Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Rare Book Heist, Civil War Valentines, The World's Tallest Sandcastle and More

 
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Thieves Rappelled Into a London Warehouse in Rare Book Heist
 
Thieves Rappelled Into a London Warehouse in Rare Book Heist
 
 
The Complicated Racial Politics of Going
 
The Complicated Racial Politics of Going “Undercover” to Report on the Jim Crow South
 
 
Unearthing Armenia's Giant, Ancient Earthenware
 
Unearthing Armenia’s Giant, Ancient Earthenware
 
 
Demystifying the Love Lives of Pandas
 
Demystifying the Love Lives of Pandas
 
 
Will This App Turn More Readers On to Serialized Fiction?
 
Will This App Turn More Readers On to Serialized Fiction?
 
 
Despite Dam Danger, California's Still In a Drought
 
Despite Dam Danger, California’s Still In a Drought
 
 
These Photos Show Just How Colossal the World's Tallest Sandcastle Is
 
These Photos Show Just How Colossal the World's Tallest Sandcastle Is
 
 
Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art Triumphantly Re-Opens
 
Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art Triumphantly Re-Opens
 
 
How to Make an Authentic Civil War Valentine
 
How to Make an Authentic Civil War Valentine
 
 
Love in the Vaults
 
Love in the Vaults
 
 
Win a Stay at a Castle Fit for "Beauty and the Beast"
 
Win a Stay at a Castle Fit for "Beauty and the Beast"
 
 
Fall in Love With Cannibalism This Valentine's Day
 
Fall in Love With Cannibalism This Valentine's Day
 
 
Surprising Levels of Pollution Found in the Depths of the Mariana Trench
 
Surprising Levels of Pollution Found in the Depths of the Mariana Trench
 
 
Eight Secrets of the Taj Mahal
 
Eight Secrets of the Taj Mahal
 
 
How a Pompeiian Bakery Became This Year's Hot Date Destination
 
How a Pompeiian Bakery Became This Year's Hot Date Destination
 
 
Winning Nature Photos Capture Triumph and Turmoil in the Animal Kingdom
 
Winning Nature Photos Capture Triumph and Turmoil in the Animal Kingdom
 
 
Top Ten Demonstrations of Love
 
Top Ten Demonstrations of Love
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1779, English explorer James Cook was killed by natives of Hawaii. Cook sailed across the Pacific Ocean multiple times, mapping dozens of islands and becoming the first European to make contact with indigenous people in Australia, the Hawaiian Islands and elsewhere. Read about Cook's first impression of the Hawaiian surfers he witnessed gliding across waves.
 
 
 
 
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Lemon shark close-up
 
"Smile" Photo by Thomas Pepper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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