The Once-Classified Tale of Juanita Moody

On the brink of nuclear war, America’s bold response to the Soviet Union depended on an unknown spy agency operative whose story can at last be told. In the background, a photograph taken by an American U-2 spy plane over Cuba on October …

Massive sunken heads take up residence on the seabed

The Underwater Museum of Cannes consists of six head-like sculptures, each of which weighs 10 tons. Jason deCaires Taylor – By Adam Williams 2021 Feb 15 – Any unsuspecting swimmers diving off the coast of Cannes, France, may think they’ve stumbled onto some kind …

 

The Story of Perú’s Cloud Warriors 

What can be known about Perú’s pre-Incan civilisation? Chachapoya sarcophagi, Perú. Alamy. – By Brendan Sainsbury | Published in History Today Volume 71 Issue 2 February 2021 – Recent archaeological discoveries have shed new light on the history of Perú’s Chachapoya people. Until …

Will Insurrection Lead to Terrorism?

Daniel Zender – By Martha Crenshaw SOURCE: New York Times 2021 Feb 10 – Dr. Crenshaw, the author of Countering Terrorism, has been teaching and writing about political science and terrorism since 1972. She is a senior fellow emerita at the Center for …

Did Trump and His Supporters Commit Treason?

Few events in American history have matched the Framers’ definition as clearly as the insurrection of January 6th.  Photograph by Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency / Getty – By Jeannie Suk Gersen SOURCE: The New Yorker 2021 Jan 28 – For years, Carlton F. W. …

Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth

Ida Wood, who lived for decades as a recluse in a New York City hotel, would have taken her secrets to the grave—if her sister hadn’t gotten there first. Herald Square circa 1907, when Ida Wood first moved into the Herald Square Hotel. …

Chile Pepper Compound Increases Solar Cell Efficiency

Adding capsaicin, the chemical responsible for making chile peppers spicy, improved the efficiency of solar cells in experiments. A group of perovskite solar cells that have been treated with capsaicin. (Jin Yang) – By Alex Fox SmithsonianMag.Com 2021 Feb 02 – New research …

The Once-Classified Tale of Juanita Moody

On the brink of nuclear war, America’s bold response to the Soviet Union depended on an unknown spy agency operative whose story can at last be told. In the background, a photograph taken by an American U-2 spy plane over Cuba on October …