Like big waves? Thanks to surf forecasting, you’ll know when and where to find them.
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Walter Munk might be the most under-appreciated man in surfing, but he is a big deal in ocean science. If you've ever checked a surf forecast before paddling out, you have him to thank.
Russian defense minister during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow.
In the 19th century, Russian intellectuals launched a search for historical evidence of their moral and military superiority. What they found drives what today some call "Russian aggression."
A Panel from the Marvel Comics series ‘The 'Nam.’
Because they're mass-produced and written in a serialized format, comics can be seen as historical documents that reflect the political moment.
Music fans gather for the Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ concert at California’s Altamont Speedway in 1969.
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.
Loud and proud.
The bell is a noisy and much loved national icon.
Rajkamal Kalamandir Film Company
In the midst of the country's struggle for independence, India's film industry became a messenger and ally in the global fight against Britain's enemies
LGBT veterans march in a Boston parade. Contrary to what some may say, the military has a long history of embracing socially marginalized groups.
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Whether it be African-Americans, Catholics or transgender people, the armed forces have played a vital role in shaping US social policy toward the country's minorities.
Against the odds: French troops throw rocks at advancing German troops in the Vosges, 1916.
The French Army's efforts in the world wars have long been maligned. Its soldiers deserve better.
Operation Dynamo came to represent British resilience, but it came at a terrible cost.
French POWs being led away from the battlefield in May 1940.
How French memories of the Dunkirk evacuation differ from those of the British.
A scene from ‘Dunkirk,’ a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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Moviegoers get a hint of why Dunkirk stayed with those who lived through it, but an online archive of survivors' stories offers more depth.
People watch news of missile test on a public TV screen in North Korea.
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North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
‘Damenkneipe,’ or ‘Ladies’ Saloon,’ painted by Rudolf Schlichter in 1923. In 1937, many of his paintings were destroyed by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art.’
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
Eight billion cans sold and counting…
Eighty years ago, Hormel Foods introduced a simple, canned meat product called Spam. It would go on to become one of the greatest marketing success stories of all time.
The children's author Michael Bond left a literary legacy of inclusion and tolerance.
Andimba (Herman) Toivo Ya Toivo remained loyal to what made him the personification of the desire to live in an independent country governed by, and for, its people.
The latest film about Britain's revered war leader struggles to capture the man – or give his wife the credit she deserves.
Chinese ceramics recovered from the 9th century Belitung shipwreck in Indonesia, now held at the Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore)
ArtScience Museum Singapore
Archaeologists this week found that more than half of of HMAS Perth, a WWII wreck in Indonesia, has disappeared. It's now a race to protect the millions of other wrecks and sunken cities lying under the oceans.
A visitor pauses at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
History does not look kindly on hearings behind closed doors.