The thing I'm most allergic to is household dust. Household dust? How are you supposed to survive when the thing your body generates every time you move is something that could potentially cause a severe allergic reaction? Yesterday I was looking…
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– Jul 16, 2019, 8:27 PM
PARIS — The employee monitoring the smoke alarm panel at Notre-Dame cathedral was just three days on the job when the red warning light flashed on the evening of April 15: “Feu.” Fire. It was 6:18 on a Monday, the week before…
How the first moon landing was saved. The full story of the people who made Apollo 11 happen and prevented it from going badly wrong. Theme music by Hans Zimmer. Added, go to My Music to see full list.
ranthonyI've been sitting on this podcast until the 50th anniversary day rolled around. That was Saturday. Pretty interesting podcast so far. I'm up to episode 5.
'One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.' But it almost didn't happen. Apollo 11 was the mission that enabled... Full Story Astronaut Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 11 mission, visited the MIT Instrumentation Lab…
– Jul 19, 2019, 8:14 AM
On Oct. 4, 1957, Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson, and his wife Lady Bird, were entertaining friends at their ranch in the Texas Hill Country. The Johnsons often took after-dinner walks – a habit they developed after he had a heart…
– Jul 19, 2019, 8:55 AM
Parish Hirasaki was not planning on being a scientist. At least, not when she first got to Duke University. “I was sent off to college to find a husband,” Hirasaki says. “And to get a teaching degree so if god forbid anything…
– Jul 18, 2019, 10:30 AM
State and tribal lands in the U.S. could soon receive $1.4 billion annually to support the conservation of wildlife, with Texas's share being more than $50 million. U.S. Rep. from Nebraska Jeff Fortenberry, and over 50 congressional sponsors…
– Jul 17, 2019, 12:19 PM
The Permian Basin is booming, with more oil and natural gas being extracted than ever before. But those resources are often used to manufacture plastic in factories near Houston, and some experts say demand for that plastic could drop in the next…
Whereas the Founders conceived America as a haven of refuge for people fleeing from religious and political persecution, and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison all emphasized that the Nation gained as it attracted new people in…