How the Warsaw Ghetto beat back typhus during World War II

The two diseases are still different, however. Typhus is a bacterial disease spread by lice, in contrast to COVID-19, which spreads mainly from person to person, typically through respiratory droplets from coughing, sneezing, or talking. The latter is more contagious, but typhus is more deadly, per Stone, so it’s not clear whether the exact same […]

Beginner’s tips and tricks for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Use your holomap BD-1 is more than a cute little droid. He’s a good boi with the ability to project a holographic map for you, on command. This holomap is more than a lore-friendly player map. BD-1 will record all of your travels and note passageways and shortcuts for you. Fallen Order features Metroidvania-like passages […]

Life and death on my street in Sarajevo

The statistics bear out what Jela is saying. Salaries in Bosnia are among the lowest in Europe, between €300 to €400 (£250-£330) a month, and unemployment about the highest, 46%. The World Bank, in its annual Ease of Doing Business Index, ranked Bosnia and Herzegovnia 110th out of 187 countries in 2010, the lowest of the […]

Gene E. Herrick: Korean War memories from a 93-year-old retired journalist on 70th anniversary of war’s start

A few years later, I was assigned to cover a PGA golf tournament in Oklahoma and stopped at a roadside diner on the way. The waitress and I talked and I said something about the Korean War. She responded that her brother had fought in the war. She said she had a picture of him […]

Little Scalia

And yet, Gorsuch complained, his work was still being maligned by liberal elites. He began to call out his haters. “Some pundits have expressed bewilderment that I ask questions at oral argument about the text of our statutes,” he said. “I want to take a poll. I want to know what you think. Should I […]

Europe in turmoil: five years of economic crisis

• The deal, it says, will cut Greece’s debt-to-GDP ratio to 120.5% of GDP by 2020, in line with previous targets. This will be achieved by private creditors taking a deeper cut on their existing Greek bonds, of 53.5% of their face value. The European Central Bank will also contribute, by passing the profits from […]

The Plastic Bag Wars

Made from high-density polyethylene — a byproduct of oil and natural gas — the single-use shopping bag was invented by a Swedish company in the mid-Sixties and brought to the U.S. by ExxonMobil. Introduced to grocery-store checkout lines in 1976, the “T-shirt bag,” as it is known in the industry, can now be found literally […]

The Mandalorian Vs. Moff Gideon Battle in Season 2 Will Be Epic Promises Giancarlo Esposito

The Mandalorian bounty hunters of Star Wars lore are considered the baddest of the bad when it comes to throwing down. The first season of The Mandalorian has already shown how capable a fighter the lead character of Mando aka Din Djarin is, and now, the mysterious Moff Gideon, played by Giancarlo Esposito, is here […]

China ‘KIDNAPS’ five Indian citizens in disputed border territory

Patch of uninhabitable desert that India and China have been fighting over for centuries  The Himalayan border between India and China has been disputed for centuries, but the two countries have been fighting over it most recently since the 1960s.

The 5 Most Popular Myths About the Soviet Union’s Role in WWII, Busted

“History knows many examples of well-trained and well-equipped armies losing battles due to inept generals. But for a country to win in a global ‘war to exhaustion’ in spite of its leadership is something completely new. A war is not only the front, not only a question of strategy, and not just a problem of supplying troops with food and ammunition. It also included organization of the […]