June 18 On this day. 1798: President John Adams signed the Naturalization Act, part of the Alien and Sedition Acts aimed at foreign nationals in the United States. The Naturalization Act said aliens had to live in the U.S. for 14 years before applying for citizenship; an earlier law required only five years. Show More Summary
image credit: University of Houston Libraries cc Today we know that there's no such thing as unicorns. But back in the 1500s, they were sort of a respectable version of Bigfoot. Although only a few people had ever 'seen' them, it was...Show More Summary
At long last, Ray Bradbury's masterpiece about faith, history and human nature, The Martian Chronicles, has been published in Iran. Read more...
The following article is taken from the book Uncle John's Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader. Today we know that there's no such thing as unicorns. But back in the 1500s, they were sort of a respectable version of Bigfoot. Although only a few people had ever "seen" them, it was widely believed that they existed. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History, in partnership with the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, opened ?Genome: Unlocking Life?s Code? June 14?a multimedia exhibition thatShow More Summary
Christie Brinkley continued her charity work this weekend at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. The famous model was on hand at the 24th annual summer fund raising party, SoFo Rocks, which raises money to preserve the natural environment of Long Island’s South Fork. Show More Summary
A new display at the American Museum of Natural History includes some of the oldest fossils on exhibit. Called trilobites, some of these extinct marine arthropods are more than 500 million years old. (Just as one comparison, Tyrannosaurus rex lived from about 85 to 65 million years ago.) Read more...
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Although it does contain four recipes, Michael Pollan's new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation is not a cookbook. It is, however, a book for cooks, as well as a book for people who would like to cook but don't, or can't, or won't. • Cooked by Michael Pollan The Kitchn More
Naturally, a list of the deadliest airplane crashes in history should serve as a reminder that life is fragile. Airline travel is considered as being one of the safest means of transportation, with the least amount of deaths per miles traveled. However, from time to time, stories of horrific airplane crashes do make the news. [...]
The source of all religion is the natural self of man: the expression of the fallen nature of the flesh exercising dominion over the soul. As evidenced by these verses and by the history of all the religions of the world, the result of this source is always division and confusion. God is not the author of confusion. Who is?
By Alan Brochstein, CFA: RTI Biologics (RTIX), based in Florida, has a checkered history in the medical device space as a provider of natural tissues and technologies used in a variety of orthopedic and other surgical procedures. The...Show More Summary
The oldest man in the history of the world has died in Japan at the age of 116. Jiroemon Kimura, a former postman, died of natural causes in hospital in his hometown of Kyotango, western Japan, in the early hours of Wednesday, city officials told CNN. Show More Summary
It's weird that in a fast-paced scene set inside a moving armored vehicle, the dialogue sounds like it was recorded inside a Museum of Natural History. But that's the way action dialogue always sounds: so resonant and forward. How else...Show More Summary
He was 116. Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in recorded history, has died… Kimura died of natural causes in the hospital in his hometown of Kyotango, western Japan, at 2:08 a.m. today, the local government said in a faxed statement. Hospitalized for pneumonia on May 11, over the [...]
No? Then educate thyself: 1509: Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon. 1919: A horse named Sir Barton becomes the first of his kind to win the Triple Crown. 1947: The US ends WWII sugar rationing. 1948: Nat King Cole’s “Nature Boy” spends its 7th week at number one. Show More Summary
Dr. Adam Stuart Smith is back with another review, this time covering Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular. Dr. Smith is a paleontologist, plesiosaur expert, and curator at the Nottingham Natural History Museum at Wollaton Hall, as well as running The Plesiosaur Directory. Show More Summary
Michael Pollan seems like an awfully busy guy. He’s a journalism professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he recently launched a food-and-farming journalism fellowship. (More than 250 writers applied for the initial...Show More Summary
[caption id="attachment_14281" align="aligncenter" width="499"] The crowd watching Devo on stage at the Natural History Museum's 100th Birthday celebration (click for larger view) [/caption]The 100th Birthday party at the Natural History...Show More Summary
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles has never been one to perpetuate the myth so many of us hold dear: that there is a dividing line between man and nature. Humans are a part of nature,...