Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Best Image of a Star Beyond Our Solar System, A Rare White Koala, Interactive Map Tracks Ireland's Mysterious Naked Sculptures and More

 
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What Led Benjamin Franklin to Live Estranged From His Wife for Nearly Two Decades?
 
What Led Benjamin Franklin to Live Estranged From His Wife for Nearly Two Decades?
 
 
Why African-American Soldiers Saw World War II as a Two-Front Battle
 
Why African-American Soldiers Saw World War II as a Two-Front Battle
 
 
This Is the Best Image of a Star Beyond Our Solar System (Yet)
 
This Is the Best Image of a Star Beyond Our Solar System (Yet)
 
 
Interactive Map Tracks Ireland's Mysterious Naked Sculptures
 
Interactive Map Tracks Ireland’s Mysterious Naked Sculptures
 
 
Thousands of Invasive Salmon Escape From Farm in Pacific Northwest
 
Thousands of Invasive Salmon Escape From Farm in Pacific Northwest
 
 
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National Monuments Review Suggests "Handful" of Boundary Changes
 
National Monuments Review Suggests "Handful" of Boundary Changes
 
 
Scott Kelly's Journey Home After His Year in Space
 
Scott Kelly's Journey Home After His Year in Space
 
 
Jean-Michel Basquiat's Artwork Is Appreciated Now More Than Ever
 
Jean-Michel Basquiat's Artwork Is Appreciated Now More Than Ever
 
 
This 19th Century Lady Doctor Helped Usher Indian Women Into Medicine
 
This 19th Century Lady Doctor Helped Usher Indian Women Into Medicine
 
 
PSA: Do Not Place Your Child in an 800-Year-Old Coffin
 
PSA: Do Not Place Your Child in an 800-Year-Old Coffin
 
 
Why the Can Opener Wasn't Invented Until Almost 50 Years After the Can
 
Why the Can Opener Wasn't Invented Until Almost 50 Years After the Can
 
 
Woman Wins $417 Million in Lawsuit Tying Baby Powder to Ovarian Cancer
 
Woman Wins $417 Million in Lawsuit Tying Baby Powder to Ovarian Cancer
 
 
In Pursuit of the Perfect Spacesuit
 
From Air & Space
 
In Pursuit of the Perfect Spacesuit
 
 
Australian Zoo Asks For Help Naming Rare White Koala
 
Australian Zoo Asks For Help Naming Rare White Koala
 
 
Bite Into the Whys Behind State Fair Food
 
Bite Into the Whys Behind State Fair Food
 
 
Could Astronauts Harvest Nutrients From Their Waste?
 
Could Astronauts Harvest Nutrients From Their Waste?
 
 
At the Smithsonian's First Asian-American Lit Fest, Writers Share Falooda, Politics and Poetry
 
At the Smithsonian's First Asian-American Lit Fest, Writers Share Falooda, Politics and Poetry
 
 
How the New York Stock Exchange Gave Abbie Hoffman His Start in Guerrilla Theater
 
How the New York Stock Exchange Gave Abbie Hoffman His Start in Guerrilla Theater
 
 
How Many Ways Can Snake Venom Kill You and More Questions From Our Readers
 
How Many Ways Can Snake Venom Kill You and More Questions From Our Readers
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day in 1814, British soldiers invaded Washington, D.C., and proceeded to burn the White House to the ground. The War of 1812 ended months later, when British and American representatives signed a peace treaty in Belgium. Read how First Lady Dolley Madison became a potent symbol for her country in the days leading up to the siege of the capital city.
 
 
 
 
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Tire-recycle workshops in Quang Ngai city - Viet Nam buy old used-up tires from small repair outlets, then cut it into different shapes to make essential appliances .These appliances from cutting tire contribute into reducing the environment pollution from daily rubber manufacturing.
 
"Recycling Tire" Photo by Huynh Thanh Huy
 
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