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Peculiar Books Reviewed: Grigori Medvedev's "The Truth About Chernobyl"

Brian Troutwine | Posted 09.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Brian Troutwine

Let me tell you a joke. It's not a very funny, I'm afraid, but such were the jokes of the Liquidators, the soldiers and volunteers tasked with the cleanup of the Chernobyl Disaster.

Watergate: American Democracy's Finest Hour

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

If Watergate was arguably our finest hour, then certainly now is our worst, at least since the Civil War. Today congress is populated primarily (but not exclusively) by Lilliputians and demagogues, who have well earned their abysmal 6 percent approval rating.

Peculiar Books Reviewed: Henry S. F. Cooper Jr.'s "Thirteen: The Apollo Flight that Failed"

Brian Troutwine | Posted 08.04.2014 | Huffpost Code
Brian Troutwine

In the first Peculiar Books Reviewed we discussed David A. Mindell's delightful book "Digital Apollo" and, in particular, took from the book th...

Sober and Reporting for Duty

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

I've reportedly been drinking decaffeinated coffee at work. I say "reportedly" because that's the word journalists use to hedge their reporting in the face of unbelievably horrific news.

The Artist and the Astronaut by Bruce Helander

Bruce Helander | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Chicago artist Marla Friedman's recent portrait sculpture of the legendary Apollo 13 astronaut Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. follows the historic and t...

Matthew Jacobs

What Ron Howard Did To Get On Bette Davis' Good Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

Amid today's spectacle-heavy Hollywood business model, Ron Howard calls making any drama a "labor of love." He's performed many labors throughout his ...

Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Clayton Anderson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

We must contact our representatives and voice our opinions that NASA is worth it. The technological benefits resulting from our investment in NASA and her programs show up in Walmart, Target and Costco with time.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Captain Phillips, Carrie, and All Is Lost

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.20.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The gang reconvenes this week to talk up the latest TV news, including the quickie cancellation of NBC's Ironside, and the Peacock's slow descent t...

The Best Tom Hanks Movie Ever?

Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

As Official Comedy proves in this glorious mashup, if you combine bits and pieces of Tom Hanks' movies together, you get the best Tom Hanks movie ever...

ReThink Review: Europa Report - Danger and Discovery in Space

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When you think about it, isn't space travel alone -- where only fragile and complex technology can protect you from the most hostile environment imaginable -- a harrowing enough prospect on its own?

Legendary Apollo Astronaut Joins Moon Flight Firm

Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/16/2013 07:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com Legendary Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell has signed on with a commercial lunar...

Challenger's Legacy

Graham Milne | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science
Graham Milne

President Reagan spoke about the sacrifice of the Challenger crew and promised that they would never be forgotten; that the exploration of space would continue. Yet I don't believe that the lethargic careful dipping of our toes into the interstellar ocean is paying tribute to them.

25 Great Movies for Our 'Historically Illiterate' Children

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.

PHOTOS: Apollo 13 Drama 42 Years On

Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

April 11, 2012 marks the 42nd anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13, the ill-fated moon mission and the heroic rescue effort that brought the stricke...

PHOTOS: Apollo 1 Tragedy Recalled 45 Years Later

Posted 01.27.2012 | Science

Long before the triumphant moon landing of Apollo 11 and the heroism of Apollo 13, three astronauts died in a flash fire inside the capsule of Apollo ...

Who Owns Space Artifacts?

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science

MIAMI -- The head of NASA met Monday with former astronauts to discuss who owns space artifacts from moon shots and other missions, saying afterward t...

PHOTOS: Jim Lovell, NASA Spar Over Apollo 13 Keepsake

AP/The Huffington Post | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science

MIAMI -- NASA is questioning whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his hand...

WATCH: The Simpsons Meets Apollo 13

Posted 11.19.2011 | Comedy

"The Simpsons" and "Apollo 13" are both major cultural touchstones from the past 25 years, so you'd think that a movie that combined them both would b...

Federal Coach: The Best Leadership Movies to Get You Inspired

Tom Fox | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

Sit back and consider watching an entertaining movie that can perhaps impart some insightful leadership lessons.

What's Up For July From Kids Off The Couch: Dinosaurs, The Space Shuttle And Carmageddon

Sarah Bowman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

For the first time in 823 years, July has five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays. There are still three fabulous July weekends to enjoy, even if next weekend is the much anticipated Carmageddon!

PHOTOS: Tom Hanks' Greatest Classics

Posted 09.01.2011 | Entertainment

When it comes to Tom Hanks, movie critics are certain of two things: 1. he's forged a brilliant career filled with monumental, all-time classics films...

Why Evangelicals Need Lent

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Lenten fasts are meant to help us see things in a new light. And if ever a people needed to turn out the lights and sit in the darkness for awhile, it is the typical American Evangelical Christian.

HOUSTON, WE'VE HAD A PROBLEM: Spacelog.org Recreates Apollo 13 Mission

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Tuesday saw the launch of a new, highly addictive site called Spacelog.org. A project created by /dev/fort, Spacelog features "searchable, linkable" t...

Chile is More Than 33 Miners -- The February 2010 Quake & Tsunami

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

If Americans want to express their joy and admiration for Chile's heroic mine rescue, they can revisit Chile's current need for assistance to hundreds of thousands of quake and tsunami victims.

Apollo 13 Astronauts Describe EXPLOSION On Board The Nightmare Mission To The Moon (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

April 11 marked the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 13, the "nightmare" mission to the moon that was aborted due to the rupture of an oxygen tank. In ...