History Stories
CATEGORY: Energy
The Firewood Shortage That Helped Give Birth to America
November 14, 2017

It was cheap, abundant, and unlimited…or so colonists thought. Read More

When the Northeast Went Dark, 50 Years Ago
November 9, 2015

On the 50th anniversary of the Great Northeast Blackout, look back at the night the lights went out on 30 million people in one of the largest power outages in U.S. history. Read More

9 Tales of Broken Arrows: Thermonuclear Near Misses Throughout History
May 22, 2012

Find out about the nuclear weapon that detonated in Albuquerque in May 1957, as well as eight other “broken arrow” incidents over the decades. Read More