World War II

The past and present

Article: The past and present

Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov overlays pictures, with the assistance of Photoshop, from World War II with their locations in Europe today, and the effect as you can see above is pretty neat. His photos reminds me of this Flickr pool that I blogged about here last year. [Via]

Federal Ghost Fleet Illegally Polluting San Francisco Bay

Article: Federal Ghost Fleet Illegally Polluting San Francisco Bay

The federal agency in charge of more than 70 decaying naval vessels stored in northern San Francisco Bay is illegally polluting and storing hazardous waste in the bay, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Breathtaking sand animation by Kseniya Simonova

Article: Breathtaking sand animation by Kseniya Simonova

The winner of Ukraine’s version of “Britain’s Got Talent” is artist Kseniya Simonova who tells stories through sand. The not-to-miss video below recounts the German occupation of Ukraine during WWII. She moves the judges to tears as she subtitles the final scene “you are always near”.

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Remembering Hiroshima

Article: Remembering Hiroshima

On a somber note, 64 years ago on this date, a US bomber named “Enola Gay” flew over the city of Hiroshima and its approximate 250,000 residents and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb. An estimated 70,000 people were immediately killed with another 70,000 killed in the aftermath due to radiation exposure and resulting injuries.…

Bush's Last Days: Partying Like it's 99

Article: Bush's Last Days: Partying Like it's 99

Bush is officially down to his last 99 days in office. It’s hard to tell who’s happier about this: Bush himself or the American people. Two years ago, Bush assured Americans that we would “sprint to the finish,” [blogs.usatoday.com] but he’s made a lot of promises. As the official double-digit days countdown begins, it’s hard…

Bikini Corals Recover from Largest U.S. Atomic Blast

Article: Bikini Corals Recover from Largest U.S. Atomic Blast

BIKINI ATOLL, Marshall Islands, April 15, 2008 (ENS) – Fifty years after the last atomic blast shook the Pacific atoll of Bikini, the corals are flourishing again, new research shows, although divers found that some coral species appear to be locally extinct. The coral survey was carried out at the request of the atoll’s local…