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Gravity is Your Friend

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Gravity is Your Friend

20 years ago this week: the U.S. and Russia form the International Space Station, and with it "a new era of friendship and cooperation."...
Orphaned by History

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Orphaned by History

65 years ago this week: the start of the Korean War, "a puzzling, gray, very distant conflict."...
The Reeds at Runnymede

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The Reeds at Runnymede

Eight hundred years ago today: the Magna Carta is signed, marking a pivotal moment of citizens claiming rights against their ruler....
No Sign of Her

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No Sign of Her

This week in history: Paris falls under Nazi control, as the City of Lights fades to black....
The Second Big Bang

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The Second Big Bang

This week in history: cable news hits the airwaves, accelerating journalism to a fever pitch....
Caught in the Riptide

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Caught in the Riptide

This week in history: Constantinople falls, as present-day implications take root....
Not Trying to Cause a Big Sensation

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Not Trying to Cause a Big Sensation

Fifty years ago this week: The Who's "My Generation" drowns out the establishment....
What Tomorrow Will Bring

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What Tomorrow Will Bring

This week in history: Israel becomes an independent state, in the spirit of becoming the promised land....
We Are Lost

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We Are Lost

This week in history: torpedoes tear through the RMS Lusitania, forever changing modern warfare....
Workers, From the Neck Up

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Workers, From the Neck Up

This week in history: Henry Ford creates the forty-hour work week, forever changing the lives of laborers....
When the Well’s Dry

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When the Well’s Dry

45 years ago this week, Earth Day brought a rallying cry to a global crisis of responsibility and preservation....
The National Calamity

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The National Calamity

This week in history: Lincoln's night at Ford's Theater ends badly, and a mourning country's culture wars carry on....