When Did WWII End? Inside The End of the War

On Tuesday, May 8th, 1945, the Daily Mail in England had the words: VE DAY—IT’S ALL OVER written in huge, bold letters across its front page. All across the Western world, similar headlines were printed. But was it all over? Getty Images In America, the New York Times had a similarly jubilant but less all-encompassing headline: THE WAR ...

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Why Is The Sky Blue?

Why Is the sky blue? For many kids, it’s the first real question they ask about science and the way the planet works. Even though we learn the answer multiple times throughout our lives, be it from a family member, at school, or from a book, most of us will ...

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The Real Memoirs Of A Geisha: The Life Of Mineko Iwasaki

In 1997, Arthur Golden published Memoirs of a Geisha, a best-selling novel that follows Chiyo Sakamoto as she navigates the life of a Kyoto geisha in the years surrounding World War II. Golden’s book gave insight into the cloistered world of the geisha, and in 2005, it was adapted into a ...

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What Is The Illuminati?

“Call me King Hov, copy? Big ballin’ is my hobby—so much so they think I’m down with the Illuminati”—Jay-Z, “Hot Tottie.” “Illuminati, High society. We in this party and nobody invited me”—Kanye West, “Diamonds” remix. Jay-Z and Kanye West are far from the only rappers who regularly name-drop the Illuminati in their work. ...

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What Ever Happened To Judge Crater?

In the evening hours of August 6, 1930, prominent New York judge Joseph Force Crater walked out of a Manhattan restaurant, and was never seen again. His case became one of the most enduring mysteries of the early twentieth century, even as the story has gradually disappeared from public memory. ...

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What Is Lyme Disease?

Paradoxically, Lyme disease is something very, very old, yet also something relatively new. When researchers performed an autopsy on Ötzi the Iceman, the 5,300-year-old mummified man found in the Alps, they discovered evidence that he suffered from Lyme disease at the time of his death. Yet, unlike so many other diseases, ...

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How To Lucid Dream: Science-Backed Tricks That Work

Learning to lucid dream is a science and an art. It takes practice—few are able to do experience all that lucid dreaming as to offer without a period of frustrating practice and dedicated effort. Like any other great skill, the rewards are worth it. Simply put, a lucid dream is ...

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