Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Who Took the First Photo of the White House?, How Disney Came to Define the American Experience, Why People Mailed Dimes to FDR and More

 
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Meet the Researchers Who Scour the World's Most Dangerous Corners in Search of Biological Riches
 
Meet the Researchers Who Scour the World's Most Dangerous Corners in Search of Biological Riches
 
 
The First-Known Photograph of the White House Was Taken by an Immigrant
 
The First-Known Photograph of the White House Was Taken by an Immigrant
 
 
People Mailed Dimes 'By The Truck Load' to FDR's White House to Cure Polio
 
People Mailed Dimes 'By The Truck Load' to FDR's White House to Cure Polio
 
 
This Is the "Jass" Record That Introduced Millions of Americans to a New Kind of Music
 
This Is the "Jass" Record That Introduced Millions of Americans to a New Kind of Music
 
 
Happy Birthday to Hollywood's First Chinese-American Star
 
Happy Birthday to Hollywood’s First Chinese-American Star
 
 
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One of the World's Largest Dada Collections Can Now Be Viewed Online
 
One of the World’s Largest Dada Collections Can Now Be Viewed Online
 
 
France Says "Au Revoir" to After-Hours Work Email
 
France Says "Au Revoir" to After-Hours Work Email
 
 
How Disney Came to Define What Constitutes the American Experience
 
How Disney Came to Define What Constitutes the American Experience
 
 
Why Do We Play "Hail to the Chief" for the President?
 
Why Do We Play "Hail to the Chief" for the President?
 
 
Comfort Woman Statue Stokes Old Tensions Between Japan and South Korea
 
Comfort Woman Statue Stokes Old Tensions Between Japan and South Korea
 
 
When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites
 
When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites
 
 
There's a New Tool in the Fight Against Elephant Poaching
 
There's a New Tool in the Fight Against Elephant Poaching
 
 
Germany's Controversial New Version of 'Mein Kampf' Is Now a Bestseller
 
Germany’s Controversial New Version of ‘Mein Kampf’ Is Now a Bestseller
 
 
Ancient Teeth Show That Dinosaurs Took a Long Time to Hatch
 
Ancient Teeth Show That Dinosaurs Took a Long Time to Hatch
 
 
World's Oldest-Known Orca Is Missing and Believed Dead
 
World’s Oldest-Known Orca Is Missing and Believed Dead
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1793, Lucretia Coffin was born. Known better as Lucretia Mott, the abolitionist, women's rights activist and social reformer is perhaps most famous for helping organize the Seneca Falls Convention. Read about the groundbreaking Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions that came out of the gathering.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
Early morning shot of an endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle basking in the sunrays that pierce the vibrant blue waters of Oahu.
 
"Beam Me Up" Photo by Michael B. Hardie
 
 
 
 
 
 
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