Free Article: The Election, the Presidency and Foreign Policy "Ultimately, the president does not have the power to transform U.S. foreign policy. Instead, American interests, the structure of the world and the limits of power determine foreign policy." - George Friedman http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/election-presidency-and-foreign-policy
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The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.
Horses from the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave - a cave in the Ardèche department of southern France that contains the earliest known cave paintings (25,000-32,000 years old), as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. It is located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche River. Discovered on December 18th, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites.
The Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world. In the United States, the Great Depression began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929. By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its nadir, nearly 25% of Americans were unemployed. Though the New Deal put in place by FDR helped lessen the worst effects, the economy would not fully turn around until World War II kicked American industry into high gear.
The greenhouse effect is a process by which thermal radiation from a planetary surface is absorbed by atmospheric greenhouse gases, and is re-radiated in all directions. As a result, the average surface temperature is higher than it would be if heated by solar radiation only. Earth’s natural greenhouse effect makes life as we know it possible. However, human activities, primarily the burning of fossil fuels and clearing of forests, have greatly intensified the natural greenhouse effect.
The atom is a basic unit of matter that consists of a dense central nucleus surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons. The atomic nucleus contains a mix of positively charged protons and electrically neutral neutrons. The electrons of an atom are bound to the nucleus by the electromagnetic force. Likewise, a group of atoms can remain bound to each other, forming a molecule.
The Crusades were a series of religious expeditionary wars blessed by the Pope and the Catholic Church, with the main goal of restoring Christian access to the holy places in and near Jerusalem. The crusaders comprised military units of Catholics from all over western Europe. The main series of Crusades, primarily against Muslims, occurred between 1095 and 1291. The Crusades had major far-reaching political, economic, and social impacts on western Europe.