Friday, March 24, 2017

What Really Turned the Sahara Desert Into a Wasteland?, FDR's Famous Ghostwriter, The Problem With California's Superbloom and More

 
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How the Bloodiest Mutiny in British Naval History Helped Create American Political Asylum
 
How the Bloodiest Mutiny in British Naval History Helped Create American Political Asylum
 
 
What Really Turned the Sahara Desert From a Green Oasis Into a Wasteland?
 
What Really Turned the Sahara Desert From a Green Oasis Into a Wasteland?
 
 
Is Elizabeth Warren the Real Jacksonian on Capitol Hill?
 
Is Elizabeth Warren the Real Jacksonian on Capitol Hill?
 
 
FDR Had a Famous Ghostwriter: Orson Welles
 
FDR Had a Famous Ghostwriter: Orson Welles
 
 
New Study Restructures the Dinosaur Family Tree
 
New Study Restructures the Dinosaur Family Tree
 
 
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Announcing the Finalists of the Smithsonian.com 14th Annual Photo Contest
 
Mount Etna's Fiery Eruptions Are Visible From Space
 
Mount Etna’s Fiery Eruptions Are Visible From Space
 
 
After Intense Downpour, Superblooming California Has a Problem
 
After Intense Downpour, Superblooming California Has a Problem
 
 
Hundreds of Liquor Bottles, Downed by British Soldiers during WWI, Found in Israel
 
Hundreds of Liquor Bottles, Downed by British Soldiers during WWI, Found in Israel
 
 
This Eccentric 19th-Century Transportation Magnate May Have Inspired Jules Verne
 
This Eccentric 19th-Century Transportation Magnate May Have Inspired Jules Verne
 
 
Cloud Atlas Adds First New "Species" in Almost 70 Years
 
Cloud Atlas Adds First New "Species" in Almost 70 Years
 
 
George Orwell Wrote '1984' While Dying of Tuberculosis
 
George Orwell Wrote '1984' While Dying of Tuberculosis
 
 
Trump Administration Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline
 
Trump Administration Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline
 
 
This New Man-Made Sun Is 10,000 Times More Intense Than Sunlight on Earth
 
This New Man-Made Sun Is 10,000 Times More Intense Than Sunlight on Earth
 
 
This Couple Just Donated Their Collection of More Than a Million Insects
 
This Couple Just Donated Their Collection of More Than a Million Insects
 
 
New Charter Flight Takes Passengers to See the Southern Lights
 
New Charter Flight Takes Passengers to See the Southern Lights
 
 
What Will It Take to End International Killer Whale Capture?
 
What Will It Take to End International Killer Whale Capture?
 
 
The Simpson Family Made Its Television Debut 30 Years Ago
 
The Simpson Family Made Its Television Debut 30 Years Ago
 
 
By the Numbers: The United States of Refugees
 
By the Numbers: The United States of Refugees
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1603, Elizabeth I died, ending her reign of nearly a half-century. Her rule was marked by a period of relative stability and a commitment to arts and culture. Read why the allure of this Elizabethan Age has lasted for more than four centuries.
 
 
 
 
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Russia. Primorsky Krai. The coast of the Sea of Japan.
 
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