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Curling Hair in the 19th Century

Getting straight hair to curl is easier now than it has ever been thanks to modern electric curling irons, although the occasional disaster is still possible. Women also had curling irons in the 1800s, which were were not safe at all. Those curling ...

Denazifying German Libraries after World War II

The term in Nazi ideology was "gleichschaltung." It meant that all aspects of German society and culture--even and especially children's literature--had to reflect the Nazi perspective. By the end of twelve years of Nazi rule, even Latin, physics, ...

The First Robot That Can Bend Its Wings Like A Real Bird

Pigeons may be regarded as the rats of the sky, but scientists have found a great use for these birds: their body structure could be a blueprint for a new generation of flying machines. Birds can modify the shape of their wings by fanning out ...

Check Out These Robotic Graspers

Traditional vacuum suction and vacuum suction devices don’t do well in rough surfaces due to vacuum leakage, which leads to suction failure. Scientists have addressed this problem and the result is this suction unit which can be used on rough ...

My Journey to Scotland’s Most Remote Pub

The Old Forge in Inverie, Scotland holds the Guinness World Record title of “the most remote pub on mainland Britain.” Inverie is a village of around 100 people on the Knoydart peninsula, accessible by ferry and by hiking through hills and bogs ...

Fungi Considered To Help Build Lunar Bases and Mars Outposts

Fungus could be very much be with us once we humans settle on the moon and beyond, as NASA researchers investigate the potential of mycelia to help in constructing on the moon and Mars. "Right now, traditional habitat designs for Mars are like a ...

Celebs Arrive To The 2020 SAG Awards, Dapper & Delightfully Dressed

Hollywood is coming to work for a special occasion this weekend -- it's the 2020 SAG Awards, and the union's biggest members showed up ready to represent. Tons of stars were dressed to the nines Sunday ahead of the award show -- where their own ...

Blueface Says Tekashi’s Bodyguards Are Smart for Passing on the Job

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Blueface has no sympathy for Tekashi 6ix9ine's security woes -- and as for his old hired muscle giving him the cold shoulder ... BF supports it, cause a job's not worth dying over. We got the rapper ...

Prince Harry Breaks His Silence on Megxit, ‘I Had No Choice’

Play video content Sussex Royal 2:28 PM PT -- Prince Harry just gave a speech addressing the drama surrounding his family these past few weeks, and he says he actually wanted to continue as a royal ... but wasn't allowed to. The Duke of ...

Kevin Hart Feels No Type of Way After Oscars Goes Hostless Yet Again

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Kevin Hart kicked off what seems to be a new tradition for the Oscars -- the show will go on without a host yet again this year ... but the guy isn't feeling salty about it one bit. The actor was ...

Johnny Depp Jams on Guitar During High School Charity Concert

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Johnny Depp didn't shy away from the spotlight this weekend when the opportunity to rock and roll presented itself ... if anything, he stepped up to the plate and hit a homer. The actor popped up in ...

Michelle Obama Releases 2020 Workout Playlist, Oldies & Edited

Getty Composite Michelle Obama is taking a wholesome approach to the new year -- clinging to the past by working out to songs that are a few to several years old ... most being curse-free. The former first lady put out her 2020 workout ...

Lifetime planning another V.C. Andrews movie event

Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Lifetime said it is working on a series of five TV movies based on V.C. Andrews' Ruby Landry novels. The project follows the cable network's highly rated adaptations of Andrews' Casteel Family books. That franchise starred Annalise ...

SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon Spacecraft to Test for Astronaut Safety

Play video content Breaking News Space X SpaceX had a great day Sunday ... its Crew Dragon spacecraft performed flawlessly in a maneuver critical to manned space flight. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at Kennedy Space Center in Florida ...

‘1917,’ ‘Fleabag,’ ‘Succession’ win Producers Guild Awards

Jan. 19 (UPI) -- 1917 -- a World War I picture directed by Sam Mendes and starring George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman -- won the Producers Guild Award for Best Film in Los Angeles Saturday. Fleabag, a British series created by and starring ...

Israel’s defense begins laying sensors that detect tunnel digging

Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Israel has begun installing "highly sohisticated' underground sensors along the northern border with Lebanon to detect new subterranean tunnels, Israel Defense Forces said Sunday. "These sensors will identify and prevent underground ...

Queen Elizabeth Attends Sunday Church Service with Prince Andrew

SplashNews.com Queen Elizabeth doesn't seem to be shedding any tears after cutting the cord with Harry and Meghan, because she showed up with Prince Andrew, smiling and wearing a checkered coat. And, speaking of checkered ... it's a big show ...

Harvey Weinstein Says Stealth Jurors Have Infiltrated His Sexual Assault Trial

Exclusive TMZ.com Harvey Weinstein says he's been had by jurors who are pretending to be impartial when in fact they want him locked up and the key thrown away. Weinstein's lawyer, Arthur Aidala, filed legal docs Friday to further support his ...

Iran backtracks on sending black boxes from downed jet to Ukraine

Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Iran wont send the flight data and the cockpit voice recorders from the Ukrainian plane downed in Tehran earlier this month to Ukraine, one day after an Iranian official said they would be sent to the nation. On Sunday, the bodies ...

Conor McGregor Parties Vegas-Style After Winning UFC Match Against Cowboy Cerrone

Play video content TMZSports.com Conor McGregor partied his face off in Vegas after beating Cowboy Cerrone in spectacular fashion. Conor celebrated his win at Encore nightclub, after entering the Octagon Saturday night after a 15-month ...

Just 2% of patients who need anti-opioid drug naloxone get it

Naloxone can prevent opioid overdose deaths, but only a tiny percentage of Americans at risk are prescribed the lifesaving drug. That's the key finding from an analysis of nationwide data on adults with private health insurance. The ...

Brutal storm dumps wintry mix on northeastern interstates before moving offshore

Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Lingering snow across northern New England will gradually wind down on Sunday as snow showers and squalls remain across the Great Lakes. Motorists were faced with travel difficulties during the long holiday weekend as snow and ice ...

Martin Lawrence — Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Getty Martin Lawrence's good looks are here for life! Here is a 27-year-old version of the 'Bad Boys' star looking his best at the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California back in 1993 (left). And 27, years later ... The now 54-year-old ...

SpaceX abort test succeeds, paving way for astronaut flight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- SpaceX blew up a rocket in Florida on Sunday in a final test launch of its Crew Dragon space capsule, proving it can carry astronauts to safety in a launch emergency. The successful test means SpaceX is ...

Mama June Sells Diamond Ring for $1,500

Exclusive TMZ.com Mama June is once again unloading valuable property for cash ... this time it's a diamond ring, and we're told she took the very first, seemingly low-ball, offer. The troubled reality TV star visited a pawn shop called Cash ...