Photo illustration by Aaron Provost

On April 19, 1944, Fred “Buck” Dungan, a naval F6F Hellcat pilot, chased a Japanese Mitsubishi G4M “Betty” Bomber down to 2,000 feet and destroyed it. The sole survivor was captured and brought to the USS Yorktown, upon which Dungan was stationed. The prisoner requested to meet his would-be killer, and — in accordance with the samurai code — congratulated him on his victory, which happened to be Dungan’s first as an aviator in World War II. He was just getting started.

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Photo by Juan Lacruz via Wikimedia Commons

The timeless struggle of old versus new and nature versus technology is coming to a head in the form of the millennium-old art of falconry, which is being used to stop drones.

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