Friday, September 2, 2016

Restoring the Starship Enterprise, One in Four Americans Didn't Read a Book Last Year, A Brief History of the Weber Grill and More

 
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Dogs Know When You're Praising Them. That Doesn't Mean They Understand Human Speech
 
Dogs Know When You're Praising Them. That Doesn't Mean They Understand Human Speech
 
 
One in Four Americans Didn't Read a Book Last Year
 
One in Four Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year
 
 
The Story of the Weber Grill Begins With a Buoy
 
The Story of the Weber Grill Begins With a Buoy
 
 
In a Remote Alaskan Town, a Centuries-Old Russian Faith Thrives
 
In a Remote Alaskan Town, a Centuries-Old Russian Faith Thrives
 
 
The Mission to Restore the Original Starship Enterprise
 
The Mission to Restore the Original Starship Enterprise
 
 
See the Marriage License From the Historic Loving Decision
 
See the Marriage License From the Historic Loving Decision
 
 
The Great Fire of London Was Blamed on Religious Terrorism
 
The Great Fire of London Was Blamed on Religious Terrorism
 
 
New Project Pairs Modern News Photos with Old Masters
 
New Project Pairs Modern News Photos with Old Masters
 
 
How the Next Generation of Mars Rovers will Search for Signs of Life
 
How the Next Generation of Mars Rovers will Search for Signs of Life
 
 
Alabama Library Plans to Enforce Strict Overdue Book Ordinance
 
Alabama Library Plans to Enforce Strict Overdue Book Ordinance
 
 
Crazy Vintage Footage of Park Visitors Feeding Bears
 
Crazy Vintage Footage of Park Visitors Feeding Bears
 
 
What's With the People With Easels in Art Museums?
 
What's With the People With Easels in Art Museums?
 
 
Streams Around Baltimore Are Flush With Amphetamines
 
Streams Around Baltimore Are Flush With Amphetamines
 
 
The Stratotanker Turns 60
 
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The Stratotanker Turns 60
 
 
Two Pterosaur Finds Are Helping to Untangle Their Family Tree
 
Two Pterosaur Finds Are Helping to Untangle Their Family Tree
 
 
Today in History: Sponsored by GEICO
 
In 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt uttered the famous line, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," during a speech at the Minnesota State Fair. The turn of phrase would become shortened to "Big Stick diplomacy" and it would characterize Roosevelt's foreign policy agenda once he became the 26th president of the United States. Oration wasn't his only skill. Get to know a new side of TR through his collection housed at the National Museum of Natural History.
 
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A dark figure sliced through the down pour in an alley way in Taipei. This alley way is one of the few places in Taipei that has the permit from the government to decorate the walls with graffiti.
 
"Past Midnight" Photo by Brian Yen
 
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