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Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight

The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of endin...

If Tony Blair thought that Gaddafi wanted to cut a deal, why did no one follow up?

Just a few months ago, almost everyone thought that David Cameron was a goner. That he was about to go down in history as a one-term Prime Minister who failed… Continue reading The post If Tony Blair thought that Gaddafi wanted to cut a deal, why did no one follow up? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The Fashions of Cleopatra in Cinema

It was this month that Cleopatra, the Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt whose story has captivated scholars and history geeks for centuries, ended her life in 30 BCE. Her legacy has played out on the big screen by countless stars. Cinema’s version of the queen often emphasizes her exotic and lavish costumes, as any proper Hollywood spectacle would. Show More Summary

Rare Photographs of The Rolling Stones in France Taken by Dominique Tarlé in the 1970s

Every fan of the Stones knows the name and history of the photographs taken at the Villa Nellcôte in Villefranche sur Mer, where Dominique Tarlé spent 6 months with the group during the recording of Exile on Mainstreet. In 1971, The Rolling Stones, swindled by their manager, were fleeing British taxes. Show More Summary

Profit Sharing: An American Presidential History

Profit sharing recently became an issue in the Presidential campaign with Hillary Rodham Clinton's announcement last month that widespread profit sharing in American business will be one of her key economic ideas in order to address the plight of the middle class. Show More Summary

Alameda in History: The South Pacific Coast Railroad’s lost ferries

By Dennis Evanosky Last month we met Charles Minturn and A. A. Cohen and leaned the roles their ferry boats played in our history. In this month’s story, we’ll ride the South Pacific Coast Railroad’s ferry boats — Newark, Garden City, Bay City and Encinal. We’ll also learn the interesting fates of two of these

Katrina 10 Years On: The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Provides a Way Forward

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It was the costliest, as well as, one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. When the levee system safeguarding New Orleans catastrophically failed, our nation watched in horror as the flood waters spread. read more

September iPhone event marks return of live stream for Windows users

Next month's iPhone event will mark the first time in recent history that Windows users will be able to officially live-stream an Apple presentation, the company quietly revealed on Thursday through the event's website.

How The Biggest Explosion In Recorded History Changed Culture All Over The World

The eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 did more than just cause the “Year Without Summer” and lead to months on end of storms, crop failures and epidemics. The aftermath of that catastrophe changed the course of painting and literature (though the participants didn’t know it at the time), and arguably led to the birth […]

10 of the Most Maddening Delays in Comics History

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Comic Book release schedules are, more often than not, a little fluid. Sometimes a release is only pushed back a week. Sometimes, a month. But sometimes, a comic can be delayed for months and years, like the recently re-announced Batman: Europa. Here are some of the longest and most frustrating delays in modern comics history. Read more...

After 10-year-old competes, swimming might enact minimum-age limit

Alzain Tareq made history when, as a 10-year-old, she raced in swimming's world championships earlier this month.

ISIS Wanted to Kill Me for Being Gay

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

A few months ago, gay Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas feared for his life. This week, he made history with a U.N. address about the vicious persecution of LGBTs under ISIS.

So This Is Why The "Smart Money" Was Selling The Most Stocks In History

Precisely two months ago, we reported something very troubling, namely that "The "Smart Money" Just Sold The Most Stocks In History." This is what BofA reported at the time: "BofAML clients were big net sellers of US stocks in the amount of $4.1bn, following four weeks of net buying. Show More Summary

Glacier Calf: Massive Iceberg Visible In NASA Satellite Image

A massive glacier calf was spotted in several NASA satellite images — which were recorded earlier this month. The iceberg, which broke free from the Jakobshavn glacier, could be one of the largest in modern history. Although they are excited about the discovery, scientists are concerned about the implications. Show More Summary

Making History: Telling My Story to the U.N. Security Council

My name is Subhi Nahas. I am Syrian. I am gay. I am a refugee. Three years ago, when I escaped Syria, or even three months ago when I arrived in the United States, I would never have imagined I would be selected to make an historic address...Show More Summary

CATHY YOUNG: To the new culture cops, everything is appropriation: Their protests ignore history, …

CATHY YOUNG: To the new culture cops, everything is appropriation: Their protests ignore history, chill artistic expression and hurt diversity. A few months ago, I read “The Orphan’s Tales” by Catherynne Valente. The fantasy novel draws on myths and folklore from many cultures, including, to my delight, fairy tales from my Russian childhood. Curious about […]

What Does The Fed Do Now? The FOMC Decision Tree

Over the past few months, numerous so-called "experts" (they know who they are) desperately tried to come up with both their own facts and their own history by saying that, far from fearing the Fed's decision, "a rate hike would be good...Show More Summary

As Hurricane Danny Threatens, Memories of Animals Lost and Rescued in Katrina Return: PETA Offers Hurricane-Preparedness PSA

We all remember the human death toll, and many of us remember the biggest animal-rescue operation in U.S. history, as 10 years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina struck the... The post As Hurricane Danny Threatens, Memories of Animals Lost and Rescued in Katrina Return: PETA Offers Hurricane-Preparedness PSA appeared first on PETA.

July was the hottest month in recorded history

Last month was the hottest month, ever; not in California or even all of America, but in the whole recorded weather history of the planet. Phys.org reports that the first seven months of 2015 were the warmest since modern weather records began in 1880,

Relive The Pluto Flyby With This Brilliant 16-Second Animation

NASA made history last month when its New Horizons spacecraft zoomed past Pluto at a distance of only 7,750 miles. And now space enthusiasts around the world can relive the awe-inspiring moment with a new video (above) that simulates the flyby from the spacecraft's point of view. Show More Summary

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