Much of the world now sees Putin for what he is: a semi-delusional autocrat who views the disillusion of the Soviet Union as one of the greatest tragedies in the late 20th century and has confused his own geo-political propaganda for reality. Who would be fooled by this guy’s bull sh*t?
— Jon Stewarttheweekmagazine)
Why did we really invade Iraq? Rachel Maddow explores the question with her new documentary “Why We Did It”.
Why did the Ming allow itself to become isolationist, stagnant, and backward-looking? Historians are divided, but the leading explanation is simply put, when a country thinks it’s in a golden age, it stops focusing on progress. America shows troubling signs of falling into this trap.
Heavy-metal frost, methane fog, and more: 9 photos of the wildest weather in the universe
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How The Elements Got Their Names
Have you ever wondered where all those funny names on the periodic table came from? What the heck does “praseodymium” actually mean, anyway?
I’ve got you covered in this week’s video. Here’s the history and etymology of all the names on the periodic table! From Actinium (Greek for “ray”) to Zirconium (Persian “zargun” or “gold-colored”) I’ve got ya covered.
Oh, and I made it rhyme, because why not?
Microsoft will also begin nagging XP users to upgrade through an on-screen message that will appear starting Saturday.
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.
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