Unlike so many politicians these days, Winston Churchill held a deep admiration for learning and science. A rediscovered essay—forgotten in a museum for nearly sixty years—reveals Churchill’s astoundingly scientific thoughts on such topics as cosmology, the origin of life, and the likelihood of extraterrestrials.…
I’ve been getting a lot of tweets and emails from neo-Nazis and neo-fascists lately. To be fair, I said that Nazis and fascists were bad, so I was kind of asking for it. But the thing that I’ve found most interesting amongst the mountains of hate are all the fake quotes that racists send me, purportedly by famous…
Abandoned subway stations are equal parts fascinating and creepy. Due to its role in World War II, the Down Street tube station in Westminster, London is historically fascinating and creepy. And soon, it will be open to the public.
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld missed a huge opportunity this week by releasing a card-game iPhone app that isn’t called “Rummy’s Gin Rummy.” Instead, his app is called “Churchill Solitaire.” But...I LOVE IT!
The war-time prime minister was haunted by depression but was it also the secret of his success?
Though primarily known as a statesman, Winston Churchill was also a very capable futurist and inventor. From the rise of Nazi Germany and the Iron Curtain to the advent of tanks, the atom bomb and synthetic biology, here are some of Churchill's most incredible predictions and inventions.
During the Second World War, Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler were mortal enemies. Before that, however, the two future leaders fought a mere ten miles away from one another on the Great War's Western Front. And along with their guns, they also brought their paint brushes.
At the dawn of the Second World War, the island nation of Britain faced the grim possibility that it might be starved into defeat owing to a German naval blockade. To assess this threat, a group of Cambridge dieticians took part in a secret experiment to see just how malnourished they could become.
A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we can see how these scenes might have appeared in person.
As 1942 began, the Americans had joined World War II and the Battle of the Atlantic began to intensify. German U-boats were picking off merchant ships at an alarming rate. From January 13 to February 6, Hitler's wolfpacks dropped 157,000 tonnes of Allied shipping to the bottom of the ocean — and without incurring a…
The online abbreviation "OMG" may conjure images of hyper-caffeinated teenagers caterwauling over instant messenger about who puked at the homecoming dance, but OMG has a much more distinguished pedigree.
No one wears ties anymore. Even fewer people wear bow ties. They're really freaking hard to tie, for one. And the resulting aesthetic is, shall we say, unusual.
By 1947, Winston Churchill was 73 years old, overweight, a profuse smoker, and had already suffered two heart attacks, less than ideal health conditions for a man who flew all over the world. So to keep Churchill in the air and among the living, a pressurized pod was designed for Churchill's personal plane.
The United Kingdom's National Archives has unveiled a new slew of UFO-related documents, including papers describing Winston Churchill's cover-up of a UFO sighting during World War II. The Prime Minister massively soft-pedaled the encounter to avoid public hysteria.