Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lost Walt Whitman Novella Discovered, The Time the U.S. Government Won an Oscar, Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish? and More

 
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A Child From 17th-Century Europe Might Have Rewritten the History of Smallpox
 
A Child From 17th-Century Europe Might Have Rewritten the History of Smallpox
 
 
A Graduate Student Just Discovered a Lost Work of Fiction by Walt Whitman
 
A Graduate Student Just Discovered a Lost Work of Fiction by Walt Whitman
 
 
When Hollywood Glamour Was Sold at the Local Department Store
 
When Hollywood Glamour Was Sold at the Local Department Store
 
 
Why Abraham Lincoln Was Revered in Mexico
 
Why Abraham Lincoln Was Revered in Mexico
 
 
Could Garbage Fuel Airplanes?
 
Could Garbage Fuel Airplanes?
 
 
Why Is Pennsylvania Ave D.C.'s Main Thoroughfare and More Questions From Our Readers
 
Why Is Pennsylvania Ave D.C.'s Main Thoroughfare and More Questions From Our Readers
 
 
Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?
 
Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?
 
 
That Time the U.S. Government Won an Oscar
 
That Time the U.S. Government Won an Oscar
 
 
Seven Foods You Have to Try in Chile
 
Seven Foods You Have to Try in Chile
 
 
Tootsie Rolls Were WWII Energy Bars
 
Tootsie Rolls Were WWII Energy Bars
 
 
Watch the Oldest-Known Surviving Film by an African-American Director
 
Watch the Oldest-Known Surviving Film by an African-American Director
 
 
Virtual Reality Comes to the Space Station
 
From Air & Space
 
Virtual Reality Comes to the Space Station
 
 
The New IMAX Film "Dream Big" Roots For the Underdogs In the Engineering World
 
The New IMAX Film "Dream Big" Roots For the Underdogs In the Engineering World
 
 
Japan Is Getting a Ninja Museum
 
Japan Is Getting a Ninja Museum
 
 
New Map Highlights Bee Population Declines Across the U.S.
 
New Map Highlights Bee Population Declines Across the U.S.
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1954, Pennsylvania schoolchildren were given the first-ever vaccinations against polio. The injections were the beginning of mass inoculations against the virus. Read how the latest version of the vaccine introduced last year marks a new (and hopefully final) stage in the battle with polio.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
An snake eel shelved for most of his body , waiting for a pray and a commensal shrimp as a tightrope gets on his snout
 
"Acrobat" Photo by Giacomo Marchione
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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