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Why We Knew So Much More Than Our Grandchildren

Richard Abrons | Posted 09.05.2013 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

It seems to me that my contemporaries and I knew so much more when we were growing up than do my grandchildren and their friends. I mean general knowledge -- history, politics, the complicaations of life.

WATCH: Incredible Footage Of The Hindenburg's Demise

Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

The Hindenberg airship exploded over a field in New Jersey 76 years ago today, on May 6, 1937. Dramatic newsreel footage, flagged by the Public Domain...

Hindenburg Mystery Solved After 76 Years?

Posted 03.04.2013 | World

A historical mystery that has beguiled scientists for three-quarters of a century has finally been solved, according to a new documentary airing March...

Can We All Just Get a Grip About Barack Obama's Poor Showing in the Debate?

Mario Almonte | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Mario Almonte

So Obama supporters can calm down. Biden will do his job and Obama will then take over. Regarding Obama's first debate, cut him some slack. He's human, after all. He is entitled to stumble once in a while.

This Week In Science History, May 6-12

Posted 05.13.2012 | Science

Paging Dr. Freud--this week in science history marks the birthday of the father of psychoanalysis. Also this week historians of science are rememberin...

Gandhi's Diet, Marie Antoinette's Cake Shop: Top 7 'Historical Tweets' Of Dreams That Went Awry (PHOTOS, POLL)

Alec McNayr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alec McNayr

These historical figures followed their dreams and stuck out their chins, only to catch fate's backhand. The stinging pain led to wisdom we now revere.

The Shared Experience: Big Events on Radio and TV

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kate Kelly

Part of the pleasure of watching events like the Super Bowl or the Olympics is the fact that we can share the experience with others. We compare notes...

Yesterday's Events and Conversation Pieces

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Hoenig

Apparently, there are certain magazines and newspapers with Barack Obama's image after having won the election that are collector's items. I'm pleased...