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usatoday.com — On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, forever reshaping the progress of the war and history during the D-Day operation. Thousands of ships, planes and soldiers from the United States, Britain and Canada surprised Nazi forces. Mo…
07.06.2019 0 comments From Alex
metro.co.uk — D-Day veterans Harry Read and John Hutton parachuted over Sannerville as part of a 75th anniversay commemoration of the Normandy landings. Full Article >>
06.06.2019 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — For a species as young and puny as humans, every ancient fossil is a most extraordinary gift from our planet's vast history. Even so, this 50-million-year-old bunch of dead fish might just be the coolest fossil we've ever seen. Full Article >>
30.05.2019 0 comments From Alex
udiscovermusic.com — Why do over half a million people flock to Graceland every year or fly across the world to see The Beatles’ instruments in person? Music fans are not only inspired by the songs of their favourite artists, but the stories behind how the music came to be. From Hitsville, USA, to Liverpool, here are so…
19.05.2019 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — Sometimes, while waiting for quantum computers to become a thing, or complaining that your stupid laptop keeps dying on 5 percent battery, it's easy to forget just how far technology has come over the past 50 years. Sure, we can all list off a whole bunch of innovations that have changed the way th…
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phys.org — A University of Bristol academic has succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed—by cracking the code of the 'world's most mysterious text', the Voynich manuscript. Full Article >>
16.05.2019 0 comments From Alex
oprahmag.com — From Beloved to The House of Spirits, the best historical fictional novels break the distance between now and then— asking us to consider our own faces in history's mirror. The delight of great historical fiction is the journey backward into a fully realized world, a specific time and place—the bes…
04.05.2019 0 comments From Alex
news.sky.com — DNA shows migrants who arrived in Britain around 6,000 years ago constructed the world's most famous prehistoric monument. It is as British as fish and chips and one of the country's most famous sites, but new evidence suggests the roots of Stonehenge lie in the Mediterranean. Scientists studying …
17.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
wired.com — Some of the wood that burned in the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on Monday was put in place in the year 1160. The beams and exterior of the roof over the nave, the long main section of the building, date from between 1220 and 1240. Nearly a millennium ago it was forest; today, after a catastroph…
16.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — Over the years, researchers have learned a lot about dinosaur anatomy, but there's one feature that keeps eluding us.  Of all the dinosaur tracks discovered, only a rare few, far less than one percent, show any traces of skin. It's a serious blindspot, especially when the patterns that this organ …
15.04.2019 0 comments From Alex