Politics Aug 14

Why 1920 can offer clues about the 2020 elections

In 1920, Americans were reeling from a flu pandemic, recovering from an economic crisis and grappling with violence against Black people, creating political divisions and debates that are similar to the ones we're having today. Yale University professor Beverly Gage…

Science Feb 27

Duke researchers tested World War I helmets to determine whether they were more effective at preventing brain injury from an overhead blast. Photo courtesy: Duke University
How a WWI war helmet outperformed modern gear in a new study

Your great-grandfather’s World War I helmet that’s stuffed in the back of the closet could be just as effective at preventing brain injury from some blasts as a modern-day military helmet, a recently published study from Duke University researchers suggests.

Politics Nov 13

French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump after a meeting at the Elysee Palace on the eve of the commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, in Paris, France. Photo by Vincent Kessler/Reuters
Trump suggests France would have been defeated without U.S.

President Donald Trump escalated his verbal assaults against France on Tuesday, suggesting that America's stalwart European ally would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the military firepower provided by the United States.