Friday, February 24, 2017

The Strange Story of "The Man They Couldn't Hang," Historic Bars From Hollywood's Golden Age, Why Wandering Minds Can Be So Miserable and More

 
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How Ancient Neanderthal DNA Still Influences Our Genes Today
 
How Ancient Neanderthal DNA Still Influences Our Genes Today
 
 
Rivers in the Atmosphere Converge to Give California a Huge Downpour
 
Rivers in the Atmosphere Converge to Give California a Huge Downpour
 
 
These Fake Trees Were Used as Spy Posts on the Front Lines of World War I
 
These Fake Trees Were Used as Spy Posts on the Front Lines of World War I
 
 
Bees Can Learn to Play
 
Bees Can Learn to Play “Soccer.” Score One for Insect Intelligence
 
 
Lights, Camera…Cocktails! Five Historic Bars From Hollywood's Golden Age
 
Lights, Camera…Cocktails! Five Historic Bars From Hollywood’s Golden Age
 
 
The Weird Story of
 
The Weird Story of “The Man They Couldn’t Hang”
 
 
The Oscars Are Held in a Mall
 
The Oscars Are Held in a Mall
 
 
Syria Just Made a Major Seed Bank Deposit
 
Syria Just Made a Major Seed Bank Deposit
 
 
You Can Still Buy Pig-Hair Toothbrushes
 
You Can Still Buy Pig-Hair Toothbrushes
 
 
This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the Flute
 
This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the Flute
 
 
The Historic Innovation of Land Mines—And Why We've Struggled to Get Rid of Them
 
The Historic Innovation of Land Mines—And Why We've Struggled to Get Rid of Them
 
 
Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable, According to Happiness Experts
 
Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable, According to Happiness Experts
 
 
The First Jazz Recording Was Made by a Group of White Guys?
 
The First Jazz Recording Was Made by a Group of White Guys?
 
 
This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the Flute
 
This Eighteenth-Century Robot Actually Used Breathing to Play the Flute
 
 
Texas Approves Pesticide Targeting Wild Pigs
 
Texas Approves Pesticide Targeting Wild Pigs
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1803, the U.S. Supreme Court established the concept of judicial review in its landmark Marbury v. Madison decision. The case is one of—if not the—most important in the history of the Supreme Court. How familiar are you with the highest court's landmark cases? Take Smithsonian.com's quiz to find out.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
This photography is showing that of a determined youth, a young revolutionary, the future of the Black community. All this is shown in one face, in one expression while he's holding the Pan-African Flag.    This photography has been shown at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta and at an art exhibition at NYU Abu Dhabi.
 
"Young Revolutionary" Photo by Mansur Rashid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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