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Greenland on thin ice?
First-of-their-kind studies provide new insight into the deep history of the Greenland Ice Sheet, looking back millions of years farther than previous techniques allowed. However, the two studies present some strongly contrasting evidence about how Greenland's ice sheet may have responded to past climate change.
Battle Films: Hell is For Heroes

The 1962 war drama redefined the combat film genre, becoming one of the first to feature an antihero rather than a traditional rule-abiding protagonist.How one movie rebranded war drama and created a new brand of hero

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Audio: What Do John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe All Have In Common?

An odd coincidence is revealed about three of the founding fathers and Independence Day.

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Daily Quiz for December 7, 2016

The first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, was retitled this for its American paperback release.

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Blow Out at Poltava

A plan to encircle Berlin sent American bombers into a Luftwaffe ambush in Ukraine. The afternoon light was bright over eastern Ukraine as the sky filled with giant silver planes. Back in friendly airspace after the black clouds of German flak fields, 74 B-17 Flying Fortresses with U.S. Eighth Air Force markings arrayed in crisp …

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Time Travel: A Bridge in Time

The word “Rhine” comes from the Celtic renos, for “raging flow,” and the river lives up to the  name. From its source in the Swiss Alps the Rhine flows and sometimes rages 765 miles north through six countries, debouching into the North Sea. Poets and lyricists have immortalized the river, and for centuries industry has …

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Blasted into the Shadows: Conversation with Gene Eric Salecker

Pearl Harbor, mid-May 1944: American forces are preparing to invade  Saipan, an assault scheduled for June 15. rehearsals, at Maui, are rocky. The lST (landing Ship, Tank) feet returns to Pearl, about to sail west. but catastrophe strikes and the navy suppresses the news. What happened? Why? author Gene Eric Salecker reveals the answers in …

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Reading List: David Ayer

‘I’m one of those guys who believes you’re not a director until you’ve directed a war film,” says filmmaker David Ayer. “It’s one of the last great dictatorial jobs.” for his new film Fury, about a Sherman crew in April 1945, Ayer researched relentlessly. his library, which includes the volumes below, helped him distill GI …

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Letters from Readers- February 2015 World War II

Reflections in Armor  I loved your article “Profiles in Cold Steel” (September/October 2014). I recognize the significance of Chrysler and Ford’s production in the Midwest, but would be remiss not to point out the contributions to the war effort of the small town of Berwick, Pennsylvania, and the American Car & Foundry Company. At its …

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