Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What Happened to the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteor?, Five Colossal Stone Portraits Around the World, 7,000-Year-Old Egyptian City Uncovered and More

 
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For the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteorite, the Real Trouble Began Later
 
For the Only Person Ever Hit by a Meteorite, the Real Trouble Began Later
 
 
Five Colossal Stone Portraits Around the World
 
Five Colossal Stone Portraits Around the World
 
 
The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence
 
The Only Footage of Mark Twain in Existence
 
 
A New Technique Brings Color to Electron Microscope Images of Cells
 
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How Countless Hours of Live Jazz Were Saved from Obscurity
 
How Countless Hours of Live Jazz Were Saved from Obscurity
 
 
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Risk-Taker Evel Knievel Was a Big Proponent of Wearing a Helmet
 
Risk-Taker Evel Knievel Was a Big Proponent of Wearing a Helmet
 
 
A Rare Insider's View of Native American Life in Mid-20th-Century Oklahoma
 
A Rare Insider's View of Native American Life in Mid-20th-Century Oklahoma
 
 
Women Won't Register for the Draft After All
 
Women Won’t Register for the Draft After All
 
 
Watch 32 Years of Our Changing Planet Unfold With Google Timelapse
 
Watch 32 Years of Our Changing Planet Unfold With Google Timelapse
 
 
Newly Uncovered Ruins Reveal 7,000-Year-Old City in Egypt
 
Newly Uncovered Ruins Reveal 7,000-Year-Old City in Egypt
 
 
Was the Speed of Light Even Faster in the Early Universe?
 
Was the Speed of Light Even Faster in the Early Universe?
 
 
Why This Robotic Medical Device Belongs In a Museum
 
Why This Robotic Medical Device Belongs In a Museum
 
 
You Can Help Try to Track Down D.B. Cooper's True Identity by Digging Through FBI Files
 
You Can Help Try to Track Down D.B. Cooper’s True Identity by Digging Through FBI Files
 
 
Today in History
 
In 2004, Ken Jennings' 74-game winning streak on "Jeopardy!" came to an end. Today, the computer scientist holds the record for the longest winning streak on the show and is the second highest-earning contestant in its history. Find out how television host Merv Griffin came up with the game show's distinctive question-answer format.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
The interior of Iceland was long terra incognita: unknown, unexplored country.  The photographs are part of an aerial image series of the Tungna River.
 
"Tungna River" Photo by Franco Cappellari
 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

17th-Century Map Found in a Chimney, Dogs May Possess a 'Uniquely Human' Memory, 'A Wrinkle in Time' Was Rejected by 26 Publishers and More

 
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Dogs May Possess a Type of Memory Once Considered 'Uniquely Human'
 
Dogs May Possess a Type of Memory Once Considered 'Uniquely Human'
 
 
Rare 17th-Century Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restored
 
Rare 17th-Century Map Found Shoved Up a Chimney Is Restored
 
 
Does 'The Last Supper' Really Have a Hidden Meaning?
 
Does 'The Last Supper' Really Have a Hidden Meaning?
 
 
A New Technique Brings Color to Electron Microscope Images of Cells
 
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The Beloved, Baffling 'A Wrinkle in Time' Was Rejected By 26 Publishers
 
The Beloved, Baffling 'A Wrinkle in Time' Was Rejected By 26 Publishers
 
 
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Five Things to Know About the Case That Made Burning the Flag Legal
 
Five Things to Know About the Case That Made Burning the Flag Legal
 
 
Researchers Find Word Optimism Is Linked to National Misery
 
Researchers Find Word Optimism Is Linked to National Misery
 
 
Why Xenophobia Is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year
 
Why Xenophobia Is Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year
 
 
A Century-Old Boston Christmas Tree Tradition Costs Canadians Big Money
 
A Century-Old Boston Christmas Tree Tradition Costs Canadians Big Money
 
 
Feeling Down? Scientists Say Cooking and Baking Could Help You Feel Better
 
Feeling Down? Scientists Say Cooking and Baking Could Help You Feel Better
 
 
How Robert McNamara Came to Regret the War He Escalated
 
How Robert McNamara Came to Regret the War He Escalated
 
 
In Its Final Hurrah, Cassini Will Swoop Past Saturn's Rings
 
In Its Final Hurrah, Cassini Will Swoop Past Saturn’s Rings
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1864, U.S. Colonel John Cheyenne led a volunteer militia in a massacre against a peaceful Cheyenne village near Sand Creek, Colorado. More than 150 were killed, mostly women, children and the elderly, in one of the worst atrocities ever perpetrated against Native Americans. Find out how the National Park Service is working to help restore the public memory of the mass murder today.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
Two kids were playing with water on St. Valentine's Day, during Peru's Carnival season. Saint Valentine's day. Cusco, Peru.
 
"Two Kids, Big Heart" Photo by Sharon Castellanos
 
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