Category Archives: History

FIFA World Cup fever is upon us

The opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer games began on Thursday afternoon June 12, 2014, amid a swirl of protest. Performers included Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and a bevy of samba dancers. The ceremony included a tribute to …

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Learn about the Caribbean and West Indies

For your class in the history of the Caribbean and West Indies, consult academic journals, university databases and online for good research paper topics. The region had a rich history before the Europeans arrived and then struggled with disease and …

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70th anniversary of D-Day reflects on veterans

Countless volumes have been written about World War II, from the events on the battlefield to the events that finally ended the fighting, from how women’s roles expanded on the home front to the way the world was reshaped in …

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42,000 year old mummified woolly mammoth found

Make way for the woolly mammoth clone! At least, that’s what some are saying in response to the discovery of the 42,000 year old, mummified baby woolly mammoth currently on display at London’s Natural History Museum. The ice age relic …

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Kiss sparks controversy at Cannes Film Festival

It had looked to be a good year for women at the Cannes Film Festival. Leila Hatami, Iranian actress and star of Iranian movies, was one of five women and four men to serve as judges at this year’s festival, …

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HBO’s “The Normal Heart” takes on AIDS epidemic

HBO films will release their production of The Normal Heart, based on the play by Larry Kramer. The adaptation by Ryan Murphy features such big name actors as Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo and centers around the 1980s AIDS epidemic …

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What you didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo … the fifth of May—time to grab some chips and salsa and get the party started, right? But do you even know what you are celebrating? Maybe … Mexico’s Independence Day? Sorry, try again. No idea? It …

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Equal Pay & Paycheck Fairness Act: Good research topics

With the failure to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and the recent recognition of Equal Pay Day, a good research paper topic might be to discuss the sociology, politics or economics of equal pay for equal work. In the United …

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Science and technology latest: Ships, smartphones, and lunar eclipses

This week in trending news, science and technology have been making headlines on topics from the lunar eclipse and this year’s blood moon frequency, plans by NASA and Lockheed to launch a robotic spacecraft in 2016, the Navy’s christening of …

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