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While i'm @ it, i also REALLY hate websites where the first thing they do when you visit the site is to shove a POP-UP in your face, COMPLETELY OBSCURING the thing that you came to their website to look at in the first place.

who the f*ck in webdesign decided that this was a "good" idea?

it's like the magazine subscription cards that used to fall out all over the place, only VASTLY more annoying; it actually makes me miss magazine subscription cards...
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Prosecutors failed for the second time in their bid to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray when an officer was acquitted Monday in the racially charged case that triggered riots a year ago.
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New DGBS playlist this week.

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New research explains why women are outpacing men in school, and what institutions can do about it.
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A battle forgotten in time: One of the underlying threads for the later elements books concerns the discovery of a forgotten Nordic history and origins of runic inscription, migrations of people and links to even remoter pasts few people could imagine. All of this is pieced together through the story - a subplot - concerning a group of five archaeologists exploring remote Bronze Age sites who call themselves 'the Fifth Legion' (two of whom become engaged in Nazi 'blood and soil' doctrine with roots that go back to the legends of 'Thule', another becoming an agent of the cold war involving secret ops.)

Now, I've travelled widely putting the pieces together to make a story based in history but with an epic feel to it. And just when I think I've got the ultimate angle on things – along comes something that just outdoes any story - this being one example.

A battle never recorded, a great clash of armies whose remains have been recently discovered near the Baltic Sea.


About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea. The confrontation can’t be found in any history books—the written word didn’t become common in these parts for another 2000 years—but this was no skirmish between local clans.

Thousands of warriors came together in a brutal struggle, perhaps fought on a single day, using weapons crafted from wood, flint, and bronze, a metal that was then the height of military technology.

Struggling to find solid footing on the banks of the Tollense River, a narrow ribbon of water that flows through the marshes of northern Germany toward the Baltic Sea, the armies fought hand-to-hand, maiming and killing with war clubs, spears, swords, and knives. Bronze- and flint-tipped arrows were loosed at close range, piercing skulls and lodging deep into the bones of young men. Horses belonging to high-ranking warriors crumpled into the muck, fatally speared. Not everyone stood their ground in the melee: Some warriors broke and ran, and were struck down from behind.

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Grisly find suggests Bronze Age northern Europe was more organized—and violent—than thought
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WIKIMEDIA COMMONS' Picture of the Year 2015 contest finalists
Commons:Picture of the Year/2015/R2/Gallery. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. < Commons:Picture of the Year | 2015. Jump to: navigation, search. Round 2 will end 28 May 2016 . About the contest · Voting pages · Rules & eligibility · Help & feedback. Picture of the Year 2015 ...
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How a Nazi rocket could have put a Briton into space
“There was an unseemly scramble to get hold of V2 missile technology,” says John Becklake, former head of engineering at London’s Science Museum. “The Americans, the Russians, the French and us.”
The leader of Hitler’s Vengeance weapon program, Wernher von Braun, surrendered to American forces in May 1945 and was quietly spirited away to the United States. In the same month the Russians captured Von Braun’s research and test facilities at Peenemunde on the Baltic coast. The French, meanwhile, gathered some 40 German rocket scientists and engineers and the British assembled rockets for a series of test flights.
In the years following World War II, an audacious British plan would have used Nazi rockets to put a man in space. Richard Hollingham discovers how ahead of its time the plan was.
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