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History of Science Fiction: Part VI

Last time on A History of Science Fiction, we talked about what’s generally referred to as the ‘Golden Age of Science Fiction’. It was an…

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Vintage Fitness: A Historical Look At The Daily Workout

How do you like to get fit? Getting into shape these days is all about eating right, moving enough and following the right kind…

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15,971 Telegrams Provide Live News Feed of the Civil War

“It’s mind-boggling and unpredictable. We don’t really know what is in here. Every single telegram has a story behind it, from the president to the…

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The Creation of a Monster: Mary Shelley

We all know and love the novel Frankenstein. Whether you’ve read the famous novel or you’ve seen the film adaptations, we’re all familiar with Mary Shelley.…

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The Underground Railroad: A Daring Escape Route for Slaves

During the nineteenth century, slaves would use the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses and secret routes, to escape to Canada or free…

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Woolly Mammoths Aren’t As Old As You Might Think, Study Shows

“[T]he remarkable persistence of mammoths on … St. Paul Island until the mid-Holocene suggests that isolated megafaunal populations can survive thousands of years after…

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Battles That Made History: Waterloo

Last time, on Battles That Made History, we covered Salamis Bay: the historical naval battle that was responsible for crushing the Persian invasion of Greece and…

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On This Day, August 26th

1. 1939: Major League Baseball made its television debut History was made on this date in 1939 when major league baseball makes its television…

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Archaeologists Might Have Found the World’s Oldest Writing in Bulgaria

“These pictographs are codified information that was either transmitted among the people, or it was an attempt to transmit information from the [human] societies…

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Rare Obsidian Artifacts Found in Willamette Valley

WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON – A local landowner struck historical gold while he was building a new pond on his property. His find has been…

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