Monday, February 6, 2017

A 17th-Century Emoji, Why Was Babe Ruth So Good At Hitting Home Runs?, The 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine 'Fiasco' and More

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Patients With Locked-in Syndrome May Be Able to Communicate After All
 
Patients With Locked-in Syndrome May Be Able to Communicate After All
 
 
Researchers Discover a 17th-Century "Emoji"
 
Researchers Discover a 17th-Century "Emoji"
 
 
Why the Military Is Investing in Paper Airplanes
 
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Literacy Tests and Asian Exclusion Were the Hallmarks of the 1917 Immigration Act
 
Literacy Tests and Asian Exclusion Were the Hallmarks of the 1917 Immigration Act
 
 
Birds Struggle to Keep Their Marriages in Rapidly Changing Urban Environments
 
Birds Struggle to Keep Their Marriages in Rapidly Changing Urban Environments
 
 
Mary Leakey's Husband (Sort of) Took Credit For Her Groundbreaking Work On Humanity's Origins
 
Mary Leakey's Husband (Sort of) Took Credit For Her Groundbreaking Work On Humanity's Origins
 
 
Why Was Babe Ruth So Good At Hitting Home Runs?
 
Why Was Babe Ruth So Good At Hitting Home Runs?
 
 
The Long Shadow of the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine 'Fiasco'
 
The Long Shadow of the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine 'Fiasco'
 
 
Why the Scrumptious Date Is So Important to the Muslim World
 
Why the Scrumptious Date Is So Important to the Muslim World
 
 
Radiation Levels Inside Fukushima's Damaged Reactors Reach All Time High
 
Radiation Levels Inside Fukushima's Damaged Reactors Reach All Time High
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1869, Harper's Weekly published the first picture that depicted Uncle Sam with "chin whiskers." The patriotic character was purportedly first based off of a real-life person, a businessman in the War of 1812 named Sam Wilson. Decades later, find out how Uncle Sam helped sell the American public on World War I.
 
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After a roll in the water hole, a wild stallion has a good shake.
 
"Shake It" Photo by Mary Hone
 
 
 
 
 
 
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