Monday, December 19, 2016

Rare Footage of Mysterious Ghost Shark, When the Standardization of Time Arrived in America, Why Do Flashing Images Cause Seizures? and More

 
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Watch Rare Footage of the Mysterious Ghost Shark Gliding Through the Deep
 
Watch Rare Footage of the Mysterious Ghost Shark Gliding Through the Deep
 
 
The Coldest, Driest, Most Remote Place on Earth Is the Best Place to Build a Radio Telescope
 
The Coldest, Driest, Most Remote Place on Earth Is the Best Place to Build a Radio Telescope
 
 
Each Christmas, Iceland's Yule Cat Takes Fashion Policing to the Extreme
 
Each Christmas, Iceland’s Yule Cat Takes Fashion Policing to the Extreme
 
 
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An Angry Hippo Charges a Trespassing Lion
 
An Angry Hippo Charges a Trespassing Lion
 
 
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When the Standardization of Time Arrived in America
 
When the Standardization of Time Arrived in America
 
 
Presidents Can Be Impeached Because Benjamin Franklin Thought It Was Better Than Assassination
 
Presidents Can Be Impeached Because Benjamin Franklin Thought It Was Better Than Assassination
 
 
Wandering Through Georgia, the Eden of the Caucasus
 
Wandering Through Georgia, the Eden of the Caucasus
 
 
For Generations of Chicagoans, Marshall Field's Meant Business, and Christmas
 
For Generations of Chicagoans, Marshall Field’s Meant Business, and Christmas
 
 
Scientists Discover the Oldest-known Pool of Water
 
Scientists Discover the Oldest-Known Pool of Water
 
 
New Database Helps Families ID People Who Died Crossing the Border
 
New Database Helps Families ID People Who Died Crossing the Border
 
 
Why Do Flashing Images Cause Seizures?
 
Why Do Flashing Images Cause Seizures?
 
 
Why Charles Dickens Wrote "A Christmas Carol"
 
Why Charles Dickens Wrote "A Christmas Carol"
 
 
Once a Year, Scientific Journals Try to Be Funny. Not Everyone Gets the Joke
 
Once a Year, Scientific Journals Try to Be Funny. Not Everyone Gets the Joke
 
 
Morbid Anatomy Museum Closes Its Doors
 
Morbid Anatomy Museum Closes Its Doors
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1732, Benjamin Franklin first published Poor Richard's Almanac. The proverb-packed book became a best-seller in colonial America. That was just one of Franklin's many literary contributions to the burgeoning republic. Read about one of the founding father's more quixotic quests: to create a new alphabet.
 
 
 
 
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This ice cave was formed during winter months only and had many visitors to see its stunning bluish hues inside.
 
"Ice Cave" Photo by Elizabeth Jenny Taner
 
 
 
 
 
 
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