Wednesday, April 5, 2017

One of the Oldest North American Settlements Discovered, Is Fungus the Material of the Future?, A New Doomsday Vault and More

 
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Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements
 
Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements
 
 
Your Alaskan Cruise is Possible Because Canada Blew Up an Underwater Mountain
 
Your Alaskan Cruise is Possible Because Canada Blew Up an Underwater Mountain
 
 
Europe's Only Known Cavefish Discovered in Germany
 
Europe’s Only Known Cavefish Discovered in Germany
 
 
The 40 Best Places to Explore Louisiana's Southern Wilds
 
 
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The 40 Best Places to Explore Louisiana's Southern Wilds
 
 
Liberals and Conservatives Read Totally Different Books About Science
 
Liberals and Conservatives Read Totally Different Books About Science
 
 
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Our Bayous Are Full of Wildlife. You Can See Most of It ON Our Menus, Too.
 
The National Spelling Bee Adjusts Its Rules To Prevent Ties
 
The National Spelling Bee Adjusts Its Rules To Prevent Ties
 
 
These Powerful Posters Persuaded Americans It Was Time to Join the Fight
 
These Powerful Posters Persuaded Americans It Was Time to Join the Fight
 
 
Now Everyone Can Track Yosemite's Bears Online
 
Now Everyone Can Track Yosemite’s Bears Online
 
 
Watch SpaceX's Recycled Rocket Stick Its Landing
 
Watch SpaceX's Recycled Rocket Stick Its Landing
 
 
France Wants You to Lie on Your Back for 60 Days in the Name of Space Research
 
France Wants You to Lie on Your Back for 60 Days in the Name of Space Research
 
 
A Second Doomsday Vault—This One to to Preserve Data—Is Opening in Svalbard
 
A Second Doomsday Vault—This One to to Preserve Data—Is Opening in Svalbard
 
 
Is Fungus the Material of the Future?
 
Is Fungus the Material of the Future?
 
 
This $71.2 Million Diamond Just Set a New World Record
 
This $71.2 Million Diamond Just Set a New World Record
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1856, Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in Hale's Ford, Virginia. Nine years old when the Civil War ended, he grew up to become an influential educator and orator. Read the fascinating story about how Washington became the first African-American to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp.
 
 
 
 
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Maria in the village of Opachichi in the 30-km Exclusion Zone. There are hundreds of villages which were evacuated after the Chernobyl Nuclear catastrophe.  Some of the inhabitants refused to leave or simply couldn't adjust to the new circumstances and returned back to their homes. There are few of them left these days,mostly due to the old age.  Maria is one of the two people remaining in the village which once counted hundreds of people. Her neighbour - another Maria - lives just few meters away but due to the very old feud (which none of them remembers) and also to the fact that my Maria is almost deaf (I yelled on the top of my lungs to get to her but still she barely understood me) two remaining inhabitants of the village don't speak to each other.  Maria's house is like a museum - embroidered towels, tens of neatly piled pillows on the top of the bed,squeaky clean surfaces and pictures of her dead relatives on the walls.
 
"Maria" Photo by Alina Rudya
 
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