Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Real Reason the Turtle Hides Its Head, Portable Sundials, The Holocaust's Great Escape and More

 
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The Real Reason the Turtle Learned to Hide its Head Will Surprise You
 
The Real Reason the Turtle Learned to Hide Its Head Will Surprise You
 
 
Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies
 
Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies
 
 
The Holocaust's Great Escape
 
The Holocaust's Great Escape
 
 
Andrew Jackson Was a Populist Even on His Deathbed
 
Andrew Jackson Was a Populist Even on His Deathbed
 
 
Albania Wants to Show Off Its Shipwrecks
 
Albania Wants to Show Off Its Shipwrecks
 
 
Old Particle Accelerator Tech Might Be Just What the Doctor Ordered
 
Old Particle Accelerator Tech Might Be Just What the Doctor Ordered
 
 
The Inventors of Upcycling Published Their Manifesto In a Plastic Book. Why?
 
The Inventors of Upcycling Published Their Manifesto In a Plastic Book. Why?
 
 
The True Story of the Reichstag Fire and the Nazi Rise to Power
 
The True Story of the Reichstag Fire and the Nazi Rise to Power
 
 
Girl Scouting Was Once Segregated
 
Girl Scouting Was Once Segregated
 
 
The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers
 
The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers
 
 
A New Age of Discovery Is Happening Right Now in the Remote Forests of Suriname
 
A New Age of Discovery Is Happening Right Now in the Remote Forests of Suriname
 
 
President Trump Visits the African American History Museum
 
President Trump Visits the African American History Museum
 
 
The Lasting Influence Matisse Had on Richard Diebenkorn's Artwork
 
The Lasting Influence Matisse Had on Richard Diebenkorn's Artwork
 
 
What Will the Autonomous Ship of the Future Look Like?
 
What Will the Autonomous Ship of the Future Look Like?
 
 
Are Artificial Trees the Future of Renewable Energy?
 
Are Artificial Trees the Future of Renewable Energy?
 
 
Early Tech Adopters in Ancient Rome Had Portable Sundials
 
Early Tech Adopters in Ancient Rome Had Portable Sundials
 
 
The Country's Most Famous Bald Eagle Pair Just Laid Another Egg
 
The Country’s Most Famous Bald Eagle Pair Just Laid Another Egg
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated during a rally in New York. The 39-year-old black nationalist and religious leader remains a towering figure whose work has enduring resonance. Read influential scholar Cornel West's reflections on the revolutionary activist.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
During a recent trip to the East Coast, three photographers told me about a place along the Susquehanna River in Maryland that I had to stop at to photograph bald eagles. I figured that if that many people told me about the location it must be worth a stop. Since it was only a couple of hours from where I was staying and it could be on the route back to Colorado I decided to head there on my way home. I wasn't disappointed. I spent the full day along the bank of the river photographing hundreds of bald eagles as they dove for fish coming up from the waters churned by the dam. This bald eagle, after catching his meal, readjusted the fish in his talons and then did one last check to verify his catch was secure before taking off to a nearby perch to eat the meal.
 
"Bald Eagle Checking Its Catch" Photo by Dawn Wilson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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