An 800-year-old label may rewrite the history of a Java Sea shipwreck

Enlarge (credit: The Field Museum, Anthropology. Photographer Pacific Sea Resources) In the 1980s, fishermen working off the coast of Indonesia made a surprising haul: a cargo of ceramic vessels, elephant tusks, sweet-smelling resin, and other artifacts from a ship that had lain on the bottom of the Java Sea for centuries. Most of the ship’s […]

George Soros’ foundation is leaving Hungary after a campaign against him ‘unprecedented in the history of the European Union’

George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) is closing its Hungarian office, citing a “repressive political and legal environment.” Hungary recently passed a law dubbed the “Stop Soros Act” that gives the interior minister the power to expel NGOs. The recently re-elected right-wing Hungarian government ran a poster campaign against the billionaire, accusing him of meddling […]

‘Eve Online’ turns 15 today, and its history is epic

Today is the 15th anniversary of the legendarily fascinating virtual world EVE Online, a massively multiplayer spaceship game that has become famous for the incredible stories that sometimes emerge from the community about heists and wars between thousands of players. EVE is so interesting that it even has its own historian, Andrew Groen, a video […]

Raptors look doomed to repeat history as James leads Cavaliers to convincing Game 2 win

The Toronto Raptors insisted it’s not over. They pointed out it’s the first team to win four games. But in a post-season that was supposed to be so different, on the heels of a heady regular-season that had shattered franchise records, the storyline Thursday night was way too familiar. LeBron James had 43 points and […]

Facebook building a “simple way to clear your cookies and history”

Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018 in San Jose, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company is working on a tool that would allow users a “simple way to clear your cookies and history.” While the […]

The 16 best moments in Marvel Cinematic Universe history, ranked

Marvel Studios The Marvel Cinematic Universe has lasted 10 years and 18 movies, and shows no signs of slowing down.  In anticipation for “Avengers: Infinity War,” we’ve looked back at its best moments and ranked them.  Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” is the culmination of 10 years and 18 movies of buildup. This weekend, the Avengers […]

‘No war in history has begun with so little support’ – Galloway slams PM over Syria (VIDEO)

“Not even a quarter” of Brits support attacking Syria, says George Galloway, as Theresa May prepares to face off with MPs when Parliament resumes on Monday, after she ignored calls from across the House for a vote on the matter. UK Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to the press at Downing Street at the weekend, […]

Canadian rugby sevens team wants to do more than make history

GOLD COAST, Australia — For Canadian women’s rugby sevens veteran Ghislaine Landry, it’s nice to finally be here. But that’s not enough. The all-time leading scorer in women’s Sevens World Series history got her first chance to compete at the Commonwealth Games on Friday after a women’s tournament was added to the programme for the first […]

Jets edge Wild for 1st post-season win in franchise history

Defenceman Joe Morrow scored at 12:47 of the third period to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round NHL playoff series. It was the first post-season victory for the franchise dating all the way back to 1999 when the team was the Atlanta Thrashers. The […]