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"But there’s a catch: You can’t buy tickets to the flight. In a press release, Alaska Airlines writes that the flight is invitation only. There’s a single exception: One seat will be given away in a contest that begins July 21 on Alaska Airlines’ social media channels."
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Chase August’s Solar Eclipse Aboard This Special Flight

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Opening ceremonies for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival get underway at 10 a.m. on the National Mall this Thursday. Festival curator James Deutsch writes about the work of circus pros Cedric Walker and Veronica Blair.
Opening ceremonies for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival get underway at 10 am

Two Circus Pros Juggle History and Race to Springboard Black Entertainers

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"The sobering report released by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Center is the first of its kind, showing how climate change might impact 29 coral reefs around the world in the context of world heritage."
The sobering report released by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural

Unesco-Protected Reefs Could Be Destroyed by 2100

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"The poor pooch appears to have died in the fire, which caused the building to collapse. Its skeleton was found in a crouched position."
The poor pooch appears to have died in the fire which caused

A Dog from 3rd Century Rome Was Discovered During Subway Excavations

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“We’ve all got our fingers crossed that the tree is going to make it,” says Mary Grandjean, granddaughter of the forester who received the trees from Muir."
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Watch a 100-foot Tall Giant Sequoia Get Transplanted in Boise

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Check out these vintage images of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 29).
Check out these vintage images of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival opening ceremonies

After 50 Years of Song, Dance, Food, Even Hog Calling, at the Folklife Festival, Is It Still Worthwhile?

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"Very popular species attract the most wildlife conservation funding. But what about the Nimba otter shrew, the Cuban greater funnel-eared bat or other threatened yet obscure species? And don’t all imperiled green spaces, not just the homes of snow leopards and orangutans, deserve attention?"
Very popular species attract the most wildlife conservation funding But what about

When It Comes to Conservation, Are Ugly Animals a Lost Cause?

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Opening ceremonies for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival get underway at 10 a.m. on the National Mall on June 29. Festival curator James Deutsch writes about the work of Cedric Walker and Veronica Blair.
Opening ceremonies for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival get underway at 10 am

Two Circus Pros Juggle History and Race to Springboard Black Entertainers

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A major upgrade is planned for the vintage 55-year-old building to include a new glass rotating floor to enhance the view.
A major upgrade is planned for the vintage 55yearold building to include

Seattle’s Space Needle Is Getting a New Look

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"After successfully treating about 25 patients, Dr. Paul Marik shared the protocol with physician friends in other cities. . . He noted that vitamin C and hydrocortisone have multiple and overlapping beneficial effects when it comes to treating sepsis, including supporting the body’s defenses, mitigating leakage through blood vessel cells, and decreasing inflammation that leads to organ damage."
After successfully treating about 25 patients Dr Paul Marik shared the protocol

Could Vitamin C Be the Cure for Deadly Infections?

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While the outside of the building will remain largely unchanged, the technology and infrastructure of the 55-year-old building is getting a major upgrade.
While the outside of the building will remain largely unchanged the technology

Seattle’s Space Needle Is Getting a New Look

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The incredible fossil shows two dinosaurs fighting. So why is it stuck in a warehouse and not in a museum?
The incredible fossil shows two dinosaurs fighting So why is it stuck

Will the Public Ever Get to See the "Dueling Dinosaurs"?

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Summer reading trends vary by city, but science fiction and fantasy tend to dominate. What books are you reading this summer?
Summer reading trends vary by city but science fiction and fantasy tend

Which Books Do Americans Take on Vacation?

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A new protocol that includes this common nutrient could save millions of lives—and has already sparked a raging debate among doctors.
A new protocol that includes this common nutrient could save millions of

Could Vitamin C Be the Cure for Deadly Infections?

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For the first time, evidence suggests exactly where the tens of thousands of foot soldiers, thousands of horses and mules, and 37 African battle elephants crossed the Alps.
For the first time evidence suggests exactly where the tens of thousands

How (and Where) Did Hannibal Cross the Alps?

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After years of the worst bleaching event in recorded history, the world’s coral reefs could use a break. Experts announced earlier this month that the devastating bleach is likely at an end, but that excitement may be premature.
After years of the worst bleaching event in recorded history the worlds

The Latest Bleaching Event May Be Over, But Reefs Are Still in Danger

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Have those tabbies really been tamed?
Have those tabbies really been tamed

Have Cats Been Domesticated?

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The monument will be built in the Hudson River Park, a historic LGBT site.
The monument will be built in the Hudson River Park a historic LGBT site

NYC Unveils Design for New Monument to the LGBT Community

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The simple story that's usually told about her today reflects cultural biases that have nothing to do with her actual life.
The simple story thats usually told about her today reflects cultural biases

Three Big Ableist Myths About the Life of Helen Keller

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