Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What Geology Says About Building a 1,000-Mile Border Wall, France's "Bestiary of Machines," British Parliament Is Losing Its Wigs and More

 
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How the Passport Became an Improbable Symbol of American Identity
 
How the Passport Became an Improbable Symbol of American Identity
 
 
A Martian Volcano May Have Continuously Erupted for Billions of Years
 
A Martian Volcano May Have Continuously Erupted for Billions of Years
 
 
Take a Tour of France's
 
Take a Tour of France’s “Bestiary of Machines”
 
 
Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century
 
Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century
 
 
These Four Black Women Inventors Reimagined the Technology of the Home
 
These Four Black Women Inventors Reimagined the Technology of the Home
 
 
A Fanatical Monk Inspired 15th-Century Italians to Burn Their Clothes, Makeup and Art
 
A Fanatical Monk Inspired 15th-Century Italians to Burn Their Clothes, Makeup and Art
 
 
What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Border Wall
 
What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Border Wall
 
 
The Chief Designer of the 'Titanic' Saved Everyone He Could as His Ship Went Down
 
The Chief Designer of the ‘Titanic’ Saved Everyone He Could as His Ship Went Down
 
 
Why Romanians Took to the Streets This Weekend
 
Why Romanians Took to the Streets This Weekend
 
 
British Parliament Is Losing its Wigs
 
British Parliament Is Losing Its Wigs
 
 
Found in the Remains of a Former Gilded Age Mansion, an Ancient Roman Artifact Reveals Its Secrets
 
Found in the Remains of a Former Gilded Age Mansion, an Ancient Roman Artifact Reveals Its Secrets
 
 
How One Black Family Drove an Auto Racing Association to the Winner's Circle
 
How One Black Family Drove an Auto Racing Association to the Winner’s Circle
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1964, one of the most celebrated sports figures of the 20th century, Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. converted to Islam. With a new name, Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxer was a champion not just in the ring, but also in his social justice work. Go back in time to revisit Cassius when he was an unknown at 22.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
Local woman is collecting mococho (also called cochayuyo) seaweed in Pacasmayo, Peru.
 
"Aquatic" Photo by Berta Tilmantaite
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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