Friday, August 18, 2017

The Science of Soft Serve, Visit the Real-Life Winterfell Castle, Oldest Surviving Photograph of a U.S. President and More

 
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Part of Henry VIII's Birthplace Discovered
 
Part of Henry VIII's Birthplace Discovered
 
 
Meet the Artists Displaying at This Year's Santa Fe Indian Market, the Largest Juried Native Art Show in the World
 
Meet the Artists Displaying at This Year’s Santa Fe Indian Market, the Largest Juried Native Art Show in the World
 
 
The Science of Soft Serve
 
The Science of Soft Serve
 
 
England's Witch Trials Were Lawful
 
England’s Witch Trials Were Lawful
 
 
AI Is Edging Into the Art World in Psychedelic Ways
 
AI Is Edging Into the Art World in Psychedelic Ways
 
 
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Visit the Real-Life Winterfell Castle for a 'Game of Thrones' Festival
 
Visit the Real-Life Winterfell Castle for a 'Game of Thrones' Festival
 
 
Catch the Museum Floating Through the Chicago River
 
Catch the Museum Floating Through the Chicago River
 
 
ISS Astronauts Get a Sweet Taste of Real Ice Cream
 
ISS Astronauts Get a Sweet Taste of Real Ice Cream
 
 
Statue of Roger B. Taney Removed From Maryland State House
 
Statue of Roger B. Taney Removed From Maryland State House
 
 
Oldest Surviving Photograph of a U.S. President Has Surfaced
 
Oldest Surviving Photograph of a U.S. President Has Surfaced
 
 
Scientists Unlock Magic Mushrooms' Mysterious Chemical Compound
 
Scientists Unlock Magic Mushrooms' Mysterious Chemical Compound
 
 
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Disassembled Childhood Home Is for Sale... on eBay
 
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Disassembled Childhood Home Is for Sale... on eBay
 
 
Newly Uncovered Documents Address the Mystery of One Slave's Life
 
Newly Uncovered Documents Address the Mystery of One Slave’s Life
 
 
What Humpback Whales Can Teach Us About Compassion
 
What Humpback Whales Can Teach Us About Compassion
 
 
Flying to the North Pole in an Airship Was Easy. Returning Wouldn't Be So Easy
 
Flying to the North Pole in an Airship Was Easy. Returning Wouldn’t Be So Easy
 
 
Fifty Years Later, Remembering Sci-Fi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback
 
Fifty Years Later, Remembering Sci-Fi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback
 
 
Eclipse 2017: In Pursuit of Totality
 
Eclipse 2017: In Pursuit of Totality
 
 
U.S. Veteran Returns Flag to Family of Dead Japanese Soldier
 
U.S. Veteran Returns Flag to Family of Dead Japanese Soldier
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day in 1958, Vladimir Nabokov published Lolita. Nabokov's seminal novel remains a lightning rod for controversy over its depiction of a middle-aged man's affair with a 12-year-old. Did you know that in addition to his literary achievements, Nabokov was also an avid lepidopterist? Read how he contributed to the study of butterflies.
 
 
 
 
Photo of the Day
 
Today wheat flour is mainly dried by industrial dryer. Drying in the sun is almost gone. At this facility also only work for a few more months due to not high productivity. Products like noodles, rice paper, rice noodles made from traditional flour are very delicious.
 
"Dried Wheat Flour" Photo by Tuan Nguyen Tan
 
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