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The current Russian invasion of Ukraine has involved several brutal sieges of cities and towns alike. Many civilians have been killed along with members of the military. The most widely followed of...
The Department of Veterans Affairs says there are 19 million veterans in the United States. These include a few who served in World War II, which ended in 1945, and now a large number who leave the...
When geographers measure rivers, the length includes what are known as “stems”. These are the largest downstream portions of a river. Merriam Webster defines these as “the main...
Winston Churchill claimed he invented the tank. While this is not true, he was a champion of its use in WWI. Tanks have come a long way since then. They have greater firepower, are faster, better...
About one million Americans who served in the military have died in combat. Many of these are buried in them in one of the 155 military cemeteries The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)...
Commuting changed almost entirely in most cities in the earliest months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and occasionally after that period. As offices closed, in some metro areas commuting traffic was cut...
The risk of a dangerous nuclear accident probably began as the first atomic bomb was assembled at Los Altos, NM in 1945. Since that point, there has been a chance that an accident could occur at a...
The teams which have been big winners in NFL history have changed recently. The New England Patriots were a dynasty when Tom Brady was the quarterback. Most years recently, they have struggled to get...
The average cost to raise a child to 17 in America is over $233,000, according to the Expenditures on Children by Families report completed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The...
The COVID-19 pandemic completely changed traffic patterns in cities across the country. Millions of people who had commuted to work could not do so. The virus made companies shutter their offices,...
According to the Council On Foreign Relations, the U.S. military has 1.3 million active-duty personnel. That is down from 1.9 million in 1973. Of the current figure, 35% are in the Army, 24% in the...
When the nuclear bomb known as “Little Boy” detonated 1,500 feet above Hiroshima at 8:15 AM, August 9, 1945, it exploded with the force of 15,000 tons of TNT. The bomb killed about...
Americans have been dying for their country for over two and a half centuries. Some were in “official” wars which means the President proposed the action, and Congress approved it. Among...
Hurricane Ida hit the United States earlier this year as a Category 4 storm. Some estimates are that it was the second most powerful hurricane to hit the country in recorded history. Ida formed on...
Bloomberg recently reported that air pollution kills far more people in the world than COVID-19 does. And that math may well worsen. It puts annual air pollution caused deaths at 10 million. Of...