Friday, March 3, 2017

The Sistine Chapel in High-Res, A New Human Ancestor, Could Pluto Become a Planet Again? and More

 
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Five-Year Photo Project Captures the Sistine Chapel in High-Res Detail
 
Five-Year Photo Project Captures the Sistine Chapel in High-Res Detail
 
 
New Definition Would Make the Moon and Pluto Planets
 
New Definition Would Make the Moon and Pluto Planets
 
 
12 Mesmerizing Places to Watch Flowers Bloom
 
12 Mesmerizing Places to Watch Flowers Bloom
 
 
The Supposedly Pristine, Untouched Amazon Rainforest Was Actually Shaped By Humans
 
The Supposedly Pristine, Untouched Amazon Rainforest Was Actually Shaped By Humans
 
 
How Albert Einstein Used His Fame to Denounce American Racism
 
How Albert Einstein Used His Fame to Denounce American Racism
 
 
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A Pound Cake Was Originally Made With Four Pounds of Ingredients
 
A Pound Cake Was Originally Made With Four Pounds of Ingredients
 
 
The Romance and Promise of 20th-Century Radio Is Captured in This Mural
 
The Romance and Promise of 20th-Century Radio Is Captured in This Mural
 
 
Scientists Think These Skulls May Be New Human Ancestor
 
Scientists Think These Skulls May Be New Human Ancestor
 
 
Large Hadron Collider Gets "Open Heart Surgery"
 
Large Hadron Collider Gets "Open Heart Surgery"
 
 
Genes of the Last Woolly Mammoths Were Riddled with Bad Mutations, Study Finds
 
Genes of the Last Woolly Mammoths Were Riddled with Bad Mutations, Study Finds
 
 
Primary School Students in Scotland Gave Dead Goldfish a Viking Burial
 
Primary School Students in Scotland Gave Dead Goldfish a Viking Burial
 
 
NASA Spacecraft Has Close Call With One of Mars' Moons
 
NASA Spacecraft Has Close Call With One of Mars’ Moons
 
 
Why Stamps Cost the Same Anywhere in the Country
 
Why Stamps Cost the Same Anywhere in the Country
 
 
George W. Bush Displays Portraits of Military Veterans
 
George W. Bush Displays Portraits of Military Veterans
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1931, President Herbert Hoover made the "Star-Spangled Banner" America's official national anthem. Francis Scott Key wrote the initial verse for what was originally a poem during the War of 1812. Read why abolitionists at the time sneered that the America of Key's imaginings would have been more accurately described as the "Land of the Free and Home of the Oppressed."
 
 
 
 
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Free dance improvisation in the studio.
 
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