China lands on Mars

China landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time on Saturday, a technically challenging feat more difficult than a … More

“Giant of Castelnau”

“Giant of Castelnau” refers to three bone fragments (a humerus, tibia, and femoral mid-shaft) discovered by Georges Vacher de Lapouge in 1890 in the … More

The Holodomor – ‘to kill by starvation’

The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р, romanized: Holodomór, IPA: [ɦolodoˈmor]; derived from морити голодом, moryty holodom, ‘to kill by starvation’), also known as the Terror-Famine and sometimes referred to as the Great Famine, was a famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 … More

Netanyahu misses deadline

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to put together a new governing coalition, … More

The Fed’s Cold War Bunker

The Culpeper Switch is a sprawling bunker built by the Federal Reserve to keep the banks running after nuclear apocalypse. But … More

Continuity of government (COG)

Continuity of government (COG) is the principle of establishing defined procedures that allow a government to continue its essential operations in case of … More

Baal Cycle – Northwest Semitic form of Adad

The Baal Cycle is an Ugaritic cycle of stories about the Canaanite god Baʿal (lit. “Owner”, “Lord”), a storm god associated with fertility. It is one of the Ugarit texts. The text identifies … More

Tighearnán Mór Ua Ruairc

Tighearnán Mór Ua Ruairc (older spelling: Tigernán Mór Ua Ruairc), anglicised as Tiernan O’Rourke (fl. 1124–1172) ruled the kingdom of Breifne as the 19th king in its … More