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Half-century milestone for IBM mainframes

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:53
The IBM mainframe is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:59
The puzzling - and thus far indecipherable - nature of an old manuscript has confounded some of the world's greatest cryptologists. Is there truly a code to break, or is it all an elaborate hoax?

Facing His Torturer as Spain Confronts Its Past

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:58
José María Galante says he was tortured by an infamous enforcer of the Franco dictatorship in the 1970s and is seeking to prosecute the man in an Argentine court.

Genocide Commemorations Begin in Rwanda, With Curtailed French Role

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:36
French officials said the justice minister would not attend the events after President Paul Kagame of Rwanda accused Paris of “political preparation” in the 1994 killings.

The 100 most important figures from history

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:36
"To celebrate our global cultural heritage we are compiling, analyzing and visualizing datasets that can help us understand the process of global cultural development."

Computer scientists say they figured out how to rank historical figures

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:36
"We rank historical figures just as Google ranks webpages ."

An Ex-President, Brush in Hand, Captures His Fellow Leaders

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:36
The world’s most distinctive gallery of world leaders, the work of George W. Bush, who took up painting after he left office, opens in Dallas on Saturday.

Civil Rights Sins, Curated by One of the Sinners

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:36
They insist that the museum will, in the words of Hank T. Holmes, the director of the Department of Archives and History, “not be sugarcoated at all.”

Pennsylvania’s 175-year heritage of immigrant toil and anthracite wealth is lost as Huber Breaker Historic Site is Demolished for Scrap

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:55
Bankruptcy Court finds the Huber Breaker’s 900 tons of steel, valued at $85,000, was a much higher worth than preserving the keystone historic site.

Ten million pages of Baath Party documents now available

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:55
This vast array of digital files illuminates political conditions in, and governance of, Iraq during Saddam Hussein's regime.

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:48
The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads.

Silent Betty Balfour film 'masterpiece' found in Holland

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:48
Only one other complete film by Pearson survives, making the discovery of Life, Love and Laughter "particularly significant", said the British Film Institute.

Rumsfeld's 9-11 con job

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:59
Watch Donald Rumsfeld Lie About Saddam Hussein, al Qaeda, and 9/11.

Putin's Old Playbook

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:39
Putin's personal political agenda. 

National Geographic Channel Pulls ‘Nazi War Diggers’ Series

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:39
National Geographic Channel said Monday that it would “indefinitely” pull a planned television series on unearthing Nazi war graves after days of blistering criticism from archeologists and others who said the show handled the dead with macabre disrespect.

Kansas school district apologizes for only inviting African-American students on field trip

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 02:46
Proposed field trip includes visits to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum.

Germany returns looted Guardi painting to Poland

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 02:46
An 18th-century painting looted by the Nazis for Adolf Hitler's `Fuehrer Museum' was handed back to Poland on Monday, a move Germany hopes will revive thorny talks over a vast trove of historical documents that Berlin wants to recover from Poland.

Ancient ossuaries containing Jewish remains seized by Israeli authorities

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:51
"There is no doubt that the ossuaries were recently looted from a magnificent burial cave in Jerusalem," said Dr. Eitan Klein.

History becomes political weapon in Ukraine-Russia crisis

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:56
Russia and Ukraine are ruthlessly using history as a weapon in the battle to paint their opponents as dangerous aggressors, ripping open old wounds from World War II that may not easily heal.

The real Sherlock Holmes?

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:56
A new biography of a leading Victorian detective suggests he helped inspire Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation.

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