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Making peace with the giants

When Christie Sampson tracks a herd across Myanmar, the fabled vampire elephant is the least of her worries.

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learning from the Hunley

From the crucible of desperation, the South forged an improbable secret weapon: a hand-cranked attack boat. The H.L. Hunley was designed to do what no vessel in the world had ever done: sink a warship from beneath the waves.

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