Monday, March 13, 2017

The Grisly History of Brooklyn's Revolutionary War Martyrs, Scotland's Underwater Nature Trails, Did Jane Austen Die of Arsenic Poisoning? and More

 
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The Grisly History of Brooklyn's Revolutionary War Martyrs
 
The Grisly History of Brooklyn's Revolutionary War Martyrs
 
 
The Abdication of Nicholas II Left Russia Without a Czar for the First Time in 300 Years
 
The Abdication of Nicholas II Left Russia Without a Czar for the First Time in 300 Years
 
 
Two New Exhibitions Celebrate a Long-Lost Painting
 
Two New Exhibitions Celebrate a Long-Lost Painting
 
 
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Take a Virtual Trip to the International Space Station
 
Take a Virtual Trip to the International Space Station
 
 
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Celebrate Sunshine Week By Transcribing Once Top-Secret Documents
 
Celebrate Sunshine Week By Transcribing Once Top-Secret Documents
 
 
The Teenager Who Patented Earmuffs Kept His Town Employed for 60 Years
 
The Teenager Who Patented Earmuffs Kept His Town Employed for 60 Years
 
 
Researchers Float (Unlikely) Theory That Jane Austen Died of Arsenic Poisoning
 
Researchers Float (Unlikely) Theory That Jane Austen Died of Arsenic Poisoning
 
 
Why Do Male Birds Take on Larger Predators? Maybe Just to Impress the Ladies
 
Why Do Male Birds Take on Larger Predators? Maybe Just to Impress the Ladies
 
 
Man Crosses the Atlantic On a Stand-Up Paddleboard
 
Man Crosses the Atlantic On a Stand-Up Paddleboard
 
 
New Nashville Restaurant Recreates Civil Rights Sit-In Site
 
New Nashville Restaurant Recreates Civil Rights Sit-In Site
 
 
The Bizarre Beliefs of Astronomer Percival Lowell
 
The Bizarre Beliefs of Astronomer Percival Lowell
 
 
Neuroscientists Unlock the Secrets of Memory Champions
 
Neuroscientists Unlock the Secrets of Memory Champions
 
 
How Humans Invented Numbers—And How Numbers Reshaped Our World
 
How Humans Invented Numbers—And How Numbers Reshaped Our World
 
 
How Daily Images of the Entire Earth Will Change the Way We Look At It
 
How Daily Images of the Entire Earth Will Change the Way We Look At It
 
 
Scotland's Newest Nature Trails Are Underwater
 
Scotland’s Newest Nature Trails Are Underwater
 
 
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In 1852, "Uncle Sam," the patriotic personification of the American government, was drawn in print for the first time. Cartoonist Frank Bellew brought the bushy-eyebrowed American to life for the New York Lantern. Read how a famous circus clown was the likely inspiration for the iconic national symbol.
 
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Mdm Tai, a opera chinese artist for the past forty odd years, has deep thoughts of her children while getting prepared for her performance. The Chinese Opera is a custom that is slowly being diminished, taken over by modern performances. It is worth seeing and it is with hope that through the images, the custom is sustained for the future generations.
 
"The Longing of an Opera Artist" Photo by Nick Ng
 
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