Dr. Alfred Crosby, author of Epidemic and Peace 1918: America's Forgotten Pandemic.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.