Category: HISTORY

Nov 7, 2017

Removing 200 Years of Varnish from a Painting Looks Deeply Satisfying

Removing 200 Years of Varnish from a Painting Looks Deeply Satisfying

We don’t know much about the ‘Woman in Red’ but removing 200-year-old varnish will unearth some clues

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Oct 22, 2017

The First and Only Family Photo on the Moon

The Americas as seen from Apollo 16 on the way to the Moon

It was placed by astronaut Charles Duke, the youngest person to ever walk on the moon

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Oct 17, 2017

Guy Finds Joke Book from 1940 with a Hitler Reference

Guy Finds Joke Book from 1940 with a Hitler Reference

Joke #5524 from “10,000 Jokes, Toasts, and Stories” is a good one

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Sep 14, 2017

After Two Decades in Space, Cassini is About to Crash Into Saturn. These are the Final Images

After Two Decades in Space, Cassini is About to Crash Into Saturn. These are the Final Images

After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its remarkable journey of exploration

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Aug 31, 2017

The British Library Has Fully Digitized 570 Pages of Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks

The British Library Has Fully Digitized 570 Pages of Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks

A fascinating glimpse into one of the most brilliant minds in human history

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Aug 25, 2017

The Ravens of the Tower of London

The Ravens of the Tower of London

The superstition holds that “if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it”

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Aug 21, 2017

Memorial for Melvinia Shields (1844-1938) Shows How Far the United States Has Come

Memorial for Melvinia Shields (1844-1938) Shows How Far the United States Has Come

A powerful memorial in Clayton County, Georgia’s village of Rex tells a story of hope

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