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Tag Archives: Amelia Earhart

NIKUMARORO PERSON? KENNEWICK MAN?

WITHOUT SCIENCE, the weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, I wouldn’t know the latest in the search for Amelia Earhart. Nor would I know who … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

AUTOGYROS IN SONG, LEGEND AND THE NEWS

OUTSPOKEN ENTHUSIASTS of fixed-wing aircraft claim that helicopters don’t really fly, they’re just so ugly that the Earth repels them. I wonder if this same opinion applies to another form … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE HAMMOND AIRPLANE—AND GORE VIDAL’S FATHER

THE FLIVVER Movement aspired to put America aloft in the 1930s, just as, two decades before, Ford’s Model T flivver had put America on the road. One of the contenders … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment