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Researchers Track Down Uranium Cubes Made In Germany During WW II

Two researchers investigated the history of uranium cubes and uncovered Nazi Germany's plans to build nuclear reactors at the end of World War II. Adolf Hitler nuclear efforts spurred the creation of the U.S.-led Manhattan Project.

Energy May 2, 2019

Wreck Of Australian Ship SS Iron Crown Found 77 Years After It Was Sunk By Japanese Submarine During World War II

Almost 80 years after its tragic end, the wreckage of an Australian ship sunk by a Japanese submarine in World War II has now been found by a team of scientists. Here is the story of how it was discovered.

Ancient April 26, 2019

Scientists Confirm Adolf Hitler Died In 1945: Study Of Hitler’s Teeth Suggests Probable Causes Of Death

French researchers were hopeful that they could finally put an end to numerous conspiracy theories regarding the real cause of Adolf Hitler’s death. The team was given the special privilege to examine fragments of Hitler’s teeth.

Feature | Science May 21, 2018

Jawbone Of Hiroshima Bombing Victim Reveals Amount Of Radiation Fatal To Humans

A group of Brazilian scientists calculated the radiation dose in the jawbone of a Hiroshima bombing victim using a technique called electron spin resonance spectroscopy. The technique yielded the exact amount of radiation that can be fatal to humans.

Public Health April 30, 2018

Autism Pioneer Hans Asperger Worked With The Nazis During World War II

A new piece of research has cast autism pioneer Hans Asperger in a negative light. It was revealed that the doctor worked very carefully with the Nazi Party during World War II.

Neuroscience April 19, 2018

Call Of Duty: WWII Is 'The Right Game At The Right Time,' While 'Infinite Warfare' Was The Complete Opposite

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has said that it is about time to bring the franchise back to its roots. The next 'Call of Duty' title will move away from the futuristic setting and return to the WWII stage.

Video Games April 27, 2017

'Call Of Duty WWII' Box Art Ripped Off 'Brothers In Arms,' Says Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford

Gearbox Software president and CEO Randy Pitchford called out the striking resemblance between the box art of 'Call of Duty WWII' and 'Brothers in Arms.' Images of the two do seem similar enough to raise questions, so is this just a coincidence?

Video Games April 23, 2017

Researchers Explore Wreckage Of World War II Aircraft Carrier Off California Coast

A team of scientists is looking to explore the wreckage of the USS Independence in the San Francisco coast. The former aircraft carrier was used as a target vessel for atomic bomb testing in the Pacific during the 1940s.

August 23, 2016

Ocean's Corals Keep Records Of World War II, Other Events In Human History

Corals record historical events such as the Opium Wars and World War II. The key is their absorption of toxic metals, such as mercury, that are leached into their surroundings.

Earth/Environment June 5, 2016

eBay WW2 Military Items: Museum Snags Nazi Coding Machine For Just $14

Museum volunteers acquired a World War 2 device used by Adolf Hitler through an eBay listing. The artifact, which was sold for about $14, is the keyboard of the extremely rare Lorenz teleprinter.

Life & Style May 30, 2016

Female WWII Pilots Can Now Be Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

President Obama has signed a law allowing female World War II pilots to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The move aims to bring back the honor due to these deserving service members.

Life & Style May 21, 2016

‘Mein Kampf’ Personally Owned By Hitler Up For Auction

'Mein Kampf' contained Hitler’s anti-communist, anti-Semitic and ultra-nationalist ideologies. The Nazi leader’s personal copy of the book is set to hit the auction block this March.

Arts & Culture March 9, 2016

'My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me': Black German Woman Discovers She's Related To Nazi Commandant

Jan. 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In observance of the tragic events, Jennifer Teege shared how she discovered that she is related by blood to one of the most sadistic Nazi commandants under Hitler.

Society January 30, 2016

Christopher Nolan's Next Film Will Be A WWII Epic About The Battle Of Dunkirk

Titled 'Dunkirk', director Christopher Nolan's newest flick will feature Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy as British soldiers during one of the most infamous -- and bloodiest -- battles of World War II.

Movies/TV Shows December 28, 2015

74th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack: Here Are Some Interesting Facts

This year marks the 74th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and here are seven interesting facts about the historical event. It was a catalyst that caused the involvement of United States in World War II.

Society December 7, 2015

Famed Manga Artist Shigeru Mizuki, Creator Of GeGeGe No Kitaro, Dies At 93

Shigeru Mizuki, the Japanese manga artist who created GeGeGe No Kitaro passed away Monday morning, Nov. 30, in a hospital in Tokyo. The 93-year-old mangaka, a war veteran who lost his left arm, is decorated with numerous awards and recognitions.

Society December 1, 2015

Hedy Lamarr Helped Invent Wi-Fi: Here Are Other Feats Of Engineering

Hedy Lamarr is famously known as an exotic Hollywood beauty but it's time to learn more about the actress' contributions to science and technology. Find out how she improved everyone's lives with her patented idea.

Feature November 10, 2015

'Barefoot Gen' Kickstarter Aiming To Put Historic Hiroshima Story In Schools Enters Final Hours

The story of a six-year-old boy's survival of the Hiroshima bombing was told years ago in a classic comic book. Now, its publishers want to put this important piece of history in schools across America.

Movies/TV Shows September 10, 2015

Researchers Find WWII Naval Tanker USS Mission San Miguel Off Hawaii Coast

After sleeping underwater for nearly 60 years, the USS Mission San Miguel, a World War II naval tanker, has been found thanks to routine research assessment off the coast of Hawaii.

Society August 31, 2015

World War II Unidentified Marines Finally Come Home

The remains of 36 American servicemen who died during the WWII Battle of Tarawa have finally been returned to United States, courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps and private organization History Flight.

Society July 27, 2015

Mitsubishi Officially Apologizes For Using WWII POWs As Slave Workers

Mitsubishi Materials is the first Japanese corporation to bow its head in remorse and apologize for its wartime atrocities committed against its enemies.

Society July 21, 2015

Historic 'VJ Day Kiss' Photo Was Taken At 5:51PM: Mystery Solved Using Shadows

Experts used scientific methods and astronomical analysis to divulge more details about the famous 'VJ Day Kiss.' The new study has come up with a precise time of the kiss, which is 5:51 p.m.

Energy June 25, 2015

This Animated Infographic Shows Just How Devastating World War II Was

World War II was unlike anything else mankind has ever seen. With such a massive death count, it can be hard to visualize what happened - but, thanks to a new infographic, it's a bit easier to understand.

Internet Culture June 5, 2015

Black World War I Hero Henry Johnson Awarded Medal Of Honor After 97 Years

After 97 years, Henry Johnson, a black World War I hero, is finally awarded a Medal of Honor.

Internet Culture June 2, 2015

US To Exhume Unknown Pearl Harbor Dead For DNA Identification

The U.S. military will deploy DNA testing to identify the remains of the 'unknown' marines and sailors who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Internet Culture April 16, 2015

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Discovers Long-Lost Japanese Battleship From WWII

Wreck of one of the largest warships ever built discovered near the Philippines after an 8-year search. Sunk in 1944, the battleship Musashi lies in 3,200 feet of water.

March 4, 2015

Auschwitz 70 Years After: Survivors Recall Stories of Death Camp, Survival, and Liberation

Some Holocaust survivors tell their stories as the 70th anniversary of their liberation draws near.

Feature January 26, 2015

Piecing Together History: Teen Recreates Nazi Holocaust in Lego

UK teen creates a Nazi Timeline completely out of Lego for a school project.

Geek January 16, 2015

Here's Why Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' Might be Banned in Japan

Angelina Jolie's film, Unbroken, is causing an uproar with Japanese nationalists who are accusing her of racism. But historical evidence says otherwise.

Movies/TV Shows December 11, 2014

Albert Einstein's World War II Letter Sells At Auction

A letter written by Albert Einstein in 1939 to New York businessman Isidore Zelniker, in which the famed scientist acknowledged efforts in helping Jewish refugees in Europe during World War II, recently sold at auction for $12,500.

Internet Culture November 21, 2014

FBI, CIA used 1,000 Nazis as spies during Cold War

U.S. intelligence agencies such as the FBI and CIA recruited 1,000 Nazis as spies after World War II. The revelation comes after the declassification of war crime documents.

Society October 29, 2014

Rising sea level reveals WWII soldier remains on Pacific's Marshall Islands

Climate change is changing sea levels in the Marshall Islands. A strange discovery of the skeletons of WWII Japanese soldiers is the latest sea level revelation for the Pacific nation that faces extinction as a result of carbon emissions.

Earth/Environment June 9, 2014

World War II code breaker Alan Turing posthumously granted royal pardon

The computer scientist, who helped crack the German ciphers during the World War II, has been granted a royal pardon 60 years after his death.

Society December 24, 2013

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