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Mars habitat

NASA has tentative plans for a manned mission to Mars sometime in the 2030s. Between now and then, there’s still ...
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Happiness doesn’t follow success: it’s the other way round

Work hard, become successful, then you’ll be happy. At least, that’s what many of us were taught by our parents, ...
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‘Board Her Boys!’

Unable to wrest USS Philadelphia from the clutches of piratical Tripolitans, Stephen Decatur resolved to burn the captured frigate to ...
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Western Australian Museum wins MAGNA Award for shipwreck research

The Western Australian Museum, on behalf of a broad partnership, has won a prestigious Museums and Galleries National Award for ...
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Butchery’s Long History: From Carving Giant Sloths to Ancient Roman Hatchets

For thousands of years, starting with the earliest hunter-gatherer tribes, butchers have served as highly valued members of human societies ...
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Wreckage of the Last U.S. Slave Ship Is Finally Identified in Alabama

After much searching, researchers have finally located the last U.S. slave ship, the Clotilda, at the bottom of the Mobile ...
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Unique Iron Age shield gives insight into prehistoric technology

(University of York) A unique bark shield, thought to have been constructed with wooden laths during the Iron Age, has ...
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Wreckage of the Last U.S. Slave Ship Is Finally Identified in Alabama

After much searching, researchers have finally located the last U.S. slave ship, the Clotilda, at the bottom of the Mobile ...
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Butchery’s Long History: From Carving Giant Sloths to Ancient Roman Hatchets

For thousands of years, starting with the earliest hunter-gatherer tribes, butchers have served as highly valued members of human societies ...
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August 2019 Readers’ Letters

Readers share dispatches about Colt cartridges, Ake news, Yogo sapphires and actor Robert Fuller ...
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