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Novel military applications of cats and birds from the 16th century. More at the source.

Objects of Intrigue: 16th Century Rocket Cats

Why are these animals in a century manuscript wearing jet packs? That's the mystery Mitch Fraas, Scholar in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.

Darwin's Kids Doodled All Over His "Origin of Species" Manuscript

Darwin's children drawings in his “On the Origin of Species” original manuscript. Image The American Museum of Natural History and Cambridge University Library's Darwin Collection

Two ancient human fossils from Laos reveal early human diversity -- ScienceDaily

Two ancient human fossils from Laos reveal early human diversity

Two ancient human fossils from Laos reveal early human diversity with modern and archaic traits in the same cave in Northern Laos. Both date to to years ago. Annamite Mountains cave known as Tam Pa Ling.

Mummified members of an unknown bygone civilization have been dug up from a permafrost necropolis on the edge of the Arctic. The discoveries at the Zeleniy Yar burial site near Salekhard have the potential to shed light on the early human exploration of the extreme north of Russia.

Mummified members of an unknown bygone civilization have been dug up from a permafrost necropolis on the edge of the Arctic. The discoveries at the Zeleniy Yar burial site near Salekhard have the potential to shed light on the early human exploration of the extreme north of Russia.

[09/10/15] Homo Naledi, a new species linked within the evolution of mankind, was found in a South African cave. The word naledi means "star" in the Sotho language. Learn more about the other species that make up human's lineage on our library's website here http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1095209

Homo Naledi, New Species in Human Lineage, Is Found in South African Cave

Homo naledi is a previously-unknown species of extinct hominin discovered within the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star cave system, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.

Deana Lawson, "As Above So Below, Port-au-Prince, Haiti" (2013) (© Deana Lawson, courtesy Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago)

Shooting primarily in the United States and the Caribbean, is inspired by the expression and aesthetics of black cultures worldwide. Her photographs can be seen as psychological portraits.

The Secret Messages Hiding Inside 17th Century Engagement Rings | Atlas Obscura

The Secret Messages Hiding Inside 17th Century Engagement Rings

Hertford gives Tempe a secret ring when they marry. The Secret Messages Hiding Inside Century Engagement Rings, via Atlas Obscura. They make the modern diamond ring look rather boring.

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