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World May 29One doctor’s war against global organ trafficking
Dr. Francis Delmonico, a Harvard Medical School professor, has spent more than a decade leading the fight to establish global ethics principles that govern how human organs are obtained and transplanted.
Nation Dec 08The chaos and fog of the first night of Marine Corps boot camp
On Day 1, scores of young men and women arrive at Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, to begin the process of becoming Marines.
World Sep 02Uzbek president is dead at age 78, government says
The government of Uzbekistan announced Friday that its president has died at age 78.
World Apr 13You can bake a Hot Pocket on board a B-52 nuclear bomber. Seriously.
During long hours of training, or on actual bombing missions, the crew of a B-52 bomber needs sustenance. Luckily this classic aircraft comes complete with a vinatge oven. It has two settings: 400 degrees and off.
Nation Feb 27See inside the underground bunker that could launch a nuclear war
MINOT, N.D. — During the Cold War, the United States developed a vast nuclear arsenal with weapons on aircraft, submarines and land-based missiles. These three ways of delivering nuclear weapons became known as the triad, with the Soviet Union was…
World Dec 24Military men and women recite ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’
Watch U.S. service men and women stationed all over the world recite lines from the beloved holiday poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Special thanks to the Pentagin's Defense Media Activity department for this heartwarming piece. We hope you all…
World Nov 05Photos: What an $8B nuclear bomb upgrade looks like
Designing and building nuclear bombs is one of the U.S. government’s most secretive activities. But the PBS NewsHour recently was granted unprecedented access to a number of highly classified facilities, where the world’s most destructive weapons are now being updated…
Education Oct 09Pentagon puts for-profit University of Phoenix on probation
The Defense Department has placed the University of Phoenix on probation, barring the for-profit school from recruitment activities and career fairs on military bases.
Nation Jul 31This is the trigger that could launch a nuclear war
This joystick-like device holds the fate of humanity in its grip.
Nation Jul 30How to resupply a nuclear submarine
The USS Pennsylvania is a stealth submarine on active patrol in the Pacific Ocean. Armed with up to 24 Trident D-5 nuclear missiles, the Ohio-class vessel is part of America’s fleet of 14 nuclear armed submarines. Maintaining a ship like…