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02/26/2017 at 21:14. Facebook
Some of Hollywood's oldest bars have been open since the turn of the 20th century and every one of them has a story – or two – to tell.

Lights, camera… cocktails! Five Historic Bars from Hollywood’s Golden Age
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02/26/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
The Oscar-winning, "Nine from Little Rock," profiles the brave African-American students who made history when they integrated Little Rock Central High in Arkansas in 1957.

That Time the U.S. Government Won an Oscar
Smithsonian Magazine
02/26/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
“Ballet today has absorbed the cacophony of social, political and cultural influences that reverberate in our lives,” says curator Melodie Sweeney. “As a result, classical ballet and the role of the ballerina are both rapidly changing.”

In the Footsteps of Three Modern American Prima Ballerinas
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02/26/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
On this day in 1917, a group of five white musicians gathered in the New York City recording studios of the Victor Talking Machine Company and raucously made history.

The First Jazz Recording Was Made by a Group of White Guys?
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02/26/2017 at 17:20. Facebook
"Within Our Gates" is considered to be one of Oscar Micheaux’s masterpieces. Now, thanks to the Internet Archive, it's available to view online.

Watch the Oldest-Known Surviving Film by an African-American Director
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02/26/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
The journey will not be quite as epic as the voyage to the moon and back, but the trip is still historic.

Apollo 11 Command Module Makes Another Journey
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02/26/2017 at 16:04. Facebook
Sponsored Post | This year, up to 20 launches could take off from Florida's Space Coast. Hear the unforgettable thunder of lift off at one of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's four locations within mere miles of the launch pads.

Get a Front Row Seat to This Year's Rocket Launches at Kennedy Space Center
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02/26/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
This geographical portable sundial was the closest Romans got to an iPhone.

Early Tech Adopters in Ancient Rome Had Portable Sundials
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02/26/2017 at 14:15. Facebook
Feeling beet? Lettuce help you find the nearest verdant oasis in the Smithsonian Gardens.

You Don't Need to Wait for Spring to Enjoy the Smithsonian Gardens
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02/26/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Neanderthals went extinct 30,000 years ago, taking their precious genetic material with them. But their DNA lives on in their hybrid ancestors: modern-day humans.

How Ancient Neanderthal DNA Still Influences Our Genes Today
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02/26/2017 at 10:15. Facebook
Bees, despite their sesame seed-sized brains, are smarter than we think.

Bees Can Learn to Play “Soccer.” Score One for Insect Intelligence
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02/26/2017 at 09:27. Facebook
The, now returned, ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ gate will become part of the permanent exhibition at Dachau.

Stolen ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Gate Returns to Dachau
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02/26/2017 at 05:14. Facebook
Researchers have adapted facial recognition software for use in the forests of Madagascar, identifying and tracking the whereabouts of endangered lemurs.

How Do You Pick a Lemur Out of a Lineup? This Software Makes the Leap
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02/26/2017 at 04:32. Facebook
Oscar winners beware - if you sell your golden statue, you may find yourself in court. #throwback

Sell an Oscar, Get Sued
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02/26/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
Originally published in 1852, the 36,000-word serial unfolded over six installments in Manhattan’s Sunday Dispatch newspaper.

A Graduate Student Just Discovered a Lost Work of Fiction by Walt Whitman
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02/26/2017 at 01:48. Facebook
The "find of a lifetime" was uncovered under a soccer field site in Carnoustie, Scotland. via All That Is Interesting

Archaeologists Uncover 3,000-Year-Old Scottish Weapons Under Soccer Field Site
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yesterday at 23:16. Facebook
40 percent of the country's population—an estimated 4.9 million people—have an urgent need for food, nutrition and assistance with agriculture.

With Tens of Thousands Facing Starvation, Famine Is Declared in Parts of South Sudan
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yesterday at 22:30. Facebook
Here are a few key dishes you can find no matter where your journey through Chile takes you.

Seven Foods You Have to Try in Chile
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yesterday at 21:00. Facebook
California has more water than it knows what to do with at the moment thanks to an atmospheric phenomenon known as the Pineapple Express.

Rivers in the Atmosphere Converge to Give California a Huge Downpour
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yesterday at 20:15. Facebook
The museum will launch next year in Tokyo alongside a Ninja Academy that will teach what has become a dying art.

Japan Is Getting a Ninja Museum