Our most precious family history --old letters, home movies, photo albums--often end up in basements or attics--the worst possible place to preserve these materials. We explore high and low tech ways to protect and store family memorabilia, and the smartest way to migrate different materials to digital formats.
Tuberculosis was once a top killer in the U.S. The disease was such a threat that overcoming it helped lay the groundwork for modern medicine. Now the bacteria are growing resistant to many antibiotics, and some doctors worry TB could rebound.
As the Watergate scandal unfolded, Leonard Garment urged President Nixon not to destroy tapes of conversations he had made at the White House. The tapes played a major role in Nixon resigning the presidency.
As a young woman, Nadezhda Popova volunteered as a pilot during World War II to drop bombs on German troops, flying planes made of plywood and canvas. Their enemies called them "Night Witches" because the airplanes sounded like a witch's broomstick when they flew overhead. Popova died July 8.
Writer and scholar Reza Aslan converted to Christianity when he was a teenager, but found that as he grew older, he was far more interested in Jesus as a man than as a Messiah. His new book, Zealot, considers Jesus in the context of the time and place in which he lived.
Want to take a tour of the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor? It's in Richland, Wash., and if you're lucky, your guide will be one of the people who worked here when the place was still new. Physicist Paul Vinther signed on at the plant in June 1950, and he now gives tours.
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