Thursday, January 26, 2017

First Sighting of a Black Hole, Robo-Dermatologists, Ruins of an Ancient Incense Route and More

 
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The Quest to Return Tomatoes to Their Full-Flavored Glory
 
The Quest to Return Tomatoes to Their Full-Flavored Glory
 
 
Here's What Happens in a "Comic Book" Drawn by Medieval Monks
 
Here’s What Happens in a "Comic Book" Drawn by Medieval Monks
 
 
Robo-Dermatologist Diagnoses Skin Cancer With Expert Accuracy
 
Robo-Dermatologist Diagnoses Skin Cancer With Expert Accuracy
 
 
The Zoo's Baby Seal Is Cute and Cuddly, But Don't Be Fooled
 
The Zoo's Baby Seal Is Cute and Cuddly, But Don't Be Fooled
 
 
Explore the Ruins of an Ancient Incense Route
 
Explore the Ruins of an Ancient Incense Route
 
 
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This Souped-Up Scuba Suit Made a Stratospheric Leap
 
This Souped-Up Scuba Suit Made a Stratospheric Leap
 
 
America's First Immigration Center Was Also an Amusement Park
 
America’s First Immigration Center Was Also an Amusement Park
 
 
Remembering Mary Tyler Moore and Her Groundbreaking Sitcom That Almost Wasn't
 
Remembering Mary Tyler Moore and Her Groundbreaking Sitcom That Almost Wasn't
 
 
How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics
 
How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics
 
 
Changing Climate, Not Humans, Killed Australia's Massive Mammals
 
Changing Climate, Not Humans, Killed Australia’s Massive Mammals
 
 
On the Dangers of Erotic Truffles
 
On the Dangers of Erotic Truffles
 
 
The First Sighting of a Black Hole
 
The First Sighting of a Black Hole
 
 
Check Out Breathtaking Images From NOAA's Newest Satellite
 
Check Out Breathtaking Images From NOAA’s Newest Satellite
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1784, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to his daughter expressing his displeasure that the Bald Eagle had been selected as the national bird. In recent years, the letter has been pointed to as evidence that Franklin petitioned that the turkey to be put on the Seal of the United States. But that isn't true. Find out how a New Yorker cover and "The West Wing" poured gravy on the myth.
 
 
 
 
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Mursi girl, with its traditional ornaments. Omo region, Ethiopia.
 
Photo by Enrique Lopez-Tapia, "Origins"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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