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The History And Impact Of The Red Cross

In honor of the founding of the Red Cross on October 29, 1863, here’s a closer look at the organization, how it works, and its greatest triumphs. How It Works There is no international Red Cross. Instead, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) oversees and approves national Red Cross organizations, ensuring those local organizations always [...]

Higgs Boson ‘God’ particle discovered

Hadron Collider scientists have confirmed that they have discovered the elusive Higgs Boson particle. The find was announced at a conference in Geneva…

Where the Web Was Born

Andrew Evans of National Geographic Traveler went to Switzerland to visit the place where the World Wide Web was born. It was at CERN that Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau sent the first “page” through the internet, using hypertext transfer protocol (http). Evans took a tour, which concentrated on the facility’s large hadron collider. He [...]

Incredible Photos of Rivers Coming Together

Image Source The pictures of these 10 striking confluences from Twisted Sifter are definitely worth a long view. But what exactly is a confluence? Quite simply, it’s where bodies of water meet. When this involves two rivers with differing clarity levels, the results can be incredibly eye-catching, like in the photo above, which shows the merging of [...]

Wrapper’s Delight: The Legendary Collaboration of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

© Bettmann/CORBIS On November 18, 2009, one of the most important artistic partnerships of the century ended when Jeanne-Claude, of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, passed away. During the couple’s 45 years of collaboration, they completed 20 gargantuan works of art—masterpieces so enormous they encompassed entire cities. In the United States, they were best known for The Gates, [...]

A Cherry Pie, an Apple Pie and a Pumpkin Pie, Each Cooked Inside a Separate Cake, and Then All Cooked Together inside Another Cake

It is a called a cherpumple, and it represents all that remains good and right in this fallen world. Pastry chef David Lowery made this 21 lb. 10 oz. concoction for guests at the Grand Geneva Resort in Wisconsin. I feel a rekindling of hope for the human race because we can still do great [...]

Scientists Produce Computer Images of Big Bang

These computer generated images were created during experiments to replicate the big bang. Scientists at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland are doing so in an effort to determine how the universe came into existence by recreating sub atomic explosions that may have occurred during the time of the big bang. Link

How Glenn Close’s Dad Stopped the Ebola Virus

Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, William Taliaferro Close was the personal physician of President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire. He was also the chief doctor of the army. When the President reportedly fled to France when Ebola threatened to spread across Africa like wildfire in 1976, Close remained to help contain the horrible disease. [...]

6 Revolutionary Groups That Robbed Their Country’s Banks

© ALI HAIDER/epa/Corbis Back in May, The Washington Post reported that Libyan rebels had obtained funds by “liberating” government assets worth $505 million in the Central Bank of Libya’s Benghazi branch. Ali Tarhouni (pictured), the rebels’ minister of finance, explained the move to foreign journalists: “Let me put this way: We robbed our own bank.” Locksmiths [...]

More Crazy Intersections & Traffic Jams

“QUANTUM SHOT” #701Link – by Avi Abrams The only thing that helps while stuck in traffic is knowing that somewhere others have it worse This page will come as a stress-reliever for many – seeing how others are also battling horrid commute traffic jams and ridiculously complex interchanges every day. We covered this topic before – see [...]