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
During Gregory Boyington's brief, tempestuous career with the AVG, he was responsible for losing more airplanes than he shot down.
It’s easy enough to design a bad airplane, but it takes real gumption to put it into production despite all signs to the contrary.