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Prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago

Tel Aviv University researchers, in collaboration with scholars from Spain, have uncovered evidence of the storage and delayed consumption of animal bone marrow at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv, the site of many major discoveries from the late Lower Paleolithic... Continue Reading →

George Gershwin

George Gershwin dropped out of school and began playing piano professionally at age 15. Within a few years, he was one of the most sought after musicians in America. A composer of jazz, opera, and popular songs for stage and... Continue Reading →

Remembering Grace Kelly

On 14th September 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before. She bewitched Hitchcock, snared Prince Rainier and captivated cinemagoers… so is a good day to... Continue Reading →

Female space pioneer and member of the Mercury 13, Jerrie Cobb has died at 88 years old

Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb, the first woman to pass NASA's astronaut training, has died. She was 88. Cobb, a pioneering female pilot, was a member of the Mercury 13, a group of women who were able to complete in the early... Continue Reading →

Safavid Mask

The Safavid Dynasty  was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Iran, often considered the beginning of modern Iranian history. The Safavid shahs ruled over one of the Gunpowder Empires. They ruled one of the greatest Iranian empires after the 7th-century Muslim conquest of Iran, and... Continue Reading →

Michael Atiyah, Mathematician in Newton’s Footsteps, Dies at 89

"I believe in new ideas, in progress. It’s faith. I’ve recently been thinking about faith. If you’re a religious person, which I’m not, you believe God created the universe. That’s why it works, and you’re trying to understand God’s works.... Continue Reading →

Egyptian Bracelet

Golden Bracelet from the tomb of Ramses II decorated with granulation and a double-headed duck with a body made from lapis-lazuli. Egypt, 19th dynasty. 1279 to 1213 BC. Article:

Nancy Roman, “Mother of Hubble” dies at 93

Nancy Grace Roman, a renowned astronomer who led the drive to launch the Hubble Space Telescope, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 93, according to the Associated Press. Roman was nicknamed "the mother of Hubble" for her work on... Continue Reading →

Packing up human skulls, 1948

Attendants from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College Of Surgeons packing up some of the 3,000 human skulls stored in a shed in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, before their transfer to the Natural History Museum, July 1, 1948. The... Continue Reading →

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