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Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Origins of "Gerrymandering," How Edgar Allan Poe Debunked the Mechanical Turk, Battery-Free Cell Phones and More
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Where Did the Term “Gerrymander” Come From?
Lost Manuscripts From Composer of “The Planets” Found in New Zealand
Thousands of Mysterious Yellow "Sponges" Wash Up On French Beaches
Debunking the Mechanical Turk Helped Set Edgar Allan Poe on the Path to Mystery Writing
You’d Never Have to Plug in This Battery-Free Cell Phone
What Makes Fido So Friendly? It Could Be Genetic
From Melting Clocks to Lollipops, Salvador Dalí Left His Mark on the Visual World
The First Self-Cleaning Home Was Essentially a 'Floor-to-Ceiling Dishwasher'
Agatha Christie’s Fiery Letters Offer New Glimpse Into the Queen of Crime
Humans May Have Ventured Into Australia 20,000 Years Earlier Than Thought
A Vehicle Like This Will One Day Go to Mars
Why Snail Sex Is Like a Box of Chocolates
Air & Space
A Bike Ride Through Wright Brothers Territory
'Twilight Zone' Enters the Stage Dimension
This Bridge Transforms Data on Weather, Traffic and Twitter Rants into a Beautiful Light Display
Over 60,000 Plants Bloom Inside the World’s Largest Orchid Garden
Humans Have Produced Nine Billion Tons of Plastic and Counting
Feeling Bleu: Champion Cheddars Nabbed From English Ag Show
On this day in
, Lakota leader
Sitting Bull surrendered to the U.S. army.
The decision came after his people had been pushed to the brink of starvation. Throughout his life, Sitting Bull strove to unite Native Americans of the Great Plains region in their struggle against the United States.
Read how his great-grandson remembers his legacy.
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