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Insights into the rituals of the Beaker people in Scotland
There have been some recent interesting developments in the understanding of the lives of the Beaker people in the UK. Beaker people, so called from the distinctive fine pottery which...
Daily Quiz for January 20, 2017

The last Japanese soldier from World War II surrendered in this year.

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Sea-surface temps during last interglacial period like modern temps
Sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation period were like those of today, a new study reports. The trend is worrisome, as sea levels during the last interglacial period were between six and nine meters above their present height.
Tale of a Rare Travel Air

After decades of neglect, a restored Travel Air 5000 transport serves as a reminder of one man’s campaign to bring airline service to North Texas. Nearly 80 years after it first flew, the sole Travel Air transport known to exist has been placed on permanent display in Fort Worth, in a fitting tribute to Texas …

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Playboy Pilot: Bobby Sweeny

Amid the gathering gloom descending on London in 1939 there remained pockets of glitz and glamour. Few members of that privileged world moved in more sophisticated circles than Charles and Bobby Sweeny, the handsome,Oxford-educated sons of an American financier. They knew everyone who was anyone in London, consorting with royalty and nobility, political and military …

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The Fastest Phantom: An American-Israeli Program Modifies the F-4

On November 6, 1971, a MiG-25R “Fox the Soviet Union’s 63rd Independent Air Detachment rolled out bat” reconnaissance plane from -of its hardened shelter at an air base near Cairo. In the cockpit was one of a group of men designated as “farm workers” by the Soviet Union and sent to Egypt in response to …

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Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns
Researchers have found that major flooding and large amounts of precipitation occur on 500-year cycles in central China. These findings shed light on the forecasting of future floods and improve understanding of climate change over time and the potential mechanism of strong precipitation in monsoon regions.
Apollo’s Stallions

A “cluster test” of all five F-1 engines of the Saturn V first stage. Together, the powerful engines would produce 7.6 million pounds of thrust at launch.Half a century after it first flew, the amazing Rocketdyne F-1 remains the most powerful engine ever created One of the defining images of the 20th century is of Apollo 11 ascending on a pillar of incandescent fire from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. Far atop the huge Saturn V …

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Miracle Landing Off Korea

Blinded by a North Korean anti-aircraft trap, VF-112 Ensign Edward D. Jackson Jr. brings his damaged F-9F Panther back aboard the USS Philippine Sea.Setting down on a carrier is difficult under the best conditions—but next to impossible if you can’t see.

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Frank Whittle and the Race for the Jet

A 1930 patent filed by a young RAF officer kick-started the Jet Age.

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