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The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World

by M. R. O’Connor Wayfinding is a fascinating look, both sweeping and intimate, at how finding our way makes us human. O’Connor takes readers all over the world, from the frigid Arctic to Australia, talking to master navigators, scientists, and

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Posted in Ancient History

The Evolution of the Modern American Sniper

RIMPAC 2000 sniper camouflage

by Chris Martin The popularized notion of the lone sniper, out in the brush for days with no connection to their commanders until after executing a lethal mission and extracting to report their results, is one increasingly left for the

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Five Surprisingly Modern Ideas in Shakespeare’s Writing

William Shakespeare

By Dan Falk Science, as we think of it today, didn’t exist in Shakespeare’s England. And yet, a number of modern ideas were circulating, some gaining more traction than others. In fact, with the advantage of hindsight, we see that

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Posted in Modern History

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