Friday, September 8, 2017

America's Deadliest Natural Disaster, The World Is Running Out of Sand, Pink Chocolate and More

 
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 More Than a Century Later, This Texas Hurricane Remains America's Deadliest Natural Disaster
 
More Than a Century Later, This Texas Hurricane Remains America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster
 
 
Pluto's Surface Features Get Their First Official Names
 
Pluto's Surface Features Get Their First Official Names
 
 
Now You Can Read the Earliest-Known Latin Commentary on the Gospels in English
 
Now You Can Read the Earliest-Known Latin Commentary on the Gospels in English
 
 
12 of the Best Food Festivals Happening This Fall
 
12 of the Best Food Festivals Happening This Fall
 
 
The World is Running Out of Sand
 
The World is Running Out of Sand
 
 
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How NYC Women Stayed Safe from the Son of Sam Killer
 
How NYC Women Stayed Safe from the Son of Sam Killer
 
 
Dallas Gets Go-Ahead to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue
 
Dallas Gets Go-Ahead to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue
 
 
Swiss Chocolatiers Introduce New Type of Chocolate—Pink
 
Swiss Chocolatiers Introduce New Type of Chocolate—Pink
 
 
Two Centuries of Dinosaur Art Come Alive in This Gorgeous New Book
 
Two Centuries of Dinosaur Art Come Alive in This Gorgeous New Book
 
 
Got Writer's Block? Try Listening to Happy Music
 
Got Writer's Block? Try Listening to Happy Music
 
 
Denver Airport...Where the Bison Might Soon Roam
 
Denver Airport...Where the Bison Might Soon Roam
 
 
West Coast Monarch Butterflies Flutter Toward Extinction
 
West Coast Monarch Butterflies Flutter Toward Extinction
 
 
The Deadly 1991 Hamlet Fire Exposed the High Cost of
 
The Deadly 1991 Hamlet Fire Exposed the High Cost of “Cheap”
 
 
The Professor With a Genius For Global Health
 
The Professor With a Genius For Global Health
 
 
From Egyptian Cats to Crime Scenes, Here's a Preview of the Smithsonian's Upcoming Shows
 
From Egyptian Cats to Crime Scenes, Here's a Preview of the Smithsonian's Upcoming Shows
 
 
This Nineteenth-Century Genealogist Argued Norse God Odin Was George Washington's Great-Great-Great... Grandfather
 
This Nineteenth-Century Genealogist Argued Norse God Odin Was George Washington’s Great-Great-Great... Grandfather
 
 
Today in History
 
On this day in 1921, Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old from Washington, D.C., was crowned the first Miss America. The inaugural pageant, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was presided over by a man dressed like King Neptune. Read why beauty proved secondary to commercial interests in the first pageant.
 
 
 
 
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