Look at all those changes in Europe over the span of 1000 years. A truly remarkable history lesson here.
This animation shows the major wars from 1000 to the present day wars in the world from 1000 to the present day. The size of the explosion is proportional to the number of victims.
During World War II (1941–45), American propaganda was used to increase support for the war and commitment to an Allied victory. Using a vast array of media, propagandists fomented hatred for the enemy and support for America’s allies, urged greater public effort for war production and victory gardens, persuaded people to save some of their material so that more material could be used for the war effort, and sold war bonds.
Hank discusses the chemistry of sarin, the nerve agent that killed more than 1400 people in a chemical weapons attack in Syria.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, and is sometimes referred to as a game. It was developed in Brazil mainly by African descendants with native Brazilian influences, probably beginning in the 16th century.
Syria is all over the news of late but all we’re really seeing is politicians and talking heads debating whether or not we should be going to war. What we’re not seeing enough of is the violence and despair that is actually taking place on the ground. It is difficult to comprehend the magnitude of the situation but these 20 images from the Associated Press recently won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. Over 100,000 have been killed and two million have been displaced in the last 30 months and these images help to put it all into perspective.