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Here's A Map Of The Russia-NATO Confrontation

The war in eastern Ukraine is in a state of cease-fire, but if the past seven months are any indication, this halt in hostilities won’t spell the end of the most severe geopolitical crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War. 147 more words


Collaborations in Space: Memories of British Space Science, 1960–1980

By Peter Sanford

Peter Sanford, now retired, is known for his contributions to the development of rocket and satellite instruments, for the observations of X-rays from binary stars and galaxies. 197 more words


Atomic War and the Baseball Championship At Stake

Earlier that day in school

We were told to ‘duck and cover.’

The teacher explained:

The communists will soon lay waste

To the surrounding farmland and fields, 139 more words

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The Jigsaw Man (1983) - Tuesday’s Overlooked Film

This spy thriller was inspired by the exploits of double agent Kim Philby. Indeed the author went so far as to cheekily dedicate the book to him, and all her ‘dear friends in the KGB’ including those, ‘not yet surfaced.’ Published shortly before Anthony Blunt was revealed as the ‘Fourth Man’ in the Cambridge Spy ring, it tells the story of long-time defector Philip Kimberley (sic) who, after some plastic surgery, leaves Moscow to settle some unfinished business back in England. 1,107 more words

Tuesday's Overlooked Film

First Spaceship on Venus (1959)

There are some movies that I really wish I could see in original, uneditied versions, but at the same time I realize that I do not have the energy to actually find (not to mention pay for) such a version. 408 more words

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