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Happy 164th Birthday, Jesse Walter Fewkes! 11/14/1850

Happy 164th Birthday, Jesse Walter Fewkes! Fewkes was born on Nov. 14, 1850 and became a leading archeologist of the American Southwest. Fewkes was also a renowned field recordist with the Smithsonian. 29 more words

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Climate change making dead zones in world's waterways worse: study

WASHINGTON – A new study says global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in waterways around the world and it’s only going to get worse. 107 more words

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Great Maps (Review)

I think that maps can reveal much about the people who draw them and use them.  In my opinion, this holds true whether the map was drawn by a child, a Cro-magnan hunter, a later explorer, or a Web map. 574 more words

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Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC

The Smithsonian Institute is a web of museums and research facilities founded back in 1846. Based in Washington D.C., 19 museums and galleries display a wide range of exhibitions from planes (National Air and Space Museum) to portraits (National Portrait Gallery) to a history of the US Postal Service (National Postal Museum) to contemporary and modern art (Hirshhorn Museum). 736 more words