Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Beer Brewed From Shipwreck Yeast, Capturing Energy From a Hurricane, What's the Point of Earwax? and More

 
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In a Groundbreaking Exhibit at Mount Vernon, Slaves Speak and History Listens
 
In a Groundbreaking Exhibit at Mount Vernon, Slaves Speak and History Listens
 
 
Australian Researchers Brew Beer With Yeast Believed to Be from a 220-Year-Old Shipwreck
 
Australian Researchers Brew Beer With Yeast Believed to Be from a 220-Year-Old Shipwreck
 
 
Can We Capture Energy From a Hurricane?
 
Can We Capture Energy From a Hurricane?
 
 
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How Virtual Reality Is Helping Prosecute Nazi War Criminals
 
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Ask Smithsonian: What's the Point of Earwax?
 
Ask Smithsonian: What's the Point of Earwax?
 
 
Obama Just Signed a Law Mandating Diaper Changing Tables in Men's Restrooms
 
Obama Just Signed a Law Mandating Diaper Changing Tables in Men's Restrooms
 
 
 Smithsonian Researchers Uncover Extinct, Ancient River Dolphin Fossil Hiding in Their Own Collections
 
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A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials
 
A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1492, Christopher Columbus and his crew spotted an island in the Bahamas. Upon seeing the island, largely believed to be San Salvado, the European sailors believed they had reached East Asia. That same day, the crew went ashore. To mark the milestone, the federal government established Columbus Day in 1937. Read why the holiday has been controversial from the start.
 
 
 
 
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Young folk dancers perform among older onlookers at the four-day Señor de Choquekillca festival in the Andean town of Ollantaytambo, Peru. While they are separated by two generations or even more, they still share the cohesive bond of tradition so common to villages in the Andes.
 
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