Thursday, August 10, 2017

When to Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower, Did Early Britons Engage in Cannibalism?, The Gold Coin That Built the Smithsonian and More

 
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The Bizarre Story of 'Vasa,' the Ship That Keeps On Giving
 
The Bizarre Story of 'Vasa,' the Ship That Keeps On Giving
 
 
Three Things to Know About the Louvre's History
 
Three Things to Know About the Louvre's History
 
 
 Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower's Fiery Show
 
Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower's Fiery Show
 
 
The Deadly Grizzly Bear Attacks That Changed the National Park Service Forever
 
The Deadly Grizzly Bear Attacks That Changed the National Park Service Forever
 
 
This Gold Coin Built the Smithsonian
 
This Gold Coin Built the Smithsonian
 
 
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How This Tiny Town Drew World-Class Artists into the Forests of Finland
 
How This Tiny Town Drew World-Class Artists into the Forests of Finland
 
 
Benjamin Franklin Mocked Eclipse Astrology to Elevate Science
 
Benjamin Franklin Mocked Eclipse Astrology to Elevate Science
 
 
How a Tree and Its Moth Shaped the Mojave Desert
 
How a Tree and Its Moth Shaped the Mojave Desert
 
 
Tate Modern's Modigliani Exhibition Ventures Into Virtual Reality
 
Tate Modern’s Modigliani Exhibition Ventures Into Virtual Reality
 
 
Underwater Robot Labs Monitor Toxins
 
Underwater Robot Labs Monitor Toxins
 
 
The Centuries-Old Tradition of Military Quilting Is Getting Its First Exhibition in the U.S.
 
The Centuries-Old Tradition of Military Quilting Is Getting Its First Exhibition in the U.S.
 
 
Aspirin's Four-Thousand-Year History
 
Aspirin's Four-Thousand-Year History
 
 
U.S. Army Puts a Halt to Its Use of Chinese-Made DJI Drones
 
 
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U.S. Army Puts a Halt to Its Use of Chinese-Made DJI Drones
 
 
America's Fancy Pet Food Addiction Is a Big Problem for the Environment
 
America's Fancy Pet Food Addiction Is a Big Problem for the Environment
 
 
New Horizon's Next Target Is an Oddly Shaped Asteroid
 
New Horizon's Next Target Is an Oddly Shaped Asteroid
 
 
A Scholar Follows a Trail of Dead Mice and Discovers a Lesson in Why Museum Collections Matter
 
A Scholar Follows a Trail of Dead Mice and Discovers a Lesson in Why Museum Collections Matter
 
 
Exceptional Fossils Show Ancient Winged Mammals May Have Glided Above the Dinosaurs
 
Exceptional Fossils Show Ancient Winged Mammals May Have Glided Above the Dinosaurs
 
 
New Analysis Indicates Early Britons Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism
 
New Analysis Indicates Early Britons Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism
 
 
Conservationists Hatch a Kiwi Cutie-Pie
 
Conservationists Hatch a Kiwi Cutie-Pie
 
 
Man Dresses Up Like a Car Seat for Science
 
Man Dresses Up Like a Car Seat for Science
 
 
New Art Exhibit Remembers Trashy Tabloid Culture of 2000s
 
New Art Exhibit Remembers Trashy Tabloid Culture of 2000s
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day in 1846, the United States Congress approved the creation of the Smithsonian Institution. It was named after English scientist James Smithson who bestowed the whole of his estate to the U.S. to found "an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge" in his will. Did you know that Congress was originally mixed about accepting Smithson's gift? Go inside the heated debate about accepting "charity from a foreigner."
 
 
 
 
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S. Korea has been suffering from its economic segregation in past 10 years. I was able to find people seeking for a day job opportunity in Seoul. Mr. Park was taking a nap during his long waiting to be selected to work in a construction field.
 
"An Afternoon in Seoul" Photo by Justin Kim
 
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