Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fungus Could Be Trouble for Space-Bound Humans, Thank Sherlock Holmes for the Phrase 'Smoking Gun,' Delaware-Sized Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica and More

 
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"VirusCam" Can Watch Individual Viruses to (Someday) Keep You From Getting Sick
 
"VirusCam" Can Watch Individual Viruses to (Someday) Keep You From Getting Sick
 
 
Delaware-Sized Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica
 
Delaware-Sized Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica
 
 
These Otherworldly "Earthships" Offer Visitors Unusual, Off-the-Grid Accommodations
 
These Otherworldly "Earthships" Offer Visitors Unusual, Off-the-Grid Accommodations
 
 
Space-Bound Humans Bring Fungus Aboard—And the Stowaways Could Cause Trouble
 
Space-Bound Humans Bring Fungus Aboard—And the Stowaways Could Cause Trouble
 
 
Martin Luther King and Gandhi Weren't the Only Ones Inspired By Thoreau's 'Civil Disobedience'
 
Martin Luther King and Gandhi Weren’t the Only Ones Inspired By Thoreau’s ‘Civil Disobedience’
 
 
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Thank Sherlock Holmes for the Phrase 'Smoking Gun'
 
Thank Sherlock Holmes for the Phrase 'Smoking Gun'
 
 
The Middle East Is a Treasure Trove of Natural Wonders. Now It Has a Museum to Show Them Off
 
The Middle East Is a Treasure Trove of Natural Wonders. Now It Has a Museum to Show Them Off
 
 
Asmara, the Capital of Eritrea, Named World Heritage Site
 
Asmara, the Capital of Eritrea, Named World Heritage Site
 
 
Stunning Images Capture First Close-Up With Jupiter's Great Red Spot
 
Stunning Images Capture First Close-Up With Jupiter's Great Red Spot
 
 
How Fake, Lab-Made Poop Can Improve Sanitation
 
How Fake, Lab-Made Poop Can Improve Sanitation
 
 
Diverse Splendor of Birds on Display in Audubon Photo Competition
 
Diverse Splendor of Birds on Display in Audubon Photo Competition
 
 
World's Oldest Figurative Art is Now an Official World Treasure
 
World's Oldest Figurative Art is Now an Official World Treasure
 
 
New Assistive Stairs Put a Spring in Your Step
 
New Assistive Stairs Put a Spring in Your Step
 
 
Ai Weiwei Depicts the Brutality of Authoritarianism in an Unusual Medium–Legos
 
Ai Weiwei Depicts the Brutality of Authoritarianism in an Unusual Medium–Legos
 
 
The Washington Football Team Can Legally Keep Its Racist Name. But It Shouldn't
 
The Washington Football Team Can Legally Keep Its Racist Name. But It Shouldn’t
 
 
Adorable New Tiger Cub Born at the Zoo Yips at Its Mom on Video
 
Adorable New Tiger Cub Born at the Zoo Yips at Its Mom on Video
 
 
This Anti-Slavery Jewelry Shows the Social Concerns (and the Technology) of Its Time
 
This Anti-Slavery Jewelry Shows the Social Concerns (and the Technology) of Its Time
 
 
Buckminster Fuller Was Good at Ideas, Terrible at Car Design
 
Buckminster Fuller Was Good at Ideas, Terrible at Car Design
 
 
How Barack Obama Became the First President to Brew Beer at the White House
 
How Barack Obama Became the First President to Brew Beer at the White House
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day 200 years ago, Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts. The New England transcendentalist and author was an ardent abolitionist, an early environmentalist and an influential voice for civil disobedience. Read how a new exhibit is paying tribute to Thoreau's life and legacy by offering an intimate look into the philosopher-poet's personal journals.
 
 
 
 
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