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Science + Technology
Science + Technology

How Do Drones Fly?

Drones, or multicopters, are radio controlled aircraft (RC). In Adam Juniper’s book, The Complete Guide to Drones, he explains how drones fly by first comparing them to traditional aircraft: the lift that keeps a traditional plane aloft Read More

“The Dodge City Peace Commission.” Back row, left to right: Will Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, William Petillon. Front row: Charlie Bassett, Wyatt Earp, Frank McLain, and Neal Brown. Photo: The Wild West in Color / June 1883. Charles A. Conkling, photographer
History
History

Law and Lawlessness in The Wild West

The enmity between bandits and lawmen is, of course, the stuff of legends…but it’s also the stuff of history, as captured in John Guntzelman’s foray into The Wild West in Color, which infuses color and new life into black-and-white images Read More

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History
History

Dinosaur Skeletons

When it comes to bones, dinosaurs are history’s champs. Andrew Kirk takes a look at some of the skeletons these creatures left behind—and what they’ve taught us—in his book, Skeletons: The Extraordinary Form & Function of Bones. The Read More

Discovery launched on the first of its thirty-nine missions on August 30, 1984, with a six-person crew ready to deploy three communications satellites and conduct science experiments. Photo: NASA
Space
Space

Space Shuttle Discovery

The Space Shuttle came into being in the 1970s as the answer to two questions: “What should the United States do in space after sending men to the Moon?” and “How can the United States continue putting people in space at a lower cost than Read More

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Travel + Adventure
Travel + Adventure

Backroads of Arizona: Glen Canyon

The Grand Canyon is not the only canyon in you'll find in Arizona. Glen Canyon surrounds Lake Powell, giving it a thousand miles of coastline, and making it a huge boating attraction. There is a lot more to see in this canyon though. If you Read More

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History
History

5 Women of the Wild West

The Wild West is usually remembered as a man’s world. To an extent, it was, but there were women of the Wild West as well. The West offered women new opportunities that the East did not. These women miners, railroad builders, farmers, and Read More

As a formation of Israeli Super Sherman tanks takes up positions encircling the old town of Jerusalem from the north during the Six-Day War of 1967, a Super Sherman halts at the foot of Mount Scopus with the Hebrew University in the background. Photo: Ullstein Bild/Getty Images
History
History

The M4 Sherman Tank: Beyond WWII

In the wake of World War II, the M4 Sherman tank — in all its various configurations, adaptations, and derivatives — remained one of the most recognizable and available weapons systems across the globe. As author Michael E. Haskew Read More

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Aviation
Aviation

Archangels Over Area 51

When you think Area 51, you probably think aliens and UFOs. However, it's actually where new planes, archangels, were being developed there to be more fuel efficient and fly better. They went through a few different archangel models before Read More

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Aviation
Aviation

Seeds of a Juggernaut: The Boeing Company

Frequent fliers hear it time and time again. Their captains welcome them aboard "our beautiful Boeing 747 to (insert destination)," or some variation of this. A child may ask a parent, "What does 'Boeing' mean?" and a likely response is Read More

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History
History

Mascots of the US Coast Guard

A common misconception holds that the United States Coast Guard’s area of combat responsibility was limited to the coastal waters of the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth. US Coast Guard cutters, tenders, tugs, and Read More