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How the US Military Adopted Its Famous ‘Birth Control Glasses’

When I was 15 years old, my vision started to go. As a military brat, the options for eyewear were ...
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Baseball Team Owners Played Dirty to Stop Players’ Unions

In 1892, Andrew Carnegie’s steel plant at Homestead, Pennsylvania, across the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh, was booming while thousands of ...
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Baseball Team Owners Played Dirty to Stop Players’ Unions

In 1892, Andrew Carnegie’s steel plant at Homestead, Pennsylvania, across the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh, was booming while thousands of ...
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Mystery Ship: Can you identify this sleek twin-pusher business turboprop?

An unusual looking turboprop executive transport, the Piaggio Aero’s P.180 Avanti was designed as a rival to the conceptually similar ...
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Mystery Ship: Can you identify this sleek twin-pusher business turboprop?

An unusual looking turboprop executive transport, the Piaggio Aero’s P.180 Avanti was designed as a rival to the conceptually similar ...
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The 1877 Strike That Brought US Railroads to a Standstill

In the summer of 1877, the United States experienced its first multi-state railroad strike. Starting in West Virginia, the strike ...
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The 1877 Strike That Brought US Railroads to a Standstill

In the summer of 1877, the United States experienced its first multi-state railroad strike. Starting in West Virginia, the strike ...
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Eugene Jacques Bullard, Combat Pilot (Pt.. 1)

Bullard is often described as the first Black American fighter pilot – which is true – but he also had ...
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5 Objects Used in British Royal Ceremonies and Their Symbolism

When it comes to royal succession, ceremony is sacred. And for the British monarchy, a key element of ceremony are ...
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5 Objects Used in British Royal Ceremonies and Their Symbolism

When it comes to royal succession, ceremony is sacred. And for the British monarchy, a key element of ceremony are ...
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The killing of Vincent Chin

In June 1982 a young Chinese-American engineer was murdered with a baseball bat by two white men in the US ...
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Robot Surgeon

In 1985 the first robot-assisted medical surgery took place in Vancouver, Canada. It’s now become a standard feature of operating ...
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India’s surrogacy capital

In 2003 Dr Nayana Patel, who ran her own fertility clinic in the state of Gujarat in India, carried out ...
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Cambodia war crimes

In 2009, a UN-backed war crimes tribunal opened in Cambodia to try the senior Khmer Rouge commanders responsible for the ...
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Revisionist History Season 7: The Experiment Experience

Revisionist History is back! And obsessed with ... experiments. Natural experiments. Thought experiments. Failed experiments. Experiments that end up in ...
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Comenius

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Czech educator Jan Amos Komenský (1592-1670) known throughout Europe in his lifetime under the ...
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James Joyce and Ulysses

This year is the 100th anniversary of Ulysses by James Joyce, a landmark modernist novel and one of the most ...
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New York’s LGBT High School

In 1985, a unique High School opened in New York to provide a safe environment for LGBT students needing specialised ...
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Relax and Win from Legacy of Speed

Sharing a new Pushkin show, Legacy of Speed. When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 ...
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Vietnam’s ‘Napalm Girl’

It’s 50 years since Kim Phuc's village in Vietnam was bombed with napalm. The photograph of her, running burned and ...
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