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Hartford Courant
Fall Writing Classes At Twain House; Bert Jacobs At R.J. JuliaThe Mark Twain House & Museum will offer four writing classes beginning Wednesd
Fall Writing Classes At Twain House; Bert Jacobs At R.J. Julia
Hartford Courant / Posted 3 days ago
The Mark Twain House & Museum will offer four writing classes beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2, and running each Wednesday through Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Each course costs $265 to attend. Christine Palm will lead the Writing the Land course, in which... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Riddle Behind Zebra StripesBy Brenda Larison, University of California, Berkeley How the zebra got its st
The Riddle Behind Zebra Stripes
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
By Brenda Larison, University of California, Berkeley How the zebra got its stripes might at first seem like an esoteric question. But it has fascinated many generations and is embedded in the lore of Africa. It is also a question that offers a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Sets Up New Plans to Protect HerdsArusha, Tanzania — The Tanzania government is set to recount its elephants, a m
Govt Sets Up New Plans to Protect Herds
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Arusha, Tanzania — The Tanzania government is set to recount its elephants, a move aimed at resolving the recently reported of more than 12,000 elephants unaccounted for in the Ruaha-Rungwa ecosystem in 2013/2014 writes Elisha Mayallah Simon Mduma,... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Restoring forgotten Buffalo lighthouse will create ‘heritage bookends’Think of the historic Buffalo waterfront, and your mind is likely to picture th
Restoring forgotten Buffalo lighthouse will create ‘heritage bookends’
The Buffalo News / Posted 13 days ago
Think of the historic Buffalo waterfront, and your mind is likely to picture the Buffalo Lighthouse. The limestone tower built in 1833 and located across the Buffalo River from Erie Basin Marina is an impressive display on a late summer’s night. But... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Restoring forgotten Buffalo lighthouse will create ‘heritage bookends’Think of the historic Buffalo waterfront, and your mind is likely to picture th
Restoring forgotten Buffalo lighthouse will create ‘heritage bookends’
The Buffalo News / Posted 14 days ago
Think of the historic Buffalo waterfront, and your mind is likely to picture the Buffalo Lighthouse. The limestone tower built in 1833 and located across the Buffalo River from Erie Basin Marina is an impressive display on a late summer’s night. But... Read more
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WXOW 19 La Crosse
National Geographic visits Onalaska about geotourismNational Geographic visited Onalaska Friday to talk with area residents and bus
National Geographic visits Onalaska about geotourism
WXOW 19 La Crosse / Posted 16 days ago
National Geographic visited Onalaska Friday to talk with area residents and businesses about the best places and spaces to visit near the Mississippi River. The best travel advice comes from the people who live there. That's according to the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Songbirds make mysterious altitude changes during nighttime migratory flightsSwainson's Thrushes have been found to make mysterious altitude changes during
Songbirds make mysterious altitude changes during nighttime migratory flights
PhysOrg / Posted 18 days ago
Swainson's Thrushes have been found to make mysterious altitude changes during nighttime migratory flights. Credit: J. Craves A new mystery has been discovered in the migratory behavior of birds! Many songbirds travel long distances during their... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Intrepid stories and incredible images from Brian SkerryTuesday, 11 August 2015, 12:07 pmPress Release: National GeographicThe National
Intrepid stories and incredible images from Brian Skerry
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 20 days ago
Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 12:07 pmPress Release: National GeographicThe National Geographic photographer captures images that steal your breath and break your heartIntrepid stories and... Read more
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Bay Weekly
Remembering the Levin J. MarvelMuch has changed in the maritime world in the 60 years since the sinking of the
Remembering the Levin J. Marvel
Bay Weekly / Posted 20 days ago
Much has changed in the maritime world in the 60 years since the sinking of the Levin J. Marvel topped the Chesapeake’s disaster charts. The key to maritime safety hasn’t changed — aboard the Levin J. Marvel in 1955 or the recreational craft we use... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Amish converts choosing their religion and building roots in oldest settlementThe names appearing on mailboxes in this Amish settlement are ones common to ot
Amish converts choosing their religion and building roots in oldest settlement
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 23 days ago
The names appearing on mailboxes in this Amish settlement are ones common to other Plain communities: Yoder, Kinsinger, Zook and Schrock. But there’s at least one name that stands out: Cortez. Christina Cortez, 21, has experienced her share of... Read more
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Business Wire
Groundbreaking Discovery Links Mona Lisa to the “Last Supper Plate”BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In comparison to a recent subsurface image analysis of
Groundbreaking Discovery Links Mona Lisa to the “Last Supper Plate”
Business Wire / Posted 24 days ago
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In comparison to a recent subsurface image analysis of the Mona Lisa portrait at the Louvre Museum of Paris, it appears the newly discovered Renaissance metalcut Plate of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” brought forth by art... Read more
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PhysOrg
Small-scale reef fisheries provide big benefits to peopleKiholo’s nearshore coral reefs are diverse and healthy.Credit: Kosta Stamoulis
Small-scale reef fisheries provide big benefits to people
PhysOrg / Posted 24 days ago
Kiholo’s nearshore coral reefs are diverse and healthy.Credit: Kosta Stamoulis A study published today showed that a single artisanal coral reef fishery can produce over 30,000 meals per year, with an annual economic value of more than $78,000. The... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Spartanburg School District 2 students named semifinalists in SC National Geographic State Bee Published: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 3:15 a.m.Last Modified: Monday, August
Spartanburg School District 2 students named semifinalists in SC National Geographic State Bee
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 26 days ago
Published: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 3:15 a.m.Last Modified: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 3:29 p.m. Rainbow Lake Middle School student Stuart Filler and... Read more
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PhysOrg
4 million years at Africa's salad barA zebra grazes on grass at Kenya's Lake Nakuru National Park. Zebras are among
4 million years at Africa's salad bar
PhysOrg / Posted 27 days ago
A zebra grazes on grass at Kenya's Lake Nakuru National Park. Zebras are among the African animals that grazed during the past 4 million years and still do today. Most major African herbivore groups tried grasses, but many switched to browsing on... Read more
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Newswise
4 Million Years at Africa's Salad Bar Most big mammals tried grass, but many switched diets or went extinct Availab
4 Million Years at Africa's Salad Bar
Newswise / Posted 27 days ago
Most big mammals tried grass, but many switched diets or went extinct Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, week of Aug. 3, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 3,... Read more
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Brandon Sun
National Geographic Society backs BU prof's researchDavid Greenwood, a professor at Brandon University has been awarded the money t
National Geographic Society backs BU prof's research
Brandon Sun / Posted 29 days ago
David Greenwood, a professor at Brandon University has been awarded the money to cover an expedition to southern British Columbia this summer. Greenwood, a professor of environmental science in the university’s biology department received $14,483 US... Read more
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Brandon Sun
BU professor embarks on fossil expeditionDavid Greenwood, a professor at Brandon University, has received nearly $20,000
BU professor embarks on fossil expedition
Brandon Sun / Posted 30 days ago
David Greenwood, a professor at Brandon University, has received nearly $20,000 from the National Geographic Society for his research work in the area of fossils. Brandon University professor David Greenwood has been awarded nearly $20,000 for an... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Are modest swimsuits making a comeback?The new 'Bikini' swimming costume (in a newsprint-patterned fabric) caused a se
Are modest swimsuits making a comeback?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted a month ago
The new 'Bikini' swimming costume (in a newsprint-patterned fabric) caused a sensation in 1946 at a beauty contest at the Molitor swimming pool in Paris. Designer Louis Reard was unable to find a 'respectable' model for his costume and the job of... Read more

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