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Have you ever wondered how NASA updates Voyager's software from 15 billion miles away? Or how Voyager's memories are stored? In this video, we dive deeper into the incredible story of how a small team of engineers managed to keep Voyager alive, as well as how NASA could perform a software update on a computer that's been cruising through space for almost half a century.

Posted on: Dec 02 18:14

Although exorcism may often be associated with horror movies and the distant past, it remains a practice in the Catholic Church today. Father Gabriel Amorth, the Vatican's former chief exorcist, served in this role for an impressive 60 years and is estimated to have performed approximately 160,000 exorcisms during his tenure. It is worth noting that the exorcism ritual is not limited to Father Amorth alone; Various Popes throughout history have also performed exorcisms. In fact, in 2018, the Vatican hosted an annual workshop where 250 priests from around the world gathered for this purpose, as the BBC reported.

Posted on: Dec 02 16:31

The picture "Soviet Flag on the Reichstag" is full of symbolism and represents a historical moment. Built in 1894, the Reichstag's architecture was magnificent for its time.


The building contributed greatly to German history and the Red Army considered it a symbol of its enemy. The Soviets finally captured the Reichstag on 2 May 1945.


Next to Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the flag being raised on Iwo Jima, Yevgeny Khaldei's photograph of Soviet soldiers raising the flag on top of the Reichstag building in Berlin is perhaps the most famous photograph of World War II. But unlike the Iwo Jima photo, Khaldei's Reichstag photo was both staged and doctored.


Khaldei's photograph was directly inspired by Rosenthal's Iwo Jima photograph. Mindful of the publicity the Iwo Jima photo had received, Soviet officials (perhaps Stalin himself) ordered Khaldei to fly from Moscow to Berlin to take a similar photo that would symbolize the Soviet victory over Germany. Khaldei took with him a large flag, which his uncle had stitched from three tablecloths for the purpose.

Posted on: Dec 02 16:21

Born in Sweden and raised in the United States, she enthralled audiences with her magnetic presence in the entertainment world.


But it wasn't just his acting ability that thrilled; It was her versatility – an actress, singer and dancer – that established her as an icon.


His singing and acting career has spanned seven decades, starting in 1961. Initially, she was presented as a female version of Elvis Presley.


She has a sultry, lively contralto voice. They had a Top 20 hit song in 1961 and a charting album in 1964, and they had a disco hit in 1979.

Posted on: Dec 02 16:11

In an era of political rigidity, the women of the Soviet Union discovered a remarkable way of infusing a distinctive charm into style, creating a unique and surprisingly beautiful fashion.


In previous generations, fashion was not a focal point for Soviet thinkers and was often seen by these circles as an "anomaly in socialism".


However, at the turn of the Second World War, during the Khrushchev Thaw, officials became aware of fashion as a 'natural force' in society; Especially as more women became interested in wearing nice clothes.


Therefore, fashion became a medium through which the Soviet government, primarily, wanted to reconstruct the war-torn nation and revive efforts to foster pro-Party sentiment.


The symbol of the "New Soviet People" would thus emerge after the war, with young youth helping to create a modernist image of a new communist utopia and later helping to fight counterculture movements such as Stygian from the pop-cultural front.

Posted on: Dec 02 16:09

Although on the surface Dublin remained moderately prosperous, beneath it was deteriorating. The city had some of the worst slums in Europe.


Infant and child mortality was unusually high, with tuberculosis a particular scourge; Cleanliness and sanitation were practically non-existent.


An investigation in 1910 revealed that 20,000 families were living in just one room.


A two-week survey of 22 public houses or taverns revealed that among the customers were more than 46,000 women and 28,000 children.

Posted on: Dec 02 15:54

In the 1960s, the motto for hair was quite clear: "Go big or go home!"


Celebrities like Dolly Parton, Priscilla Presley, and Brigitte Bardot all sported voluminous hairstyles that made them look effortlessly fabulous.


But let's face it, not everyone took advantage of this trend. Some attempts at 1960s hairstyles are best left in the past.


To achieve those lofty styles, people drenched their hair in hairspray, turning bedtime into a nightmare.


Despite the struggles, these extraordinary hairstyles became very popular, symbolizing the rebellious and adventurous spirit of the time.


Posted on: Dec 02 15:50

 In this collection of actors, musicians, and general celebrities who are lending their support to Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election, we'll shine a light on some notable individuals who have spoken out to the public while recognizing the importance of their influential voices in shaping the political landscape. Has formally supported Biden's candidacy. ,

Posted on: Dec 02 14:06

There was a distinct change in men's hairstyles in the 1940s, influenced by the impact of World War II. The prevailing styles embraced practicality and neatness.


Short, thin sides with long tops became popular, reflecting the military-inspired cuts of the time.


The "Ivy League" haircut, with shorter sides and a slightly longer top, gained popularity, often associated with sophistication and academic circles.


Additionally, the pompadour emerged as a stylish option that epitomized gentle elegance with its slicked-back top and defined side parts, adopted by Hollywood icons and fashion-conscious people.

Posted on: Dec 02 14:04

 Pop culture fans rejoice! This collection of groovy-era photos like you've never seen before will not only remind you of the good old days of skateboards, boomboxes, and Happy Days, but will also give you some behind-the-scenes tidbits and facts you never knew . About your favorite film and television stars, the biggest movies, the hottest trends, and the hottest singers. You might learn some things about the sixties, seventies, and eighties that you never knew before.

Posted on: Dec 02 14:00

 Born on October 25, 1881 in the picturesque city of Málaga, Spain, Picasso emerged as a prodigy who left an indelible mark on the art world. His journey through the decades was no less than a rollercoaster, involving innovation, experimentation and a constant pursuit of creative expression. We'll witness the evolution of Picasso's talent, from the colorful streets of Barcelona to the bustling art scene of Paris, as we delve deeper into the extraordinary life and prolific work of this iconic artist.


Picasso's artistic journey spanned seven remarkable decades, during which he created an astonishing 50,000 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and more. With a restless spirit and an insatiable appetite for artistic exploration, he refused to be limited to a single style or medium, crossing traditional boundaries with every brushstroke.


Picasso's life was not a mere chronicle of his artistic endeavors. His personal life was equally interesting, featuring tumultuous love affairs, friendships with other luminaries such as Georges Braque and Gertrude Stein, and his unwavering passion for the creative process. Picasso's art and life are intertwined in a dance of inspiration and revelation, and his influence echoes through generations of artists, making him an enduring symbol of artistic liberation.

Posted on: Dec 02 13:56

 Forget what you learned in history books. Often they tell only one side of a nuanced story. The rare finds collected here show an aspect of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of the stories we think we know to reveal little-known facts that make history more fascinating. If you're ready to see a different side of history than what you already know, click ahead...the truth is waiting for you!


Posted on: Dec 02 13:45
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Posted on: Dec 02 12:49

 In a move that could pit women’s advocates and transgender activists against each other, the Education Department has opened an investigation into an alleged incident involving a trans-identifying student exposing his male genitalia to freshman girls.

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Posted on: Dec 02 12:09

 A Democratic staffer on Capitol Hill was apparently triggered by the Christmas decorations put up outside a neighboring congressman’s office, calling the U.S. Border Patrol-themed display “insensitive, charged and insulting.”

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Posted on: Dec 02 12:09

 A 50-year-old illegal immigrant was arrested and charged after allegedly fatally shooting two sisters in the head in their Dallas-area home last week and also shooting his daughter in the arm. 

Posted on: Dec 02 12:02

 A teacher at a high school in southern Illinois kept parents in the dark about students participating in an LGBT club, according to emails between school teachers.

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Posted on: Dec 02 09:28

 Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) called for Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to be expelled from the U.S. Senate on Friday as now-former Rep. George Santos (R-NY) was expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Posted on: Dec 02 09:28

 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis grilled California Governor Gavin Newsom during their debate in Georgia on Thursday night over the issue of parental rights.

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Posted on: Dec 02 09:23

 A group of GOP senators is pushing President Joe Biden to ban travel from China over the appearance of a new respiratory illness.

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Posted on: Dec 02 09:23

 Pope Francis quietly confirmed through a blog that he intends to rescind Vatican privileges for U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke, who says he remains uninformed about his status as rumors circulate about his status with the church.

Posted on: Dec 02 09:10

 A Tennessee court ruled on Thursday that a group of parents can intervene in the legal fight to block the release of the manifesto of the transgender-identifying woman who murdered six people at a Christian school in Nashville earlier this year. 

Posted on: Dec 02 09:10

Biden’s Department of Justice has slapped a whopping $700,000 fine on Covenant Transport Inc. and the affiliated Transport Management Services LLC, both stellar examples of Tennessee’s robust transportation sector.

The recent decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to impose a $700,000 fine on Covenant Transport Inc., a Christian trucking company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, raises significant concerns about the overreach of federal power and the disregard for the realities faced by businesses in regulating their workforce.

The DOJ, under Joe Biden’s regime, claims this measure is to resolve alleged violations of the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by Covenant and its affiliated entity, Transport Management Services LLC.

The department accuses Covenant of discriminating against non-U.S. citizen workers by requiring specific documentation to confirm their legal status to work in the United States.

Webmaster addition: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), it is illegal for employers to knowingly employ undocumented workers. When employees are hired, their employer is required to ask for documents.

Posted on: Dec 02 08:38

The B61-12 nuclear bomb is now formally in the U.S. stockpile and cleared for operational use on the B-2A Spirit stealth bomber. It's the first U.S. combat aircraft cleared to employ the advanced B61 variant operationally.

U.S. Air Force F-35A Joint Strike Fighters, F-15E Strike Eagles, and F-16C/D Vipers, as well as the service's future B-21A Raider stealth bombers, are also in the process of being certified to employ the B61-12. Some NATO F-35s and F-16s, as well as Germany's swing-wing Tornado combat jets, are also set to be cleared to employ these weapons as part of the alliance's nuclear sharing arrangements.

Posted on: Dec 02 08:14

A police investigation out of Israel has found that an Israeli helicopter was responsible for shooting an undisclosed number of the 364 civilians whom Israeli authorities reported as dead at the October 7 music festival, known as Nova.

Israel says Hamas had no knowledge that the music festival was even taking place at the time, despite it taking place just a few kilometers to the east of Gaza near Kibbutz Re'im, an Israeli settlement.

"According to a police source, the investigation also shows that an IDF combat helicopter that arrived to the scene and fired at terrorists there apparently also hit some festival participants," Haaretz reported about the matter.

(Related: This corroborates with the testimony of Yasmin Porat, an Israeli citizen who fled the Nova music festival to another nearby kibbutz called Be'eri, where she was held captive and treated nicely by Hamas, but meanly by Israel Defense Forces.)

Posted on: Dec 02 08:13