Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Swashbuckling History of Women Pirates, The World's Best Fungus Farmers, Why Are We So Obsessed With Dead Bodies? and More

 
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The Swashbuckling History of Women Pirates
 
The Swashbuckling History of Women Pirates
 
 
Where to See the Fabled Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs
 
Where to See the Fabled Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs
 
 
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Before There Were Dinosaurs, There Was This Weird Crocodile-Looking Thing
 
 
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A Smithsonian Historian Wanders the “Bardo,” Exploring the Spiritual World of the 19th Century
 
 
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Why Are We So Obsessed With Dead Bodies?
 
Why Are We So Obsessed With Dead Bodies?
 
 
The Women Who Fried Donuts and Dodged Bombs on the Front Lines of WWI
 
The Women Who Fried Donuts and Dodged Bombs on the Front Lines of WWI
 
 
What's the Environmental Footprint of a T-Shirt?
 
What’s the Environmental Footprint of a T-Shirt?
 
 
This Is the Wedding Dress Capital of the World
 
This Is the Wedding Dress Capital of the World
 
 
How Ants Became the World's Best Fungus Farmers
 
How Ants Became the World’s Best Fungus Farmers
 
 
Scientists Capture Beautiful, Explosive Collision of Young Stars
 
Scientists Capture Beautiful, Explosive Collision of Young Stars
 
 
 
“Great Cold Spot” Discovered on Jupiter
 
 
Movie Palaces Let Everyday Americans Be Royalty
 
Movie Palaces Let Everyday Americans Be Royalty
 
 
This Artificial Neural Network Generates Absurd Pickup Lines
 
This Artificial Neural Network Generates Absurd Pickup Lines
 
 
The First Manned Space Flight Was the Rocket Designer's Victory as Much as Yuri Gagarin's
 
The First Manned Space Flight Was the Rocket Designer’s Victory as Much as Yuri Gagarin’s
 
 
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One Million Internet Users Created This Piece of Art
 
 
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In 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space. The historic 108-minute journey was a milestone in space travel. Before taking off, Gagarin wrote a letter to his wife. Find out what the letter said and 49 other pieces of trivia about Gagarin.
 
 
 
 
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