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Ancient genetic components of sex determination in ants
Yin and Yang, Venus and Mars, the Moon and the Sun, however you want to describe it, becoming a female or a male can make a big difference in your life, and not just for human beings. Researchers have discovered the two ancient genetic components of sex determination in ants.
Rice basket study rethinks roots of human culture
Although teaching is useful, it is not essential for cultural progress because people can use reasoning and reverse engineering of existing items to work out how to make tools, suggests a new article.
February 2016 Table of Contents
The February 2016 issue features a cover story about the rivalry between Wild West showmen William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and William F. "Doc" Carver
20 незвычайных фактаў пра Ўладзімера Караткевіча
26 лістапада спаўняецца 85 гадоў славутаму беларускаму пісьменьніку Ўладзімеру Караткевічу.
One Little Indian Boy
On Dec. 19, 1860, an armed force led by Texas Ranger Captain Sul Ross attacked a Comanche hunting camp on the Pease River. Among their captives was a boy whom Ross took in and named "Pease." This is his story ...Captured in 1860 when Texans raided a Comanche camp, Pease Ross became a ‘ward’ of Ranger Captain Sul Ross and later a mystery
Daily Quiz for November 26, 2015
This US president said: "The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave."
Jug of Empire
An 1880s advertisement by A. Bauer & Co. out of Chicago used this politically incorrect scenario of the Wild West to hawk its rectified whiskies.Known by many colorful monikers, whiskey flowed unregulated and unrestrained across the frontier West
Henri Chatillon’s Heart of Lightness
In 1967 this painting of Henri Chatillon and his Oglala wife, Bear Robe, turned up in the attic of his St. Louis home.Buffalo hunter and guide Henri Chatillon’s enlightened relationship with the Lakotas had a lasting influence on frontier historian Francis Parkman
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: 152 Years Ago: “A National Thanksgiving,” The Daily Green Mountain Freeman, Oct. 6, 1863

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the first proclamation identifying the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. Since then, US presidents have issued annual proclamations inviting Americans to pause and appreciate the benefits and prosperity of their times. Published in the Daily Green Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, VT) and across the nation, Lincoln encouraged Americans to be thankful for the success of the annual harvest and, even in the midst of the military conflict of the Civil War,  “these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget…” Read more about it and follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm #10Million!

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Texas Historian Stephen Moore
His tie-in book to History’s 2015 Texas Rising miniseries stands alone and gives early Texas Rangers their due
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