Friday, September 29, 2017

Degas' Rare Sculptures Are Stuffed With Wine Corks, Graphite May Be Oldest Traces of Life, Learning Endangered Languages and More

 
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Degas' Rare Sculptures Are Stuffed With Wine Corks
 
Degas' Rare Sculptures Are Stuffed With Wine Corks
 
 
Diver Explores Beautiful Blue Hole Hidden in Plain Sight
 
Diver Explores Beautiful Blue Hole Hidden in Plain Sight
 
 
This May Be the Oldest Traces of Life Yet Found
 
This May Be the Oldest Traces of Life Yet Found
 
 
These Ancient Whale Baleen Artifacts Can Now Tell New Stories
 
These Ancient Whale Baleen Artifacts Can Now Tell New Stories
 
 
With Federal Funds Dwindling, Climate Scientists Turn to Unusual Partnerships to Study Methane in a Warming Arctic
 
With Federal Funds Dwindling, Climate Scientists Turn to Unusual Partnerships to Study Methane in a Warming Arctic
 
 
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Can a Chatbot Help You Prepare For Death?
 
Can a Chatbot Help You Prepare For Death?
 
 
One Hundred Years Later, the Tense Realism of Edgar Degas Still Captivates
 
One Hundred Years Later, the Tense Realism of Edgar Degas Still Captivates
 
 
Your Mocha is Named After the Birthplace of the Coffee Trade
 
Your Mocha is Named After the Birthplace of the Coffee Trade
 
 
Why Coco Chanel Created the Little Black Dress
 
Why Coco Chanel Created the Little Black Dress
 
 
New York Village Changes Controversial Seal Showing a White Settler Wrestling a Native American
 
New York Village Changes Controversial Seal Showing a White Settler Wrestling a Native American
 
 
Hugh Hefner's Legacy as Told Through National Portrait Gallery Artifacts
 
Hugh Hefner's Legacy as Told Through National Portrait Gallery Artifacts
 
 
Competition Wants You to Turn Cultural Heritage Into GIFs
 
Competition Wants You to Turn Cultural Heritage Into GIFs
 
 
Want to Learn Cherokee? How About Ainu? This Startup Is Teaching Endangered Languages
 
Want to Learn Cherokee? How About Ainu? This Startup Is Teaching Endangered Languages
 
 
The 2011 Tsunami Flushed Hundreds of Japanese Species Across the Ocean
 
The 2011 Tsunami Flushed Hundreds of Japanese Species Across the Ocean
 
 
Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon Sells for $35 Million
 
Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon Sells for $35 Million
 
 
The 1982 Tylenol Terror Shattered American Consumer Innocence
 
The 1982 Tylenol Terror Shattered American Consumer Innocence
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day in 106 B.C., the man known as Pompey the Great was born. Named Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, the Roman politician and general is known for the civil war he waged against Julius Caesar. After Pompey was defeated in battle, he fled to Egypt where in 48 B.C. he was killed. Read why his fate linked Caesar with a 21-year-old Cleopatra who at the time was a fugitive in the Sinai.
 
 
 
 
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This Shot is taking in the back of a theater in Penang, Malaysia, this person in front of the mirror practice expression.
 
"Chinese Opera" Photo by Zilong Qin
 
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