Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Astronomy History: The Dark Night – Reinventing Astrophysics

It seems that every week scientists are making new and profound discoveries about the universe, but that’s really not quite the case. Despite all...

A look at 1900s’ men and women roles

The 1900s' were a time of great change in the roles of men and women. It is very evident if you compare the change...

A History of Dentures: The Ancient Origins of Dental Hardware

In 2006, archaeologists in Mexico discovered the skeleton of a 4500 year old man. These archaeologists were shocked to realize that this ancient human...

The search for Robin Hood’s true identity

We all grew up to the tales of Robin Hood, the dashing bandit who robbed the rich to help the poor. Movies starring...

A Short History of Opium

In recent years, the so-called Golden Triangle of parts of Laos, northern Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) has become well-known as a leading exporter of...

Railroads and the Market Economy: Economy of Scale and Regulation

Businesses having a large number of customers can dramatically increase profits with small changes to the price. This simple economic fact led to railroad...

Hanna Reitsch, German Aviatrix: Wartime Test Pilot, 1st Woman Helicopter Pilot, Awarded Iron Cross

Starting as a glider pilot, Hanna Reitsch flew almost every German military aircraft in World War II. She was also associated with the development...

Aleksey Leonov and Ed White Were the First Men to Exit their Ships

Called Extra Vehicular Activity or EVA by NASA spacewalks were a second Russian victory in the "Space Race" with America. The first “space walks” were...

The TIGHAR Project – What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

TIGHAR (pronounced “tiger”) is the acronym for The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. It is a non- profit foundation whose activities include all...

The Wright Brothers’ First Flight – Some Little-Known Facts

Just about everyone with any interest at all in aviation has heard about Wilbur and Orville Wright, who on December 17th 1903 made history...