A Crash Course on the Civil War and Reconstruction Earlier this year Hank and John Green launched Crash Course U.S. History. These videos provide ten to twelve minute overviews of key events and themes in the history of the United States. The series started with the arrival of Europeans in North America.
The Devil's Cigarette Lighter was a natural gas well fire at Gassi Touil in the Sahara Desert of Algeria. Ignited when a pipe ruptured on November 6, 1961, the Phillips Petroleum Company-owned well produced more than 6,000 cubic feet of natural gas per second, whose flame rose between 450 feet and 800 feet. The flame was seen from orbit by John Glenn. The blowout and fire were estimated to have consumed enough gas to supply Paris for three months, burning 550,000,000 cubic feet per day.
A Decade of War in Iraq: The Images That Moved Them Most
The Iraq war was a very hard time for me. it was my first assignment straight out basic training. A new country, foreign language, and only the Soldiers to my left and right to ease the pain of missing family and friends, losing brothers in arms, and everyday near death experiences. It made some of the most harden Soldiers weak. This taught me the meaning of comradery.
Photojournalists Tell the Untold Stories From Iraq
KARMAH, Iraq—Sgt. Jesse E. Leach drags Lance Cpl. Juan Valdez of Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, to safety moments after he was shot by a sniper during a patrol. Valdez was shot through the arm and right torso but survived, Oct. 31, 2006.