In 1963 Edward Lorenz presented a hypothesis to the New York Academy of Science that a butterfly could flap its wings and set molecules of air in motion, which would move other molecules of air, in turn moving more molecules of air – eventually capable of starting a hurricane on the other side of the planet.

Murkowski said in a lengthy statement provided by her office that she wasn’t surprised when the administration suspended the lease program but she was “incredibly disappointed” Interior did so to leases that have already been issued and patented. She also asked for help from state officials.

Howard Hughes landed near the present-day library building to refuel during his round-the-world flight on July 13, 1938. Bruce Haldeman, a local historian par excellence, told me how Hughes, who once said, “I’m not a paranoid deranged millionaire. Goddamit, I’m a billionaire,” was flying a plane with special compartments filled with ping pong balls so it would float if it crashed in the ocean. Read more