Wednesday, December 28, 2016

America's Most Outrageous Dentist, Ancient Volcanoes Created Armenia's Pink City, How the X-Ray Was Used in War and More

 
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A Brief History of America's Most Outrageous Dentist
 
A Brief History of America's Most Outrageous Dentist
 
 
Ask Smithsonian: Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?
 
Ask Smithsonian: Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?
 
 
New York City's Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway Is Packed With Public Art
 
New York City’s Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway Is Packed With Public Art
 
 
Just Months After Its Discovery, the X-Ray Was in Use in War
 
Just Months After Its Discovery, the X-Ray Was in Use in War
 
 
Native Americans Saw Buffalo as More Than Just Food
 
Native Americans Saw Buffalo as More Than Just Food
 
 
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The Best Way to Protect the World's Forests? Keep People in Them
 
The Best Way to Protect the World’s Forests? Keep People in Them
 
 
How Ancient Volcanoes Created Armenia's Pink City
 
How Ancient Volcanoes Created Armenia’s Pink City
 
 
Chinese Officials Seize 3.1 Tons of Pangolin Scales
 
Chinese Officials Seize 3.1 Tons of Pangolin Scales
 
 
2016 Got You Down? Trash All Your Woes on Good Riddance Day
 
2016 Got You Down? Trash All Your Woes on Good Riddance Day
 
 
This Year in Ancient Amber: Prehistoric Feathers, Mushrooms, Lizards and More
 
This Year in Ancient Amber: Prehistoric Feathers, Mushrooms, Lizards and More
 
 
Navajo Nation Library Wants to Digitally Preserve Thousands of Hours of Oral Histories
 
Navajo Nation Library Wants to Digitally Preserve Thousands of Hours of Oral Histories
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1895, the first commercial movie was screened at the Grand Cafe in Paris. The film was created by the Lumiere brothers, Louis and Auguste, who pioneered the camera-projector called the Cinematographe. Commercial theaters would quickly follow, but popcorn, today's go-to movie treat, was initially banned from cinemas. Find out how the buttery treat popped its way into the hearts and stomachs of moviegoers.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
87 year old Baba Vijay Nund awaits the sunrise on the banks of the Gange river in Varanasi, India.
 
"Vijay Bund" Photo by Matthew Mcmahon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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