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Mind-Blowing Fossil Preserves Tiny Horse Carrying Unborn Foal
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, science, research, humans, history, discovery, archaeology, animals, fossil, preserves, Tiny Horse, Unborn Foal, Eocene period, oil shale mining, messel, frankfurt )

Darren
- 5 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
BERLIN: The former oil shale mining site of Messel, near Frankfurt, Germany, is well known for its spectacular fossils of organisms that lived between 47 million and 48 million years ago, during the Eocene epoch. But a fossil of the early horse species. .
There's An Incredible Meteor Shower Happening This Week
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, history, humans, interesting, meteors, meteor shower, science, space, world )

Caree
- 5 days ago - msn.com
November is the time of year to watch one of the most brilliant meteor showers of the year: the Leonid meteor shower, also known as the Leonids. The best time to see the Leonids this year will be Nov. 17 and 18 between the hours of midnight and dawn.
11 of The Starriest Skies in the World - Pictures
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, design, environment, habitat, history, humans, interesting, science, space, study, world )

Caree
- 12 days ago - msn.com
Astronomer Carl Sagan once said, "The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars." In the meantime, here are 11 of the planet's best places to downshift and dream, while constellations shimmer against the dark
This WWI Soldier's Bedroom in France Has Been Frozen in Time for 100 Years
Offbeat  (tags: WWI, history, France in WWI, historic preservation, WWI memorial, frozen in time, WWI memorabilia )

BMutiny
- 12 days ago - rawstory.com
Emanating from photos and from the second lieutenant's various possessions -- uniforms, riding trophies, books -- frozen in time on the top floor of a large home in Belabre, a small village in central France - the vivid vestiges of Rochereau's brief life.
"Delegitimize Zionism," Says Israeli Filmmaker (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, ethnic cleansing, Human Rights, history, sadness, family, children, humans, freedoms, ethics, culture, violence )

CarrieSIC
- 14 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Not only does On the Side of the Road confront the reality of 1948, it examines how Israelis deal with that past today -- how it is taught to the young; how the facts about it are available; how those facts are sometimes deliberately ignored.
Mystery Circles in Hi-Res: New Aerial Images Help to Unravel Secrets of Ancient MidEast Structures
Offbeat  (tags: History, Middle East )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
Ten identical stone circles so huge they cannot be seen from the ground have been captured in perfect detail by archeologists flying over Jordan. The purpose of the structures, built thousands of years ago, has stumped academics.
Bell of Captain's Ship Recovered From Franklin Expedition
Science & Tech  (tags: history, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 14 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
Parks Canada has retrieved a bronze bell from the wreck of HMS Erebus, one of two ships lost during Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition in search of the Northwest Passage.
Piece of Amelia Earhart's Plane? Patch May Solve Mystery of First Woman's Solo Flight Across Globe
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, History, Planes, Transport, USA )

Ray
- 23 days ago - rt.com
A piece of aluminum, thought to be from the plane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart - the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean - is almost certainly hers, say experts. The piece was found decades ago, in 1991, on a Pacific island.
Not All Science Created Equal: The Genetically Engineered Crops Story
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, History, Science, Health, Safety, Popular Myths )

Brian
- 24 days ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"There is tremendous controversy about genetically modified (GM) crops and derived food. Even the definition of what is a GM crop can differ depending upon with whom you talk."
Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified
Science & Tech  (tags: history, discovery, interesting, archaeology )

Marty
- 24 days ago - news.discovery.com
A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.
Tutankhamun Died of Illness, Not From Chariot Racing
Science & Tech  (tags: Egypt, History, Science, Vehicles )

Ray
- 27 days ago - rt.com
Scientists believe Egyptian King Tutankhamun died of illness, rather than from a chariot crash, as was long believed. A 'virtual autopsy' showed that the boy king suffered from genetic deficiencies and that his parents were probably brother and sister.
The Gunpowder Plot
Offbeat  (tags: History, Houses of Parliament, King James 1, England )

Ray
- 30 days ago - bbc.co.uk
"Remember, remember, the 5th of November; Gunpowder, treason and plot; I see no reason why gunpowder, treason; should ever be forgot." In 1605, a group of disaffected Catholics plotted to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords.
Prison Guard Sexually Assaults Dozens of Inmates, Strikes Deal to Avoid Jail Time
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Court, Crime, Education, History, Law, Police, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 30 days ago - rt.com
A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation.
Thaw Reveals Photographer's Notebook From Captain Scott's Antarctic Hut
Science & Tech  (tags: history, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 30 days ago - theguardian.com
A photographer's notebook lost for more than a century has washed out of the melting snow at Captain Scott's hut in the Antarctic, the base for his fatal 1911 Terra Nova expedition.
Facts About US Presidents You Never Heard.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., presidents, history, politics, democrats, republicans, interesting, little know facts )

CarrieSIC
- 30 days ago - ba-bamail.com
The presidents of the United States of America are all famous parts of the history of this world. But let's not forget, they were all people. Did you know, for example, that...
 

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