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Showing posts with label History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label History. Show all posts

October 13, 2017

The Story Behind Windows Vista

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Windows Vista
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A YouTuber who goes by the sobriquet, The Science Elf, gives us the history of Windows Vista.

10 Lies You're Told About American Slavery

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Slavery remains one of the most uncomfortable subjects in the history of the United States of America. Indeed, it can hardly be relegated to being only American “history” as we’ll soon see in greater depth.

October 4, 2017

Did A Lie Start WW1?

World War 1
World War 1
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We all were taught how the First World War began in class. Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, then all hell broke loose, bringing in the whole of Europe and fair bit of the world into one of the deadliest wars in history. But could it all have been built on a lie?

How We Used The Moon To Send Radio Messages

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Moon
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In the early days of the Cold War, it was difficult to send and receive messages across the globe.

September 23, 2017

12 Forgotten Places In Scotland

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From abandoned monasteries, to strange caves with mystical legends here are 12 Forgotten Places In Scotland.

September 16, 2017

5 Biggest Mysteries & Secrets Surrounding The Egyptian Pyramids

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Aliens, mysterious mortar and secret chambers... The Pyramids of Giza are a mind blowing topic, but are we any closer to solving one of the biggest mysteries on the planet?

Android: How Google Conquered The Smartphone Industry

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Android
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Android took off when Google bought it in 2005.

September 11, 2017

Japan's Ominous Dancing Cats And The Disaster That Followed

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Flag of Japan
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In the 1950s, the people of Minamata, Japan started seeing strange behaviour from the local cats, and it wasn't long before humans were showing the same symptoms.

September 8, 2017

September 7, 2017

10 Things You Didn't Know About Rolls-Royce!

Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce
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Rolls-Royce manufactures some of the world's most expensive cars. But, do you know the history behind this most coveted brand?

August 31, 2017

The Rise And Fall Of BlackBerry

BlackBerry Bold
BlackBerry Bold
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In a world dominated by smartphones and portable touchscreen devices, it's easy to forget a time when a pocket sized email device was the must-have item.

August 23, 2017

History Versus Science In Silicon Valley

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In this episode of Tech News Today, Megan Morrone and Jason Howell talk to Sarah Jeong, Senior Writer at The Verge about how history, not science, is to blame for the state of tech industry sexism. Jeong writes that something about American math and science education has changed in the last few decades, which has resulted in more women in STEM than ever before.

August 22, 2017

The Devil In Music (An Untold History Of The Tritone)

Adam Neely
Adam Neely
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We know the interval of a tritone today as "diabolus in musica," or the devil in music, but was it really always associated with evil?

July 29, 2017

July 28, 2017

10 Priceless Artifacts Destroyed By Idiots

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We’ve all broken something we shouldn’t have. But don’t feel too bad about that time you dropped your mate’s phone, its nothing compared to what these guys managed to smash.

10 Insane Secret Missions That Actually Worked

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Whether it's a dark government plot or a madcap rescue scheme, covert operations make for incredible stories, some of which just straight up defy belief.

July 8, 2017

June 29, 2017

Wallace, Darwin's Forgotten Frenemy

Alfred Russel Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace
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Everyone knows the name Charles Darwin, but his lesser known frenemy, Alfred Russel Wallace, was developing a lot of the same ideas around the same time.

June 19, 2017

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