U.S. Marine in Vietnam, October 1966.
Larry Burrows—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
January 27, 2013 On the 40th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, which ended direct U.S. military involvement and established an end to the Vietnam War, we look back with images from Life's legendary photographer Larry Burrows.
From the project "Paradise Has Relocated" by Sandy Carson.
Courtesy of Sandy Carson
January 16, 2013 Sandy Carson documented Galveston, Texas, in the years following Hurricane Ike's landfall in 2008. He finds that recovery has been slow, and that destruction is still part of the landscape.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, late 1970s.
Courtesy of Justice Sonia Sotomayor
January 12, 2013 Interactive: Sonia Sotomayor shares intimate details about her life along with personal family photos. From a diabetes diagnosis to her father's alcoholism and her cousin's overdose, it was a long road to the Supreme Court.
January 4, 2013 Catfish eating pigeons, water travelling uphill, a blue whale barrel roll — where can one see such things? The scientific journals! Flora Lichtman and Ira Flatow look back on the year's best moments in science cinema. What was your favorite science video of the year?
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January 3, 2013 The TV drama Downton Abbey touches on many historical events as it traces the lives of an English estate's family and staff. The show's third season starts Jan. 6 on PBS; in the meantime, test your knowledge of its historical context — and some plot points — with our quiz.
A Guatemalan migrant couple embraces on top of a northbound freight train while traveling through the Mexican state of Chiapas. June 2009.
January 2, 2013 Michelle Frankfurter documents Central American migrants as they make the harrowing journey through Mexico to the U.S.
A screen grab of an interactive image of Mount Everest by GlacierWorks
December 20, 2012 Even if you can't go to Everest, you can come close with this amazing interactive image. The most intrepid mountaineers haven't seen the mountain quite like this.
The U.S. Army distributed a monthly pinup calendar to GIs, which encouraged them to protect themselves from malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
Cartoon by Frank Mack for the U.S. Army./Courtesy of the Images from the History of Medicine.
December 19, 2012 With publicity campaigns, radio jingles and pinups, the government helped eliminate the parasitic disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still fighting malaria at home and abroad.
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Don Antonio, a farmer and resident of Valle Nuevo, El Salvador.
Courtesy of Mark Menjivar
December 19, 2012 Mark Menjivar collaborated with former refugees from El Salvador's civil war to make portraits that convey their strength and dedication to their homeland.
Dr. Aun Pyae Phyo examines a baby at the Whampa malaria clinic on the Thailand-Myanmar border.
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December 18, 2012 Global deaths from malaria have dropped sharply in the past decade, thanks in part to powerful drugs called artemisinins. But on the border between Thailand and Myanmar, doctors are starting to see cracks in artemisinin's armor. The medicine is working more slowly, and sometimes not at all.
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December 17, 2012 Gin, Jesuit priests, communist bravado — the history of malaria is littered with strange bedfellows, as our video shows. The parasite has proved to be a wily foe, frustrating human efforts to control it time and time again.
Cmdr. Eugene Cernan tests the lunar vehicle on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 17 mission.
December 7, 2012 It's been 40 years since NASA launched Apollo 17, its final human mission to the moon. The commander of that mission says he'd love to give up his claim to fame as "the last man on the moon" but concedes that it probably won't happen in his lifetime. And future trips might be run by companies in the private sector.
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December 5, 2012 Residents of Austin, Texas, like to think of their city as the live music capital of the world. A new effort is putting some of the city's well-known and surprising venues on an interactive map. Host Michel Martin learns more from Delaney Hall, one of the producers of the Austin Music Map.
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Wesley Law poses atop one of the bales in the Goodwill Outlet store in St. Louis.
Courtesy of Wesley Law
December 5, 2012 What becomes of the stuff we donate? Photographer Wesley Law got access to a Goodwill Outlet store in St. Louis to make photos of giant piles of your castoffs.
December 3, 2012 Gotcha! An underwater camera caught large Maine lobsters gobbling up their younger brethren along the coastline. Biologists think this turn to cannibalism may be due to a recent spike in the Maine's lobster population, combined with a decrease in the numbers of their natural predators.
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