Tagged: war

Hitler oversimplified

Synopsis Born in Austria in 1889, Adolf Hitler rose to power in German politics as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler was chancellor of Germany...

Enigma machine

Like all the best cryptography, the Enigma machine is simple to describe, but infuriating to break. Straddling the border between mechanical and electrical, Enigma looked from the outside like an oversize typewriter. Enter the...

Psychedelics for depression and PTSD?

The Aztecs and Timothy Leary touted the psychological benefits of mind-altering psychedelic drugs. Now, science is finding out they may have been right. Researchers are investigating the use of the mind-altering drugs psilocybin, for...

The most armed man in America

Dragon Man‘s offers: A firearms shop that specializes in military style rifles. We carry handguns, shotguns, silencers, and full-auto machine guns. A shooting range which we allow; rifles, shotguns and handguns. One range goes...

Caesar in Britain

Julius Caesar first landed in Britain on August 26th, 55 BC, but it was almost another hundred years before the Romans actually conquered Britain in AD 43. Having subdued Gaul, or so it seemed...

Unit 731

Unit 731 (731部隊 Nana-san-ichi butai, Chinese: 731部队) was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945)...

Viva la Vida

I used to rule the world Seas would rise when I gave the word Now in the morning I sleep alone Sweep the streets I used to own I used to roll the dice...

Life and death: the secret story of nutmeg

Whether it’s sprinkled on eggnog, baked into spice cake or blended into a latte, nutmeg can evoke memories of holidays past. We tend to link this pungent spice to celebratory times. But a lot of...

Project MKUltra

Beginning in the early 1950’s, the U.S. government started conducting illegal experimentson U.S. and Canadian citizens (including children) with the intention of developing drugs and procedures used to interrogate and torture. The program specifically...

The Wall

Out on November 30th 1979: Pink Floyd‘s eleventh studio album The Wall, reaching the number one position in many country’s charts. The inside of the gatefold sleeve, featuring a number of Gerald Scarfe‘s eye-catching, and...