Monday, August 21, 2017

Stunning Solar Eclipse Photos, Wreck of USS Indianapolis Found After 72 Years, What Should You Do With Your Used Eclipse Glasses? and More

 
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Stunning Photos Capture the Solar Eclipse Across America
 
Stunning Photos Capture the Solar Eclipse Across America
 
 
After 72 Years, Wreck of USS Indianapolis Found, Closing Chapter on Tragic Tale
 
After 72 Years, Wreck of USS Indianapolis Found, Closing Chapter on Tragic Tale
 
 
Smithsonian's African American History Museum Releases Statement on Charlottesville and Confederate Memorials
 
Smithsonian's African American History Museum Releases Statement on Charlottesville and Confederate Memorials
 
 
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What Should You Do With Your Used Eclipse Glasses?
 
What Should You Do With Your Used Eclipse Glasses?
 
 
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There's More to Classic Tiki Than Just Kitsch
 
There's More to Classic Tiki Than Just Kitsch
 
 
Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation
 
Reach Out and Touch This Virtual Reality Art Installation
 
 
Melting Sea Ice Forces Walruses Ashore in Earliest Gathering Yet Observed
 
Melting Sea Ice Forces Walruses Ashore in Earliest Gathering Yet Observed
 
 
The Scientific Reason You Should Add a Splash of Water to Your Whiskey
 
The Scientific Reason You Should Add a Splash of Water to Your Whiskey
 
 
The Best Ways to Watch the Eclipse Online (No Viewing Glasses Required)
 
The Best Ways to Watch the Eclipse Online (No Viewing Glasses Required)
 
 
This 'Extinct' Penguin Likely Never Existed in the First Place
 
This 'Extinct' Penguin Likely Never Existed in the First Place
 
 
How the Silk Road Created the Modern Apple
 
How the Silk Road Created the Modern Apple
 
 
One of the World's Most Famous Hospitals Was Originally a Makeshift Tornado Relief Clinic
 
One of the World’s Most Famous Hospitals Was Originally a Makeshift Tornado Relief Clinic
 
 
Virginia Museum's Historic Artmobile Will Hit the Road Again
 
Virginia Museum's Historic Artmobile Will Hit the Road Again
 
 
This Russian Monument Honors the Humble Lab Mouse
 
This Russian Monument Honors the Humble Lab Mouse
 
 
How America's First Adding Machine is Connected to 'Naked Lunch'
 
How America’s First Adding Machine is Connected to ‘Naked Lunch’
 
 
University of Texas at Austin Removes Three Confederate Statues
 
University of Texas at Austin Removes Three Confederate Statues
 
 
Scientists Find Record 2.7-Million-Year-Old Ice Core in Antarctica
 
Scientists Find Record 2.7-Million-Year-Old Ice Core in Antarctica
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day in 1831, Nathanial "Nat" Turner began the largest slave rebellion in U.S. history. The bloody insurrection sent shock waves throughout the South. A religious man, Turner decided to launch the rebellion after witnessing a solar eclipse earlier that year. Read why he felt a divine calling to lead other enslaved people to freedom.
 
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Ban Than sea in Tam Hai island, Quang Nam, Viet Nam
 
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