Thursday, February 9, 2017

A New Dead Sea Scroll Cave, The Patents Behind Valentine's Day Roses, The Brief 1930s Craze for 'Tom Thumb Golf' and More

 
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Archaeologists Might Have Found Another Dead Sea Scroll Cave
 
Archaeologists Might Have Found Another Dead Sea Scroll Cave
 
 
Contraceptive Gel Called the
 
Contraceptive Gel Called the “IUD For Men” Makes It Through Monkey Trials
 
 
The Patents Behind the Roses You Receive on Valentine's Day
 
 
Sponsored: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
 
The Patents Behind the Roses You Receive on Valentine's Day
 
 
The Ballad of the Boombox: What Public Enemy Tells Us About Hip-Hop, Race and Society
 
The Ballad of the Boombox: What Public Enemy Tells Us About Hip-Hop, Race and Society
 
 
Does the Classic Paris Meal Still Exist?
 
Does the Classic Paris Meal Still Exist?
 
 
Bison Back in Banff After 130 Years
 
Bison Back in Banff After 130 Years
 
 
A Quarter of the World's Saiga Antelope Are Dead
 
A Quarter of the World’s Saiga Antelope Are Dead
 
 
The Brief 1930s Craze for 'Tom Thumb Golf'
 
The Brief 1930s Craze for 'Tom Thumb Golf'
 
 
Scientists Discovered a Gigantic, 300,000-Year-Old Landslide Under the Ocean
 
Scientists Discovered a Gigantic, 300,000-Year-Old Landslide Under the Ocean
 
 
Mark Twain Museum Battles Mold
 
Mark Twain Museum Battles Mold
 
 
These "Smart Glasses" Adjust To Your Vision Automatically
 
These "Smart Glasses" Adjust To Your Vision Automatically
 
 
Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul's Cultural Heritage
 
Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul’s Cultural Heritage
 
 
The
 
The “Scandalous” Quarter Protest That Wasn’t
 
 
In 1912, Mohan Singh Was Billed as
 
From Air & Space
 
In 1912, Mohan Singh Was Billed as “The Only Hindu Flyer in the World”
 
 
Reuben Riffel on Becoming a Top Chef in Post-Apartheid South Africa
 
Reuben Riffel on Becoming a Top Chef in Post-Apartheid South Africa
 
 
This Archive Is Digitizing the History of the Circus
 
This Archive Is Digitizing the History of the Circus
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1942, Congress calls for "war time" daylight saving time, pushing the United States ahead by an hour in each time zone, as a means to conserve fuel. The legislation would be repealed in 1945. While the idea behind daylight saving time is normally credited to the New Zealand artist and and amateur bug collector named George Vernon Hudson, read about how 100 years earlier, Benjamin Franklin pondered a similar question.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
My husband is active duty, and with that we move frequently. My youngest son went up and sat in the moving truck as the they were loading up our house.
 
"The Military Life" Photo by Rebecca Wang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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