Leaders building a wall to hold off those they deem imminent threats isn't a new concept. In 122 A.D., Roman Emperor Hadrian did just that.
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The Fears That Fueled an Ancient Border Wall

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There are more theories about what fast radio bursts may be than actual recorded fast radio bursts. #AlienDay
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Are Fast Radio Bursts from Alien Spacecraft? It's Unlikely, but Possible

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To modern readers of the Gospels, it might seem as though the ability to perform miracles would have set Jesus apart.
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Why Jesus's Miracles Seemed Apocalyptic to the Gospel Writers

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Live from the National Museum of Natural History! Timothy Beatley will discuss the Biophillic Cities Project at the University of Virginia, and the global Biophillic Cities Network, which aims to extend and expand the important role that nature can play in the growth and development of cities around the world.
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Every great journey deserves a grand finale—and for the Cassini spacecraft, that ending is just around the corner.
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Cassini Makes a Daring Dive

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The screen adaptation of "The Handmaid's Tale" debuts today on Hulu. Here, author Margaret Atwood discusses her 1985 novel and its relevance today.
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The U.S. Is Too Ornery for Totalitarianism, According to Margaret Atwood

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Here's something to snack on while you celebrate National Pretzel Day: The counterintuitive findings in this research suggest that scientists have been thinking about salt intake wrong.
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Salty Food Might Make You Drink Less, Not More

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DNA will allow the team to learn more about the sailors and possibly identify the remains by connecting them to living descendants.
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DNA Could Identify the Sailors (Including Women) of the Doomed Franklin Expedition

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Edvard Munch's screaming subject may have been inspired by mother-of-pearl clouds.
Edvard Munch's screaming subject may have been inspired by motherofpearl clouds

“The Scream” Might Have Been Inspired By a Rare Type of Cloud

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It’s hard to say how serious Reagan was when he asked Gorbachev if the Soviets would help fight off an alien invasion, but he was far from the first government official to mull over out-of-this-world fighting tactics. #AlienDay
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Reagan and Gorbachev Agreed to Pause the Cold War in Case of an Alien Invasion

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A Dutch building covered with emoji has given physical form to some of the era’s most important iconography.
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This Building Is Covered in Emoji

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Cult filmmaker John Waters is bringing the campiest of summer camps to the picturesque town of Kent, Connecticut.
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Cult Filmmaker John Waters Is Hosting a Summer Camp for Adults

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Although writing about meteorites goes even farther back than the Romans, prior to the late 1700s nobody thought of them as something that needed scientific explanation.
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Scientists Didn't Believe in Meteorites Until 1803

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As more lights turn on, the ability to see the night sky gets turned off—and this video shows what you might be missing.
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Time-Lapse Video Captures the Breathtaking Glow of Hawaii's Night Sky

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The history of the sculpture’s ownership was called into question when a companion portrait came on the market.
The history of the sculptures ownership was called into question when a

Cleveland Museum of Art will Return Stolen Roman Sculpture to Italy

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Though robots are getting more and more involved in factory work and in a wide range of other types of jobs, their dexterity is not nearly as impressive.
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Making Robots That Can Work With Their Hands

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These structures are sunken into the Earth with stairways that spiral or zigzag as far as nine stories down into the cool, dark depths where a pool of water lies.
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Photos Capture India's Ancient, Vanishing Stepwells

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While the technology does most of the matchmaking, the curators are also keeping an eye on the submissions.
While the technology does most of the matchmaking the curators are also

Find Your 2,000-Year-Old Doppelgänger

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Fact #8: Eating so much seafood means drinking a lot of saltwater, but penguins have a way to remove it.
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14 Fun Facts About Penguins

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