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Hippies deface WWII Memorial

A group of teachers from Bismark, North Dakota traveling with some students to the nation’s capital discovered that vandals had defaced the North Dakota column of the World War II Memorial with “#NoDAPL” (meaning “No Dakota Access Pipe Line). One of the teachers posted the photo to Facebook and it’s also been written about on […]

North Dakota Portion of WWII Memorial Vandalized With #NoDAPL Graffiti

Graffiti on the North Dakota portion of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Photo via Facebook Apparently a group of teachers visiting the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. yesterday were greeted with #NoDAPL graffiti on the portion of the memorial dedicated to their home state: MyNDNow.com has more. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Abruptly Parts Ways With Historian Who Chronicled Its Nazi Past

A group of prominent academics has accused the company of reverting to secretive ways over its use of forced labor during World War II.

6 Reasons the AK-47 Is the Most Reliable Rifle in the World: A Guide to Kalashnikov’s Magic for Aspiring Gun Designers, Part II

Yesterday, we took a close look at the AK’s operating group, to enumerate the details that make this pattern such a dependable design. Today, we’re going to be looking at some of the other elements of the AK that make it so reliable,...Show More Summary

Images of children in Spanish Romantic art on view at the Prado Museum in Madrid

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Museo del Prado is showing a group of eight works painted between 1842 and 1855 which have been selected from the numerous portraits of children in its collection dating from the reign of Isabel II with the aim of emphasising two of the most important centres for Romantic art in Spain: Madrid and Seville. Show More Summary

Sweden’s EQT to acquire UK’s GB Railfreight from Groupe Eurotunnel

Swedish private equity investor EQT Infrastructure II has submitted an offer to acquire Groupe Eurotunnel’s UK rail freight operating subsidiary, GB Railfreight.

Stop Blaming Stigma: Take Responsibility for Yourself

Stigma: A set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something (Merriam-Webster). Let’s get the full disclosure out of the way first: I have bipolar disorder (type II, leans far more toward the depressive side than the […]

How German physicists reacted to the Hiroshima bomb

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

During World War II, a group of scientists led by Werner Heisenberg worked on designing a nuclear weapon for Nazi Germany. They were, thankfully, unsuccessful. After the war, the Allies detained ten German scientists in England for six months. Show More Summary

UN Aviation Agency Rejects Taiwan: 3 Losses

Diplomatically isolated Taiwan had a chance this week show for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s annual assembly. The UN group in place since World War II brings together 191 governments to agree on best commercial airline practices for flight safety, efficiency and clean air. Taiwan isn’t a member of the [...]

During the siege of Leningrad, nine botanists starved to death protecting a storehouse of edible crops

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

During the siege of Leningrad in World War II, a heroic group of Russian botanists fought cold, hunger, and German attacks to keep alive a storehouse of crops that held the future of Soviet agriculture. In this week's episode of theShow More Summary

China Railway Group subsidiaries win $1.2bn deal for Boten-Vientiane railway project

Three subsidiaries of China Railway Group (CRG) have secured a CNY8.1bn ($1.2bn) contract from Laos-China Railway to perform civil works on sections I, II and III of the Boten-Vientiane railway project in Laos.

The Marvel Universe Gets Several Giant Problems in Monsters Unleashed

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Usually one monster can be a bit problematic for a group of superheroes to handle. Now all of Marvel’s monster (big and small) are banding together to squish Earth’s champions, right when they’re stuck in the middle of Civil War II. Nothing heals the wounds of a superhero schism quite like a monster attack, right? Read more...

U.S. Coast Guard Awards ESG with Phase II OPC Contract

The U.S. Coast Guard awarded a contract to Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., of Panama City, Florida, Thursday for the production of the lead Offshore Patrol Cutter

FURY V KLITSCHKO II CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER, LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION

3 months agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Hennessy Sports, K2 Promotions, Team Fury, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and Frank Warren on behalf of BoxNation are delighted to announce Heavyweight Champion of the World Tyson Fury’s long-awaited [...] The post FURY V KLITSCHKO II CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER, LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION appeared first on Boxing News 24.

Noah Brown back to Ralph II

3 months agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

Well that was fast… After less than a month working with The Darrell Webb Band, Noah Brown has left the group and returned to his previous gig with Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys. But it’s no slight to Darrell and the guys. […] The post Noah Brown back to Ralph II appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Newswire: Kamala Khan gets her mind right in this Ms. Marvel #10 exclusive preview

Teenagers are easily influenced by the people they idolize, and Kamala “Ms. Marvel” Khan is no exception. As part of Civil War II, Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers asked Kamala to lead a group of Carol Cadets responsible for bringing in...Show More Summary

This Year’s Hugo Awards Honor Diverse Authors, Shrug Off Sad Internet Campaign - N.K. Jemisin took the award for "Best Novel" for The Fifth Season.

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The 2016 Hugo Awards were announced last night at MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City, MO, and after an attempt by an online group to once again derail the list of winners it was made even more satisfying when all four Hugo fiction categories were awarded to women, with two of them being women of color.

Sony adds support for radio controlled flashes to the A7R II with new firmware update

Sony first mentioned their new wireless radio controlled flash system in March and officially launched it in July. It allows the control of up to 15 separate flash units in up to 5 different groups. A very useful and welcome addition for Sony shooters. But, not every camera has been able to support the new system. Sony [...]Show More Summary

Liima – “Russians” Video

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Liima, a side project of Danish group Efterklang — featuring that band’s Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, and Rasmus Stolberg plus Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö — released their debut album, somewhat confusingly entitled ii, back in March. They impressed us at Helsinki’s Flow Festival this weekend, and, in conjunction with the current Olympic festivities, they recently […]

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