Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Brain-Eating Woodpeckers, Hidden Jane Austen Art, Your Newest Organ and More

 
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This Woodpecker Will Drill Into Your Skull And Eat Your Brains—If You're a Baby Dove
 
This Woodpecker Will Drill Into Your Skull And Eat Your Brains—If You’re a Baby Dove
 
 
Topsy the Elephant Was a Victim of Her Captors, Not Thomas Edison
 
Topsy the Elephant Was a Victim of Her Captors, Not Thomas Edison
 
 
This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization
 
This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization
 
 
Sparkling Ice Castles Take Form Across the Midwest
 
Sparkling Ice Castles Take Form Across the Midwest
 
 
Strike It Rich (Without Marrying for Money) by Finding Hidden Jane Austen Art
 
Strike It Rich (Without Marrying for Money) by Finding Hidden Jane Austen Art
 
 
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March to the Joyous, Raucous Beat of the Sonic Boom of the South
 
March to the Joyous, Raucous Beat of the Sonic Boom of the South
 
 
Swedish Woman Smashes Record for Skiing Solo to the South Pole
 
Swedish Woman Smashes Record for Skiing Solo to the South Pole
 
 
Meet Your Newest Organ: The Mesentery
 
Meet Your Newest Organ: The Mesentery
 
 
Feral Cats Now Cover 99.8 Percent of Australia
 
Feral Cats Now Cover 99.8 Percent of Australia
 
 
It Just Got Harder to Give Antibiotics to Farm Animals
 
It Just Got Harder to Give Antibiotics to Farm Animals
 
 
The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Forever
 
The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Forever
 
 
After Nearly 70 Years, the India-Pakistan Partition Gets a Museum
 
After Nearly 70 Years, the India-Pakistan Partition Gets a Museum
 
 
How Adlai Stevenson Stopped Russian Interference in the 1960 Election
 
How Adlai Stevenson Stopped Russian Interference in the 1960 Election
 
 
A New Documentary Conceived by David Byrne Explores the Wonder of the Color Guard
 
A New Documentary Conceived by David Byrne Explores the Wonder of the Color Guard
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1847, Samuel Colt sold his first revolvers to the United States government. The single-action revolver was then subsequently mass-produced to be used in the Mexican-American war. Did you know before the Colt six-shooter, it was the Colt five-shooter? Find out why the weapon evolved to carry an extra bullet.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
Saw this cute little monkey sitting on a fence in a village I was visiting in rural Philippines. I went up to it to take a few pictures of it. Then, it turns out he's a Canon fan, he flew off the fence and lunge at my camera.... I wonder if he would have done the same if I was using a Nikon....
 
"A Canon Fan" Photo by Brian Yen
 
 
 
 
 
 
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