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By Andrew Tarantola on at

How Tide-Predicting Machines Saved D-Day

How do you land 140,000 allied troops on an 5-mile long stretch of beach under heavy German bombardment? Very carefully. And to ensure the deployment of forces without stranding landing craft while juking Cmdr. Rommel out of his sneakers, the Allies employed these machines to predict the height of the tides.

Why Your Stomach Growls

By Rachel Swaby on at

Mankind has been puzzling over the rumbling in our stomachs for so long that even the ancient Greeks came up with a name for it: borborygmi. The word attempts to put the sound of the grumble to mouth.