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Novel X-ray reveals hidden elements in ancient art

Molten lava, volcanic ash, modern grime, salt, humidity. The ancient painting of a Roman woman has been through it all, and it looks like it. Scientists now report that a new type of high-resolution X-ray technology is helping them discover just how stunning the original portrait once was, element-by-element. 539 more words

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The 2017 Eclipse: from the Perspective of a Nerd from Bowling Green, KY

I hope you all don’t mind a little sentimentality, but the total solar eclipse was a truly awe-inspiring moment. 501 more words

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A Summer in the Trees

Many Quebecois have heard of heading out to British Columbia to cherry pick for the summer months in Canada but to many others this is an obscure idea that could entail anything. 885 more words

Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson lawyer for sexual assault retrial

(Reuters) – The lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges will represent Bill Cosby when he is retried on sex assault charges later this year, the comedian’s spokesman said on Monday. 424 more words

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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Its site on the Niagara River’s western shore overlooks the Horseshoe Falls, the cascades’ most expansive section. Elevators take visitors to a lower, wetter vantage point behind the falls. 366 more words

North America

The Full Eclipse: A Stunning View In America's Skies.

Patchy clouds obscured the view for some places like Nashville, Tenn., but even if the eclipse couldn’t be seen, people were treated to other unworldly phenomena, such as birds retreating from the sky and crickets chirping in midday. 92 more words

A majority of Americans want to preserve Confederate monuments: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Chris Kahn

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many cities to remove them. 444 more words

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