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New funerary and ritual behaviors of the Neolithic Iberian populations discovered

(University of Seville) This finding opens new lines of research and anthropological scenarios, where human and animal sacrifice may have ...
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Tank Driver Braved Flames, Bullets to Save Friends in Vietnam

Dwight Hal Johnson’s decision to risk his life for his friends in Vietnam earned him the Medal of Honor and ...
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The First Woman in American History to Lie in State

Breaking barriers even in death, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the steps of the Supreme Court one final time on ...
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An Explosive Plan to Use Atoms for Peace

Project Plowshare imagined using nuclear weapons as infrastructure-building tools ...
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Book Review: American Disruptor

Roland De Wolk tackles the life, times and scandals of transcontinental railroad mover Leland Stanford ...
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Y chromosomes of Neandertals and Denisovans now sequenced

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) An international research team led by Martin Petr and Janet Kelso of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology ...
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The U-2C “Dragon Lady” Spy Plane

In the era preceding satellite imagery, the U-2, nicknamed the “Dragon Lady,” was America’s reliable way to produce images of ...
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Book Review: The Folly and the Glory

Tim Weiner argues that the United States mishandled the collapse of Soviet-style communism, and now we’re reaping the consequences ...
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Eight Surviving Members of Famed ‘Merrill’s Marauders’ to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

“If they can walk and carry a gun,” Major General Joseph Stillwell presciently told Brigadier General Frank Merrill in 1943, ...
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Vote by Mail Programs Date Back to the Civil War

Voting by mail can trace its roots to soldiers voting far from home during the Civil War and World War ...
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