War and the State (RLE The First World War): The Transformation of British Government, 1914-1919

22 ViewsWar and the State (RLE The First World War): The Transformation of British Government, 1914-1919 This volume gives students and researchers an insight into British central government in 1914, how and why it altered during the war years and what permanent changes remained when the war was over. The war saw the scope of …

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US to Russia on Nuke Experiments: Do as We Say, Not as We Do

US to Russia on Nuke Experiments: Do as We Say, Not as We Do

17 ViewsIn a maze of tunnels 900 feet beneath the Nevada desert, US nuclear weapons scientists have since the 1990s been intermittently agitating flecks of plutonium with chemical high explosives, carefully trying to push them to the brink of a chain reaction capable of yielding nuclear force.In a separate network of underground tunnels about 4,800 …

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An Appreciation of the Postal Mailbox—and How Its Latest Design Diminishes the Magic of Mail

An Appreciation of the Postal Mailbox—and How Its Latest Design Diminishes the Magic of Mail

16 ViewsPhoto: Paul LukasDepending on where you live, you may have noticed a new type of mailbox appearing on your local streets. At first glance, they look like the same signature blue boxes with rounded tops that the United States Postal Service has been using for decades. But if you try to mail a letter …

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In a Gray City, Some See a Blank Canvas

In a Gray City, Some See a Blank Canvas

15 ViewsThe 52 Places TravelerThe 52 Places Traveler takes the midnight train to Aberdeen and finds an underappreciated city that’s quietly exploding with creativity.June 18, 2019VideoA fancy overnight train, an abundance of street art and an excursion to the highlands bring the Scottish city of Aberdeen to life.CreditCreditSebastian Modak/The New York TimesOur columnist, Sebastian Modak, …

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Berlin backs five-year rent freeze amid housing pressure

Berlin backs five-year rent freeze amid housing pressure

19 ViewsImage copyright Getty Images Image caption A fair rent march in Berlin: The top banner reads “My home is not your profit” Berlin’s left-wing government has approved a plan to freeze rents in the German capital for the next five years. Rents have risen sharply in the city and there have been rallies urging …

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