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NASA TV Replays Kennedy’s Moon Speech Exactly 50 Years Later NASA TV Replays Kennedy’s Moon Speech Exactly 50 Years Later
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NASA is set to relive history as it happened today, and they want you to come along for the ride. At exactly 11:15 am ET, NASA TV will ait a high quality stream of President Kennedy’s famous 1962 “Moon speech,” …

Google Earth Scout Thinks She’s Found Lost Egyptian Pyramids Google Earth Scout Thinks She’s Found Lost Egyptian Pyramids
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People uncover weird stuff all the time using Google Earth satellite imagery – alien structures, crop circles, the lost city of Atlantis, and structures that resemble giant male members, just to name a few. But now, a satellite archaeology researcher …

The Internet, As We Know It, Turns 21-Years-Old Today The Internet, As We Know It, Turns 21-Years-Old Today
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I think we can all agree that the Internet is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind. It could even be considered the most important in some circles. That’s why it’s important that we celebrate its …

Highway Sinkhole Reveals Abandoned Railroad Tunnel Highway Sinkhole Reveals Abandoned Railroad Tunnel

A highway sinkhole that opened up in Colorado has revealed a long-abandoned railroad tunnel, according to The Lookout. The highway, which runs near the top of a mountain pass, has been shut down while engineers figure out what do about …

Bonnie and Clyde’s Guns Are Going Up for Auction Bonnie and Clyde’s Guns Are Going Up for Auction

If you’re a history collector with a slant towards criminals and organized crime, then you may be interested to know that two handguns owned by notorious robbers Bonnie and Clyde will be up for auction this September. The firearms are …

10,000 Year Old Ruins Discovered In Syria 10,000 Year Old Ruins Discovered In Syria
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A city that is older than the pyramids lies about 50 miles from Damascus and there is no way for anyone to get there because of war. Fragments of stone tools, stone circles and lines on the ground, and even …

Google+ Teaches Open Graph A Few New Tricks Google+ Teaches Open Graph A Few New Tricks

One of the best things that Facebook has going for it is Open Graph. It allows Facebook to pervade the Internet and connect all your apps and services through a single Facebook account. These apps and services can then create …

Celtic Coins Found by Amateur UK Treasure Hunters Celtic Coins Found by Amateur UK Treasure Hunters
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The Celtic coins found by a group of amateur treasure hunters in the United Kingdom are thought to be worth close to $15.6 million, or, if you prefer, £10 million. The discovery was made on the Channel Island of Jersey, …

Swedish Atlas Recovered at New York City Gallery Swedish Atlas Recovered at New York City Gallery

A Swedish atlas was recovered from a New York City gallery years after it was stolen from the Royal Library of Sweden by one of its chief librarians. According to ABC News, the 415-year-old Wytfliet Atlas was nicked from the …

George Washington’s Constitution Up for Grabs Next Week George Washington’s Constitution Up for Grabs Next Week
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George Washington’s copies of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, both of which are 223 year-old, are scheduled to hit the auction block at Christie’s next week. The documents, which are bound in a book containing notes by the …

Depraved Penguins Horrify Antarctic Explorer Depraved Penguins Horrify Antarctic Explorer

Depraved penguins: I don’t recall this topic being explored in “March of the Penguins” or either of the “Happy Feet” movies, but apparently they’re out there, performing all sorts of sexual activities that would surely raise the eyebrows of even …

Google World Wonders Project Brings Earth’s Finest Right to You Google World Wonders Project Brings Earth’s Finest Right to You
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In terms of us wee little humans, Earth’s a pretty big place. There’s a lot to get around and see and that distance never really seems to get any shorter. Barring the miles or kilometers that keep you from the …

Oldest Human Blood Found In Arrow Wound Of “Iceman” Oldest Human Blood Found In Arrow Wound Of “Iceman”
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Meet Otzi – the 45-year-old prehistoric man who was killed by an arrow some five millennia ago. Ever since mountain climbers found him sticking out of a glacier in the Austrian Alps back in 1991, scientists have been studying him, …

Google Maps API Gets Some New Digs To Show Off The Wares Google Maps API Gets Some New Digs To Show Off The Wares
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Since 2005, Google Maps API has resided within the general developers corner of Google at code.google.com. Today, via the Lat Long Blog, Google Maps announced that they’ve created a new home for Google Maps API creations that will better showcase …

Beer: Not Only Delicious, But World-Saving As Well [INFOGRAPHIC] Beer: Not Only Delicious, But World-Saving As Well [INFOGRAPHIC]

After a long night of drinking and some ill-advised Facebooking, you might not understand how anyone could say that beer saved the world. Yeah, maybe it saved your confidence for the night, but the world? The fact is, beer is …

Lizzie Borden Trial Lawyer’s Journals Recently Discovered Lizzie Borden Trial Lawyer’s Journals Recently Discovered
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Did you ever learn this ditty when you were a kid? Lizzie Borden took an ax, And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one. It’s a grim rhyme, no? In …

100 Years Of Horrible Things Via YouTube 100 Years Of Horrible Things Via YouTube

A lot can happen in one hundred years. Lots of bad, lots of good, but lots of change nevertheless. A couple of days ago a YouTube user, derDon1234, uploaded a video compiled of some of the most notable moments in …

Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary Commemorated In Online Videos Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary Commemorated In Online Videos

Just as with the daily infograhpic round-up, we’re going to dedicate today’s edition of the video round-up to Pearl Harbor Day. View more daily video round-ups here.

Pearl Harbor Day: Infographics Pearl Harbor Day: Infographics

Today is the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, so today’s infographic round-up is dedicated to that historic day. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Infographic: Pearl Harbor

Dead Sea Scrolls Now Online Thanks to Google Dead Sea Scrolls Now Online Thanks to Google
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With the help of The Israel Museum and Google, the Dead Sea Scrolls are now accessible to everyone via the internet. The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls site has just launched, and it gives you an interactive experience with the oldest …

Computers: From Filling a Room to Filling Your Bloodstream Computers: From Filling a Room to Filling Your Bloodstream

Okay, I’ll be honest.  The concept of a room-sized computer is so foreign to me that I can’t even describe it to you.  As a mid-80′s baby, the biggest hunk of computer machinery I ever used was the old family …