Cordelia Scaife May’s Colcom Foundation finances several “nativist” organizations and causes.
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How did the sailors of early modern Europe learn to traverse the world’s seas? By going to school and doing maths problems
How European sailors learned celestial navigation | Aeon Essays
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Tagged history, mathematics, navigation, sailing, sailors, science, technology, travel |
The technology (above: c. 1947 advertisement for Carrier) that was initially envisioned as a tool to enhance industrial productivity is now a near necessity for American homes and transportation.
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The Unexpected History of the Air Conditioner | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian
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Tagged air conditioner, business, Carrier, cooling, history, industry, technology, temperature |
Native Americans, English sailors and pirates all came together on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina to create the only American dialect that is not identified as American.
BBC – Travel – The US island that speaks Elizabethan English
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Tagged dialect, Elizabethan, English, history, island, language, North Carolina, Ocracoke Island, U.S., United States |
Five crannogs in the Outer Hebrides were built 5,000 years ago, perhaps for ritual purposes
Scotland’s Tiny Artificial Islands Date to the Stone Age | Smart News | Smithsonian
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Barbara Erni stole from countless inns thanks to a chest with a secret hidden within.
The Liechtensteinian Lady Burglar and Her Mysterious Trunk – Atlas Obscura
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Tagged Barbara Erni, burglar, con artist, crime, history, Liechtenstein, swindle, thief, trickery, trunk |
A Navy seaplane flew from Queens to the Azores in 1919, eight years before the Spirit of St. Louis. It took three weeks. It was not nonstop.
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Tagged aviation, biplane, flight, history, military, navy, NC-4, seaplane, technology, trans-Atlantic, travel |