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A Timeless Connection: WWII-Era Music Restoration Binds Man with His Grandfather

“I knew my grandpa was in the war, but I didn’t know the details" ...
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11 Anthems of Black Pride and Protest Through American History

For centuries, Black Americans have used music as a powerful tool. In the antebellum South, enslaved people sang spirituals to ...
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How the WWII Tehran Conference Tested the Unity of the ‘Big Three’ Allies

For four days in November-December 1943, as World War II raged, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met ...
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Eruption of Alaska’s Okmok volcano linked to period of extreme cold in ancient Rome

Scientists and historians have found evidence connecting an unexplained period of extreme cold in ancient Rome with an unlikely source: ...
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The fist of modernity

Today’s police state is rooted in Bentham’s utilitarian ideas, and exists to protect capitalism more than safety or justiceBy Aeon ...
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Peak ellipsis

Does philosophy reside in the unsayable or should it care only for precision? Carnap, Heidegger and the great divergenceBy Sam ...
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“Fixin’-to-Die-Rag”: The Irreverent Anthem of Vietnam

“Fixin’-to-Die-Rag” derailed his promising musical career. But it led Joe McDonald to become a fierce champion for Vietnam veterans. IT ...
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How a New Vaccine Was Developed in Record Time in the 1960s

The invention of the modern mumps vaccine is the stuff of medical textbook legend. In 1963, a star researcher at ...
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Illuminating biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons

Beautiful and bioluminescent, slimy and spectacular: see creatures never seen before, deep in the sea off Western AustraliaBy Aeon VideoWatch ...
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Private gain, public loss

Putting public services in private hands is bad economics. Worse, it undermines our bonds as a political communityBy Alon HarelRead ...
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