Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Luxury Hotel That Was Once a Secret Spy Base, Would Babe Ruth Still Be a Star Player Today?, How the Mustang Became a Nuisance and More

 
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This Luxury Hotel in London Was Once a Secret Spy Base
 
This Luxury Hotel in London Was Once a Secret Spy Base
 
 
Would the Legendary Babe Ruth Still Be a Star if He Played Today?
 
Would the Legendary Babe Ruth Still Be a Star If He Played Today?
 
 
Builders Find Remains of Five Archbishops of Canterbury
 
Builders Find Remains of Five Archbishops of Canterbury
 
 
Why I Take Fake Pills
 
Why I Take Fake Pills
 
 
How Glowing Soil Can Help Find Land Mines
 
How Glowing Soil Can Help Find Land Mines
 
 
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Learn the Secret History of Your State With These Addictive Podcasts
 
Learn the Secret History of Your State With These Addictive Podcasts
 
 
Ancient Architectural Science is Coming to a Renowned Indian Engineering School
 
Ancient Architectural Science is Coming to a Renowned Indian Engineering School
 
 
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and Some Other Guys
 
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and Some Other Guys
 
 
Scientists Want to Freeze and Pulverize Your Old Computers
 
Scientists Want to Freeze and Pulverize Your Old Computers
 
 
How Low Can Life Go? New Study Suggests Six Miles Down
 
How Low Can Life Go? New Study Suggests Six Miles Down
 
 
Bangkok Is Banning Street Food
 
Bangkok Is Banning Street Food
 
 
Can a Camera, a QR Code and Some Bubbles Test For E. Coli In Our Food?
 
Can a Camera, a QR Code and Some Bubbles Test For E. Coli In Our Food?
 
 
Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japan
 
Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japan
 
 
How the Mustang, the Symbol of the Frontier, Became a Nuisance
 
How the Mustang, the Symbol of the Frontier, Became a Nuisance
 
 
 A Look Back at the 1925 Woman's World Fair
 
A Look Back at the 1925 Woman’s World Fair
 
 
Tree Nut Allergies May Be Massively Overdiagnosed
 
Tree Nut Allergies May Be Massively Overdiagnosed
 
 
The Secret Massacre of Millions of Seahorses
 
The Secret Massacre of Millions of Seahorses
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes famously began their horseback journeys across the Massachusetts countryside to warn minutemen that British troops were going to raid the towns of Concord and Lexington. Their midnight rides roused the patriots to prepare for the redcoats' plans. Read about Revere's earlier, midday gallop that history has sadly forgotten.
 
 
 
 
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Is a beautiful day and I woke up early to photograph the sunrise. Three guys did a synchronized jump to warm up and I decided to shoot. I like the feeling that they are flying.
 
"Practicing Capoeira" Photo by Leo Flores
 
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