10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty was not a gift from France, for one.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty is arguably the most famous sculpture in the world, yet few can recall the backstory of the 151-foot-tall colossus. Read More


Countdown to Zero Day

Years before the Iran nuclear negotiations the U.S. wielded Stuxnet, “the world’s first digital weapon.”

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Robert Kingston Scott

Robert Kingston Scott

Distinguished Civil War general turned coldblooded killer

“As unique a mixture of hero and rogue as ever wore a United States uniform.” Read More

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

The woman everyone recognizes but no one knows.

In “Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered,” journalist Dianne Hales introduces the reader to the most recognized artistic subject in history. Read More

This Day in Failure

May 5th

2009: An employee at Westpac bank in New Zealand mistakenly transfers $6.1 million (instead of the requested $61,000) into the account of Leo Gao and his girlfriend Cara Young. Within days the couple unlawfully withdraws $4.1 million and goes missing. They are presumed to have fled the country.

2000: A computer virus nicknamed the “Love Bug” cripples e-mail...

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Success is ninety-nine percent failure.

- Soichiro Honda