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Fighting Fascism on the Silver Screen

Resistance isn't always glorious in real life, nor in Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Army of Shadows.' ...
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How the Union Pulled Off a Presidential Election During the Civil War

The United States has never delayed a presidential election. But there was one instance in which some wondered if the ...
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What Went Wrong on Apollo 13?

For nearly 56 hours after the Apollo 13 mission launched on April 11, 1970, it looked to be the smoothest ...
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Gentlemanly Warfare Is Dead

No longer will commanders let a foe live if they can get him in their sights The faith-based wars that ...
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Identifying Einstein

For Albert Einstein, being Jewish and German were not questions of identity but rather mutable matters of identificationBy Michael D ...
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Giving the Machine Gun Wings

On April 1, 1915, Roland Garros took off in a Morane-Saulnier L from an airfield in northern France, planning to ...
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Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

(University at Buffalo) A new study reinforces the concept that Neanderthal DNA has been woven into the modern human genome ...
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Lucy had an ape-like brain

(Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) A new study led by paleoanthropologists Philipp Gunz and Simon Neubauer from the Max ...
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New discovery: Evidence for a 90-million-year-old rainforest near the South Pole

(Northumbria University ) Researchers have found unexpected fossil traces of a temperate rainforest near the South Pole 90 million years ...
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Oldest ever human genetic evidence clarifies dispute over our ancestors

(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Genetic information from an 800.000-year-old human fossil has been retrieved ...
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