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Fly Fishing in Dublin, Ireland

My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary by spending a week in Dublin, Ireland this month. While we have very different tastes in vacation destinations (I like the outdoors, she likes history and great restaurants), we’ve found common ground by vacationing in “walking” cities, like London, Edinburgh, and now Dublin that have lots of history […]            

White History Month, Heterosexual Pride Day Trending On Twitter, The Internet Explodes

White History Month and Heterosexual Pride Day have both gone trending, and it may be for all of the wrong reasons. Twitter is not only perpetuating these trends, but reacting in the usual way. Everybody is wondering how it happened, because in today’s social climate it makes no sense. Show More Summary

Volkswagen's $18B TDI buyback would be largest consumer car action in US history

Volkswagen on Tuesday announced a settlement with the EPA and numerous other regulators to resolve class-action lawsuits over its TDI diesel emission cheating scandal. If approved next month, the deal would by by far the largest consumer action settlement in U.S. history. It comes nine months after the automaker admitted it lied about emissions...

LGBTQ Pride Month Culminates with Stonewall Anniversary

As LGBTQ Pride Month comes to a close, HRC recognizes another momentous day in LGBTQ history: the anniversaries of the uprising at Stonewall in 1969 and the first pride parade in 1970. Today’s anniversary is all the more special because...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has A History Of Mocking People's Native American Heritage

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

For months now on the campaign trail, Donald Trump has preoccupied himself with mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass) identification with Native American lineage. He's derisively called her Pocahontas and, on Monday, insisted that...Show More Summary

The sun has 'gone blank' for the second time this month. Here's what that means.

Despite the overall decline, history has proven that some of the largest solar storms in memory can occur when sunspots appear to be ebbing.

Some Ancient History

A couple months ago there was a session at an APS meeting with the topic Sidney Coleman Remembered. Slides are available for talks by Coleman’s student Erick Weinberg and colleague Howard Georgi. Georgi has recently posted a written version of … Continue reading ?

A Brief Animated History of Video Game Controllers

2 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In their new animated short, Super Deluxe embarks on a nostalgic journey throughout the past 58 years featuring a brief history of video game controllers and peripherals. Help Laughing Squid grow with a monthly pledge of support.

History Repeating Itself

The real problem facing Jeremy Corbyn is that the people resigning from his front bench team are all elected politicians in their own right as well, elected by Labour voters and not just party activists. Just a few short months ago Jeremy...Show More Summary

'Lift ev'ry voice and sing:' Honoring an anthem and its author

The month of June marks both the birth and death of a key black figure in American history: James Weldon Johnson. My first introduction to Johnson was through a song. It was not until 1956 when my family moved from New York City to the campus...Show More Summary

The LA Gas Leak Was So Bad You Could See It From Space

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon earlier this year was already one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. Several months later, however, it has now gained the additional distinction of being the first industrial methane point-source visible from outer space. Read more...

How Erdogan Rewrote History of the Great Arab Revolt

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the self-proclaimed "Great" Arab Revolt of 1916, launched against Ottoman rule from the Arabian Desert by Sharif Hussein, emir of Mecca. Thanks to a systematic decade-long campaign orchestrated...Show More Summary

First openly gay contestant to compete at Miss America 2017

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The pageant is still months away, but Miss Missouri has already etched her place in Miss America history. Erin O’Flaherty, 23, now has a chance to become the first openly gay Miss America this September in Atlantic City. The South Carolina native and St. Louis resident won the title at the...

Hannigan on Crispus Attucks, 23 June

Tonight the Framingham Historical Society will hold its annual meeting, approving officers and a budget for the coming months.Then they’ll hear from John Hannigan, doctoral candidate in history at Brandeis University, about one of the...Show More Summary

A Brief History of America's Private Prison Industry

Read Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer’s firsthand account of his four months spent working as a guard at a corporate-run prison in Louisiana. In the early 1980s, the Corrections Corporation of America pioneered the idea of running prisons for a profit. Show More Summary

‘Zootopia 2’: Judy And Nick’s Relationship Focus Of Sequel? Directors Overwhelmed With Box Office Success

Early this month, Zootopia hit the $1 billion worldwide box-office mark, making it the second film to cross the milestone this year after Captain America: Civil War. Zootopia is only the fourth animated film in history to earn $1 billion, following Frozen, Minions, and Toy Story 3. Show More Summary

A gaping funding chasm between Clinton and Trump

Last month, Donald Trump tweeted that his campaign had “perhaps more cash than any campaign in the history of politics.” New Federal Election Commission filings show that he was very, very wrong. At the end of May, Trump’s campaign had nearly $1.3 million in cash on hand, putting him significantly behind Hillary Clinton’s $42 million.…

Brazilian Telecom Giant Files Largest Bankruptcy In Nation's History

Brazil has had a rough past few months to put it mildly. Ex-president Dilma Rousseff has been suspended and now faces an impeachment trial, interim president Michel Temer is embroiled in corruption allegations already, the economy is crumbling, and Rio has declared a state of "Public Calamity" putting the Olympic games in question. Show More Summary

Russian Track Team Banned From Olympics

In what the New York Times calls "an extraordinary punishment that might be without precedent in Olympics history," the Russian track and field team has been banned from competition at the Summer Olympics. Seven months ago, the World Anti-Doping Agency published a scathing report accusing Russia of a doping scheme...

Canada Wildfires Could Still Depress Official Oil Inventories

A month and a half after they began, the Fort McMurray wildfires in Alberta, Canada still blaze on in contained patches. Already estimated to be the most expensive disaster in Canadian history, costing the Albertan economy $70 million per day, the fires are now believed to be the work of humans, according to the Royal […]

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