Thursday, April 27, 2017

Secrets of the Canine Family Tree, The Tragic First Ascent of the Matterhorn, Network of WWI Training Tunnels Discovered and More

 
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The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn
 
The Tragic Story of the First Ascent of the Matterhorn
 
 
The Secret Behind Bioluminescent Mushrooms' Magic Glow
 
The Secret Behind Bioluminescent Mushrooms’ Magic Glow
 
 
Cassini Sends Back First Images From Its Saturn Dives
 
Cassini Sends Back First Images From Its Saturn Dives
 
 
Dog Genome Project Reveals Secrets of Canine Family Tree
 
Dog Genome Project Reveals Secrets of Canine Family Tree
 
 
The Immigrant Activist Who Loved America's Ideals, If Not Its Actions
 
The Immigrant Activist Who Loved America’s Ideals, If Not Its Actions
 
 
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 How a Border Wall Could Wreak Ecological Havoc
 
How a Border Wall Could Wreak Ecological Havoc
 
 
Six Artists Record the Vestiges of War in the Faces of Combatants
 
Six Artists Record the Vestiges of War in the Faces of Combatants
 
 
A Grand Unified Theory of Pooping
 
A Grand Unified Theory of Pooping
 
 
Network of WWI Training Tunnels and Trenches Found in England
 
Network of WWI Training Tunnels and Trenches Found in England
 
 
Threatened Species? Science to the (Genetic) Rescue!
 
Threatened Species? Science to the (Genetic) Rescue!
 
 
Sold: Diary of 28-Year-Old JFK
 
Sold: Diary of 28-Year-Old JFK
 
 
This Moscow Subway Car Brings an Art Museum to Commuters
 
This Moscow Subway Car Brings an Art Museum to Commuters
 
 
In an Emergency, You'll Want This Hi-Tech First Aid Kit
 
In an Emergency, You'll Want This Hi-Tech First Aid Kit
 
 
The First Fatal Spaceflight
 
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Soviet Secrecy About the First Fatal Spaceflight Created Myths
 
 
The Essential I.M. Pei
 
The Essential I.M. Pei
 
 
A New Poem is Commissioned to Honor the Soldiers Who Fight America's Wars
 
A New Poem is Commissioned to Honor the Soldiers Who Fight America’s Wars
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe was created—or at least that's what German astronomer Johannes Kepler predicted in the 17th century. Though the Big Bang theory would later debunk Kepler's theory, pushing the timeline back by a good 13 billion years, Kepler's revolutionary idea fed the scientific revolution of his day. In honor of his attempt at understanding the cosmos, see if you can wrap your head around the basics yourself (with a little help from modern physicists, of course).
 
 
 
 
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An old woman walks up a stairwell of the NYC Subway in Manhattan.  Her shadow is cast on the wall from the Winter Sun.
 
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