Friday, August 25, 2017

Why Radio Operators Are Watching Hurricane Harvey, The Only One-Toed Animals, What Are Witness Trees? and More

 
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Why Amateur Radio Operators Are Watching Hurricane Harvey
 
Why Amateur Radio Operators Are Watching Hurricane Harvey
 
 
The Father of Modern Chemistry Proved Respiration Occurred by Freezing a Guinea Pig
 
The Father of Modern Chemistry Proved Respiration Occurred by Freezing a Guinea Pig
 
 
Why Horses and Their Ilk Are the Only One-Toed Animals Still Standing
 
Why Horses and Their Ilk Are the Only One-Toed Animals Still Standing
 
 
Will Supervolcanoes Help Power Our Future?
 
Will Supervolcanoes Help Power Our Future?
 
 
These Five "Witness Trees" Were Present At Key Moments In America's History
 
These Five "Witness Trees" Were Present At Key Moments In America's History
 
 
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In Pakistan, Arsenic-Laced Groundwater Puts 60 Million People at Risk
 
In Pakistan, Arsenic-Laced Groundwater Puts 60 Million People at Risk
 
 
Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Offers Advice to a New Generation of Activists
 
Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Offers Advice to a New Generation of Activists
 
 
Texas University Invites Fans to Scour George R.R. Martin's Archives for Plot Clues
 
Texas University Invites Fans to Scour George R.R. Martin’s Archives for Plot Clues
 
 
How Mary Hemingway and JFK Got Ernest Hemingway's Legacy Out of Cuba
 
How Mary Hemingway and JFK Got Ernest Hemingway’s Legacy Out of Cuba
 
 
Relive the Great American Eclipse With Art That's Out of This World
 
Relive the Great American Eclipse With Art That's Out of This World
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day in 1835, the New York Sun published the first of six articles announcing that there was life on the Moon. Sir John Herschel, a real astronomer, supposedly made the scientific discovery when he was cataloguing the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. Read why the "Great Moon Hoax" was, in the words of Harry Styles, simply a sign of the times.
 
 
 
 
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Brown bear cubs spar in the shallow waters of the Brooks River.
 
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