In 1972, the astronomer was discovering properties of Mars we never thought possible.
Ask anyone to name an iconic scientist and most people will say Albert Einstein.
As New York City faces gas rationing, shortages, and lines in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we can't stop thinking of the oil crisis of 1973-1974.
They are images from the golden age of space exploration: thousands of rare photographs recording the early days of manned flight into space.
Secrets from World War II may have been found in a coded message attached to the skeleton of a carrier pigeon found in an English chimney. The bird was found when David Martin in Bletchingly, Surrey, was renovating his fireplace.
A rare wartime book documenting the ingenious James Bond-style gadgets invented by British 'spooks' to help prisoners of war escape has been discovered.
In my heart my thanksgiving is everyday. From the morning star to the moon and the stars…It is our duty to thank the great mystery for all that is.
In the 67 years since the detonation of the world's first nuclear weapon there is only one time the so-called nuclear briefcases were broken out and opened up. On January 25, 1995 they not only opened, they nearly launched Russia's nuclear arsenal at
Hitler told senior Nazis that "everyone has lied to me, everyone has deceived me" just eight days before he killed himself in his bunker, according to newly disclosed documents.
25 years ago, on another Monday in late October, the financial world seemed to disintegrate in a heartbeat.
Lessons of History - Coup of 1953
Dear Editor: In the 1880s milk sold for $0.56 per quart or $2.24 per gallon which at the time was 0.112 oz of gold per gallon of milk.
The big economic strategy for the next term of whoever is Presidenti is essentially, “turn those machines back on”.
Last week, the misty eyed reminiscences were recalling the 25th anniversary of Black Monday.
It was exactly 50 years ago when President John F. Kennedy took to the airwaves to inform the world that the Soviet Union was introducing nuclear-armed missiles into Cuba and that he had ordered a blockade of the island — and would consider stronger
The black, sinister-looking Soviet SS-4 intermediate-ranged missile on display at Havana’s La Cabana fortress looks old, roughly finished, and rather primitive.
More than 25 years ago, British farmer David Cundall overheard a comment from a group of U.S. veterans who said they buried an unused fleet of World War II Spitfires in the Burmese jungle to hide them from Japanese troops.
Today is the anniversary of the stock market crash of 1987.
Gen. Sherman’s burning of Atlanta and March to the Sea ensured Abraham Lincoln’s re-election in 1864.
"Franklin Roosevelt is no crusader. He is no tribune of the people. He is no enemy of entrenched privilege. He is a pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for office, would very much like to be President."
Today's leading-edge technology is headed straight for tomorrow's junk pile, but that doesn't make it any less awesome. Everyone loves the latest and greatest.
A previous article said that Washington bears full responsibility for imposing illegitimate sanctions on Iran. Other countries are pressured to go along. Doing so harms their own interests.
Half a century ago, in October 1962, the world woke up to the Cuban missile crisis. The Russians were unloading nuclear missiles on Cuba, and the Americans were demanding they be withdrawn.
My father taught me how to throw a baseball and divide big numbers in my head and build a life where I'd be home in time to eat dinner with my kid most nights.
This past January, almost exactly 20 years after its publication, Tucson schools banned the book I co-edited with Bob Peterson, Rethinking Columbus.
Army's secret chemical testing in St. Louis neighborhoods during Cold War raising new concerns
In 1776 what is now known as the American Revolution, or War of Independence, was officially declared.
The Shit is About to Hit the Fan, Here's the Proof.
Mr. Rawles, I recently watched a speech given by Jared Diamond, author of the books Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, among others.
An ancient Buddhist statue that a Nazi expedition brought back from Tibet shortly before World War II was carved from a meteorite that crashed on Earth thousands of years ago. What sounds like an Indiana Jones movie plot appears to have actually t