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Early Birdman Bud Mars: An Aerial Daredevil Wows the World

Pioneer aviator Bud Mars thrilled airshow crowds, narrowly escaping death on several occasions, and was among the first to fly ...
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AI and satellite images come together to discover hidden archaeological sites

(Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT) The project has born from the collaboration between Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and the ...
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Ancient genomes trace the origin and decline of the Scythians

(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Generally thought of as fierce horse-warriors, the Scythians were a multitude ...
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Building a Secret T-28D Trojan

Designed as a replacement for the venerable T-6 Texan trainer, the North American T-28 Trojan proved to be a versatile ...
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Jerry Anderson: Casting Light on the West

From his studio in southern Utah the artist has long rendered award-winning sculptures ...
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How a Friendly Fire Tragedy in Sicily Transformed Airborne Warfare

During 1943's Operation Husky, fire from ship and shore killed dozens of Americans—and provided the Allies with a costly lesson.  ...
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Who Invented Chicken Nuggets?

Chicken nuggets are a quintessentially American food: easily mass produced and a quick, convenient protein source that can be eaten ...
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Philip Roth Biographer Serves as Combative Author’s Postmortem Defense Counsel

Blake Bailey demonstrates that it's not always prudent to get the last word, even from the grave ...
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Leave No Man Behind: Origins of Air Rescue in the Vietnam War

Hampered by inadequate equipment and training, resourceful American aircrews improvised combat search-and-rescue techniques early in the Vietnam War ...
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How the Seven Deadly Sins Began as ‘Eight Evil Thoughts’

In the fourth century, a Christian monk named Evagrius Ponticus wrote down what’s known as the “eight evil thoughts”: gluttony, ...
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