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3500 year-old honeypot: Oldest direct evidence for honey collecting in Africa

(Goethe University Frankfurt) Before sugar cane and sugar beets conquered the world, honey was the worldwide most important natural product ...
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A Controversial Question: What was the communists’ objective at Khe Sanh in 1968?

Actually, North Vietnam had several motives, some rarely discussed in the literature of the war ...
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Meet the WWII Navy Vet Who Survived 26 Combat Crossings

“In rough seas, it was really a clambake, with ships all over the place," recalls Douglas Burgess, who served on ...
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Why Did US Forces Bury Osama Bin Laden’s Body at Sea?

On May 2, 2011, the United States military killed and buried Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader behind the ...
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Planning for a Victorious South

'Colossal Ambitions' examines Confederate expectations for a place as a global power—with slavery ...
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New evidence regarding emerald production in Roman Egypt coming from Wadi Sikait

(University of Chicago Press Journals) A new paper published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies presents the results of ...
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Revealing the routes of the Hanseatic era online

(University of Göttingen) The Hanseatic League was a confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe, ...
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Saving Sammy B: A Frigate’s Heroic Legacy

"I looked aft, and everything behind the mast was just a wall of flame, towering up into the sky" ...
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Humor Out at Sea: The Naval Tradition of Zapping

A time-honored naval tradition of wholly embarrassing a pilot while simultaneously causing significant paint damage to a plane worth millions ...
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Tomcatting: Why the Grumman F-14 Never Lived up to its Reputation

U.S. Navy aircrews and recruiters loved the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, but a careful review of its record suggests the Top ...
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