How Humanity Will Conquer Space Without Rockets

How Humanity Will Conquer Space Without Rockets

Getting out of Earth’s gravity well is hard. Conventional rockets are expensive, wasteful, and as we’re frequently reminded, very dangerous. Thankfully, there are alternative ways of getting ourselves and all our stuff off this rock. Here’s how we’ll get from Earth to space in the future.

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Source: Gizmodo – How Humanity Will Conquer Space Without Rockets

The 10 Most Notorious Paranormal Hoaxes in History

The 10 Most Notorious Paranormal Hoaxes in History

Some might argue that everything that passes for “paranormal” is a hoax. (There’s no fun in that, but insist if you must.) But even the biggest unexplained-phenomenon junkies have to admit when a fraud’s a fraud … as the 10 cases below will attest.

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Source: Gizmodo – The 10 Most Notorious Paranormal Hoaxes in History

The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I

It was 100 years ago this very night that something miraculous happened along the Western Front. After months of bitter fighting, soldiers on both sides gathered in no-man’s-land in a spontaneous show of peace and goodwill. Here’s what happened on that historic day — and why it marked the end of an era.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I

How the US Military Turned Santa Claus Into a Cold War Icon

You’ve probably heard the story by now: On Christmas Eve 1955, a young boy in Colorado Springs dialed a Sears-sponsored hotline that let kids talk with Santa Claus. But instead of reaching Santa, he was connected to the red phone at CONAD, the military command center charged with patrolling the skies for any nuclear missiles coming from the Soviet Union. The local newspaper had mistakenly printed the wrong number.

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Source: Gizmodo – How the US Military Turned Santa Claus Into a Cold War Icon

11 Secret Weapons Developed By Japan During World War 2

Normally, it’s the Western Powers who are remembered for developing some of the most innovative and conceptual weapons of the Second World War. But when it came to experimental military technologies, Japan suffered from no shortage of ideas. Here are 11 you should know about.

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Source: Gizmodo – 11 Secret Weapons Developed By Japan During World War 2