’t flying in a 40-foot private suite that's completely closed off from the rest of the plane. Or, you haven't had a personal butler attend to your every in-air whim …

Airlines

Images of Cupid and Psyche

The winged god Eros (Love) sits on a throne beside his wife Psykhe (Soul), or mother Aphrodite.<p>Eros & Psykhai<br>"The winged god Eros (love personified) …

Library Studies

Twitter Might Soon Let Annoying People Send Multiple Tweets At Once

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Twitter logo via Wikimedia Commons, background image by Gilles Lambert via Unsplash (CC0)<p><b>Now that</b> 280-character tweets …

Social Media

Vox Media workers seeking to join union

Vox Media, one of the editorially strongest of digital news newcomers, is confronting a new and similar reality to their print and broadcast …

Ezra Klein

The FDA is strengthening its warnings about heart attack and stroke risks associated with common pain drugs

• <b>The use of prescription and over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxone is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.</b>• <b><br>The FDA updated its warnings for the category of drugs, NSAIDs, based on more evidence of the increased risk.</b><p>Some of the most common painkillers …

Medicine

Jeff Sessions Naming Special Investigator For Clinton Foundation Probe Is Fake News

Wikimedia Commons<p>U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions naming a special investigator for a probe into The Clinton Foundation is fake news. There is no …

Hillary Clinton

History: Video at New York of the Air India Boeing 707

Air India have a long history of flying, commencing services in 1932. During the 1960s, the airline operated the Boeing 707-437 which appears in the …

Airlines

An entire Civil War battle stopped to watch 2 soldiers in a fistfight — and the loser became a prisoner

• <b>A Union soldier and a Confederate soldier got into a fistfight during the Battle of the Wilderness, and both sides stopped to watch.</b>• <b><br>The Conferderate soldier won.</b><p>There’s just something about two people in a fistfight that’s irresistible to watch. We can’t look away.<p>There’s something about the sound …

Military History

KQED

Well, this looks interesting. Live online at 10:30 a.m., PST, “Forward and back: Six conversations about the internet’s past decade and the coming …

MIT Media Lab

Five Unlikely Cars That Deserve the Singer Treatment

The latest Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer shows us what's possible in a cost-no-object restomod. But what if you did the same to a huge 1970s American sedan?<p>If you have an Internet connection and anything more than a vague interest in cars, you’ve no doubt seen the computer-generated images of …

Lincoln Continental

How Photography Recorded Milestones That Led to the Development of NASA

Way back on March 3, 1915, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was formed.<p>NACA had a charter to conduct scientific investigations …

Aerospace

Let’s Talk About School (SBC5) – Ines's Blog

You know how we often talk about what we do in class or what classes we have? Well, I am going to talk about what I do during breaks at school. I go …

Education

What We Can Learn From the Exquisite History and Ornate Aesthetic of Gothic Architecture

Aesthetically ornate and conceptually transcendent, the Gothic style has become one of world's most distinctive architectural movements. Though it originated in the Middle Ages, the one-of-a-kind genre continues to captivate today, as evident in some of Europe's most beautiful buildings.<p>While the …

Europe

Number of domestic flyers highest ever in October, breaches 1 crore for second time

SpiceJet had the highest seat occupancy during the month while IndiGo had the best on-time performance.<p>The number of passengers on domestic flights …

Jet Airways

New York Times Hurls an Adjective at a Palestinian Leader

The headquarters of The New York Times. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.<i>The New York Times</i>’ practice of hurling adjectives at Israeli politicians and …

Journalism

Anti-sex trafficking law could unintentionally cripple Wikipedia

After historically opposing changes to the Communications Decency Act's Section 230, web giants came out in favor of a proposed amendment to the law, which would punish a website for knowingly facilitating sexual exploitation. But, unlike the Internet Association (which includes Amazon, Google, and …

Copyright

Of Gods & Emperors: Trans Experiences in Ancient Rome

The ancient Roman satirist Lucian describes an exchange between two courtesans, wherein one of the women repeatedly characterizes her lover as being …

Ancient Rome

Why Populism Isn't Going Away

By: Ronald-Peter Stöferle <br>The vote for Brexit and the election of Donald Trump has baffled the main stream and the establishment. Most market …

Conservative View

Why Ancient China’s Original Wall Street is a Must-see Destination

The town Pingyao is China’s best preserved walled town and a must-see for all the right reasons: Throughout the centuries it has morphed into a …

Travel

10 Sun-Soaked Destinations For Your Next Beach Vacation

Winter is here and there’s nothing better than escaping the inevitable snow and chill by taking a beach vacation. Soak up some sun while hiking, …

Travel

This Was the Soviet Version of the C-130

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union was looking for transports. They needed these transports to support their numerous airborne divisions. By the …

Military History

How Impressionism Changed the Art World and Continues to Inspire Us Today

Admired by art experts, popular with the public, and widely exhibited in the world's top museums, Impressionism has dominated the art world for nearly 150 years. Renowned for its painters' pioneering approach to art, the groundbreaking genre has facilitated the emergence and shaped the evolution of …

Art History

25 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Peanut Butter

Most people know peanut butter as a staple from their childhood lunches or something that gets stuck to the roof of their mouth. But its applications …

Barnes & Noble

10+ Different Types of Houses Found in Countries Around the World

Throughout history, people have fabricated shelters that fit their surroundings. With a universal set of criteria in mind—including access to tools, availability of materials, and type of climate—individuals from all over the world constantly reinterpret, reimagine, and redefine the concept of …

South-east Asia

5 Weapons Russia Could Use in War With U.S.

<i>Editor's Note: Considering events in Syria, we are reposting this 2015 piece due to reader interest.</i><p>Even with the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and …

War

Property hijacker arrested in Johannesburg

Johannesburg