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On 40th anniversary, a look at the spillover effects of the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

Oct 14, 2013
How did the 1973 oil crisis convince Americans to reduce energy consumption?
Posted In: Oil, energy, history, Richard Nixon

Answer the red phone!

Aug 30, 2013
In the height of the Cold War, the U.S. and Soviet governments instituted a secure line of communication.
Posted In: soviet union, Cold War, nuclear war, history

Looking at savings around the world (map)

Jul 19, 2013
People in the U.S save around 3 percent of their income. How does that compare to the rest of the world?
Posted In: Savings, health insurance, history, world

Tell us: What’s a piece of old technology you refuse to give up?

Jul 9, 2013
Maybe it’s a record player, slide projector, or a toaster oven you bought in 1992. Does your old gadget outperform new technologies? Why are you still holding on to it?
Posted In: electronics, history

Abandoned buildings get starring role in social media

May 8, 2013
Some people like to go into old, vacant buildings to post photos and video of their exploits on social media sites like Instagram and Flickr. Sometimes, that can be an advantage for real estate agents.
Posted In: social media, instagram, history, photography

Britain celebrates its Huguenot heritage

Apr 24, 2013
Immigration is a contentious issue in Britain, but the country recently celebrated one of the most successful immigrant groups -- French Protestants or Huguenots.
Posted In: Britain, Huguenot, history

The economics of creating national monuments

Mar 25, 2013
President Obama is expected to name five new national monuments on Monday. In addition to historical significance and land preservation, national monuments can boost local economies through tourism.
Posted In: tourism, history, Obama, National Park Service

How the U.S. was formed by smuggling and piracy

Feb 28, 2013
A new book explores how smuggling and piracy were a financial foundation of colonial American society.
Posted In: history, American Revolution, piracy

How did you hear the Pope is quitting: Horseback messenger or Taxi TV?

Feb 13, 2013
How does today's news compare to the information technology that was around when the last Pope resigned in 1415?
Posted In: Pope Benedict, Catholic church, Tech, history, news

Henry Ford: The Steve Jobs of his time

Jan 29, 2013
A new documentary looks at the life and work of Henry Ford, one of the greatest innovators in U.S. history.
Posted In: Ford, history, cars, pbs

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