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October 14, 2015
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Radiation Safety for Sunken-Ship Archaeology

Berkeley Lab researchers help scientists determine the radiation risk of exploring an underwater aircraft carrier. About 42 miles southwest of San Francisco and 2,600 feet underwater sits the U.S.S. Independence, a bombed-out relic from World War II. The aircraft carrier … Continue reading

June 19, 2014
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Despite its British origins, Americans get a bad rap for using the word ‘soccer’

ANN ARBOR — It’s football, not soccer! Or is it? Americans use the word soccer to describe the game that just about everybody else in the world calls football, and this duel over semantics enrages purists of the game.

May 7, 2014
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Decolonisation of British and French Empires

Britain’s impending withdrawal from Afghanistan and France’s recent dispatch of troops to the troubled Central African Republic are but the latest indicators of a long-standing pattern. Since 1945 most British and French overseas security operations have taken place in places … Continue reading

May 3, 2014
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Mystery of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved by UA Researchers

University of Arizona researcher Michael Worobey and his team have discovered that the key to understanding influenza pandemics may lie in flu exposure during childhood. Just as the world was recovering from the devastation of World War I, another killer … Continue reading

December 2, 2013
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‘My Intellectual Journey’

Ray Callahan discusses his career as historian, author of British military history A head-on collision with the British Official Secrets Act of 1911 changed the focus of Raymond Callahan’s doctoral dissertation, but also led to a long and distinguished career … Continue reading

November 6, 2013
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Unpublished WW1 novel shares secrets of the past with a new generation

A heroic World War One soldier’s previously unknown semi-autobiographical novel has come to light following the completion of a project to archive and make public the manuscripts, poems and correspondence of Frederick William Harvey. F W Harvey’s papers are now … Continue reading

September 12, 2013
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Is War Really Disappearing? A New Analysis Suggests Not

Countries May Simply Have Less Ability to Fight COLUMBUS, Ohio – While some researchers have claimed that war between nations is in decline, a new analysis suggests we shouldn’t be too quick to celebrate a more peaceful world. The study … Continue reading