In August 1997, a scientist named Johan Hultin from San Francisco traveled to Brevig Mission and, with permission of the town’s elders, excavated the local cemetery to try and unearth a victim of the outbreak buried deep within the frozen tundra.
A gateway between the North and the South, this transportation hub was coveted territory for commanders on both sides.
In March 1455, the information age of medieval Europe began with Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the printing press.
A military historian sets the record straight on the oft-confused terminology.
Late in the war, General Josiah Gorgas advocated arming slaves to fight
Charles Campbell believed in the winged mammals' voracious appetite for mosquitoes
Sidney Gottlieb ran a workshop dedicated to assassination—and mind control
A Norwegian immigrant wrote letters home in his native language and invisible ink
Designed as a carrier-based torpedo bomber, the Fieseler Fi-167 ended up hunting Yugoslav Partisans when its ship never materialized.
High-pressure hydraulic mining operations send toxic sludge down river, inundating towns and farms