Thursday, March 16, 2017

How an Oxford Comma Just Changed a Court Case, A Goldfish "Wheelchair," How Climate Helped Shape Your Nose and More

 
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The Origins of Chicago's Green River, Shamrock Shakes and Other Surprising Trivia About St. Patrick's Day
 
The Origins of Chicago's Green River, Shamrock Shakes and Other Surprising Trivia About St. Patrick's Day
 
 
Don't Get Too Excited About That Viral Goldfish
 
Don’t Get Too Excited About That Viral Goldfish “Wheelchair”
 
 
How Climate Helped Shape Your Nose
 
How Climate Helped Shape Your Nose
 
 
Why Americans Flocked to Catch a Glimpse of Hitler's Car
 
Why Americans Flocked to Catch a Glimpse of Hitler's Car
 
 
The Idea of Surgeons Washing Their Hands is Only 150 Years Old
 
The Idea of Surgeons Washing Their Hands Is Only 150 Years Old
 
 
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Netflix Will Finish Orson Welles' Last Film
 
Netflix Will Finish Orson Welles’ Last Film
 
 
A Missing Oxford Comma Just Changed the Course of a Court Case
 
A Missing Oxford Comma Just Changed the Course of a Court Case
 
 
The First Description of Allergies Was Published On This Day in 1844
 
The First Description of Allergies Was Published On This Day in 1844
 
 
Contest Winners Capture the Eerie Beauty of Medical Imagery
 
Contest Winners Capture the Eerie Beauty of Medical Imagery
 
 
These Designs Showcase the Provocative World of Native Fashion
 
These Designs Showcase the Provocative World of Native Fashion
 
 
Hot Food, Fast: The Home Microwave Oven Turns 50
 
Hot Food, Fast: The Home Microwave Oven Turns 50
 
 
These Bold Illustrations Celebrate the Incredible Contributions of Women in Science
 
These Bold Illustrations Celebrate the Incredible Contributions of Women in Science
 
 
How Researchers Are Beginning to Gently Probe the Science Behind ASMR
 
How Researchers Are Beginning to Gently Probe the Science Behind ASMR
 
 
Utah Chooses New State Works of Art
 
Utah Chooses New State Works of Art
 
 
Doctors Warn That Climate Change Makes People Sick
 
Doctors Warn That Climate Change Makes People Sick
 
 
The Ultimate Space Telescope Would Use the Sun as a Gravitational Lens
 
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Spiders Eat Up to 800 Million Tons of Prey Each Year
 
Spiders Eat Up to 800 Million Tons of Prey Each Year
 
 
Check Out the Most Detailed Tornado Simulation So Far
 
Check Out the Most Detailed Tornado Simulation So Far
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1827, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper in the United States, Freedom's Journal, began publishing. "We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us," wrote Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm, co-editors of the weekly. Read how the burgeoning black press became part of the long, proud tradition of journalism in the United States.
 
 
 
 
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Violence in El Salvador        Crime has reached levels that exceed human possibilities of many Latin American countries. In El Salvador in the last year, crime has risen rapidly and can become dangerously symbol of social violence, as a symbolic demonstration of power.        More than 125 people were murdered in El Salvador in an end of any week. It is a new escalation of violence in the country, already considered the most dangerous and violent world according to the UN. There is an armed confrontation between the state, which has a very violent response to attacks by Salvadoran gangs in this new war.        For the first time the Central American country recorded more than 100 deaths in three days. Among those killed about everything from babies, pregnant women and elderly    According to statistics in the month of July there was a daily average of 15 homicides in August and an average of 25 murders per day.
 
"El Salvador" Photo by Javier Arcenillas
 
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