Thursday, April 6, 2017

Web-Slinging Snails, Exploding Billiard Balls, When Rock Bands Were Banned From the National Mall and More

 
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Web-Slinging Snails Discovered on Sunken Ship
 
Web-Slinging Snails Discovered on Sunken Ship
 
 
Poaching Isn't the Cheetah's Only Problem
 
Poaching Isn't the Cheetah's Only Problem
 
 
This Rare Display of a Japanese Triptych is Only Usurped by the Great Mysteries Surrounding It
 
This Rare Display of a Japanese Triptych is Only Usurped by the Great Mysteries Surrounding It
 
 
Explore 90 Newly Preserved Acres in South Carolina's Historic Lowcountry
 
 
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The Man Who Brought the Swastika to Germany, and How the Nazis Stole It
 
The Man Who Brought the Swastika to Germany, and How the Nazis Stole It
 
 
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Artifacts Found in Indonesian Cave Show Complexities of Ice Age Culture
 
Artifacts Found in Indonesian Cave Show Complexities of Ice Age Culture
 
 
Moths Are Nibbling Away at England's Heritage Sites
 
Moths Are Nibbling Away at England’s Heritage Sites
 
 
How Caribou Baby Monitors Could Save a Dying Species
 
How Caribou Baby Monitors Could Save a Dying Species
 
 
Once Upon a Time, Exploding Billiard Balls Were An Everyday Thing
 
Once Upon a Time, Exploding Billiard Balls Were An Everyday Thing
 
 
Slo-Mo Footage Shows How Scorpions Strike
 
Slo-Mo Footage Shows How Scorpions Strike
 
 
Why Do So Many Hollywood Villains Have Skin Conditions?
 
Why Do So Many Hollywood Villains Have Skin Conditions?
 
 
Fans Hope to Preserve Jack Kerouac's Florida Home
 
Fans Hope to Preserve Jack Kerouac’s Florida Home
 
 
Coal-Fueled Power Plants Linked to Lower Birth Weights in Tennessee Valley
 
Coal-Fueled Power Plants Linked to Lower Birth Weights in Tennessee Valley
 
 
The Secretary of the Interior Once Banned Rock Bands From the National Mall
 
The Secretary of the Interior Once Banned Rock Bands From the National Mall
 
 
Only 30 Dutch Wooden Shoe Makers Remain
 
Only 30 Dutch Wooden Shoe Makers Remain
 
 
Today in History
 
One hundred years ago, in 1917, the United States entered the First World War after Congress formally declared war against Germany. A strong isolationist sentiment in the U.S. had long resisted entering the bloody war that had been raging since 1914. See the posters that helped to sell the war to the American public.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
While en route to Lake Mburo in Uganda, we paused in the road to let a local herder pass with a number of beautiful Ankole cattle.  The breed has a lineage that's perhaps 4,000 to 5,000 years old, and their horns can measure up to eight feet from tip to tip.
 
"Herding Ankole Cattle" Photo by Jim Hazzard
 
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