Thursday, March 2, 2017

Oldest-Known Image of Confucius Found in Emperor's Tomb, Texas Could Secede From Itself, Help NASA Find Planet 9 and More

 
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Smithsonian Media Curiosity Council (560x70)
 
Researchers Decipher Recipe Believed to Treat Medieval Mystic
 
Researchers Decipher Recipe Believed to Treat Medieval Mystic
 
 
The Horrors of the  'Great Slave Auction'
 
The Horrors of the 'Great Slave Auction'
 
 
The Political Cartoon That Explains the Battle Over Reconstruction
 
The Political Cartoon That Explains the Battle Over Reconstruction
 
 
Oldest-known Image of Confucius Found in Tomb of Disgraced Emperor
 
Oldest-Known Image of Confucius Found in Tomb of Disgraced Emperor
 
 
For More Than 150 Years, Texas Has Had the Power to Secede…From Itself
 
For More Than 150 Years, Texas Has Had the Power to Secede…From Itself
 
 
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Announcing the Finalists of the Smithsonian.com 14th Annual Photo Contest
 
Heirs of Holocaust Victim Invoke New Law in Suit Over Two Schiele Drawings
 
Heirs of Holocaust Victim Invoke New Law in Suit Over Two Schiele Drawings
 
 
African Elephants Sleep Just Two Hours Per Day, and Nobody Knows Why
 
African Elephants Sleep Just Two Hours Per Day, and Nobody Knows Why
 
 
Human Pollution May Be Fertilizing The Oceans. That's Not a Good Thing
 
Human Pollution May Be Fertilizing The Oceans. That’s Not a Good Thing
 
 
The 17th-Century Lady Astronomer Who Took Measure of the Stars
 
The 17th-Century Lady Astronomer Who Took Measure of the Stars
 
 
Finding Music Behind Prison Bars
 
Finding Music Behind Prison Bars
 
 
This Short-Lived 1930s Speakeasy Was a Sanctuary for Gay Londoners
 
This Short-Lived 1930s Speakeasy Was a Sanctuary for Gay Londoners
 
 
NASA Wants the Public to Log In to Help Find Planet 9
 
NASA Wants the Public to Log In to Help Find Planet 9
 
 
Lou Reed's Papers Have Found a Home
 
Lou Reed’s Papers Have Found a Home
 
 
Are Dubai's Drone Taxis For Real?
 
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Are Dubai’s Drone Taxis For Real?
 
 
Tracking Collars Can Lead Poachers Straight to Animals, Scientists Warn
 
Tracking Collars Can Lead Poachers Straight to Animals, Scientists Warn
 
 
Dr. Seuss Had an Imaginary Daughter Named Chrysanthemum-Pearl
 
Dr. Seuss Had an Imaginary Daughter Named Chrysanthemum-Pearl
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1904, the man who would become best known as "Dr. Seuss" was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Theodor Seuss Geisel's zany characters and messages on democracy, discrimination and difference made a lasting impact on literature. Find out where Seuss found the inspiration for his famous Lorax tree.
 
 
 
 
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On a stormy autumn day a fleeting shaft of sunlight illuminates the pinnacles and Old Man of Storr on the Trotternish Ridge, Isle of Skye, Scotland - the longest geological landslip in the United Kingdom.
 
"Lighting the Old Man" Photo by Garry Ridsdale
 
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