Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Friendship That Saved Lincoln's Life, 13th-Century "Mermaid Bones," Surprising Facts About China's Great Wall and More

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The True Friendship That Saved Abraham Lincoln's Life
 
The True Friendship That Saved Abraham Lincoln's Life
 
 
 
"Are We Alone in the Universe?" Winston Churchill's Lost Extraterrestrial Essay Says No
 
 
Sticky Rice Mortar, the View From Space, and More Fun Facts About China's Great Wall
 
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Mini Museum Launches All New Edition with 29 Rare and Unique Specimens
 
 
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"9-1-1" Has Meant "Help, Please" For 49 Years
 
 
This Ancient Reptile Gave Birth to Live Offspring
 
This Ancient Reptile Gave Birth to Live Offspring
 
 
How 13th-Century
 
How 13th-Century "Mermaid Bones" Came to Be Displayed in a Japanese Temple
 
 
This Biologist Defies Gravity (and Glass Ceilings) to Document the Effects of Climate Change
 
This Biologist Defies Gravity (and Glass Ceilings) to Document the Effects of Climate Change
 
 
When Lincoln Was More a Politician Than an "Honest Abe"
 
When Lincoln Was More a Politician Than an "Honest Abe"
 
 
Can Ancient Techniques Make Modern Wine Better?
 
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With Patents or Without, Black Inventors Reshaped American Industry
 
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Planet Labs Goes For Record 88-Satellite Launch
 
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Yellow Fever Outbreak in Congo and Angola Finally Comes to an End
 
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Seagrasses Reduce Bacteria in Polluted Waters
 
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The Pioneer of Graphic Adventure Games Was a Woman
 
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In 1883, the Meredith Corporation first began publishing the Ladies' Home Journal. The women's interest magazine was immensely popular, and in 1903 became the first American magazine to reach 1 million subscribers. Read about how an ad in the publication helped sell deodorant to women who didn't even know they needed it.
 
 
 
 
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In the night, homles children atend Madrassa lesons outdoors. Last big storm destroyed their school. They study and copy the verses from Koran, the holy book from which Islam is derived, learning to recite its verses from wooden tablets.
 
"Madrassa School in Bani" Photo by Matjaz Krivic
 
 
 
 
 
 
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