Thursday, December 22, 2016

Snow in the Sahara, Can Science Produce a Longer Lasting Christmas Tree?, Cataloging the Night Sky and More and More

 
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The Millennial's Doctor Releases a Handbook on Bodies
 
The Millennial’s Doctor Releases a Handbook on Bodies
 
 
This Year Marks the 50th Kwanzaa
 
This Year Marks the 50th Kwanzaa
 
 
Massive Survey Catalogues the Night Sky
 
Massive Survey Catalogues the Night Sky
 
 
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Time-Lapse Photos Reveal the Beauty of Metal Crystals Growing
 
Time-Lapse Photos Reveal the Beauty of Metal Crystals Growing
 
 
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Sure, Earth Could Get Hit by a Deadly Asteroid—But There's an Upside
 
Sure, Earth Could Get Hit by a Deadly Asteroid—But There’s an Upside
 
 
Snow Falls in the Sahara for the First Time Since 1979
 
Snow Falls in the Sahara for the First Time Since 1979
 
 
Scientists Find That Water Might Exist in a Whole New State
 
Scientists Find That Water Might Exist in a Whole New State
 
 
Can Science Produce a Longer Lasting Christmas Tree?
 
Can Science Produce a Longer Lasting Christmas Tree?
 
 
Where Does Santa Live? The North Pole Isn't Always the Answer
 
Where Does Santa Live? The North Pole Isn't Always the Answer
 
 
Mineral Baths May Have Given Stradivari Their Signature Sound
 
Mineral Baths May Have Given Stradivari Their Signature Sound
 
 
Celebrate Christmas With the First Voice Ever Broadcast in Space
 
Celebrate Christmas With the First Voice Ever Broadcast in Space
 
 
Someday, Maybe We'll Have Hanukkah in July
 
Someday, Maybe We’ll Have Hanukkah in July
 
 
12 <i>Air & Space</i> Stories From 2016 You Need To Read
 
From Air & Space
 
12 Air & Space Stories From 2016 You Need To Read
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1864, Union General William T. Sherman sent a message to President Abraham Lincoln from Georgia. It read, "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah." Sherman's March to the Sea, formally known as the Savannah Campaign, was a total war campaign that Sherman believed would speed up the end of the Civil War. See what life was like for enslaved African-Americans in Savannah before the war.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
Caught in a moment of tenderness. Brown bear mother looks for salmon in the river while her cub shows her some love.
 
"Mother on Guard" Photo by Tim Auer
 
 
 
 
 
 
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