BBC – Future – The giant pyramid hidden inside a mountain

They arrived in their thousands. Hardened by months of war with ferocious natives, near-starvation and exotic diseases, Hernan Cortez and his Spanish army marched into the great city of Cholula expecting a fight. But this was a sacred city. via Pocket
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BBC – Future – The giant pyramid hidden inside a mountain

They arrived in their thousands. Hardened by months of war with ferocious natives, near-starvation and exotic diseases, Hernan Cortez and his Spanish army marched into the great city of Cholula expecting a fight. But this was a sacred city. via Pocket
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LIGO’s black holes may be dark matter | Science News

M. Sasaki et al. Primordial black hole scenario for the gravitational-wave event GW150914. Physical Review Letters, Vol. 117, August 2, 2016, p. 061101. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.061101. S. Bird et al. Did LIGO detect dark matter? Physical Review Letters. Vol 116, May 19, 2016, p. 201301. via Pocket
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IBM’s New Artificial Neurons a Big Step Toward Powerful Brain-Like Computers

Thanks to a sleek new computer chip developed by IBM, we are one step closer to making computers work like the brain. The neuromorphic chip is made from a phase-change material commonly found in rewritable optical discs (confused? more on this later). via Pocket
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Is Undead Smallpox Reemerging From Siberian Graves? | Motherboard

As if the news that resurrected anthrax from thawed-out reindeer wasn’t bad enough, increasingly warming temperatures are prompting renewed fears that permafrost could thaw enough to unleash smallbox from remote Russian cemeteries. via Pocket
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Obama Betrayed Cuba’s Dissidents – Google Search

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Black Lives Matter Seeks Destruction, Chaos | LifeZette

The rampant destruction that erupted in Milwaukee’s north side over the weekend is just the latest violent outburst that makes it clear that — despite any pretense of being a civil rights group — the Black Lives Matter movement is more accurately an anti-order, anti-police force for destructi via Pocket
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Intel: ISIS Hid Among Refugee Hordes Flooding Europe

In Germany last week, the vice president of Bavaria’s intelligence-gathering agency, Manfred Hauser, announced ISIS “hit squads” had entered Europe with the flood of migrants that came across the borders over the last year and a half. via Pocket
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German bishops say Martin Luther treated unfairly

In a shock to Roman Catholic traditionalists, the church bishops of Germany are praising Martin Luther, calling him a “Gospel witness and teacher of the Faith. via Pocket
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The worldwide legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte

After the French Revolution, a slave revolt resulted in France’s loss of Haiti (Saint-Domingue), one of the world’s main producers of sugar. via Pocket
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