Congress created the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to make sure America was never beaten by technological surprise.
The scientist who developed the radar that helped win WWII also has a few other patents to his name.
The “Rad Lab” was the main research facility for the American radar program in the Second World War. But there’s virtually no record of it.
Alfred Loomis made millions on Wall Street, then went on to develop the technology that helped win WWII.
These are the men who visited what Albert Einstein called a “palace of science” — a lab where the greatest scientists from around the world came to work and exchange ideas.
The explorer was considered the Lewis and Clark of Brazil, and kept Theodore Roosevelt alive on the journey through the Amazon.
There are approximately 100 tribes in the Amazon rainforest that have not interacted with the modern world.
Naturalist and explorer George Cherrie kept a meticulous diary of the journey down an uncharted river in the Brazilian Amazon, which he took with Theodore Roosevelt in 1914.
It was one of the worst blizzards in American history, dumping four feet of snow and leaving hundreds dead.
Theodore Roosevelt's great-grandson discusses the president's love of Lincoln, penchant for Hungarian poetry, and the book that inspired his conservation legacy.
How the Gold Rush, Prohibition, and a 1990s news report helped define American wine consumption.
The iconic entertainer delivered his unique brand of humor to troops around the globe and into the living rooms of millions of Americans. Read a conversation with his biographer.