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News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Yes, Ashkenazi Jews (Including Gal Gadot) Are People of Color | Dani Ishai Behan | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

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History | History

JFK's assassination aided by his bad back, records show - CNN

President Kennedy's lifelong struggle with back pain may have kept him from recoiling from Lee Harvey Oswald's first bullet, setting him up for the kill shot.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

102-year-old Holocaust survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew | The Times of Israel

Eliahu Pietruszka believed his brother, who escaped Warsaw ghetto, had died in a Russian labor camp, but, generations later, a Yad Vashem genealogy project led to incredible news

History | History

Battle of Tarawa in WWII 'the toughest battle in Marine Corps history' - Business Insider

The commander of the task force attacking Tarawa called Betio "a little Gibraltar" and said that "only the Marines could have made such a landing."

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

What's the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?

Should Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of gratitude? Or should they mourn it as a day of guilt? Michael Medved, author of The American Miracle, shares the fascinating story of the first Thanksgiving.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

The complicated history of surfing - Scott Laderman

Today, surfing is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, with tens of millions of enthusiasts worldwide. For some it’s a serious sport; for others, just a way to let loose. But despite its casual association with fun and sun, surfing has a richer and d

Music | Music

A 70s Photographer Unveils the Ultimate New York Punk Archive on Instagram

Julia Gorton took epic Polaroids of Television, Blondie, Lydia Lunch, and more, and now she’s rolling out her collection on Instagram.

History | History

First World War composite photos bring past to life | The Week UK

Then-and-now images put snapshots of the Great War in a 21st century setting

Politics | Politics

New batch of JFK documents released

The National Archives released 13,213 more documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Mysterious void in Great Pyramid of Giza could finally reveal how pyramids were built

A mysterious void has been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza and Egyptologists believe it could finally shed light on how the ancient tombs were constructed. The enigmatic gap, which is around 100ft long is situated directly above the Grand Gallery,

Politics | Politics

JFK assassination documents released

A long-secret tranche of government documents pertaining to the JFK assassination is being released

Politics | Resources

Why Is Pakistan More Legitimate than Israel?

Whenever I have received a call from a listener to my radio show challenging Israel’s legitimacy, I have asked these people if they ever called a radio show to challenge any other country’s legitimacy. In particular, I ask, have they ever questioned t

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How the Soviet Concorde crashed and burned

With just 55 completed flights and two fatal crashes, the Concorde's Soviet rival, Tupolev Tu-144, was one of civil aviation's biggest failures.

History | History

Did FDR End the Great Depression? | PragerU

Did FDR help end the Great Depression? Did his New Deal improve an otherwise hopeless economy? Lee Ohanian, Professor of Economics at UCLA and consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, explains.

History | History

Auschwitz-Birkenau: 4 out of 10 German students don′t know what it was | News | DW | 28.09.2017

Just 47 percent of 14- to 16-year-olds in Germany know that Auschwitz-Birkenau was a Nazi death camp, a survey shows. Its authors cite fewer history lessons as a reason.

History | History

Reconstructed Auschwitz prisoner text details ′unimaginable′ suffering | Germany | DW | 09.10.2017

A newly reconstructed document written in 1944 by a Greek Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz tells of misery "the human mind can not imagine." The text was discovered buried in the ground at the Nazi extermination camp.

Politics | Op-Ed

Why ‘Indigenous Peoples' Day’ Is Far Worse Than Columbus Day

If we really want to commemorate horrifying, unspeakable violence and oppression in the Americas, I’ve got the perfect holiday: ‘Indigenous Peoples' Day.’

Politics | Op-Ed

Robin Smith: Why Columbus Day Is Worth Celebrating

But if you live in any number of “enlightened” progressive cities, today is “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Do You Remember These 15 Defunct Restaurant Chains?

Pull up a seat, open the menu, and let's look at some defunct restaurant chains you might not even remember.

Sports | Cycling

HISTORY OF MONGOOSE: Know Your Roots

http://www.stuntabiker.com History Of Mongoose: Know Your Roots. Another major BMX history lesson via Mark "Lungmustard" Eaton and Bang! Pictures and DH Prod...

History | History

5 Groundbreaking Firsts That Your History Books Lied About

It turns out that a whole lot of famous firsts are credited to the wrong people, due to politics, bad luck, or outright lies.

History | History

This woman’s portraits of wartime Greyhound passengers reveal faces of fatigue and resolve

World War II must have been exhausting, even on the home front. Beside the stress of waiting for loved ones to return from overseas, training for new jobs, or being forcibly detained, Americans were…

Science & Technology | Technology

The iPhone 10 years in: Everything that's changed from 2007 to 2017

News, email and search are just the beginning. Discover more every day. Find your yodel.

Politics | Resources

The video that makes anti-Zionists sorry they ever opened their mouths – Israel Video Network

Today the world wants to claim that anti-Zionism is NOT anti-Semitism.

WRONG.

It is anti-Semitism, and this video lays out why.

News | That's News to Me

New mummies discovered in tomb near Luxor, Egypt

The tomb, found by archaeologists near the city of Luxor, belonged to a goldsmith.

History | History

Abba Kovner and Resistance in the Vilna Ghetto

Abba Kovner led resistance fighters in both the Vilna Ghetto and in the Rudninkai Forest against the murderous Nazi enemy during the Holocaust

News | Interesting Stories

Girl Pulls Sword From Legendary Lake Of King Arthur's Excalibur

England’s got a new Queen ― that is, if Excalibur’s legend is true.

History | History

Do We Actually Know What Shakespeare Looked Like? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

The Reef Lounge - John McGehee

When I was a boy, I saw the most outlandish scene at the Handerly Hotel & Resort (formerly the Stardust Motor Hotel) in San Diego

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Photographer Compares 1960s Postcards Vs. How These Places Look Today, And The Difference Is Unbelievable | Bored Panda

Not long ago an old matchbook laying on photographer Pablo Iglesias Maurer's desk caught his eye. Or rather, it was the postcard-like picture on it, of a resort

Style & Fashion | Fashion & Beauty

Fast Fashion’s Surprising Origins - Racked

Both the high-low collab and ultra-efficient manufacturing were born out of WWII-era austerity.

Miscellaneous | Random shit

LOONEY TUNES (Looney Toons): Hollywood Steps Out (1941) [ULTRA HD 4K Remastered]

This video streams up to Ultra HD 4k (2160p). Hollywood Steps Out is a 1941 short Merrie Melodies cartoon by Warner Bros., directed by Tex Avery. The cartoon...

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

How Superman Helped Foil the KKK | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

News | That's News to Me

Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea

Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship’s wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday – more than 18,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean’s surface. Paul Allen, Mic

Entertainment | Entertainment

Remembering the King: Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today

Presley was just 42 years old when he passed away at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, from a heart attack. Presley was the first rock 'n' roll superstar, whose charisma, energetic music and good looks helped make him one of the most influenti

Music | Music

New film documents the rise of East Bay punk rock

The new documentary film ‘Turn It Around’ chronicles the early days of Bay Area punk rock.

Visual Arts | History

'Rumble' Celebrates Rock 'N' Roll's Native American Roots

The documentary discusses Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix and other Native American artists who helped shape rock's sound. Guitarist and executive producer Stevie Salas says it's "a film about heroes."

Sports | Cycling

Vintage: Chicago's cycling craze -- Chicago Tribune

It was 1896, the pinnacle of America's first cycling craze, and Chicago was caught up in the excitement over these new "noiseless steeds." Then as now, bicycles jostled with other modes of transportation, vying for supremacy.

News | Interesting Stories

Archaeological find in Jerusalem ‘proves Bible passage is historically true’

Archaeologists excavating in Jerusalem have found burned artifacts dating from 2,600 years ago – which prove that a passage in the Bible is true. Researchers uncovered charred wood, grape seeds, fish scales, bones and pottery while digging in the City o

Sports | Cycling

America’s Short, Violent Love Affair With Indoor Track Cycling

A fun Friday night once meant going to the velodrome to watch cyclists collide.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Classic San Diego Tiki - ClassicSanDiego.com

Polynesian-themed restaurants and tiki bars from the San Diego area’s past and present. How many of theses classic San Diego tiki joints do you know?

History | History

Coca-Cola collaborated with the Nazis in the 1930s, and Fanta is the proof

The not-so-sweet history

News | In The News

The first US coin could have been held by Alexander Hamilton

Coin experts say they have found the first silver piece minted by the United States, one likely held by Alexander Hamilton himself.

History | History

Jewish high jumper barred from 1936 Olympics dies at 103

Margaret Lambert, a Jewish high jumper who was barred from competing at the 1936 Olympics, has died at the age of 103.

Music | Music News

The Beatles' accountant 50 years on: 'They were scruffy boys who didn't want to pay tax'

In The Beatles’ 1966 song Taxman, George Harrison berates Harold Wilson’s proposed 95pc “supertax” on the UK’s highest earners.

History | HISTORY

‘Dunkirk’: Why Didn’t Hitler Go in For the Kill?

The British army was in full retreat, but suddenly German tanks were halted–twice. Hitler later said he gave Churchill “a sporting chance” of survival. Churchill wasn’t interested.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction

A space history auction on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing fetched boatloads of cash. Here are some of the strangest items sold.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

USA Today Complains About Lack of 'Women' and 'No Lead Actors of Color' in Movie 'Dunkirk' | Daily Wire

USA Today's Brian Truitt describes himself as a "shameless geek," but oddly enough omits the fact that he is also just as shamelessly ignorant when it comes to the signaling of his own CorrectThink virtue.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Archaeologists go high-tech in 2,500-year-old Greek cold case

More than 2,500 years ago, an Athenian nobleman named Cylon -- the first recorded Olympic champion -- tried to take over the city of Athens and install himself as its sole ruler. According to Thucydides and Herodotus, Athenian and Greek historians who wro

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

How Baxter Became One of L.A.’s Steepest Streets

With its 32 percent grade, how did Baxter Street ever get built?

History | History

Newly discovered photo suggests Amelia Earhart survived crash-landing

The photo, found in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles famed aviator Amelia Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan.

History | History

How Americans Celebrated Independence Day in 1777 | Mental Floss

July 4, 1776, may not be the day the Continental Congress declared their independence from England (that would be July 2). It's not even the day that signing of the Declaration began (that would be a month later and drag on for quite some time).

Travel | Travel

An old relic of the American road trip is disappearing - Business Insider

After its heyday in the mid-20th century, the traditional mom and pop motel has largely slipped from the public imagination.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

How Sepulveda Canyon Became the 405

L.A.'s most hated stretch of freeway began as a bucolic country road through the Santa Monica Mountains.

Science & Technology | Technology

Watch a former Apple guru tell the secret story of how the iPhone was invented

The iPhone is the one device that revolutionized the smartphone industry, helping make Apple the most valuable company in the world and killing off many of the early smartphone leaders like Nokia, Palm, and BlackBerry.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland In The Summer of 1957: Bernie McCormick Reflects on the Most Magical Place on Earth

There was Disneyland in California. The author recalls the early years of the original Disney theme park.

History | History

The Battleship That Went from Pearl Harbor to D-Day

The D-Day landings featured an immense fleet – including seven battleships. One, HMS Rodney, was notable for being the only battleship to torpedo another battleship. However, one of the American battleships came to Normandy via Pearl Harbor, where she was run aground.

History | Southern California

When Knott’s Berry Farm Was an Actual Farm | KCET

The Orange County amusement park started as a roadside fruit stand.

History | History

23 Of The Oldest Color Photos Ever Taken

Here's what the world looked like in color, over 100 years ago.

History | History

In film, survivor searches for US soldier who liberated him at Dachau | The Times of Israel

New documentary centers on Steve Ross, who was 'transformed' as a boy by an act of kindness in the concentration camp

History | History

Catching Up With (A Real Life) "Rosie The Riveter"

Seventy-five years ago, during World War II, Dr. Frances Carter worked in a Birmingham, Alabama, defense plant, helping to build B-29 bombers—some of the largest aircraft in service during the war. She is "Rosie the Riveter," and today, we're catch

History | History

Why Colorizing Old Photos Requires a Ton of Research

Artists go out of their way to make the recreations authentic.

Politics | Politics

Obama has no shame

Obama can bask in self-delusion and embrace the collective amnesia of his pious followers, but the rest of us can only hope that today's leaders do a better job than he did.

History | History

JFK’s last birthday: Gifts, champagne and wandering hands on the presidential yacht

The party aboard the Sequoia included dinner, dancing and the president's pursuit of a legendary Washington journalist's wife.

History | History

7 of the craziest commando missions of World War II

World War II was an exciting time for special operations and commandos. The advent of airborne operations gave them a whole new angle of approach, and the sheer scale of the war guaranteed that they’d have plenty of chances to use their skills.

History | History

Look Inside the Sketchbook of a World War II Soldier

After serving in the Army, Victor Lundy went on to become a successful architect.

Music | Music

The genesis of punk rock.

Punk rock is considered a product of the ’70s, when bands like the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash propelled the style into the mainstream. But punk really has its roots in the early ’60s, when three chord bashers with attitude first establishe

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Mystery solved: Remains of girl in forgotten casket was daughter of prominent San Francisco family

The mystery surrounding the identity of a girl found in a century-old casket in San Francisco has been solved.

History | HISTORY

Think you’re living in a ‘hellhole’ today? Try being a billionaire in 1916. - The Washington Post

It was a much harsher world, no matter how much money you had.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

The Nintendo PlayStation is real, and now it’s fully operational

Two years ago, one of gaming’s greatest myths became a reality when a man named Terry Diebold unearthed the world’s only known prototype of the “Nintendo-PlayStation.” A Sony-created and branded machine, it was a hybrid Super NES that came with a

Miscellaneous | The Hometown

When L.A. Was Empty: Wide-Open SoCal Landscapes

Early photographs of Los Angeles surprise for many reasons, but often what's most striking is how empty the city looks.

History | History

10 Relics From the Horse-Powered City Hiding in Plain Sight

You can still find reminders of the days when horse-drawn transportation reigned.

History | History

A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found — in England

The only other parchment copy of the document that proclaimed the independence of America's 13 colonies is at the National Archives in Washington.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

All the American Flags On the Moon Are Now White

NASA has finally answered a long-standing question: all but one of the six American flags on the Moon are still standing up. Everyone is now proudly talking about it. The only problem is that they aren't American flags anymore.

History | History

Here's How British and American Spelling Parted Ways | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

History | History

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over 70 years. From P-51D Mustangs and Flying Fortresses through to anti-aircraft spotters and flame hurling

History | History

New documents reveal Allies knew of Holocaust years before previously assumed - Diaspora - Jerusalem Post

Despite the knowledge, the Allies did little to help stop the massacre at the hands of the Nazi regime.

Sports | Sports

Remembering Jackie Robinson's first 10 days in Major League Baseball

How Jackie Robinson survived a torrent of pressure and prejudice in his first ten days as Major League Baseball's first black player.

History | History

Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack 75 years later

CINCINNATI (AP) — At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the course of World War II.

Music | Music

The Damned on the Dawn of U.K. Punk, Getting Back at the Beatles

The Damned's Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible reflect on their 40-year career, from releasing the first punk single to gigging with Motörhead's Lemmy.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Top 10 Facts About The Apollo Mission That NASA Wanted To Keep Secret

Getting to the Moon was a fantastic achievement, and the technology was amazing. It also had the added complication of involving human beings. At the time,

History | Archeology

Netanyahu intervenes to save Temple Mount sifting project

Days after archaeological site said it would close for lack of cash, PM steps in, saying funding will continue

Politics | Politics

The Senate Filibuster, Explained

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch is now going to the Senate floor. The Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, has pledged to lead Democrats in a filibuster of the nomination.

History | Historic Los Angeles

L.A.'s Smoggy Past, in Photos | KCET

Many Southern Californians have only hazy memories of severe smog in the Los Angeles area. Here's a reminder in pictures.

History | History

Teacher traces dad's World War II past, finds 75-year-old plane wreckage

The story started to come together when Ken Elder Bledsoe organized the letters his father had written to his mother in 1942.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

East LA Youth Culture mini doc

This mini-documentary is a student project by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, prepared for the Visual Research Methodologies Course at Claremont Graduate University. I...

Sports | Cycling

Comes with Baggage Movie

"Comes With Baggage" is a lighthearted history of bicycle travel in the Americas, that makes you want to sell your possessions, quit your job and escape on a...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

92 Years of New Yorker Covers Visualized by Color | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Passed over by Nazis and Communists, remnants of Ukraine's last shtetl prepare to celebrate | The Times of Israel

Numbering just 50 today, the Jews of Bershad have managed to protect their 200-year-old clay synagogue through successive despotic regimes

History | History

Why Isn't There a Palestinian State? | PragerU

Why don't the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the surprising answers. Read David Brog's book, "Reclaiming Israel's

Politics | Politics

The crucial White House position Trump has neglected to fill - The Washington Post

Five good reasons the president should get a dog — and soon.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women | Mental Floss

Necessity isn't the only mother of invention. Though it wasn't always easy to get patents or the credit they deserved, women are responsible for many items we use today.

Politics | Politics

Time for Reflection and Action: Reflections on the My Lai Massacre

The author reflects on the My Lai Massacre saying that US military was made to believe they were killing sub species. They were humans.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Compare New York City’s Past and Present in a New App | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

History | History

Memo to Donald Trump: Thomas Jefferson invented hating the media - The Washington Post

Jefferson is celebrated as a champion of a free press. But he also wrote that “nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper."

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Winston Churchill was also a prophetic astronomer

Many of Winston Churchill's 77-year-old ideas are shockingly modern, with many of them still held by today's astronomers.

History | Archeology

Archaeologists get set to dig at Masada, after 11-year hiatus

Tel Aviv University Team will excavate rebel dwellings, Herod’s gardens in month-long expedition at UNESCO heritage site

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The White House Holocaust Horror

The White House's depraved logic for omitting the Jews from their Holocaust remembrance statement.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA displays Apollo capsule hatch 50 years after fatal fire

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A relic from America's first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts at the start of the Apollo moon program.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Did William Henry Harrison Really Die of Pneumonia?

People are still torn over the belief that the ninth president died of pneumonia after not wearing a coat to his inauguration.

History | History

What Happened to the Physical Copy of the "I Have a Dream" Speech? | Mental Floss

For two decades, it was kept inside of a Harry Truman biography for safekeeping.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Eugene Cernan, last man on the moon, dies - CNN.com

Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday.

News | Interesting Stories

Eugene Cernan

Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017), He traveled into space three times: as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.

News | Interesting Stories

Scientists say they may have new evidence in D.B. Cooper case

A band of amateur scientists selected by the FBI to look for clues in the world’s most infamous skyjacking may have found new evidence in the 45-year-old case.

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Step back in time with these fascinating historical images of NYC

Photographer Ben Rowland recently put together a website that showcases one thing: very big, very old images of New York. “The Big Picture New York&

History | LA History

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe

A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern California underwater for up to six months, and it could happen again

Sports | Cycling

Retro Ronde van Vlaanderen

‘The RetroRonde van Vlaanderen’ is a nostalgic and colourful cycling event during which riders from all over Europe wear retro clothing and ride classic…

History | LA History

L.A. vs. the Saloons

To many in the late 19th century, saloons were an unwelcome reminder that the City of Angels did not always live up to its name.

News | Op-Ed

Israel Is Not the Occupier | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

This past summer, the section of the Republican Party’s platform on Israel included a key statement made in anticipation of...

Music | Music

Ringo's no joke. He was a genius and the Beatles were lucky to have him | Coffee House

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 9: James Woodall on celebrating the…

Music | Music

We Were There: Voices from L.A. Punk’s First Wave | An Oral History hosted by Alice Bag

(Originally run in Razorcake #79, April / May 2014) My name is Alicia Velasquez, but I’m better known as Alice Bag. I grew up in East L.A., the daughter of Mexican immigrants. In the late 1970s, I …

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

How Did L.A. Become a City of Palms? And Other Questions About California's Trees

Q&A with historian Jared Farmer, author of "Trees in Paradise: A California History."

History | Los Angeles History

Photos: Many L.A. Boulevards Began as Trolley Lines

Why are there two San Vicentes? Look to the boulevards' origins as electric railway lines.

History | History

Young man on a mission to honor World War II vets before it's too late

Calif. teen films veterans' stories so he can capture their experiences and honor their sacrifices

History | History

John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven

In a time before any human had traveled in space, Glenn and his colleagues staked their lives on something that seemed impossible.

News | Interesting Stories

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness Info

Ancient plants in Israel give clues about real 'Paleo' diet | Fox News

Mom was right: Eat your vegetables. We were born to be herbivores.

History | History

History classes are our best hope for teaching Americans to question fake news and Donald Trump

An education in history teaches students to question the stories that are handed to us.

History | History

Posthumous honor for US officer who saved 200 Jewish GIs from the Nazis -- and never told a soul | The Times of Israel

With a Nazi pistol pointed at his head, Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds refused to reveal which of his soldiers were Jews. This week he was recognized for his bravery

News | Interesting Stories

Science may have solved the Amelia Earhart mystery

Legendary aviator Amelia Earhart was attempting to become the first female pilot to fly around the world when her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Last month, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) proposed the t

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

When Oil Derricks Ruled the L.A. Landscape | KCET

Vintage photos reveal a time when Southern California was a forest of oil derricks.

History | Archeology

As U.N. Ignores Jewish Ties to Holy Site, Israel Produces Ancient Evidence - NYTimes.com

As Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, approved a resolution on Wednesday that ignored a Jewish connection to an ancient, hotly contested holy site in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority produced a rare papyrus fragment from the seventh century B.C., written in ancient Hebrew, that mentions Jerusalem by name.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Why Islamic State wants to destroy the treasures of the ancient world

The human cost of the Mosul offensive – and of Islamic State ’s brutal two-year occupation – is not yet known. But the Iraqi city’s cultural treasures have already suffered a grave toll.

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

What happened to the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke? - Ask History

The origins of one of the America’s oldest unsolved mysteries can be traced to August 1587, when a group of about 115 English settlers arriv...

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

9 Things You May Not Know About Nikola Tesla - History Lists

Check out some fascinating facts about the Serbian-American physicist and engineer.

Music | Music

Slade live at Granada TV 1971

Set-list: 1. Here Me Calling, 2. Look What You Dun, 3. Darling Be Home Soon, 4. Coz I Luv You, 5. Get Down And Get With It, 6. Born To Be Wild Noddy Holder, ...

History | History

12 Facts About Shirley Chisholm, The First African-American to Run For President

Before Hillary Clinton's historic rise, Shirley Chisholm lead a revolutionary campaign as the the first African-American to run for president for a major party.

History | History

George Washington’s Tent: 5 fascinating facts you didn’t know - Curbed Philly

A team has been working for years to conserve George Washington’s tent used during the American Revolutionary War. It will be on display at the Museum of the American Revolution.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Video: A Train Ride Down PCH in 1898 | KCET

The train tunnel in this 1898 film is now where Interstate 10 turns into Pacific Coast Highway.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Conductor Sir Neville Marriner dies aged 92 | Music | The Guardian

Founder of Academy of St Martin in the Fields was still conducting into his 90s and his Amadeus soundtrack sold 6.5m copies

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

Archaeologists discover 18th century pub full of untouched bottles of brandy

Archaeologists have uncovered a forgotten 200-year-old pub beneath the city of Manchester, England. And the best part? It still has full, untouched bottles of brandy inside

Politics | Politics

The REAL Worst. President. Ever.

People are debating who will be more disastrous for the country, Trump or Clinton. But James Buchanan takes the cake.

History | History

Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt | World news | The Guardian

Exclusive: Perfectly preserved HMS Terror vessel sank during disastrous expedition led by British explorer Sir John Franklin