Monday, April 10, 2017

Why Is the Pentagon a Pentagon?, A Gentile's Guide to Keeping Kosher, The Environmental Price of Dams and More

 
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Why Is the Pentagon a Pentagon?
 
Why Is the Pentagon a Pentagon?
 
 
The Eighteenth-Century Founder of Homeopathy Said His Treatments Were Better Than Bloodletting
 
The Eighteenth-Century Founder of Homeopathy Said His Treatments Were Better Than Bloodletting
 
 
A Gentile's Guide to Keeping Kosher for Passover
 
A Gentile’s Guide to Keeping Kosher for Passover
 
 
The Environmental Price of Dams
 
The Environmental Price of Dams
 
 
Japan Will Allow Its Schools to Use a Controversial 19th-Century Imperial Text
 
Japan Will Allow Its Schools to Use a Controversial 19th-Century Imperial Text
 
 
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Marine Le Pen Denies State's Role in Deporting French Jews During WWII
 
Marine Le Pen Denies State’s Role in Deporting French Jews During WWII
 
 
The ASPCA's Founder Was Known as
 
The ASPCA’s Founder Was Known as “The Great Meddler”
 
 
Why Teddy Roosevelt Tried to Bully His Way Onto the WWI Battlefield
 
Why Teddy Roosevelt Tried to Bully His Way Onto the WWI Battlefield
 
 
Is This New Material a Game Changer for Thermoelectricity?
 
Is This New Material a Game Changer for Thermoelectricity?
 
 
Today in History
 
In 1942, an estimated 76,000 Filipino and American troops and civilians captured on the Bataan Peninsula began the "Bataan Death March." Thousands died on the march as prisoners suffered brutalities at the hands of Japanese soldiers. Find out how one writer grappled with the history as he retraced the route of the infamous march.
 
 
 
 
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Vast fields, tiny workers, California. Aerial image (shot from a plane).
 
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