Monthly Archives: June 2010

Saving Sea Turtles

Sea turtle eggs being moved to Atlantic A sea turtle egg relocation project has been started in hopes of keeping hatchlings out of the oil that’s spreading through Gulf of Mexico. Henry Cabbage of the  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation … Continue reading

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The Last of the Zapatista Fighters

via telegraph.co.uk Felipe Soriano, from the series Last of the Zapatistas Photo: JON GUIDO BERTELLI In the late 1990s I spent the greater part of two years living in Mexico, searching for the last surviving Zapatista fighters – the veterans … Continue reading

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The Koh-i-Noor diamond, whose name means “Mountain of Light”.

via independent.co.uk The Koh-i-Noor diamond, whose name means “Mountain of Light”, had been the prize of Indian rulers from the Mughals to the Persian until it was “presented” to Queen Victoria in 1849 by the son of the Maharaja of … Continue reading

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Shipwrecked Doty found in Lake Michigan after 112 years

via usatoday.com MILWAUKEE — A great wooden steamship that sank more than a century ago in a violent Lake Michigan storm has been found off the Milwaukee-area shoreline, and divers say the intact vessel appears to have been perfectly preserved … Continue reading

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Robert Byrd: Politician who began his career as a member of the Ku Klux Klan but came to embrace civ

via independent.co.uk Robert Byrd’s middle name was Carlyle – but to watch him during a career in the Senate that shattered every record, the C might have stood for Cato, Cassius or Cicero. With his silvery mane of hair, a … Continue reading

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100 YEARS OF US NAVAL ACADEMY – British Pathe

via britishpathe.com Annapolis, United States of America (USA). Title reads “100 Years – US Naval Academy Marks Centennial”. Several shots of naval cadets marching to memorial service to open 100th anniversary celebrations at the Annapolis Naval Academy. Various shots of … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Michelangelo’s secret message in the Sistine Chapel: A juxtaposition of God and the huma

At the age of 17 he began dissecting corpses from the church graveyard. Between the years 1508 and 1512 he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Michelangelo Buonarroti—known by his first name the world over as the … Continue reading

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